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Michelle Erickson: Conversations in Clay

May 21 to August 16, 2015
Internationally acclaimed artist, Michelle Erickson creates thought-provoking sculptural works that comment on life in the twenty-first century. Years of scholarly research into lost ceramics arts from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries inform her narrative works. She infuses these rediscovered arts with social, political and environmental observations to create masterful works that engage and inspire. Michelle Erickson lives and works in Hampton, Virginia. She received her B.F.A from The College of William and Mary. Many prestigious museums have collected her work including the Chipstone Foundation, WI, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Museum of Art & Design, NY, Seattle Art …

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Michelle Erickson: Conversations in Clay

Rob and Nick Carter: transforming

May 21 - August 16, 2015
Artists Rob and Nick Carter have concerned themselves with you, the museum visitor. As image-laden technology increases in our culture, the length of time an artwork can attract and hold attention decreases. In this exhibition, the Carters, in collaboration with MPC,  present an irresistible invitation to look, and look again. They added color, form and movement to art historical master works with 21st century technology.  Van Gogh’s Sunflowers have become a three-dimensional bronze sculpture. Each brush stroke of the artist’s hand is visible in the gleaming metal. What appears to be a Dutch still life painting of a vase of flowers challenges expectations as the scene changes and shi…

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Rob and Nick Carter: transforming

Eric Standley: In Depth

May 21 - August 16, 2015
Artist Eric Standley creates paper sculptures that live where technology, art history, and mathematics meet. Rich and detailed, they evoke images of Gothic rose windows and Islamic architecture.  But, Standley has moved beyond traditional ornamentation as each sculpture becomes more complex than the last. The artist begins with comprehensive vector drawings.  He explores the impact of color, shape and geometry within a three dimensional space. With great care, Standley layers and stack the paper to create the final work.  The results invite intense examination and contemplation. Eric Standley is an associate professor in the School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban S…

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Eric Standley: In Depth

National Gallery: The Film

May 21 - August 16, 2015
PRICE AUDITORIUM  Frederick Wiseman takes audiences behind the scenes of one of the great museums of the world, the National Gallery in London, UK. This film explores the personality of a museum inhabited by over 2400 masterpieces. The collection includes work from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. National Gallery shows how this museum works and relates with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. Courtesy of Frederick Wiseman and Zipporah Films. 180 mins. Loops daily during museum hours. Screenings are free with admission. Note:  Daily screenings may be temporarily interrupted for educational programming and private events taking plae in Price Auditorium. EXHIBITION…

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National Gallery: The Film

Open (C)all

May 21 to August 16, 2015
Call for Exhibition Submissions The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) invites Hampton Roads artists of all ages to participate in our upcoming Open (C)all exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists — including you — to have their work on display in the MOCA this summer. MOCA will feature the work of Rob and Nick Carter, Michelle Erickson, and Eric Standley in our galleries this summer. In their own art-making, all of these artists are influenced by art history in some way. While they do not attempt to directly replicate a chosen work of art, they do strive to imitate it in some way—whether in form, structure, design or meaning—and often subvert tradition in favor …

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Open (C)all