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Gallery 102

Gallery 102 is committed to the exhibiting of contemporary art, including work from GW & Corcoran students, DC-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 & 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.

Gallery 102 is open M-F 9-5
**except for special events, programs, lectures, or performances**

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

 

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Student Exhibitions Committee:

Allison Burns, Caroline Boyle, Cecelia Halle, Kitty Bell, Liz Pigott, Hope Thomson, Laila Karaman, Maddy Henkin, Natalie Okoli, Nicole Osborne, Olivia Weiner, Samantha Carpenter, Xin Ye, Zi Ye, Gwen Zhang.

Gallery 102 Interns:

Gwen Zhang, Curatorial Intern
Liz Pigott, Lead Preparator & Operations Intern

 



CURRENT EXHIBITION @ GALLERY 102

EXTRA

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WASHINGTON, DC - Gallery 102 is pleased to present Extra, an exhibition exploring the decorative in contemporary art. The show invites work by artists who address the notion of ‘too much.’ On a visual level, the work makes use of patterning, embellishment, design, and craft aesthetics. Thematically, the work challenges dominant cultural narratives.

Historically, the hierarchy between art and decoration has been strictly delineated. The tradition of humanism has defined art as an intellectual pursuit, increasingly reduced and defined through modernism. As part of this project, ornamentation is coded as unsophisticated, sentimental, and trite.

Utilizing glitter, rhinestones, crochet, and patterns, the artists reclaim the decorative, presenting an expansive reconsideration of taste. In doing so, several artists trove histories of decorative arts including African American quilt-making traditions and women’s crafts of weaving, crochet, and embroidery. Other artists turn art against itself by its own devices, using colors that are too brash or compositions that are too busy.

In working outside of proscriptive aesthetics, Extra takes the position that more is more. Through the decorative, we open ourselves to the rich visual experience of ornamentation and its corresponding lived experience of plurality. To view the press release, click here.

The exhibition is curated by second-year MA Art History student, Maddy Henkin.
 

 

 


PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 

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EXTRA Opening Reception

Thursday October 18, 2018 // 6:00-8:00 pm: Join Gallery 102 and curator Maddy Henkin for the opening reception of EXTRA. Light refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here.

Image by Ilyes Messaoudi

EXTRA Closing Reception

Friday November 16, 2018 // 6:00-8:00 pm: Join Gallery 102 and curator Maddy Henkin for the closing reception of EXTRA. Light food and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here.

 


 

Exhibitions in Gallery 102 and beyond

** GALLERY 102 IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING PROPOSALS VIA EMAIL; HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT US AT [email protected]**

Upcoming Exhibitions @ Gallery 102

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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 ([email protected]) 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.

Fall 2018:

WATER /ماء : Trespassing Liquid Highways
WATER/ماء Catalogue
 


Summer 2018:

Stephanie Mercedes: The Ring of Freedom

Matt Eich: Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town

Alim Smith: Icons & Legends for the Culture


Spring 2018:

Transcendence

Hyphen American
Hyphen American Catalogue (PDF)

As The World Watches

Establishing Gendered Foundations: Pervading the Architectural Archive (MFA)

A Transnational Struggle: Truths and Transitions (MFA)

IN CONCLUSION (BA Fine Arts)


Fall 2017:

Corcoran Senior Photo Exhibition

Bearing Witness: Visualizing Modern Slavery

Inalienable Truths


 

Summer 2017:

Paolo Morales: The Vulnerability of Seeking Intimacy

Regina Miele: Urban Monopoly

Asha Elana Casey: When Watching God


 

Spring 2017:

The Tea Project

Songs of My People: 25 Years Later

A LUTA CONTINUA

A MIREPOIX

Safe(r)

2017 Annual Awards Show


 

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