Meet & Greet: Roxana Alger Geffen, Resident Artist at Innovation Studio

Wednesday / June 26 / 5-7pm

Drop by MoCA Arlington’s Innovation Studio + Store to meet the latest Resident Artist, Roxana Alger Geffen. Learn about her practice, work, and find out her plans and interest for her six-week residency at the Innovation Studio!

Artist Statement

“I am drawn to the energy of mismatched unions, the friction of awkward difference. I begin by finding unlikely but interesting combinations of objects and then create connections that both hint at and resist unity. I incorporate objects that have been handled or worn, finding them beautiful and somehow animate.

My current body of work is about responding to chaos, about reconciling my impulse to tidy up with my need to reveal the true disarray of things in the world. I collect materials pulled or salvaged from my daily life: scraps of cloth, receipts, envelopes, snippets of text, metal things I find on the ground. I embellish them: wrapping, stitching, shrouding, trimming. Then finally, I assemble the fragments into groupings, pulling them into an uneasy community of misfits.”

 

About the Artist

Roxana Alger Geffen is a sculptor and collage artist living and working in Washington, D.C. For more than two decades she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington (VA), The Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House (Alexandria, VA), and Flashpoint Gallery, as well as dozens of group projects at such locations as the Kreeger Museum (DC), the Museum of Design Atlanta, A.I.R Gallery (NYC), start gallery (New Zealand), and a recent traveling show with stops at the Skirball Cultural Center (LA) and the Capital Jewish Museum (DC). Additionally, she has received several awards for her work, such as three from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and has been selected for artist residencies at the Vermont Studio School and the Arlington Art Center. Geffen studied visual art at Columbia University as an undergraduate and received her MFA in painting from Boston University.

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