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Late Spring 2015 Exhibitions

Opening April 25


Lost and Found: Young Art from Lithuania

April 25 – May 24, 2015

The MFA Curatorial Practice students from American University and Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) in Lithuania present a unique project as a part of educational and artistic exchange between the two universities: Lost and Found: Young Art from Lithuania. The Curatorial Practice students from both universities are developing their skills in the management of art as well as promotion of the artistic ambitions of their fellow students through this international exchange of exhibitions. Under the supervision of their professors, these students practice all practical stages of the curatorial process starting with the inception of artistic ideas to their presentation in the form of an exhibition to the international public.

Lost and Found is the result of a search for promising young artists from the Vilnius Academy of the Arts and the notion of a so-called “Lost-And-Found” office, the first of which was founded in Paris in 1805 to collect items lost in the city streets.In this exhibition, the curators searched for VAA artists discovering their identity. The show presents a wide range of media varying from traditional craftsmanship to unique technological solutions.


Blueprint: MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 25 – May 10, 2015

American University’s Department of Art proudly presents their Masters of Fine Art Thesis candidates: Nathan Mullins, Ayad Almissouri, Angelina Samudre, Jenny Wu, Mandy Cooper, Michael Holt, Robert Yi, Tim Hoyt. This exhibition showcases an exciting range of techniques used by these emerging artists, including painting, sculpture, collage and material studies, photography and new media.

 

Stone, Silence and Speech: Sculptures by Sy Gresser

Curated by Ori Z. Soltes

April 25 – August 16, 2015

Over more than six decades, Sy Gresser (1926-2014) wrestled with issues and ideas that define humanity. Beginning as a poet, he metamorphosed into a sculptor of stone and wood. If nothing is more silent than a stone, Gresser’s chisel, harnessed to his voracious mind, yielded a distinct vocabulary that interwove abstraction with figuration and produced a continuous, broadly-focused and eloquent commentary on the world.


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mayan faces
Sy Gresser, Mayan Faces, c. 1993.
Steatite, 23 x 16 x 16 in.
Courtesy of Sy Gresser Estate.