Gallery 102

Gallery 102 is committed to the exhibiting of contemporary art, including work from GW & Corcoran students, D.C.-area artists, and nationally recognized artists of all medium. The gallery provides practical curatorial experience to the student body. Students have the opportunity to exhibit work, curate shows and install exhibitions. The Student Exhibitions Committee consists of GW and Corcoran students undergraduate and graduate, majors and non-majors, artists and art historians — who both develop innovative, original, and thought-provoking exhibitions and invite a select group of guest curators to present exhibitions each semester.


Location & Hours

Gallery 102 is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Except for special events, programs, lectures, or performances.)

801 22nd Street NW | Smith Hall of Art | Washington, DC 20052

 


Gallery 102 Team

  • Caitlin Chan, Director of Communications
  • Ari Golub, Assistant Curator
  • Jessica Layton, Assistant Curator

CURRENT EXHIBITION @ GALLERY 102

Sobia Ahmad: Imbrications

Sobia Ahmad Solo Show Exhibition Poster

 

WASHINGTON DC — Gallery 102 presents Sobia Ahmad: Imbrications, the first solo exhibition of our 2019 Summer Solo Series. Including installation, sculpture, video, textiles, and performance, the exhibition maps the relationship between identity and power. The term imbrication describes the overlapping pattern that organizes the exhibition — a structure made whole by its parts. Several of the works on view capture the reverberating implication of legal language on immigrant communities. Ahmad extracts such legal language from its intended use, re-contextualizing it into a framework that points to its effects on our social psyche. How do we identify the other through language? How do we justify this othering? How do we “other” through language? The exhibition denotes the potent overlap and inextricability of the personal with the political.

In Zora Neale Hurston’s acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, she writes, “if you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” Sobia Ahmad: Imbrications illustrates that process of unpacking and vocalizing pain, not for the consumption of a colonialist gaze, but to relieve oneself from the pressures to perform and conform. As much as the work is rooted in Ahmad’s experience, it is equally about a larger American narrative of exclusion and violence.

 

View the press release

 


PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Image for Reception for Sobia Ahmad: Imbrications

Sobia Ahmad: Imbrications Reception

Friday June 7, 2019 // 6:00-8:00 pm - Join us for the reception for Sobia Ahmad: Imbrications. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public; all are welcome to attend. To RSVP, click here.


 

Gallery 102's CFP is currently closed.

Vishal Nyayapathi
Photo of Vishal for Conversation with Artists Series
 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Joshua Citarella: Forward-Facing Politics

July 8 - August 2
Opening Reception: Monday July 8, 2019 // 6:00-8:00 pm

Yacine Fall: Looking for God

August 12 - September 6
Opening Reception & Programming: TBA

Gallery 102, and other pop-up sites/maker spaces around campus, is run by the Student Exhibitions Committee, which plans and curates a series of multi-week exhibitions every semester, and hosts several programmed events focused on the arts.

All students are invited to participate in the Student Exhibitions Committee. Membership is comprised of students from the Corcoran Scholars program, Graduates and Undergraduates from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and other interested students within the GW Community. All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate and new members are always welcome! Please email the Gallery or stop by the Main Office of Smith Hall of Art (Room 101) and fill out a committee interest form. Additionally, sign up to be included  on the email list to receive information about meetings, events, and openings.

Spring 2019:


Fall 2018:


Summer 2018:


Spring 2018:


Fall 2017:


 

Summer 2017:


Spring 2017:


Fall 2016:

  • After-Facts
  • 8 Stories
  • Series No.__
  • RESPONSE: Relationships & Technology
  • Refractions
  • Some Assembly Required
  • DESTRUCTION
  • A Home Built from Memory

Spring 2016:

  • NO AND
  • Enclosure
  • Forever - is composed of Nows -
  • Aither
  • The Eidolon
  • High Yellow
  • Annual Awards Show

Fall 2015:

  • Migrational
  • First Breath
  • My-Dentity
  • So Much Depends Upon
  • Food for Thought
  • Painting Here
  • Athletical

Spring 2015:

  • Soft Lab
  • Growing Pains
  • Redefining Black
  • Safe Space
  • On Time, On Accident
  • MFA Thesis - Ryan McDonnell
  • Womanhood: MFA Thesis - Shabnam Shamloo

