December 9, 2020 – February 20, 2021
Virtual Exhibition Launch and Artist Talk: December 9, 7pm
Vertical Interval: New Works by Joseph Cortina
McLean-based artist Joseph Cortina will exhibit paintings and digital works that explore the intersection and tension between physical and digital landscapes.
Drawing on his background as a painter and his long career creating films and interactive experiences for museums, Cortina’s new works are a response to the fleeting, elusive quality of time-based media. His paintings, which can be seen as singular frames in an on-going dialog, revel in their own materiality. Wholeheartedly embracing depth of color, texture, and line, Cortina is drawn back to painting for its immediate, direct, and therapeutic significance.
Beginningless Endless: Works by Shanthi Chandrasekar
Intensely curious by nature, Shanthi Chandrasekar creates work that explores the big questions of science and the natural world. Employing the mediums of drawing, painting and sculpture, and tapping into her training in physics and psychology, Chandrasekar has created a vehicle for both her observational questioning and the wild journeys of her imagination. With astounding precision and skill, these works depict a perfect balance between our inner and outer worlds.
Please note: As of November 19, 2020, the Emerson Gallery is not currently open to the public, due to the rise in COVID cases. Images of our upcoming Emerson Gallery exhibition, Vertical Interval: New Works by Joseph Cortina will be available on the MPA website beginning December 9. The Atrium Gallery exhibition, Beginningless Endless: Works by Shanthi Chandrasekar, will be available for viewing during MCC operating hours.