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Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line

March 17 - August 19, 2018
Save the Date: Opening Reception, Friday, March 16, 6:30pm.  Through her painting, Inka Essenhigh provides an authentic voice. Since her emergence into the art world during the late 1990’s, she has created a path for herself that consistently questions and redefines her relationship with her media. She has moved from using enamel paint to traditional oils and back; creating hybrids of the two. Her substrates have included paper, canvas, and panels. Throughout each phase of experimentation, she created dialogues with her work, navigating how the media and brush interact, sometimes with genuine surprise at the result. It is through this approach that Essenhigh’s dazzling works are borne. …

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Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line
Inka Essenhigh. Fairy Procession, 2016. 78x80 inches Oil and enamel on panel. Courtesy of the Artist and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

New Waves 2018

March 17 - August 19, 2018
Virginia MOCA proudly celebrates its 23rd juried exhibition, New Waves 2018.  We invite Virginia artists to submit works for the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) annual juried exhibition.  Juror:  Cay-Sophie Rabinowitz (born in Norfolk, Virginia) is Director of OSMOS, a network of independent editorial and curatorial platforms based in New York. The brand OSMOS was founded in Berlin in 1997. Rabinowitz has been Senior Editor of Parkett and Artistic Director of Art Basel as well as faculty at Columbia University and Parsons. Rabinowitz has edited and published numerous monographs and critical essays on modern and contemporary art and culture. In 2011 Rabinowitz launched OSM…

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New Waves 2018
Cay-Sophie Rabinowitz, New Waves 2018 Juror

When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan

September 22 - December 30, 2018
Save the Date: Opening Reception, Friday, September 21, 2018 Julie Heffernan’s recent paintings create alternative habitats in response to environmental disaster and planetary excess. With rising waters, she imagines worlds in trees or on rafts in which undulating mattresses, tree boughs, and road signs guide the journey. Construction cones interrupt the landscape signaling places to stop, enter tiny interior worlds, and reflect on the human condition—its feckless activity, violence, failure, and redemption. Heffernan tends these alternative environments to safeguard bounties we cannot live without. In other moments, she names names and points fingers to those people and activities impli…

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When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan
Julie Heffernan. Camp Bedlam, 2016. Oil on canvas. 68x104 inches. Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery