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2008-2009 Gallery Installations

@AlternateTextJ. J. Cromer
Our Stampedes are Compatible
Sept. 1, 2008 to Oct. 3, 2008

Meticulously detailed, J. J. Cromer’s mixed media works of art seem like visual music. Repetitive, rhythmic colors and shapes fill their surfaces. Sinuous lines wind through the patterns enclosing the fanciful figures—animal, human, object—that suggest poetic and philosophical themes within his work.

@AlternateTextAlberto Rey
Life, Death and Beauty
Oct. 13, 2008 to Nov. 5, 2008

Cuban-American painter and videographer Alberto Rey incorporates environmental issues and social disconnections into his realistic investigations of the migratory patterns and biological conditions in local fish populations.

@AlternateTextDave Anderson
Rough Beauty
Nov. 10, 2008 to Dec. 12, 2008

Rough Beauty, Dave Anderson’s photographic documentation of the town of Vidor, Texas, has received international acclaim. Between the fall of 2003 and early 2006, Anderson made 50 trips to Vidor, a hard-scrabble community in southeast Texas reviled for its history of Klan activities. Rough Beauty reveals the lingering effects of this history in a town struggling to create a new identity from a difficult past.

@AlternateTextSatoru Hoshino and Michael Kenna
Weightless
Jan. 5, 2009 to Jan. 30, 2009

Shown together for the first time, the works of ceramicist Satoru Hoshino and photographer Michael Kenna possess a profound quiet and a sense of space that is unbroken, ordered and ample. Within their work, both abstract and realistic elements of the landscape convey a Zen-like calm.

@AlternateTextWilliam Christenberry
Site/Possession
Feb. 9, 2009 to April 10, 2009, Modified Gallery Hours: 11am - 4pm, Monday - Friday or by appointment (540/458-8861)

Curated by Andrea Douglas, curator of collections and exhibitions at the University of Virginia Museum, this exhibition gathers a wide range of this acclaimed artist’s work into a focused examination of his primary motifs.

@AlternateTextThe Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic
April 20, 2009 to May 15, 2009

Curator and artist Reni Gower has assembled an exhibition of works by eight artists that showcases a range of approaches to the encaustic (wax) medium. The works all feature the seductive surface, luminous color and ethereal image layering unique to the medium.

@AlternateText'09 Senior Theses Exhibition
May 19, 2009 to June 4, 2009

Each year the graduating seniors in studio art exhibit their senior thesis projects in Staniar Gallery. An opportunity for these young artists to show their most advanced and inventive work in a gallery setting, the exhibition is a debut into the professional art world and an occasion for sharing their talent and achievements with the community.