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SkillQuest 2014

October 1 - November 3, 2014
SkillQuest is a day activity program for adults with developmental disabilities run by the City of Virginia Beach. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is delighted to partner with SkillQuest for the eighteenth year to exhibit the work of these talented artists. This year’s exhibit includes more than 200 pieces of artwork, including paintings, collages, hand-sewn items, clay sculpture and wheel-thrown pottery.  …

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SkillQuest 2014

Sam Hundley: Pick Up Artist

July 31 - November 1, 2014
It doesn't take much time looking at the work of artist Sam Hundley to understand that this man is having a love affair. The artist simply adores junk and the rejected debris left behind when function is gone from an object. The patina built up on abandoned scarp metal left outside to decay holds an artless beauty for him. In the elegant curve of a rusted fan or the visual cacophony of an old spring, Hundley sees form, shape, pattern and motifs. He scans sidewalks and roadsides, always keeping an eye out for a bit of scrap that calls out like a siren to him. He gathers them and gives them a home in his studio until inspiration arrives. He fastens the metal pieces together into his sculptures…

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Sam Hundley: Pick Up Artist

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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Multiplicity

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.  EXHIBITION MATERIALS: Invitation Gallery Guide Didactic AUDIO WALK: Summer 2014 Audio Walk …

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Steve Prince: Urban Gospel

Gestalt: Whole to the Part

May 29 - August 17, 2014
For one week in May, MOCA’s artist-in-residence, Steve Prince collaborated with community individuals through a series of workshops toward a common goal: creating a thirty-foot woodblock print titled, Gestalt: The Whole to the Part.  Over 150 participants of all ages worked under Prince’s guidance on both the design and printmaking process. The final woodcut was printed with an industrial steamroller for the public to witness, then assembled and printed to form a collective print exhibition centered on the Hampton Roads community. Sincere thanks to Steve Prince and all the workshop participants for their assistance in realizing this exhibition. Artist Steve Prince's one week residency w…

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Gestalt: Whole to the Part