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Memento Mori

September 28 - November 3

Opening Reception: Friday, October 11
Exhibition Juror: Laura Roulet, independent curator and writer

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “Memento mori” is the literal Latin translation for “‘remember (that you have) to die”. The purpose of this exhibition is to explore death as a concept and how it affects our lives. Through explorations of entropy/decay, ghosts and paranormal spirits, or personal experiences, this exhibit will contemplate how the inevitability of death impacts us all.

Participating Artists

Deidre Argyle,  Springfield, MO
Brandin Barón,  San Francisco, CA
Irene Clouthier,  Oakton, VA 
Ceci Cole McInturff, Alexandria, VA 
Scott Eagle, Greenville, NC
Madaline Gardner,  Greencastle, PA
Patrick Giblin, Springfield, VA 
Tom Greaves, Washington, DC 
Kerry Hentges, Fairfax, VA 
Kym Hepworth, Springfield, GA
Michael Kleen, Lorton, VA 
Angela Kleis, Fairfax, VA 
Scott Ludwig, Boone, NC
Robyn Moore, Wellington, KY
Julie Ann Nagle, Jersey City, NJ
Julianne Nash, Brooklyn, NY
Sebastian Perinotti, New York, NY
Aziz Raad, Montgomery Village, MD
Jon-Joseph Russo, Washington, DC 
Claire Schmalzried, Dallas, TX
Robert Schultz, Salem, VA 
Henrik Sundqvist, Arlington, VA
Adam Swart, Montclair, NJ
Caterina Tedeschini, Rome, Italy
David Terrar, Gaithersburg, MD
Kristine Thompson, Baton Rouge, LA
MJ Tyson, Hoboken, NJ
Patrick Vincent, Nashville, TN

About the Juror

Laura Roulet is an independent curator and writer, specializing in contemporary and Latin
American art. She was one of five international curators chosen for the citywide public art
project, 5 x 5, a major initiative sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and
Humanities in 2012. She has organized exhibitions in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
including at the OAS Art Museum of the Americas, American University Museum, Mexican
Cultural Institute, Hillyer Art Space, WPA, Arlington Arts Center, and the DC Art Center.
Recent exhibits and programming include Ian Jehle: Dynamical Systems (Katzen Center),
Brian Reed: In the Crosscurrent (Huntington Museum of Art, WV), A Dark and Scandalous
Rockfall (Mexican Cultural Institute), Foon Sham: Escape (Katzen Center), Come Back to
Rockville! a participatory, public art project for VisArts (Rockville, MD), the National
Drawing Invitational (Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR), and Medios y ambientes in
Mexico City. She was a mentoring curator for DCAC and the first mentoring curator for
VisArts in Rockville, MD in 2015.

Roulet is a frequent contributor to Sculpture magazine. Her other publications include many
catalogue essays, encyclopedia entries, articles in American Art, Art Journal, Art Nexus, and
the book Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art, the Guagua Aerea, the Trojan Horse
and the Termite. She worked on the Ana Mendieta retrospective, organized by the Hirshhorn
Museum in 2004, and contributed to that catalogue.

 

Image credit: Henrik Sundqvist, Just Another Dream Stored Away, 2018. Hard ground etching on paper.

About Target Gallery

Target Gallery is the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The gallery promotes high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through a variety of visual media in a rotating schedule of exhibitions. The gallery is open daily from 10 – 6 pm and until 9 pm on Thursdays. More information is available via torpedofactory.org/target.

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