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October 7, 2004

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jennifer Rosenthal; (202) 994-6424; jennyr@gwu.edu 
Matt Lindsay; (202) 994-1423; mlindsay@gwu.edu

DIMOCK GALLERY HOSTS GW MASTER OF FINE ARTS STUDENT
LOST LIGHT THESIS EXHIBITION
OCTOBER 12-22

EVENT:  
The George Washington University Department of Fine Arts and History presents "Lost Light" a thesis exhibition by M.F.A. candidate Sharon Murray

WHEN: 
Opening Reception: Tuesday, Oct. 12; 4-6 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: Oct. 12-22
Artist Open house: Saturday Oct. 16; 10 a.m.-noon
Dimock Gallery hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m-1 p.m.; Friday 11a.m.-3 p.m.

WHERE: 
The George Washington University
Dimock Gallery, Lisner Auditorium, lower level
730 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
(Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro on the blue and orange lines)

COST:    
Free and open to the public


BACKGROUND:
The thesis exhibition "Lost Light" by Sharon Murray, is reminiscent of a foggy afternoon on the Oregon coast.  A chance photograph taken by the artist inspired the ceramic sculptures and wall pieces.  Taken as a group these works explore the poetic theme of the process of natures? continuous recycling and continuity.  The pieces are intended to reach beyond their representation and allude to universal microcosm.  The works further the associations between the pieces and the themes, with some pieces directly incorporating specific images and bits of language.  "Lost Light" is intended to give the viewer a glimpse of a mental journey and an opportunity to begin their own journey.

For more information about GW art galleries, call (202) 994-1525.
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