New MPA Exhibit Explores Pesticide Use Through Art

April 15, 2013 3:56 PM0 comments

McLean Project for the Arts will open “Sprays, Dusts, and Aerosols: A Chemical R/Evolution” this Thursday.

For this gallery, sculptor David D’Orio and printmaker Nils Henrik Sundqvist present an alternative version of the world of pesticides and the effects of their usage. Combining mixed media sculpture and prints, this exhibition explores their ideas about pesticides and attempts to control nature.

Two other exhibitions also open on April 18. In the Atrium Gallery, Ousia: Drawings by Rula Jones features drawings and portraits on paper, executed with great sensitivity and a surrealist edge, by this artist who is also an MPA instructor. The Ramp Gallery will feature Drawings by Jessica van Brakle. Washington area artist van Brakle creates delicate drawings of cranes and other mechanical objects, situated in landscape settings, stir feelings of nostalgia as they juxtapose the natural and the manmade.

An opening reception and gallery talk will be held on April 18 from 7 – 9 p.m. The exhibitions run through June 1.

McLean Project for the Arts is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For more information, visit mpaart.org.

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