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Multiplicity

May 29, 2014 – Aug. 17, 2014
Multiplicity features more than eighty prints by such outstanding modern and contemporary artists as John Baldessari, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, Sol LeWitt, Martin Puryear, Susan Rothenberg, Kiki Smith, and Kara Walker. The concept of making multiple images from the same matrix has been integral to printmaking ever since the earliest prints were pulled from woodblocks and metal plates in the fifteenth century. E ach impression is an original work of art. Many of the artists in this exhibition have expanded the idea of multiplicity beyond editions of identical impressions by creating series, sequences, and images that comprise numerous parts. They explore repetition, pairing, and variations o…

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Steve Prince: Urban Gospel

May 29 - August 17, 2014
This exhibition features recent linocuts by artist and educator Steve Prince. Prince is a native of New Orleans and the city's rich tradition of art, music and religion pulsate through his work. He uses the language of the line in a rhythmic and powerful way. Prince's art is inherently narrative and metaphorically complex. He uses a rich, visual vocabulary of signs and symbols to tell stories that express his unique vision founded in hope, faith and creativity.  Prince received his BFA from Xavier University of Louisiana and his MFA from Michigan State University. He is an educator and has taught privately, middle school, college, and is currently an Artist in Resident at Allegheny Coll…

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Steve Prince: Urban Gospel

Gestalt: Whole to the Part

May 29 - August 17, 2014
Artist Steve Prince's one week residency with MOCA is presented in part by The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation and Acoustical Sheetmetal, Inc.  MOCA’s artist-in-residence, Steve Prince collaborated with community individuals toward a common goal: creating a 3' by 30' woodblock print: Gestalt: Whole to the Part to be exhibited in MOCA’s Fleming Gallery alongside main gallery exhibition, Multiplicity. Visual artist and educator Steve Prince joined MOCA as its Artist-in-Residence for one week (May 20—28, 2014) to conduct the creation of the massive woodblock print—Gestalt: The Whole to the Part—involving the participation of members of the Hampton Roads community. Prin…

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Gestalt: Whole to the Part

All About Prints

May 29 - August 17, 2014
All About Prints is a documentary exploring the art of printmaking from the perspective of influential curators, collectors, dealers, printmakers, and artists. The program touches on the wider history of prints in Western art with an emphasis on key landmarks of printmaking in America. Visually engaging explanations of printmaking terms and techniques are sure to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of printmaking as a distinctive art form with unique possibilities. Shot on Hi-Def video at museum print rooms, print fairs, galleries, and print workshops in America and Europe, All About Prints explores the collaborative nature of printmaking, the democratic character of multiples…

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All About Prints

ARTLab Summer 2014

May 29 - August 17, 2014
Explore all things printmaking in MOCA’s ‘Multiplicity’ inspired ArtLab this summer!  Get to know the history of the medium and different printmaking processes through interactive stations, see all the ways printmaking is used in our everyday lives, and create your own masterpiece to take home with you.   …

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ARTLab Summer 2014