The Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Center Concert Hall and Arts Center will exhibit unique drawings and painting by Tanya Ziniewicz in the show “Évoluer.” The show will be on display in the gallery from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, September 11 with an artist’s reception on Saturday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
“Évoluer” is made up of a series of paintings and drawings representing “Land,” “Excavation,” “Ascent,” “Bouyant,” “Mirage” and “Évoluer” where she explores a number of elements including subtleties of human interaction, imagination and transience. Ziniewicz’s “Évoluer” collection is inspired by her recent artist residency experience in France. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is concurrently exhibiting her work in a group show at the Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou in France.
Ziniewicz explained that some of her inspiration for the series collection for “Évoluer” comes from transformation, time, surface and imperfection. “These are seeds of my inspiration. Every image is part of an organic unit that is a continuously growing body of investigation,” she said. “Each work represents a stage of growth essential to the development of succeeding work. Aspects of imperfection, surface, time and transformation are interconnected, and they help define each new chapter of exploration.”
The Schlesinger Center is located on NOVA’s Alexandria Campus, and the Fisher Art Gallery is located on the second level of the concert hall. The galleries at the Schlesinger Center are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and during concert hall events. For more information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.