Georgetown College to Host Annie Farrar Exhibit
Submitted on February 5, 2018
“In my work, I use materials from daily life, objects that have cultural associations and points of reference for viewers,” explains artist Annie Farrar.
Farrar’s The Other Side of Existence exhibit opens Feb. 28 and will continue through March 31 in the Cochenour Gallery of Georgetown College’s Ensor Learning Resource Center. The Cochenour Gallery is located on the building’s first floor. It is open to the public free of charge during regular Center hours.
Of her works, Farrar states, “I explore the tension between the cerebral concerns of minimalism and an investigation of humanity: emotional, spiritual, symbolic, and narrative. At its core, the work is a meditation on entropy, time, loss, decay, renewal, and survival.
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. Materials off-gas, break down and decay, just as our own bodies do. My newest body of work, Vanitas, explores these themes in dialogue with 17th-century Dutch still life painting.”
Farrar was born in Wheeling, West Virginia and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee. She earned her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MA in Museum Studies from the George Washington University. She has exhibited internationally and has work in private collections through the east coast and the southern United States. She is a Hambridge and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow and the Chair of the Washington Sculptors Group. In addition, she is the registrar for outgoing loans at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
An Opening Reception with Farrar is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 3-5 p.m. The public is welcome.
Samantha Simpson is Georgetown College’s Gallery Director and Curator of Collections. For additional information, she may be reached at 502-863-8399 or by email: Samantha_Simpson@georgetowncollege.edu.