Exhibitions: Steven Cushner & Eva Rocha
Please join us for the opening of two solo exhibitions: "Tautology" by Steven Cushner and "Threadbare" by Eva Rocha. Both shows open Thursday, July 20 from 6-8 PM and run until September 1, 2017.
Steven Cushner plays with abstraction and representation in his bold, line-driven work. Overlapping washy layers of acrylic with dark, fluid forms, he creates paintings inspired by nature and everyday imagery, which vibrate with an addictive quirkiness. His work is held in several major collections, including the American Embassy in Ethiopia, D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The artist currently lives and works in D.C.
Eva Rocha presents a contemporary take on the female figure in her show, "Threadbare". By draping dark thread over unbleached canvas to create nude forms, she unveils the malleability of nakedness. The simple yet vulnerable drawings, sometimes erotic and other times apprehensive, aim to provoke different reactions from viewers as concepts of objectification and reclaiming control emerge. Rocha was born in Brazil and currently lives in Richmond, where she recently received her MFA in Kinetic Imaging from VCU (2016).