Winter 2020 Exhibitions Opening Reception

Saturday / February 1 / 6-9pm

Our winter exhibitions are opening on Saturday, February 1 from 6 to 9pm! Join us as we celebrate the opening of Applied Forces featuring work by Eames Armstrong, Rex Delafkaran, Billy Friebele, Michael Dax Iacovone, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Rose Nestler, Kirk Amaral Snow, and Antoinette Suiter; Jung Min Park: Blink Blank; and Foon Sham: Arlington Projects, 1988-2019. Grab a drink, meet the exhibiting artists, and visit our resident artists in their studios on the upper level of our building.

Applied Forces
On view: January 18 to March 28
In physics, the phrase “applied forces” describes those forces that arise out of physical contact between two or more material objects. In the exhibition Applied Forces, bodies, objects, and spaces collide. Artists act upon the landscape, utilize their own bodies as artistic material, and create tools and costumes to be used in performances and videos. They choreograph, instigate, and document collisions between objects and bodies, between bodies and environments, and between varied physical materials. Through performance, video, photography, installation, and sculpture, this exhibition highlights contemporary artists who utilize physical force and activity to explore power dynamics, push the limits of their material, and confront the spaces they inhabit.

Jung Min Park: Blink Blank
On view: January 18 to March 28
In the exhibition Blink Blank, AAC resident artist Jung Min Park presents a series of large sculptural light boxes, along with a selection of new wall-based works. In her light boxes, Park builds up layers of imagery drawn from her own accumulated memories of specific places – places she either lived or visited for extended periods of time. The artist breaks down and rebuilds these landscapes and cityscapes, layering familiar objects and spaces into complex and abstract compositions. The layering of Park’s imagery within the light boxes evokes the fragmentation of memory. The harmonization of opposites is a recurring theme throughout Park’s work. She brings together simplicity and complexity, abstraction and figuration, light and shadow, the man-made and the natural, the past and the present.

Foon Sham: Arlington Projects, 1988-2019
On view: January 18 to March 28
In partnership with Arlington Public Art, Arlington Arts Center presents an exhibition of models, drawings, and photographs created by artist Foon Sham as preparation for and documentation of his large-scale public artworks. The exhibition takes place in conjunction with the recent unveiling of Ridge, a new public art piece created by Sham for Oakland Park, two blocks from Arlington Arts Center. Since his time as a resident artist at Arlington Arts Center from 1988 to 1994, Sham has also completed multiple public artworks across Arlington. The exhibition will focus specifically on these projects, featuring models, drawings, and photographs of projects in Bluemont Park, Bennett Park, Oakland Park, and on AAC’s front lawn.

**Please note there will be a cash bar at this event. All drinks will be $5.**

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An Adventure of Being

Extended to February 11, 2024

Smith & Meyer Galleries
Featured Artists: Vincent Cy Chen, Nicki Cherry, Jeremy Olson, and Stephanie J. Williams

An Adventure of Being explores blurred boundaries, physical breakdown, and states of in-between-ness. The painting, sculpture, and installations included in the exhibition incorporate materials and forms that bring to mind living beings.

2024 Art Classes for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

Register now! Classes begin January 21!

Whether you are giving the gift of creativity this year to a friend or family member, or you plan to set a new year’s resolution to get back into creating, sign up today to secure your spot in one of MoCA’s wonderful programs! From drawing and painting to ceramics and mixed media, you are sure to find an inspiring art class.

Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty

August 5, 2023 - July 28, 2024

Front Lawn
MoCA Arlington and Arlington Public Art are thrilled to co-sponsor the installation of Zaq Landsberg’s celebrated Reclining Liberty on the Museum’s front lawn.

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