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SCULPTOR LEDELLE MOE - EXHIBIT OPENS JANUARY 31

January 23, 2006
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS and
COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Department of Art and Visual Technology announces
COLLAPSE
Sculpture by Ledelle Moe

WHO:

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts and College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Art and Visual Technology

WHAT:
Collapse, a sculpture installation by emerging international artist Ledelle Moe. Moe’s works are “colossal concrete human heads, whose cheeks rest peacefully on the floor, as if asleep,” explains gallery director Paula Crawford. And, Crawford continues, “They seem to be born from a violent and forgotten history. In fact, they were welded, fastened, and poured into existence by South African sculptor Ledelle Moe, and then assembled on site.” The heads are almost human height, even on their sides, and covered with elephant hide-like concrete skin that Moe has scored and rubbed with oil. Receiving her art training and diplomas from Technikon Natal in Durban, South Africa, Ledelle Moe later moved to the U.S. and received an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She has had exhibitions in Durban, Pretoria, Stockholm, New York, Washington and Baltimore. Moe teaches sculpture at Baltimore’s Maryland Institute College of Art and currently works out of her studio in Washington, D.C.

WHERE: FINE ARTS GALLERY, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S FAIRFAX CAMPUS

WHEN:
January 31 – March 3, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2006, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Artist talk: Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 4:30 p.m., in the gallery

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music and Theater.