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Alexandria, VA 22314
Studio 2

Exhibition Dates: July 6th - 28th, 2013
Reception: Thursday, July 11th, 6-8pm • Gallery Talk at 7pm

Optical Studies is a solo exhibition of work by Torpedo Factory artist Ruth Gowell, featuring work in woven fiber, kilnformed glass, and glass and fiber combined. The work will explore the distortion of pattern using bubbles created in the glass. Gowell is the winner of the 2013 Artist of the Year Competition sponsored by the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The juror was J.W. Mahoney, a writer and curator based in VA. A graduate of Harvard University, he is currently the Washington Corresponding Editor for Art in America, a contributing editor for the New Art Examiner, and a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Maryland.

The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA

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