Mason Alumni Unite in CFA Exhibition

Posted: September 4, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The sculpture and painting exhibition Rare Occurrences opened in the Fine Arts Gallery last week and runs through Nov. 9. The exhibit brings together three accomplished artists who each possess a distinctive personal style, yet share a common bond in the expression of their artistic creations. Curated by respected metro area artist and former member of the Mason Art and Visual Technology faculty, Margarida Kendall, the show features Adam Bradley, Patrick Burke, and Erik Sandberg. These George Mason alumni presently share a studio in Washington, D.C.

Bradley’s beautifully crafted figures are made primarily from found objects that acquire identities, meanings, and relationships that exist in the private fantasy of the artist, and evoke in viewers a sense of the power of subliminal amulets and deadly icons. Burke’s sculpture is a compilation of wax parts cast from a wooden mold. Sandberg is a painter whose mysterious and imaginative works address the difficult complexity of human behavior. His narratives involve men, women, and children blindly confident in the performance of surreal acts that are mostly motivated by emotions that can only lead to self-destruction.

Part of the university’s Center for the Arts, the gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. A gallery talk and reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call gallery director Kirby Malone at x38865.

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