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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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CURRENT EXHIBITION @ GALLERY 102

Matt Eich: Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town

Sin & Salvation Exhibition Poster

Poster Design by Samantha Carpenter

WASHINGTON, DC - Gallery 102 is pleased to present Matt Eich: Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town, the second summer solo show. Matt Eich, a photographic essayist focused on "the American condition" exhibits photographs of the community in Greenwood, Mississippi. Sin & Salvation is the culmination of seven years of photographic work and engagement with the residents of the Baptist Town neighborhood. Consisting of both documentary portraiture and landscape, Eich narrates the long, twisted, and complicated history of Baptist Town into a contemporary context. Sin & Salvation, set to be released in book form this fall, is the second volume of Eich's four-part photo series The Invisible Yoke. Whether it is poor, rural white communities in the American Rust Belt, or a racially divided and economically disenfranchised small town in Mississippi, Eich engages communities often left out of, and challenges the myth of, the "American Dream."

Matt Eich is a photographic essayist working on long-form projects about the American condition. He received a BS in Photojournalism from Ohio University and an MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford. His first book, Carry Me Ohio, was released by Sturm & Drang in 2016. His second book, I Love You, I'm Leaving was published in 2017 by Ceiba Editions. Matt's projects have been supported by an Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer's Fellowship, a VMFA Professional Visual Arts Fellowship, and two Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography. Eich was an artist in residence at Light Work in 2013 and is invited to a Robert Rauschenberg Residency in 2019. He has taught at Syracuse University and The George Washington University. Matt continues to accept commissions and resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with his family.

To view the press release, click here.

 

 


PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Artist Talk Poster

Artist Talk & Reception w/ Matt Eich

Friday, July 13, 6:00-8:00 pm: Artist Talk. Join Gallery 102 and photographer Matt Eich for an evening reception and artist talk, followed by an audience Q&A. The reception will also serve as a precursor to the publication of Eich's newest photobook of the same title, coming out in Fall 2018. To RSVP, click here.

 



NEWS & UPDATES @ GALLERY 102

SSS18 Postcard

TOP: Stephanie Mercedes; MIDDLE: Matt Eich; BOTTOM: Alim Smith

WASHINGTON, DC -- Gallery 102 proudly presents the 2018 Summer Solo Series - three consecutive exhibitions highlighting contemporary artists Stephanie Mercedes, Matt Eich, and Alim Smith.

Through transforming weapons of violence into musical installations, Stephanie Mercedes subverts lethal materials into peaceful spaces of mourning that highlight the correlation between queer communities, trauma, and gun control. Matt Eich’s photographs document a community’s response and grief following the shooting of a young black man in Baptist Town, Mississippi. The series is part of his larger four-part series Invisible Yoke. Alim Smith paints iconic figures of both black culture and black history in rich and vibrant colors. His tone and palette is a surrealist, modernist aesthetic remixed with contemporary culture.

Exhibitions will include an array of programming and a reception. All events are free and open to the public. Dates for those events to be announced in separate press releases.

 


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

2018 Summer Solo Series

Alim Smith: Icons & Legends for the Culture
August 6 - September 7, 2018
 

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 Presidential Scholars in the Arts 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.

Student Exhibitions Committee Executive Board

2018-2019 Academic Year positions to be selected in August 2018.

Gallery 102 Internship Program

Gallery 102 offers up to three highly competitive internship positions for the Fall and Spring semester. The Internship Program is open to ONLY GW & Corcoran Students. (See Positions & Responsibilities PDF below for details).

Students are eligible to earn up to two credits per semester.
     10 hrs/week = 2 credits
     6 hrs/week = 1 credit

During the course of the Fall semester, students are evaluated using a mid-term and final progress report. It is up to the discretion and evaluation of the Director of Gallery 102, in conjunction with Studio Arts & Art History Advisors, to determine whether a student is eligible to continue on to the Spring semester and earn an additional two credits.

Only the first two credits (Fall semester) are eligible to count towards a student’s major requirements. The subsequent two credits (Spring semester) are elective credits and can only count towards the overall 120 credits needed for graduation.

To view the position descriptions and application, please click here.

Summer 2018:

Stephanie Mercedes: The Ring of Freedom


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