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Sara Roberts: Post-Grad Artist Talk

September 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us in the Riverview Room (208) as Post-Grad Resident Sara Roberts shares about her experiences in the Post Grad Studio. Hear about Sara’s art studies, her professional work so far, and how this residency has inspired her work.

Sunday, September 23, 2018
3 pm – 4 pm
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Riverview Room (Second Floor – 208)

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Sara Roberts

Sara Roberts’ sculptures capture the dynamic nature of 21st Century womanhood. As the socio-political landscape in America changes, so do definitions, concepts, and expectations. Her work documents this evolution.

Sara is influenced by personal experiences as well as conversations with other women. The body casts serve as a direct representation of the female form, while the application of mixed media is designed to capture the metaphysical quality of the experiences. The artist attempts to put form to the indescribable and abstract. Ultimately, her goal is to create sculptures that incite dialogue and undercut the anxiety that often results from a renegotiation of social boundaries.

The selected mediums often lie in contrast to one another. The softness, femininity, and domesticity associated with fabric juxtapose the hard, masculine, and industrial quality of the casting materials: concrete, resin, metal, ceramic slip. The viewer is intended to explore the different, perhaps opposing facets of 21st Century womanhood.

The Post-Grad Residency

The Post-Grad Residency is a competitive juried program that provides meaningful support and 3-6 month term solo studio space. This residency is open to recently-graduated students who earned a bachelor’s or master’s art degree from an accredited university. The program is unique for addressing the critical post-graduation juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, and a chance to define their independent work process outside of the academic context. Submissions are open for both art school students in the region and nationwide, provided nationwide artists submit proof of their permanent residence in the area and/or commitment of contributing to the ongoing future of the DC/Maryland/Virginia arts scene.

Residents receive studio space and public presentation opportunities, including an artist talk and participation in a culminating curated exhibition in the Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Residents are active and equal participants in the Torpedo Factory’s unique creative community. Residents benefit from engagement with local, national, and international artists.

To view the current 2018 Post-Grad Residents, please visit the 2018 Post-Grad Info Page.

 


Don’t Forget:

Submissions for 2019 Post Graduation Residency Program Now Open!

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 7
Jurors: Nicole Dowd, program director of Halcyon Arts Lab and Leslie Holt, DC-based artist and co-director of Red Dirt Studios.

The Torpedo Factory Post-Grad Residency is a competitive juried program that provides meaningful support and 3-month term solo studio space. This residency is open to recently-graduated students who earned a bachelor’s or master’s art degree from an accredited university. The program is unique for addressing the critical post-graduation juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, and a chance to define their independent work process outside of the academic context. Submissions are open for both art school students in the region and nationwide, provided nationwide artists submit proof of their permanent residence in the area and/or commitment of contributing to the ongoing future of the DC/Maryland/Virginia arts scene. Please read and review Guidelines before applying.

To apply for our 2019 Fellowship, click here.

Details

Date:
September 23, 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sara-roberts-post-grad-artist-talk-tickets-50469410365

Organizer

Torpedo Factory Art Center
Phone:
703-746-4570
Email:
torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov

Venue

Studio 208 – Riverview Room
Phone:
703-746-4570

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: Please use the staff directory
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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