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Artist Dawn Whitmore Exhibition Titled "Myself Is The Same As Yourself" Is on View in the Open Gallery

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Category: Arts at MC

Published: 2020-02-04 00:00:01.000

<p>The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invite you to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus to view work by artist Dawn Whitmore.</p>
<p><i>Myself Is The Same As Yourself </i>is an exhibition that uses video, sound, sculpture, painting, and photography to explore the construct of identity as viewed through an internal, self-reflective prism.</p>
<p>In Whitmore's work, each symbolic angle portrays a slightly different variation of the whole. Using elements of self-portraiture, including form, voice, and personal history, connections are made between different internal structures. Video of the artist in conversation with herself highlights different parts of the psyche as it navigates the dark forest of the interior. Reoccurring objects, such as trees, ladders, snakes, and oranges, act as symbols along the journey of discovery. These symbols appear as both 2-D painted representations and actual objects throughout the exhibit, drawing attention to the dissonance between real and unreal. A 3-channel sound piece blends the artist's voice and field recordings collected in a forested nature preserve. Drawing on sound as a point of departure, the viewer is invited to sit and experience the auditory journey, surrounded by sculpture and painting.</p>
<p>Open Gallery</p>
<p>Exhibition Dates: January 21 - February 28, 2020</p>
<p>Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6 - 8 p.m.</p>
<p>Location: The Open Gallery is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The arts center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, which is immediately behind the center. Additional parking is available in the East Campus Garage on Fenton Street with pedestrian access by a bridge and walking path.</p>
<p>For maps and directions, visit <a href="http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps">www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps</a></p>
<p>For more information: Call 240-567-5821</p>

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