Fall 2014:

  • from change to change
  • Chasing Down the Pour
  • Brown Fat
  • LEGAL: Branco, Gen Duarte, Nick Alive, TIKKA, Vermelho
  • Interpreting Icons: Re-envisioning the Exemplary
  • Hybrid Moments
  • Sensorium: The Art of Perception

Spring 2014:

  • Entropy
  • Stupid Dope Moves
  • In Conversation with Frank Gehry: An Interchange of Inspiration
  • Liminal Rite [for the indigenous modern identity]
  • Square Footage
  • PUNCTURE
  • 2014 Annual Awards Show

Fall 2013:

  • Illuminate!
  • MK Studio
  • Caged In
  • Water Follows Salt (an MFA Exhibition)
  • Let Freedom Ring

Spring 2013:

  • 2013 Annual Awards Show
  • Slow Food Photography
  • art + evolution
  • ENTER
  • 91 to 95 / 95 to 91 (UMass & GWU Exchange)
  • Extensions: A Presidential Scholars in the Arts (PSA) Exhibition
  • Sandy's Stories: An Epilogue of Hurricane Sandy

Fall 2012:

  • 12.12.12: The Last Exhibition
  • WED 5-10
  • Techspective
  • ...And the Wisdom to Know the Difference
  • (His)tory: Private Memories & Public History
  • Lost in Translation
  • Endgame
  • The Fruit of Thine Labor

Spring 2012:

  • 2012 Annual Awards Show
  • Constructs
  • The Expanded Field
  • COLLABORATION
  • Absence of Presence/ Presence of Absence
  • A to Zany: A Presidential Scholars in the Arts (PSA) Exhibition
  • Seen/ Unseen
  • The Faculty Show

Fall 2011:

  • 2011 Holiday Art Sale
  • Obstruction
  • The Donut Show
  • Anywhere But Here
  • Introductions
  • Secrets of Smith

Spring 2011:

  • reMind
  • 2011 Annual Awards Show
  • analog
  • Flora Forms
  • I'LL BELIEVE IN ANYTHING
  • Constructing Alice
  • Presidential Scholars in the Arts (PSA) Show 2011
  • Incoming
  • Today: A Current Events Show

Fall 2010:

  • Found: an object reassigned
  • 2010 Holiday Art Sale
  • the revolutionaries will not be digitized
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Verbal Input | Visual Output
  • Collective Mind
  • Fly Away Recipe
  • Between Time

Spring 2010:

  • Illustrations of the Akashic Records
  • 2010 Annual Awards Show
  • Wake Up
  • ...what do you say?
  • Escaping Intersections – Line by Line
  • Systems*Architecture*Ecologies
  • Traces
  • Paint it. Sculpt it. Adobe it.: A Presidential Scholars in the Arts (PSA) Exhibition
  • Trance Tunnel

Fall 2009:

  • ~ 700–635 nm
  • 2009 Holiday Art Sale
  • Conflicted Objects
  • Making Muses
  • play. games. man.
  • Small Show
  • Even Exchange

Spring 2009:

  • Untitled and Unsung
  • One to One
  • Computers Can't Play Jazz
  • 2009 Annual Awards Show
  • On Display
  • Undergrad Art Show
  • Crowded Spaces

Fall 2008:

  • Fall Detritus
  • First Annual Holiday Sale
  • More Than Just
  • First Annual Undergraduate Juried Show
  • Inspiration...
  • Conversations
  • Eclecticism

Past MFA Thesis Exhibitions:

  • Ryan McDonnell
  • Womanhood - Shabnam Shamloo
  • Liminal Rite [for the indigenous modern identity] - Joshua Zeis
  • Square Footage - Travis Beauchene
  • Puncture - Robin Schaefer
  • ...And the Wisdom to Know the Difference
  • (His)tory: Private Memories & Public History
  • Constructs
  • analog
  • Flora Forms
  • I'LL BELIEVE IN ANYTHING
  • Constructing Alice
  • Illustrations of the Akashic Records
  • Wake Up
  • ...what do you say?
  • Escaping Intersections – Line by Line
  • Conflicted Objects
  • Play. Games. Man.
  • Even Exchange
  • Untitled and Unsung
  • One to One
  • Computer Can't Play Jazz