Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Val Wolly Artist's Talk @ Hillyer

Flipped by Valentine Wolly
May 7 - May 29

ARTIST TALK: Saturday, May 29, 2010, 2-3PM
FREE! Donations Appreciated!
Seating is limited. Please arrive early.

Join us this Saturday, May 29th for an artist talk with Valentine Nazarian Wolly. Wolly will be discussing her methods, influences and taking questions regarding her current show at Hillyer Art Space: Flipped.

Reflection, repetition and pattern are central themes in Flipped, a new series of paintings by Valentine Wolly. Examining the way in which reflected surfaces often play tricks with our senses of the "real" world and the "other" world created by these surfaces, Wolly hones her techniques to create images from natural distortions that could be mistaken for the work of a surrealist or Photoshop expert.
Born in Iran and raised in America, Wolly grew up in New York City, where she enjoyed the sociability and warmth of a large family in a closely knit Iranian community. She received her undergraduate degree from Queens College before moving to the Washington, DC area, where she later received her MFA in painting from George Washington University. Hillyer Art Space's Artist Advisory Committee is proud to present Wolly with her first solo exhibition in the DC area, as a result of her selection from the 2009 Call for Artists.

Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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