New Woodbridge Exhibitions

The Woodbridge Communications and Humanities Division is kicking off two new exhibitions.

Prince William County High School Art Exhibition
Fourth Floor Atrium Gallery (Seefeldt)

The Quiet Is Loud
An installation by Suzanne Faris
The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge (WAS)

Opening receptions for both exhibitions took place on January 16. The Prince William County High School Art Exhibition features 75 senior and AP students from the Woodridge, Patriot and Osbourn Park high school art departments.

“The Quiet Is Loud” by Suzanne Faris relies on the voyeuristic qualities of the glass walled exterior of the gallery to create a piece about conversations (actual, perceived or projected). Faris used sounds and multiple embroidered text panels that were integrated on structures large enough to accommodate two or more people that contain phrases suggesting or implying intimacy. The synthesis of text, sound, structure and positioning of the viewer, as well as the innate transparency provided by the glass walls, facilitates a unique dialogue fabricated by viewer/voyeur outside the walls and manipulated by the viewer/participant inside the walls.

Suzanne Faris is an associate professor in the Department of Art at Colorado State University and the coordinator of its sculpture program. Faris earned a B.A. in fine art and visual communication from Purdue University, and a M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Colorado. Faris’ work has been shown nationally and internationally, focusing primarily on installation based works that utilize spatial contexts in order to explore the relationship of people to place as affected by memory and individual perception.

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