Georgetown College is set to host a new exhibit featuring pieces from artist Annie Farrar starting Feb. 28.
“The Other Side of Existence” by Annie Farrar will be held in the Cochenour Gallery of Georgetown College’s Ensor Learning Resource Center, located on South Mulberry St.
The exhibit will run from Feb. 28 through March 31.
Georgetown College’s Gallery Director and Curator of Collections Samantha Simpson says she is looking forward to hosting Farrar’s exhibit.
“She will have approximately 10 sculptures, and four to six 2-D collages that will be hung up on our walls.” Simpson explained. “One of her friends had a show with us in the past and that’s how she found out about us.”
In regards to her artwork Farrar states, “I use materials from daily life, objects that have cultural associations and points of reference for viewers. I explore the tension between the cerebral concerns of minimalism and an investigation of humanity: emotional, spiritual, symbolic, and narrative.”
Artist Annie Farrar was born in Wheeling, West Virginia but grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee.
Farrar earned her bachelor of fine arts in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her master of arts in museum studies from George Washington University.
Her work has been featured in private collections all throughout the east coast and in the southern regions of the U.S.
Farrar is a Hambridge and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow and the chair of the Washington Sculptors Group.
“My background in painting informs my interest in the materiality of paint and how its physical properties can be explored beyond two dimensions. The artwork changes with time; it is a mirror that invites viewers to consider their own mortality.” Farrar also states.
An opening reception with Farrar is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
As for the exhibit viewings there is no cost and is open to the public during regular Learning Resource Center hours.