Spring Solo Exhibitions

Featuring work by Melanie Kehoss, Matt Pinney, and James Stephen Terrell
April 14 – June 11, 2022

Collide of Scope: Paintings by James Stephen Terrell
Emerson Gallery
Springing from a wide array of influences, including quilt design, stained glass techniques and Joseph Albers’ color blocking, James Stephen Terrell’s dynamic and colorful paintings project energy and life. Moving between abstraction and realism, electric color interactions and geometric patterning, Terrell’s aim is to contemplate and document our humanity in these singularly turbulent times.

Where Do We Go From Here: New Paintings by Matt Pinney
Emerson Gallery
This recent body of work depicts the artist’s progression and growth throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning with large, evocative paintings about isolation and escape, Matt Pinney moves to smaller, faster works as a way of “reaching deeper to find a more lasting connection to my place in the world and the experiences that transcend the pandemic”.

Labor and Leisure: Lightboxes by Melanie Kehoss
Atrium Gallery
Melanie Kehoss creates astoundingly detailed lightboxes that tap into historical narratives to explore the origins of cultural phenomena. Specifically, the works in this exhibit depict snapshots from activities that began as work and evolved into recreation. Illuminated and each encompassing their own discrete environment, these intricately composed worlds draw the viewer deep inside, offering a chance to experience the past in a new light.


Visiting our Galleries

Gallery Hours
The Atrium Gallery Exhibition (Labor and Leisure) is available for viewing during McLean Community Center operating hours. The Emerson Gallery exhibits (Collide of Scope and Where Do We Go From Here) is open for visitors Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-4pm and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. Please see our website for more information on visiting our galleries.

Per current metrics, Fairfax County’s COVID-19 Community Level is low, and masks are now optional in county facilities. While masks are no longer required, MCC highly recommends using masks to protect those too young or unable to be vaccinated in our communities. Patrons are requested to do their best to observe six feet of social distance from other patrons as often as possible and to wash their hands often. Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout MCC facilities for its patrons’ convenience.

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