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MOCA Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II - Sam Hundley: Pick Up Artist

July 31, 2014 - October, 2014
Sam Hundley: Pick Up Artist 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 scrap 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 piece…

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MOCA Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II      -       Sam Hundley: Pick Up Artist

MATTHEW BRANDT Sticky/Dusty/Wet

September 11 - December 28, 2014
MATTHEW BRANDT Sticky/Dusty/Wet was organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio and is Brandt’s first one-person museum exhibition. Brandt is a Los Angeles-based artist who received his BFA from Cooper Union and MFA from UCLA. He has been the focus of critical attention for his bold, often playful experiments with photographic process into which he embeds unexpected elements from the real world – bubblegum, Kool-Aid, honeybees, dust, and water.  In bringing such materials into his practice Brandt pushes photography’s boundaries and suggests a new lexicon for the medium. Brandt was named Forbes Top 30 under 30 in art and design. Read more about the exhibition: This is contemporary p…

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MATTHEW BRANDT Sticky/Dusty/Wet

Amy Cutler

September 12 - December 28, 2014
An internationally collected artist, Amy Cutler creates small-scale narrative images in a variety of media. From paintings, to prints and drawings, the surreal and highly detailed worlds that Cutler invents reference memories as well as cultural and political insights. Traditionally, the figures in Cutler’s worlds are women, stoically grappling with the vicissitudes of life. For this exhibition, MOCA will feature Cutler’s Brood series, in which the tiny figures seen in the narrative works are represented in portraiture. This is the first showing of these works in an American museum.   …

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Amy Cutler

Gabriel Dawe

September 12 - December 28, 2014
Texas-based installation artist, Gabriel Dawe creates one of his Plexus series of installations onsite at Virginia MOCA. Dawe separates and fills space with multi-colored thread, weaving and mimicking vast prisms of light. The completed works present innumerable contradictions. They appear as simple as a rainbow, yet are incredibly complex in their construction. The threads are delicate yet strong and heavy when presented as a whole. The result is both affecting and mesmerizing.     …

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Gabriel Dawe

New Waves 2015

Opening January 30, 2015
MOCA presents its annual juried exhibition, New Waves 2015, celebrating its 20th year! Over 230 artists from across Virginia submitted work in 2014 and proved, yet again, that the Commonwealth contains a rich and vast array of artistic talent. Each year this exciting exhibition demonstrates the diversity of materials and approaches that are used in contemporary art today. Application information for New Waves 2015 will be available in the Fall of 2014. …

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New Waves 2015