Gail Rebhan, a photography professor at Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will showcase her work at a faculty solo exhibit in The New Gallery for Contemporary Art at the Woodbridge Campus, 2645 College Drive (WAS). The exhibition is open Feb. 14 through March 24, with an opening reception on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Rebhan’s work is described as exploring the passage of time through unsentimental documents of local history. Since 2009, she has created photo collages of the architectural history of Tenleytown, her neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Her work expanded to include locations throughout the region from L’Enfant Plaza to Arlington, Va. In addition to teaching at NOVA, Rebhan is also an artist-in-residence at the Sandy Spring Museum in Maryland.
Featured in Rebhan’s solo exhibit is a 6 x 17 foot fabric banner commissioned by the Lobby Project at the Washington Project for the Arts. The banner, originally displayed in the lobby of an office building at 1200 First Street NE in D.C., shows the location’s past and present. The exhibit traces the journey through the evolution of the site—from its early years as home to the Nacotchtak Indians, to being a plantation owned by one of 15 men whose joined property became the early Nation’s Capital, to its time as an ice cream factory, to a bus washing and repair depot, to its current use as an office building. Rebhan’s exhibit will also explore smaller works of other locations commissioned by JBG Companies in Chevy Chase, Md.
Discussions with Gail Rebhan will be held during the reception on Feb. 14. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Arts and Sciences Building and will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The exhibit, reception and lecture are free and open to the public. Parking is free in all B lots after 4 p.m. For further information, contact Gallery Director, Erin Devine firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://blogs.nvcc.edu/wogallery/.
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