Thursday, January 19- Saturday, April 1, 2017
Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 AM-5:30 PM
Saturdays, 10 AM-4 PM
Artists and Architecture:
Visually arresting and conceptually layered, this exhibition features predominantly large-scale works by a group of artists who engage architecture in their work in a wild reimagining of the built environment, while addressing underlying issues of history, memory, and place. Spanning the practices of photography, painting, and site-specific installation, a selection of exemplary works by emerging artists and some of the most nationally and internationally acclaimed artists of our times will envelop the Moss Arts Center's gallery spaces.
This exhibition is supported in part by a gift from Dr. Charles Y. Davis and Mrs. Carole C. Davis.
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5-7 PM
Free, cash bar
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6 PM
ARTIST TALK: MATTHEW KOLODZIEJ
Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery
Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:30 PM
GALLERY TALK: PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE WITH MICHAEL BOROWSKI
Ruth C. Horton Gallery
Michael Borowski, artist and assistant professor of studio art, School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech
Friday, February 10, 2017, 7 PM
SOLO VIOLINIST VERA VAIDMAN
Ruth C. Horton Gallery
Solo violinist Vera Vaidman will perform Bach's Chaconne
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 6 PM
ARTIST TALK: JENNIFER WILLIAMS
Francis T. Eck Exhibition Corridor
Let’s Talk: Jennifer Williams and Blacksburg Unfurled
Moss Arts Center: What don’t we see here in the finished mural?
Jennifer Williams: On the Sixteen Squares side, hundreds of photographs were shot then photo merged, straightened, and cropped and manually assembled into town blocks. Each town block was printed and hung separately; even if it’s hidden behind trees, the architecture is still present in the actual collage. Everything is there.
MAC: What did you notice as you explored and photographed Blacksburg?
JW: The prevalence and variety of nature in the back blocks of the town was quite striking. Even “wild” patches had character; it was obvious the trees were not random transplants but leftovers from caretakers of bygone days. I wondered how many generations of Blacksburg-ians some trees had seen, how much change they’ve weathered.
MAC: What will you take away from this project?
JW: There’s a lot of firsts here, working with a low-rise town as opposed to a vertical city, the scale of the work in terms of the number of pieces used, the conceptual underpinnings of land divided in days of yore between two brothers. Finding a way to integrate the vast sports complexes with the intricacies of the sprawling Virginia Tech campus was a challenge, as well as fitting both the campus and town onto walls that are only eight feet high!
Learn more about Artists and Architecture: Projection/Convergence/Intersection in our 2016-2017 Learning Guide .
Dionisio González: New Halong 1, 2013; C-print, diasec, mounted on dibond and aluminum; 59 x 118 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Richard, Paris, France, and New York, New York
Jennifer Williams: Flux Density: Detroit, 2014; Install at Whitdel Arts in Detroit; Collaged prints: pigment ink on Photo-Tex paper; 30 feet x 8 feet; Photo courtesy of Jennifer Williams
Matthew Kolodziej: Proper, 2016; Acrylic on canvas;72 x 79 inches; Courtesty of the artist and Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio; Effervescent, 2014; Acrylic on canvas; 42 x 49 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Boston, 2016; Acrylic on canvas; 72 x 79 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Candida Höfer: Teatro di Villa Mazzacorati di Bologna II, 2006; C-print; 78 3/4 x 100 13/16 inches; Edition of 6 with 3 APs; 2016 Candida Höfer, Köln/UG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York; and Catherine Palace Pushkin St. Petersburg III, 2014; C-print; 70 7/8 x 82 11/16 inches; Edition of 6 with 3 APs; 2016 Candida Höfer, Köln/UG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York
Jean-Francois Rauzier: Made in New York, 2013; C-type print; 58 x 98 inches; Edition of 8; Courtesy of the artist and Waterhouse & Dodd | Fine Art Brokers, New York/London; and The Met, 2014; C-type print; 58 x 98 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Waterhouse & Dodd | Fine Art Brokers, New York/London
Amy Casey: Expansion, 2009; Acrylic on paper; 42 x 54 inches framed; Collection of John C. Williams; Image courtesy of the artist; and Hold On, 2016; Acrylic gouache on paper; 30 x 30 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Foley Gallery, New York; Image courtesy of the artist
James Casebere: Green Staircase #4, 2002-2003; Digital chromogenic print mounted to Plexiglas; 89 1/2 x 71 1/2 inches; Edition of 5 with 2 APs; James Casebere; Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York; and Monticello #1, 2001; Digital chromogenic print mounted to Plexiglas; 90 x 72 inches; Edition of 5 with 2 APs; Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York