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Fisher Gallery will display haunting art exhibition by Annie Farrar

Still Life with Flowers and Vase
Annie Farrar; Still Life with Flowers and Vase; found objects and paint; 18”x 24”x 24”; photo courtesy of the artist.

The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will display the unique mixed media art exhibition Haunted by Quiet Places by Annie Farrar. The exhibition will be on display from Sept. 22 to Nov. 5 with an opening reception scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

Farrar explained that Haunted by Quiet Places is an exploration of the relationship between realism, reality and our experiences of space and time. The exhibition includes Farrar’s two sculpture series Vanitas and Singularities which use mirrors, skulls and sentimental objects that have emotional ties and meaning to present images that both ask viewers to think of the past, future and expansive nature of time. 

“In my work, I use materials from daily life, objects that have cultural associations and points of reference for viewers,” Farrar said in her artist statement. “I explore the tension between the cerebral concerns of minimalism and an investigation of humanity: emotional, spiritual, symbolic and narrative. At its core, the work is a mediation on entropy, time, loss, decay, renewal and survival.”

Farrar received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting in 2004 from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Arts in museum studies in 2009 from George Washington University. In previous years, she has displayed her artwork in solo, two-person and group exhibitions in galleries in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, New York and Georgia. In 2018, Farrar is scheduled to show her work in the show The Time Being at Georgetown College in Kentucky. 

The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery is located on the second level of the Schlesinger Center. The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and during concert hall events. For additional information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



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