When Watching God

Petra with Libation
July 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andy Johnson, Director
gallery102@gwu.edu


"WHEN WATCHING GOD"   

WASHINGTON, DC – Gallery 102 is proud to present "When Watching God," a solo exhibition of painter Asha Elana Casey’s newest work as part of the 2017 Summer Solo Series. Combining works on paper, canvas, and sculptural pieces, Casey explores themes of godliness, cosmology, self-preservation, and healing. She envisions people of African descent as spiritual vessels and entities with the use of color, texture, patterns and proportions.  Her focus is primarily on the woman's role in these rituals and the different physical and spiritual spaces they occupy.

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Join Gallery 102 for a conversation between artist Asha Elana Casey and writer and curator Angela N. Carroll on Wednesday August 9 from 5:30-7:00 pm. The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP for the talk here.

Additionally, join Elana and Gallery 102 for the closing reception of "When Watching God" on Friday September 1 from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP for the closing reception here.

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Asha Elana Casey is a contemporary painter, mixed media artist, and educator. Casey is a graduate of the Corcoran School of Art and Design at George Washington University and an Anderson’s Ranch residency recipient. In her work she explores themes of godliness, cosmology, self-preservation, and healing. She envisions people of African descent as spiritual vessels, entities, and workers with the use of color, texture, patterns and proportions.  Her focus is primarily on the woman's role in these rituals and the different physical and spiritual spaces they occupy.  The work informed by the people and the spiritual practices of the West African diaspora, eastern and western religious iconography, and contemporary feminist texts.

Angela N. Carroll  is an artist-archivist; a purveyor and investigator of culture, and regular contemporary art, performance and film contributor for Baltimore City Paper,  BmoreArt Magazine and Umber Magazine, an emerging design and culture magazine based in Oakland California. She received an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from the University of California at Santa Cruz and BFA in Animation from UMBC. 

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Gallery 102
Gallery 102 is committed to the exhibiting of contemporary art, including work from GW & Corcoran students, DC-area artists, and nationally recognized artists of all medium. The gallery provides practical curatorial experience to the student body. Students have the opportunity to exhibit work, curate shows, and install exhibitions. The Gallery 102 Committee consists of GW & Corcoran students -- undergraduate and graduate, majors and non-majors, artists and art historians -- who both develop innovative, original, and thought-provoking exhibitions and invite a select group of guest curators to present exhibitions each semester.
                            

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