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September 2019

Memento Mori

September 28 - November 3

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.

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November 2019

45: An Anniversary Exhibition

November 9 - December 8

Anniversary Ball: Saturday, November 16, 7 - 10pm, with gallery talk at 8pm | Get your tickets here! Honorary Curator: Marian Van Landingham, artist and founder of Torpedo Factory Art Center Target Gallery honors the legacy of the founding artists of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in this special 45th Anniversary exhibition. See work from many of the original artists, featuring both current and past work to capture their expansive artistic careers over the past 45 years. Participating Artists* include:…

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December 2019

2019 Post-Grad Residents

December 13, 2019 - January 19, 2020

Reception: Friday, December 13 @ 7pm, Gallery Talk @ 8pm This culminating exhibition highlights some of the best work created by the 2019 Post-Grad Residents during their three-month residencies at the Art Center. Revisit work by Michaela Japec, Nava Levenson, Katana Lippart, and Kim Sandara. Jurors: Nicole Dowd, program director at the Halcyon Art Labs and Leslie Holt, DC-based artist and co-founder of Red Dirt Studios     Image credit: Michaela Japec, Like, 2019. Acrylic.

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January 2020


My Queer Valentine

Target Gallery

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - March 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Opening Reception Friday, February 14 • 7-9 pm Gallery Talk at 8 pm My Queer Valentine explores love and relationships through LGBTQ+ artists perspectives. The themes and subject of artwork in this exhibition explore non-heteronormative and non-binary relationships and the artists’ perspectives on love (romantic or asexual). To celebrate this exhibition, Target Gallery will be hosting a special Valentine’s Day reception and event in partnership with local LGBTQ+ organizations. The juror for this exhibition was Andy Johnson, Director of Gallery…

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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
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