Current Exhibitions

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Amy Cutler

Sepember 12- December 28, 2014
For well over a decade artist Amy Cutler has crafted puzzling narratives with pencil, brush and printing press. Each work is a small world in which remarkable events take place. They always contain women with unusual styles of dress and fantastic plot devices. They spring from the rich imagination of the artist and her relationship with the rest of the world. Perhaps this is why the figures in each of these worlds are almost always women. They seem to live their lives in extraordinary circumstances with composure and poise. They may not know this, but they are the heroes in their own stories. Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Amy Cutler lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She studied at Cooper …

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Amy Cutler

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus 28

September 12- December 28, 2014
When you see one of artist Gabriel Dawe’s installations for the first time, several metaphors may spring to mind. Spider webs and rainbows are both a common analogy for his work. This is easy to understand. The artist uses many miles of colored thread to weave his installations. Dawe manufactured a large needle-like tool to hook and move the thread, which forms patterns that mimic beams of light through a prism. Each installation takes tremendous amounts of time, patience and deliberation.  The result, as you can see, is simply spectacular. A native of Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe has exhibited his work throughout the world including the US, Canada, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. He lived …

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Gabriel Dawe: Plexus 28

Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet

September 12 - December 28, 2014
Imagine creating a recipe with unlikely ingredients that blend and transform into something completely new, unexpected, and delicious. Matthew Brandt has done just that with his fearless, playful, process driven explorations, pushing and pulling on photography’s parameters. In an era of the ubiquitous digital image, he upends the very idea of the medium’s core characteristic—its reproducibility—by making each work unique. MATTHEW BRANDT sticky/dusty/wet was organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. It is the artist’s first museum exhibition and features four of his recent series, all made since 2008.  • Lakes and Reservoirs • Dust • Honeybees • Taste Tests in Color  …

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Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet

SkillQuest 2014

October 1 - November 3, 2014
SkillQuest is a day activity program for adults with developmental disabilities run by the City of Virginia Beach. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is delighted to partner with SkillQuest for the eighteenth year to exhibit the work of these talented artists. This year’s exhibit includes more than 200 pieces of artwork, including paintings, collages, hand-sewn items, clay sculpture and wheel-thrown pottery.  …

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SkillQuest 2014

ARTLab Fall 2014

September 12- December 28, 2014
Experience MOCA’s Fall Exhibits through the interactive ARTlab. Explore Gabriel Dawe’s technique by adding to a collaborative string installation and reflect on the world of color with a giant color wheel. Watch an interview with photographer Matthew Brandt and create your own work of art inspired by the illustrations of Amy Cutler. Still curious? Stay awhile and read about the history of photography, fiber arts or color theory in one of the many books on loan from the Virginia Beach Public Library!     …

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ARTLab Fall 2014