‘The Fabric of Memory’ on exhibit at Loudoun Campus of NOVA
January 4, 2008
The Waddell Art Gallery at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is hosting “The Fabric of Memory” featuring digital pigment prints on fabric by local artist Catherine Day from Jan. 14 to Feb. 8. A free gallery talk and reception, open to the public, is scheduled for Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. The campus is located at 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway in Sterling and the gallery is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Day, who lives and works in McLean, Va., takes photographs of objects left on graves and then prints the images on fabric.
“They seem a still life of grief, a touchable manifestation of loss,” she said. “In choosing to print these images on transparent layers of fabric, I am using qualities in the process that mirror how memory works. Many layers create a deep rich detailed image. The fewer the layers, the less defined the image is. Memory works in the same way. Some things are rich and clear, and some are barely there.”
For Immediate Release
January 4, 2008
Contact: Carlene Mackereth
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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 60,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.