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Art Exhibitions: "First Acts, Scene 2" and "the daily practice of painting"
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Directions: Google Map Link
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre
Cost: Free

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Description:
The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents the Art Exhibitions "First Acts, Scene 2" and "the daily practice of painting" available for public viewing on Thursday, October 13, 2022 through Saturday, December 17, 2022.

"First Acts, Scene 2" by artist Craig Drennen within the Ruth C. Horton Gallery and "the daily practice of painting" by Steve Locke within the Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery and Sherwood Payne Quillen '71 Reception Gallery.

Atlanta-based artist Craig Drennen is best known for his ongoing Timon of Athens project, for which he has produced paintings, drawings, prints, videos, performances, and sculptures. Drennen’s work shows technical agility across a wide range of influences that span abstraction, representation, and conceptual practices.

Drennen’s exhibition features paintings, mixed-media installations, and a video from Drennen’s ongoing series based on William Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.

Steve Locke’s series, "the daily practice of painting", invites the viewer to consider the artist’s dedication to his craft. Consisting of a daily record of Locke’s painting practice, this exhibition features a series of small male portraits. In this series, Locke also considers themes of identity and self-expression. The 6x6-inch portraits appear similar, yet a closer inspection reveals individual personalities and moods of the subjects depicted. Using a broad palette of colors and expressive brushstrokes, Locke imbues his figures with a variety of emotions, asking the viewer to consider each individual portrait in contrast to the repetition of scale in the series.

"the daily practice of painting" is a daily affirmation to Locke’s belief in everyday work. Labor is his and not dependent on outside approval.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

The gallery is open to the public from Wednesday through Thursday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For more information, visit: https://artscenter.vt.edu/exhibitions.html or https://www.facebook.com/artscenteratvt or https://www.instagram.com/artscenteratvt/ or call 540-231-5300.

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