Mar 25 - May 1, 2021

Materials and Morgan Gilbreath

  • Mar 25 - May 1, 2021

Mar 25 - May 1, 2021

Materials and Morgan Gilbreath

Materials

MARCH 25 - MAY 1, 2021
Reception: March 27, 2021, 3 - 5pm

This exhibition explores engaging artworks in a variety of media that impart the physicality of the materials used. Whether metal, glass, clay, wood, fiber or pigment, all these materials have intrinsic, exact qualities that are thrilling to explore, discover, and push. Materials is a look at tactile and compelling artworks, art-making processes, and how the various properties and possibilities of materials inform artists’ decisions to use them. The nature of a material can take more than two hands to work with and often more than one mind to solve its problems. Thus collaborations and collective experiences through studios and guilds often help support and are essential to artists’ exploration of these materials.

Common Era: A Solo Exhibition by Morgan Gilbreath

Showing concurrently in the Annex Gallery is 2018 Virginia Glass Guild Exhibition Best in Show winner Morgan Gilbreath. Common Era is a new body of work that explores the passage of time through labor-intensive practices imposed onto found and collected materials. From a decade of calendar planners and a team’s worth of cheerleading uniforms, to every ball used in the artist’s elementary school gym - these peripheral objects are deconstructed, processed, and re-created into sculptures which oscillate between devotional objects, personal memorials, and contemporary monuments. These new sculptures exist like the intersection of a Venn diagram: inserting mundane, accumulated materials into a larger social, historical, and spiritual continuum.

Image Credit: "River Runs" (detail) by Sandra Alderman

Event Dates

Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 TBA
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 TBA
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 TBA
Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021 TBA
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 TBA
Thursday, Apr 1, 2021 TBA
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