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Heather Bryant: Grasp

September 11 - December 31, 2015
Fall Exhibition Opening Reception on Thursday, September 10 from 6:30-9:30pm Artist Heather Bryant exhibits a new direction for her work this September at Virginia MOCA. Bryant is most well known for her stark, engaging lithographs. Bryant continues to expand her studio practice and explore new avenues of art making.  In her new work, color takes center stage. Flecked watercolors, deep and intense, suggest a connection with the cosmos. Figures with faces like masks embrace, fight, struggle and grasp. We get the opportunity to share and delight as Bryant explores this facet of her work.  Heather Bryant is based in Norfolk, VA. Bryant has shown her work in galleries and institutions lo…

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Heather Bryant: Grasp

Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing

September 11 - December 31, 2015
Fall Exhibition Opening Reception on Thursday, September 10 from 6:30-9:30pm For almost two decades, Trenton Doyle Hancock has developed an epic narrative surrounding the “Mounds” and a cast of colorful—and often not so colorful—characters who populate a wildly fantastic, invented landscape.  The artist’s use of vivid imagery and mythology has not only earned him national and international recognition, but has also revealed a fascination with the foundation of his practice.  What emerges upon further examination is a wide-range of influences including comics, graphic novels, cartoons, music, and film. While Hancock’s paintings have become the focal point for investigation, hi…

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Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing

Andrea Dezso: Dreamtime

September 11 - December 31, 2015
Fall Exhibition Opening Reception on Thursday, September 10 from 6:30-9:30pm Virginia MOCA presents work by award-winning artist, Andrea Dezsö. Dezsö works with a broad range of media, creating intricate, detailed realms that hold her own stories, interests and ideas. MOCA will present a selection of her “tunnel books,” as well as a large scale installation, a giant tunnel book and diorama. Through these we will peek into her worlds where things like craft traditions, folk tales, and interests in space or entomology meet. About the artist: Andrea Dezsö is an artist and illustrator who exhibits in museums and galleries around the world. She has created permanent public art installati…

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Andrea Dezso: Dreamtime

Amanda McCavour: Inside/Out

September 11 to December 31, 2015
Fall Exhibition Opening Reception on Thursday, September 10 from 6:30-9:30pm Toronto-based artist Amanda McCavour documents the world around her by drawing with thread.  She suspends thread drawings of domestic objects and organic forms from the ceiling. The resulting installation is light yet feels solid, evoking both the ethereal and profound nature of memory.  McCavour has developed a unique artistic process. She sews into water-soluble material, layering the stitched lines so these thread drawings remain intact when the material dissolves. Two of McCavour’s imaginative installations will transform MOCA's galleries, inviting visitors to recall their own memories of home, place and t…

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Amanda McCavour: Inside/Out

Disposable Film Festival 2015

September 11 - December 31, 2015
EXHIBITION OPENING ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th at 6:30PM Selected by MovieMaker Magazine as one the world’s “coolest film festivals,” the Disposable Film Festival was created in 2007 by Carlton Evans and Eric Slatkin to celebrate the democratization of cinema made possible by low cost video technology: everyday equipment like mobile phones, pocket cameras, DSLRs and other inexpensive devices. Through screenings, workshops, competitions, panels, and other events intended to educate and inspire, the Disposable Film Festival promotes experimentation and helps build the track record needed for a new generation of filmmakers to enter and change the industry. Disposable kicks off in San…

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Disposable Film Festival 2015