SHAPING MEMORIES¬

EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY

Roberto Lugo, Good Trouble, 2020. Glazed ceramic and enamel paint. Photography by Dominic Episcopo courtesy of Wexler Gallery.

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MAIN GALLERY

The power of memory is immeasurable. Our individual recollections help define our sense of self, while our collective memories help define our culture. In this exhibition—Shaping Memories: Expressions in Clay — 6 artists explore this power through clay sculptures inspired by formative moments in their own lives, inherited stories passed down through generations, meaningful objects, and significant historical events. In the process, they invite us to think about the uniqueness of every individual, elements such as race and regional identity that bind us to groups, and the universal human condition that we all share.

Featured artists for this exhibition include Pattie Chalmers, Roberto Lugo, Hollie Lyko, Jiha Moon, Rae Stern, and Ehren Tool

Organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Curated by Alison Byrne, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Education.

EVENTS

Main Gallery

AMPLIFY

July 15 - October 24, 2021

Amplify focuses on the experiences of woman-identifying artists in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. Virginia MOCA curators connected with curatorial colleagues and asked them to share their recommendations of woman-identifying artists who are exploring identity and the gendered roles of women.

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Community Gallery

LAUREN KEIM: EVERYDAY MAGIC

July 15 - October 24, 2021

Everyday Magic features a selection of recent photographs by Lauren Keim celebrating and exploring the vitality and beauty of overlooked moments in everyday life. Like the artist, we surround ourselves with everyday spaces and objects whose small details often unveil who we truly are. The nature of noticing is intuitive to Keim. She is most comfortable when she has a camera in her hand and is fascinated with making images that reveal simple moments that cannot be repeated.

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From interactive talks with artists, to guided tours of the Museum, there are events for all ages, interests, and artistic experience.

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