08 Oct “Hypotheses” featuring Mason School of Art Faculty, Sue Wrbican as a Guest Juror
Exhibition Dates: September 11 – October 31*
Reception: Friday, October 8, 7pm
Juror: Sue Wrbican
Target Gallery presents a new group exhibition Hypotheses. This exhibition is all about the process of intellectual experimentation and the exploration of new ideas and techniques in an artist’s practice.
The goal of this theme is to create a dialogue of work in conversation with each other about embarking outside one’s traditional boundaries of understanding. Whether it be based in cerebral subject matters or experimenting with a new technique or conceptual idea, each work in the exhibition will embody this concept of questioning and discovery.
Adam Bradley (Mason School of Art- Adjunct Faculty)
Sasha de Koninck
Gregory Logan Dunn
Jang Soon Im
Jayne Matricardi (Mason School of Art- MFA Alumni)
Winnie van der Rijn
Jeff Che Yeh
About the Juror
Sue Wrbican is an artist interested in intersections of the environment, economics, labor and surrealism. Recent projects are extensive artistic explorations into the work of Surrealist Kay Sage resulting in towering sculptures inspired by Sage’s paintings. These works include Buoyant Force now installed in front of the Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art in Reston, VA and The Eventual Outcome of an Instant on the grounds of the Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf, NY. Wrbican has presented works in venues such as Latela Gallery, Greater Reston Art Center, the Zizek Studies conference at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning. Her video Back Roof is part of Miranda July’s Joanie 4 Jackie Archive at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA. Collaborative works include Scream at the Economy with the Floating Lab Collective and The Frozen Car with Mary Carothers. Wrbican has held residencies at the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, and The Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Sue Wrbican teaches in the School of Art at George Mason University and her education includes an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and BA in English Writing with a concentration in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh.
Image Credit: Fanni Somogyi, Cross Species Connection, 2021.
About Adam Bradley
Adam Bradley (@adambradleysculpture ) draws inspiration from a friends’ experience with the COVID-19 vaccine shot, experimenting with ceramics, a new media for him. Bradley writes, “He said he woke up curled up with all of his limbs drawn in from a dying spider. I wanted to make something that held tension and frustration”.
About Jayne Matricardi
In her mixed media work, “Wish You Were Here”, Jayne Matricardi (@jaynematricardi_artist) experiments in a new way of presenting her work. Taking inspiration from the traditional “crankie box” popular in the mid-1800’s to make the moving image. Jayne writes, “In my crankie box, I created a panoramic scroll of ghosted postcards- memories collected from around the world by my grandfather during his time as a Merchant Marine in World War II. As I transferred the images, I forced a continuous horizon line by revealing only parts of the original image, allowing portions to remain obscured or semi-obscured with paper backing. In doing so I question the distinction between past and present, and propose an alternative, in which a seamless path is forged from my ancestors to my children”.