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UMW hosting ‘Anarchist Abstraction’ exhibit
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The University of Mary Washington will host an exhibit called “Anarchistic Abstraction” from Thursday, Oct. 24, through Monday, Dec. 2, in the Ridderhof Martin and duPont galleries.
The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in both galleries. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Artists featured in the exhibit will speak about their works during an informal gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. at the reception.
” “Anarchistic Abstraction” demonstrates facets of abstract painting’s ongoing anarchistic processes through the works of more than 20 artists,” said a university release about the exhibit. “In this exhibit, anarchy is represented in two ways: as a state of lawlessness or disorder and as a free, utopian society of cooperation, without coercion or hierarchical authority. Both definitions, one signifying the urgency of revolution and the other based on democratic processes, tell the story of painting’s deconstruction, the profound doubt of its modern practitioners, and its evolution, especially since the 1960s.”
Find more information about the galleries here or call 540-654-1013.
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