Sandy's Stories: An Epilogue of Hurricane Sandy

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Gallery 102 is pleased to announce Sandy’s Stories: An Epilogue of Hurricane Sandy, opening on Monday, January 20 with a public reception on Wednesday, January 23 from 6-7pm in commemoration of Hurricane Sandy, nearly three months after the natural disaster ravished the East Coast.

The exhibition will be on view through February 1, 2013.

Natural disasters are confounding. Their tremendous forces erupt with a power to render all else insignificant. Vulnerable to their awesome powers, people evolve during these storms and surprises emerge within both individuals and entire communities. During the storm, one begins to consider his place in the broader world context, and in the potent silence that follows, individuals not only engage in intimate introspective exercises as they struggle to grapple with the spectacular event, but they also come together in a remarkable display of primal support, shared strife, and universal affection.

Featuring collage by GW student artist Christie Malvin, time-based ‘parasite’ by GW student artist Crys Ghantous, installations by Hirshhorn Museum Interpretive Guides Janina Anderson and Ramina Greenfeld, and works by DC-based artists Rachel Farbiarz, Gregg Deal, Jack Labadie, Michael Singletary, Valeria Caflicsh, Erika Milenkovic and J. Ford Huffman, Sandy’s Stories examines the various ways in which Hurricane Sandy assailed the psyche, evoked action and challenged previously held notions and beliefs.

Gallery 102 is the student-led art gallery at The George Washington University. As a platform for students to present work, produce, curate, and install exhibitions, Gallery 102 is a uniquely creative and experimental space for both the GWU and broader DC-arts community to enjoy.