Artist Talk | Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 2:00 PM | $FREE
Please join us on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to learn more about the creative inspiration, process, and techniques used by artist Alexandra Chiou as she presents an Artist Talk and Gallery Tour of “Mirage” her solo exhibition featuring layered mixed-media paintings which combine her interest in science, philosophy and natural history which is on view in the Terrace Gallery. This event will also feature artist Mike McConnell who will present an Artist Talk and Gallery Tour of “Elsewhere” his solo exhibit of playful acrylic paintings inspired by nature which is on view in the Kay Gallery. FREE
Combining her interest in science, philosophy, and natural history, Alexandra Chiou investigates the environment using pen, ink and acrylic paint on paper, which she often cuts and layers to add texture and dimension. An avid explorer and outdoor enthusiast, the Maryland artist is intrigued by the complex patterns, shapes and vibrant colors found in the natural world, whether hiking in the mountains of the Shenandoah or the jungles of Malaysia. Drawn to the idea of primordial landscapes free of manmade structures, her focus on the subject of unexplored terrains has also morphed into a fascination with the beginnings of life and the connections humans share with geography. Chiou was a Strathmore Fine Artist in Residence, Bethesda, MD (2015). Her work has been exhibited in both regional and national exhibitions, including a solo exhibit at Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC as well as group exhibits at Vivid Solutions Gallery, Washington, DC; Anacostia Arts Center, Washington, DC; American University Museum, Washington, DC; Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD; Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA; Redline Project Space, Denver, CO; artdc Gallery, Hyattsville, MD; and University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Chiou earned a BA in Studio Art and a BS in Commerce from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. To learn more, visit: www.alexandrachiou.com
Artist Talk & Gallery Tour
Saturday, May 20 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | FREE
Exhibit on View:
Alexandra Chiou: Mirage
April 29 – June 3 | Kay Gallery | FREE
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm*
*Galleries also open evening and Sunday hours when performances are offered.
Image: Alexandra Chiou, “Untitled,” acrylic, ink, paper.