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New Waves 2018, 23rd annual juried exhibition, opens at Virginia MOCA

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

For Immediate Release

Media Contact
Sallie Wiggins
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – February 28, 2018 – New Waves 2018 presents a vast array of artistic talent found throughout Virginia. The opening celebration for the show will take place at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art on March 16th, 2018.

The artists were selected by juror Cay Sophie Rabinowitz (born in Norfolk, Virginia), Director of OSMOS, a network of independent editorial and curatorial platforms based in New York. Rabinowitz has been Senior
Editor of Parkett and Artistic Director of Art Basel. A recognized art world insider, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, is known for her highly professional, yet deeply personal approach.

New Waves 2018 embodies diverse personal, social, and political views through various artistic approaches. Each one challenges expectations. Contemporary media, such as installation and found object, take on conventional ideologies. Conversely, traditional methodologies, like engraving and quilting, push radical agendas. This exhibition dismantles the preconceived notions and clichés of contemporary art, giving a new perspective on the genre.

New Waves 2018 presents the following artists:
Jean Benvenuto | Benjamin Boshart | Caryl Burtner | Christina Chow | Alana Edwards | Marlowe Emerson | Marie Fornaro | Peter Geiger |  M. Alexander Gray | Matthew Grimes | Meredith & James Hill | Everett Hoffman Aimee Joyaux | Jihee Kang | Annie Layne | Rachel Lemanski | Kristin Leone | Carl Medley III | Mary Menzer | Angela Ramsey | Ana Rendich | Lauren Rice | Richard Robinson | Jason Robinson | Stuart Shepard |Todd Webb | Echard Wheeler | Sandy Williams | Liza Wimbish | Megan Wynne

Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line
Melissa Schappell: EnvironMENTAL Factors
Lightbulb Moments: A Selection of Animated Films Celebrating Creativity

ABOUT MOCA: The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), located in Virginia Beach, is a nonprofit that exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. MOCA
is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). As Virginia’s only museum dedicated solely to the exhibition of contemporary art, MOCA encourages visitors to discover and explore art and to engage in hands-on art experiences.

MOCA is located at 2200 Parks Ave., at the entrance of I-264 in Virginia Beach. The Museum is open Tue-Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat and Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $7.70 for adults and $5.50 for seniors/65+, students (includes children 5 and up) and active military. MOCA members and children four and under are admitted free of charge.

Image credit: Benjamin Boshart, Balloons, 2017. Photograph, 36 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist.