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GWS DIMOCK GALLERY PRESENTS CUATRO,
A MASTER OF FINE ARTS THESIS SHOW
MAY 7 23
EVENT: Cuatro, an exhibition of selected thesis works from four Master of
Fine Arts (MFA) candidates Joseph Jones, Frederick Markham,
Akiko Nishijima and David Woodin, presented by The George
Washington University Dimock Gallery.
WHEN: Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, May 7, through Friday, May 23,
Gallery Hours: Tuesday Thursday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.;
Friday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: The George Washington University
Dimock Gallery, Lisner Auditorium Lower level
730 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro,
Blue and Orange lines)
COST: Free and open to the public.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1964 serve as inspiration to MFA thesis candidate and designer Joseph Jones. As a designer, Jones creates artwork to raise awareness of problems that are damaging and affecting the emotional nerve system of society. His graphic designs are collages of emotion, of people who have seen life. He asks his viewers to take a journey through reality and see with the eyes of life.
Frederick Markhams images are mysterious, striking a chord that resonates within the artist. In the artists words, I have gotten into pipes. I am interested in the mystery of them, whats inside them, what they move, what they are transferring from one thing to another. I have taken this metaphor and used it in such a way that I am now making large paintings of factory or industrial-like imagery.
Ceramic mosaics by Akiko Nishijima capture the essence of human emotion. Larger than life, these depictions of the human face emit a tonal scream. To paraphrase the artist, the broken shards of the ceramics are like the shards of peoples lives. Pain, suffering, anger and humanity are all collected into one piece to form a whole, but in essence the pieces are always broken, like the hearts and lives of people who have lived through devastating catastrophes such as war.
For artist David Woodin, clay is a plastic, living material. His artwork is created to be used, and he equates viewer with user. By displaying his dinnerware sets as functional items, Woodin conveys the human touch in both the creation of the works and the manner in which they are employed.
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