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Angel Soldier Dance Sublime

September 10, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Danced Drawing Performance by Kari Van Tine: September 10 • 2pm

Opening reception: September 10 • 6-8 pm; Talk at 7 pm

Four artists explore the sublime dance of archetypal masculinity and femininity in a new exhibition at Target Gallery.

The body serves as a binding theme in this presentation of aesthetically diverse work, as each artist negotiates ideas of femininity and power.

Sam Jones’s hanging sculpture references both angel and soldier, the ecstatic and wounded, feminine and masculine. Kari Van Tine dances with a charred staff, engaging her whole body in what is both a war dance and a dance of seduction to create her site-inspired floor drawings. Heather Lyon pairs rebar with delicate, more ephemeral materials to create sculptures that are both goddess-like and soldierly. Anya Antonovych’s accidental cell phone photos transform extreme close-up images of flesh into the abstract and ethereal.

Antonovych curated this exhibition, which was selected by juror Laura Roulet, through Target Gallery’s first Open Call for Curatorial Proposals. “I am especially pleased that this exhibition will be on view in the Torpedo Factory,” said Antonovych. “Both the subject matter and the site, historically speaking, involve women, making, and power.”

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Start:
September 10, 2015
End:
October 18, 2015
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Target Gallery

Venue

Studio 2 – Target Gallery
Phone:
703.746.4590

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Email: torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov
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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
Thursdays10 am - 9 pm
*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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