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Satellite Gallery: Modern Makers

February 15 - June 8, 2019

Opening Celebration, Friday, February 15 5-7pm. 600 22nd Street, Pavilion II.

Modern Makers celebrates Maria Galuszka, Mary Menzer and Spencer Tinkham, each makes traditional objects with a contemporary eye. Maria Galuszka creates ceramics, Mary Menzer sews quilts, and Spencer Tinkham carves in wood. For all three, the formal qualities of their work outpace the traditional functionality.

Each artist recalls masters of the modernist art movement: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Rousseau, Anni Albers, Constantin Brâncuși, Jean Arp and Frank LLoyd Wright, while moving beyond the intellectual inquiry of that modern movement. They embrace materials that are tactile, alluring and part of our everyday. The works steps away from lofty idealism, landing in a place where the beauty of bold, simplified form is knowable.


Maria Galuszka

Mary Menzer

Spencer Tinkham

Organized by The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Curated by Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator. MOCA would like to thank the artists for their help in realizing this exhibition. This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of The Runnymede Corporation


Open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm. There is no charge for admission. MOCA has partnered with The Runnymede Corporation to open a permanent satellite gallery in the lobby of their Virginia Beach headquarters at 600 22nd Street, Pavilion II, a short walk from the museum. MOCA Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II has over 80 combined feet of wall space spanning the lobby and hallways of the first floor. Exhibitions will rotate every four months featuring work from local and regional artists, some available for purchase. Exhibitions are curated by MOCA Curator, Heather Hakimzadeh and Director of Exhibitions and Education, Alison Byrne.