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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, Assistant Curator
  • Ari Golub, Assistant Curator
  • Alejandra Velazquez, Communications
  • Natalie Adam, Lead Preparator

CURRENT EXHIBITION @ GALLERY 102

From the Margins

From the Margins Exhibition Poster

 

WASHINGTON DC - 2019 marks thirty years since the cancellation of The Perfect Moment: Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. And in this new perfect moment, this appealing anniversary wrapped neatly in black and white, it is easy to draw a line directly from the present back to one point in the past. However, when time is compressed as such, what happens to the in-between? From the Margins aims to examine the foreclosure presented by Mapplethorpe’s legacy by pivoting towards Glenn Ligon’s response to Mapplethorpe. In this way, Ligon’s Notes On the Margins of the Black Book serves as a guide to generating critique.
 
In Ligon’s incisive work, photographs from Mapplethorpe’s infamous Black Book are paired with texts taken from writers such as Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Zora Neale Hurston, as well as quotes from everyday patrons to New York City bars and clubs. In his response to Mapplethorpe, Ligon reveals the inextricability of identity, race, sex, history, and politics. From the Margins views Ligon’s work as critique, but more specifically critique as care. Works on view such as Naima Green’s Pur·suit updates Catherine Opie’s Dyke Deck to better reflect the lived queer experience of today, with 54 card-sized portraits of queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people. Stanley Stellar, whose acclaimed photographs of New York City men spanning over four decades, continues to capture vulnerability and sensuality in all their endless manifestations.
 
From the Margins speaks to the function of critique, the authority of public reception, and the spectacularization of an artist into a mythos. Critique is presented without the condemnation of finality but rather as a form of care and collaboration. How can we better understand the history of representation when we re-examine Mapplethorpe’s position? The artists in the show both take up and refuse Mapplethorpe’s ethos in the service of making space. The exhibition considers the importance of filling in the gaps in our visual vocabulary, challenging the viewer to reconsider the legacy of representing those on the margins and the role of critique.

In addition to the sixteen artists on view, From the Margins includes a resource library and a fully illustrated catalog with over ten contributors.

 

View the press release

 


PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Image for From the Margins Programming - includes work by Matt Storm, John Paradiso, and Shen Wei

From the Margins Programming Schedule

Join us for a series of talks, panels, and discussions throughout October and November in conjunction with From the Margins. Programming includes:

Monday November 11, 2019: Artist Talk w/ Benjamin Fredrickson // 4:00 pm // Gallery 102 // RSVP

The gallery is ADA accessible; the event is free and open to the public; all are welcome to attend. To view the full listing of events, please click here.


Gallery 102's CFP is currently closed.

Vishal Nyayapathi
Photo of Vishal for Conversation with Artists Series
 

Upcoming Exhibitions

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.


Gallery 102 Fall 2019 Internship Opportunities

Gallery 102 is accepting applications for its Fall 2019 season of internships. The application process is highly competitive. Internship positions are open to GW and/or Corcoran students only.

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.

For the Fall 2019 semester, Gallery 102 is offering the following position:

  • Lead Preparator & Operations Intern
  • Communications Intern

If you are interested in applying, please submit an updated CV/Resume, Cover Letter, and a reference to [email protected]. Please also include the number of credits you intend to take in your application. Applications are due by Friday August 16, 2019 COB.

Please direct any and all questions to: 
Andy Johnson, Gallery Director 
([email protected])

Summer 2019:


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