I'm preparing to ship two pieces to be included in the upcoming group exhibition "Positive ID" at The Gallery - NOVA Woodbridge in Northern, VA. Here is a little about the exhibition:
Images from the show:
Positive ID: Bodies and Subjectivities in Photography
Body art, performativity, identity, subjectivity. Since the 1980s when pluralism opened the stage to a multitude of other artistic voices, and the 1990s when the global emphasis in art grew exponentially, the resonances of identity politics in the use of the body fueled curatorial interest as well as provided a subject for the rapidly changing media of video and photography. The body’s strategic use of disruption and estrangement, coupled with its presence within the photograph’s innate “realism,” strips the spectator of their complacency. Whether under the artist’s directorial vision, or by control over the depiction of their own body, the subjectivities created in the space of the photograph interrupt the viewer’s critical awareness in order to rethink gender, sexuality, representation, and the hierarchies of power in society and in the history of art itself.The first exhibition of NOVA’s 2014/15 season, Positive ID will be on view August 26 – September 26, 2014, featuring twelve emerging photographers from across the country. This exhibition promotes the education of students in our Art and Art History programs, and particularly those pursuing our Associates in Photography degree. The exhibition’s theme is a relevant, current topic of international contemporary art as well as offer instructors and students across the campus a learning platform for topics in gender studies, colonial studies, LGBT studies, immigration and social politics.
Opening in Fall 2013, The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge is a new space dedicated to the exhibition of works by students, faculty, as well as special exhibitions of emerging and established artists both nationally and internationally. Honoring the diversity of our students and the region we serve, exhibitions incorporate art from a variety of cultures and approaches. We strive to foster collaborations between students, artists, and scholars to produce exhibitions that interpret visual art in a broader, humanities context. Further emphasis is placed upon art that is experimental and cross-disciplinary in focus. The Gallery hosts six exhibitions annually, with lectures, workshops, filmings, and events that promote the education of contemporary art.
NOVA-Woodbridge is located twenty miles from Washington, D.C., and services a diverse student population of over 11,000 students each year. The second largest community college in the nation, NOVA’s Woodbridge campus is distinguished by its arts curriculum and programming, which is essential to the cultural landscape of Prince William County and the Northern Virginia region.
The exhibition runs from August 26 to September 26. If you are in the area, stop in and check it out.