ROXANA ALGER GEFFEN
October 22 – November 19, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, October 21 from 6-8pm
WASHINGTON, DC – CulturalDC is pleased to present Motherload by Roxana Geffen from October 22 through November 19 at Flashpoint Gallery. Motherload is a series of vivid, multi-layered installations that merge imagery and materials from the artist’s domestic space. The exhibition embodies the labor, creativity, and humor needed to find balance in the overwhelming chaos of daily life. While the work reflects a formal interest in pattern, color, and material, it is also a more personal exploration of the complex, contradictory world of parenting. A range of techniques traditionally associated with homemaking and home repair mirrors the need for parents to be jacks-of-all-trades—though often masters of none. Family objects, photographs of familiar landscapes, thrift store finds, building materials, and computer game imagery become ensnared in combinations that both revel in and give order to the resulting dissonance.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Roxana Alger Geffen works with a variety of media and techniques, including painting, photography, textiles, and installation. She holds an MFA in Painting from Boston University. Geffen is currently a resident artist at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA and lives in Washington, DC with her husband and three children. She has shown her work in solo and group shows in DC, Virginia, New York, Boston, Vermont, Atlanta, Denver, and New Zealand. Geffen’s art has been featured in a number of publications, and is part of several private and corporate collections, including the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Washingtonia Collection.
ABOUT CULTURALDC’S VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM
CulturalDC operates Flashpoint and produces public art interventions throughout DC. We nurture talented emerging and mid-career artists by providing opportunities for peer learning and mentorship. At Flashpoint Gallery, we showcase bold, new work from artists working in a variety of media including site-specific installations, performance pieces, new media, and other experimental forms. As a nonprofit gallery free from the constraints of commercial expectations, Flashpoint provides artists and curators a unique opportunity to take creative risks. An advisory panel of noted artists and arts professionals makes programming recommendations for the gallery and provides mentorship and support to exhibiting artists.
CulturalDC is generously supported by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, DC Office of Planning, The Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region, Daimler, Washington Gas, AT&T, Busboys and Poets/Mulebone, Lockheed Martin, Menkiti Group, VOA & Associates, Bozzuto, Torti Gallas and Partners.
ROXANA ALGER GEFFEN: MOTHERLOAD
October 22 – November 19, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016 from 6-8pm (free and open to the public)
Luce Foundation Center Artist Talk:
Saturday, November 5, 1:30pm (free and open to the public)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Third Floor
Flashpoint Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm or by appointment