The Waddell Art Gallery at Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus will welcome the art exhibition Spheres by Artemis Herber. The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 8 through Feb. 9, 2018, at the gallery, located at 21200 Campus Drive, Sterling, Va.
Artemis Herber was educated in Germany and completed her studies in Fine Arts and Arts Education at the University of Paderborn. As a teacher, she received awards for her projects in art and art education. As an art supervisor, she organized community and statewide advanced education workshops and exhibitions. Since moving to the United States in 2002, she has taught for nonprofit community arts organizations and private groups and currently maintains a studio in Baltimore. She was recently appointed president of the Washington Sculptors Group and became a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
“My work, whether painting or sculpture, is spatial in nature,” the artist says. “The paintings derive from common sights in our everyday lives viewed in a different manner. Stations, intersections, malls, parking lots, motels, and garages: each is familiar, yet banal. When juxtaposed with feelings of alienation, strange atmosphere and dramatic contrasts of light, their uncertainty is highlighted.”
Regarding her sculptures, Herber says, “I reflect on the suggestion of a "natural" handmade process and reduce the product to its most minimal expression in color, form and material, thereby forming my own language.”
Herber has exhibited widely throughout the United States and on an international scale in countries such as Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain. Most recently she completed a large-scale painting installation at the public library in Paderborn, Germany and was awarded a solo exhibition at the WIP Gallery Artisphere in Arlington, VA. She was a part of the group exhibition, “Biennale Project,” in Marfa, TX where she was named Winner of Sculpture.
The Waddell Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. For directions to the gallery, visit www.nvcc.edu/loudoun/artgallery, or call 703-450-2627.
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