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Welcome to Andiland

January 8 - February 17

Andi Benge creates a full-room immersive installation piece that includes contemporary paintings, sculptures, and performance. The installation piece includes a performance by her alter ego character, Bunni, who passes out candy from a broken piñata to visitors during Saturday afternoon receptions.

Working in several media, Andi uses a variety of campy materials to create a whimsical plastic wonderland of immersive installations. Her alter ego, Bunni, invites viewers into a dreamworld otherwise known as Andiland. Here, vulnerable female nudes are surrounded by playful objects and bright colors drawn from a tumultuous adolescence. Beyond the sweet surface lies a critical attempt to confront the taboos surrounding female sexuality and celebrate it’s dangerous archetypal allure.

Andi is the first artist in the new Mason Art Project Space, a series of collaborations with George Mason School of Art’s MFA program located in Studio 8. Through faculty-led discussions and assignments, the program encourage students to explore and experiment with topics that emphasize new technologies, increased sustainability efforts, improved accessibility to marginalized members of societies, and other socially relevant topics.

Details

Start:
January 8
End:
February 17

Organizer

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

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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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Building Hours

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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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.