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Art Exhibit: "Materpolis"

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Art exhibit: "MATERPOLIS"
Thursday, June 9-Friday, September 2, 2022
Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery and Sherwood Payne Quillen '71 Reception Gallery
Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va
FREE

Featuring Susan Chen, Susanna Coffey, Lindsey Brittain Collins, Ian Decker, Emily Henretta, Farah Mohammad, Clintel Steed, Stipan Tadić, Matthew Woodward, and Yuri Yuan

From expansive cityscapes to intimate public encounters, MaterPolis gathers 10 artists whose works explore what it means to live in a city. Building from traditional landscape painting, the artists use a variety of traditional and non-traditional mediums to present firsthand views of urban scenes.

Reflecting a shared interest in surface and material process, glowing color and rhythmic compositions layer a sense of immediacy with the slow time of construction. Inhabiting architectural imagery, the artists question how the built environment shapes human experiences of identity, race, history, community, isolation, and intimate otherness.

As people begin to move back into shared spaces after two years of domestic distancing, MaterPolis kindles a sense of untold and overtold stories, of the change and continuity housed within the generational lines of the city. 

RELATED EVENTS
Thursday, August 25, 5-7 PM
RECEPTION
Moss Arts Center Grand Lobby
Free

Friday, August 26, 2 PM
ARTIST TALKS: LILIAN GARCIA-ROIG AND SUSANNA COFFEY
Cube and Livestream
Free

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Art Exhibit: "Materpolis"
  • 190 Alumni Mall
  • Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • to
  • Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech
  • Free
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday