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January 17, 2013
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        George Mason University’s School of Art


“Draw(n) Out”

Jan. 22, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.

Organized by Kariann Fuqua and Nancy Hubbard


Who: A group of nationally recognized artists from across the United States, including a selection of artists represented by galleryELL in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Artists include:

Barb Bondy, associate professor of art, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
*Matthew Choberka, associate professor of art and chair, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
*Kariann Fuqua, curator, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.
*Jodi Hays, artist, Nashville, Tenn.
*Nancy Hubbard, artist, Brooklyn, N.Y.
*Deanna Lee, artist, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tim McDonald, associate professor of art, Framingham State University, Framingham, Mass.
*Kirsten Nash, artist - New York
*John Ros, artist, Brooklyn, N.Y.

*Represented by galleryELL, Brooklyn, N.Y.

galleryELL, through virtual, roving and site-specific exhibitions, is a transient, Brooklyn-based gallery comprised of nationally recognized artists. For more information about these artists please visit


What: According to Kariann Fuqua and Nancy Hubbard, “‘Draw(n) Out’ examines the work of artists who utilize drawing to explore physical manifestations and psychological perceptions of time. Notions of time—temporality, permanence, progression, flux—only add to the complexity of its definition, providing a rich framework from which artists can investigate new meaning. The exhibition will focus on pushing the boundaries of the institutional definition of drawing, whether through the integration of mark-making with sometimes unusual materials or through a different conceptual approach to the medium, while simultaneously exploring themes of process, evolution, decay and change.”

When: The exhibition runs from Tuesday, Jan. 22 through Friday, Feb. 15. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: The Fine Art Gallery in the Art and Design Building on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Va., 22030


About George Mason University’s School of Art

The School of Art is distinct in the way that it provides undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students a multidisciplinary curriculum and the necessary freedom to develop as artists, designers and scholars. At the same time, we strive for a level of rigor, investigation and cultural relevance that makes our school truly special. Our students translate the most complex ideas into tangible forms—paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, video, performances, books, installations, community projects and, more often than not, a combination of the above. Few schools in the United States provide such a broad range of possibilities.




About the Galleries

The Galleries are located on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The Johnson Center Gallery is located on the main level of the George W. Johnson Center in the heart of the campus. The Fine Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Art and Design Building. The Mason Hall Gallery is on the ground floor of Mason Hall on Mason Pond Drive. Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and by appointment. The Concert Hall Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gallery Program is a division of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, home to the Center for the Arts. 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 is home to the Schools of Music, Dance and Art, the Department of Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.


About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.