“Intention/Invention” Opening Exhibition Reception

January 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1446 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22101
McLean Project for the Arts
"Intention/Invention" Opening Exhibition Reception @ MPA@ChainBridge

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) will kick off the New Year with a joint exhibition by two renowned abstractionists. “Intention/Invention: Works by Delna Dastur and Maryanne Pollock” will open on January 10, with an Opening Exhibition Reception on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 5-7pm at MPA@ChainBridge (1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean).

“Intention/Invention” features paintings by Delna Dastur and Maryanne Pollock. These two abstract painters both make works created through a delicate and magical blend of intentional, planned process and improvisational experimentation.

“It will be fascinating to see the work of these two artists in a visual conversation, as each brings years of work and study and teaching in the field to bear and to blend with their experimental and spirited approach to painting,” said MPA Exhibitions Director Nancy Sausser.

Maryanne Pollock’s exuberant works combine painting and printmaking techniques to create abstractions with calligraphic marking and patterning influenced by time spent living and working in Egypt.

Delna Dastur, also an abstractionist, uses architecturally inspired compositional structure to make intricately layered lyrical paintings that display atmospheric experiments based on both honed skill and intuition.

In addition to the January 12 Opening Exhibition Reception, Ms. Dastur and Ms. Pollock will hold an Artist Talk on January 27, 2019 at 2pm. Registration for both events is available at mpaart.org. Food for the Opening Exhibition Reception will be provided by Kazan Restaurant (6813 Redmond Drive, McLean; 703-734-1960).

“Intention/Invention: Works by Delna Dastur and Maryanne Pollock” runs January 10 through March 2, 2019 at MPA@ChainBridge.