Gallery Talk: Abernathy Bland and Anna Prezioso

duPont Gallery
Friday, February 23rd
12 PM
UMW Studio Art Alumni and Origin artists Anna Prezioso and Abernathy Bland will give a gallery talk on their work and lives as practicing artists. This event is free and open to the public.

About Anna: Anna Presioso is best known for her multimedia discipline, creating works that evoke a sensual and encompassing atmosphere that dictates an experience. Currently living and working in the District of Columbia, her practice continues to capture remnants of memory with fervor. Her large scale installations and mixed media work displays an overwhelming repetition of harvested mediums. This expression of vocabulary rapidly develops into the form of collage and embroidery to sounds and fragmented imagery. These all become stitched together to give the viewer a cohesive narrative from a collection of a decomposed life. Prezioso’s artwork has been exhibited in group and individual shows, such as Vilnius Academy of Arts; Forum Art Space; and Katzen Museum; as well as GlogaurAIR studios in Berlin, where she also attended as a resident. She’s been selected for several publications, including a feature for the “Artist of the Week” by ArtSee DC .

About Abernathy: Abernathy Bland is an artist, educator, designer, and writer. She is a teacher and the Art Director for SPARC Theater’s Live Art, a collaborative theater arts program for students with and without disabilities. She works as an artist mentor with Milk River Arts, a studio providing career-focused support for adult artists with disabilities.

Some of her design projects include Old Kent Road Theater and Piper McKenzie Productions in NY and Richmond Ballet in VA. She presented work in Puppet BloK! at Dixon Place with OKRT’s Make it Work! Keep Going. Her work can also be seen in the dining room design of Richmond restaurant Foo Dog. Her piece, go for it. all, is part of the Richmond mural scene. She is also an American Sign Language Interpreter.

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