Fall SOLOS 2018

On View: October 13 - December 15, 2018

Main Galleries

The artists of Fall SOLOS 2018 examine landscapes, investigate personal histories, and analyze the ways physical objects communicate meaning and help us understand the world. Exhibiting artists Nekisha Durrett, Zoe Friedman, Aimee Gilmore, Artemis Herber, Cindy Stockton Moore, Tristan Roland, and Julia Staples will install solo-style exhibitions in AAC’s seven main gallery spaces. Working in various media, including sculpture, drawing, painting, animation, and installation, these artists represent the wide-ranging practices and interests of contemporary artists working in the Mid-Atlantic.

Artists Zoe Friedman, Cindy Stockton Moore, and Artemis Herber bring very different approaches to their explorations of our built and natural environments. In Moore’s close examination of a single Philadelphia block, she depicts the process of gentrification and urban change. In Zoe Friedman’s cut paper animation, the artist contrasts the domestic and the wild, creating visual connections between the two through an exploration of pattern and color. Artemis Herber’s examination of the landscape takes a mythic form. In large scale works created using cardboard, Herber considers humans’ exploitation of, and movement across, the earth.

Bringing a more intimate focus to her work, Aimee Gilmore explores motherhood in part through an examination of the physical materials that connect mother and child. In a newly created installation, Nekisha Durrett evokes her family history, examining the ways history is embedded and transferred across generations via keepsakes and personal memories. Drawing on his background in furniture making, Tristan Roland also examines the functions and social meanings of particular objects, exploring the line between luxury and necessity. Through her long-running collaboration with Sonny Lopez, a spiritualist and healer, artist Julia Staples considers the strategies we all use to make sense of the world, including the higher powers and faith systems we turn to for answers.

The artists in Fall SOLOS 2018 were selected through an open call for proposals, which was juried by Maria del Carmen Montoya, Assistant Professor of Sculpture & Spatial Practices, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, George Washington University and Cecilia Wichmann, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art.


Opening Reception: October 13 / 6–9pm


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Artist Talks with Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie

Saturday / October 21 / 1pm-3pm

Join artists Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie for conversations about their solo exhibitions currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

Neon Nights: Gala & Silent Auction

Wednesday / September 27 / 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 27 for a special gala and silent auction to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. Tickets range from $250 to $500 and include a 3-course dinner, silent auction, and the joy you’ll feel knowing you’re supporting the museum! Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring an artist to attend in your place!

MoCA on the Move at Met Park

Sundays 10am-12pm

MoCA Arlington at Met Park
Fun for the whole family! No Experience Required offers playful art making activities for children (and their curious adults) every Sunday morning. There will be collaborative, community-built art works, and opportunities to “make and take” works, too.