New virtual exhibit – Call & Response: Structures

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University Libraries is pleased to host “Call & Response: Structures,” a collaborative exhibition between Mason’s School of Art and Creative Writing program. The exhibition will run through December 18, with two related virtual events in conjunction with the Fall for the Book festival: an artist’s panel on October 21 and a literary reading on November 17.

Call & Response is an annual exhibit of collaborations between writers and visual artists, including a dynamic set of paired literary and art works that resonate and speak to contemporary issues. The theme for the eleventh annual Call & Response is “Structures.”

For this exhibition, the contributors were asked, “What architecture will you create in this work, and how will form and meaning support one another? What is the use or the imperative of any structure? On what will your structure rest?” As our society reckons with structural inequities, and structural racism in particular, how do we as artists and writers un-struct, de-struct, and instruct, and eventually help construct new systems on new foundations?

This collaborative series was founded more than a decade ago, by Mason Professors Emeritae Susan Tichy (Creative Writing) and Helen Frederick (School of Art) to foster literary and artistic collaboration between students, faculty, and alumni of Mason’s Creative Writing program and School of Art. The digital exhibition is available here, and select works will be on view in the Fenwick Gallery in Fenwick Library through December 18, 2020.

More information is available on the Fenwick Gallery website. Visitors can also follow @fenwickarts on Instagram for show previews and updates. For more information on this exhibition at Fenwick Gallery, contact Stephanie Grimm, Art and Art History Librarian, at sgrimm4@gmu.edu.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to Fenwick Library is currently limited to Mason students, staff, and faculty.