December 9, 2016 - February 18, 2017
12001 Market St., Suite 103, Reston, VA 20190
CUT is the final exhibition in a trilogy of shows organized by the Greater Reston Arts Center examining labor-intensive, hand-manipulated contemporary artworks made from humble materials traditionally associated with domestic craft. The 2014 exhibition STITCH presented surprising manifestations of needlework in combination with painting, sculpture, photography, and video. The 2015 exhibition BEAD featured works ranging from jewelry that mimics natural forms or and incorporated live ammunition; to sculptural assemblages created from materials including hand-blown glass, animal skulls and re-purposed mops; to two- and three-dimensional works exploring heady themes including identity, gender, race, and nature. CUT features six artists who are exploring scientific themes, the balance of civilization and nature, and emotional displacement through a variety of delicate and precisely crafted paper collages, animations, immersive installations and transformative sculpture.
Featured artists: Ed Bisese, Maelle Dolivuex, Bhavna Mehta, Beverly Ress, Leslie Shellow and Eric Standley
Photo: Bhavna Mehta, Seeds 1, 2016