The artists in this exhibition share an interest in the role of science fiction, scientific fact, and fantasy in the changing nature of our relationship to our fears, ideals, and questions about being human. Recognizing that our retelling of the past changes constantly and that opening ourselves to new possibilities can help identify the biases of our accepted histories, the artists in this exhibition create their own worlds, including cultural references and artifacts, to question the assumptions of history-making and truth-telling. Building Worlds features the work of Michael Booker, Rachel Guardiola, Timothy Harper, Laura Beth Konopinski, and Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann.

Michael Booker
Rachel Guardiola
Timothy Harper
Laura Beth Konopinski
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann

In the galleries: Small universes and a large cosmos at Greater Reston Arts Center
Washington Post, August 31, 2018

Exhibition catalogue
Press release



Opening Reception and Curator’s Talk: July 21, 5–7pm
Free and open to the public

Creative Response
Join the Greater Reston Arts Center one Thursday of each month to hear an expert in their field respond to the work on view in the gallery.
Free and open to the public. More information here

August 2: Heather Spence
Video part 1
Video part 2

August 23: Aaron Stratten
Video part 1
Video part 2

September 6, 7pm: Kimberly Battista
Video part 1
Video part 2

Meditation Workshop with Beloved Yoga: Contemplating Creativity
September 8, 9:30–11am
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Workshop: Crankable Creations with artist Tim Harper
September 8, 1–3pm
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Workshop: Sensory Scenery with artist Rachel Guardiola
September 15, 1–3pm
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In Their Own Words: artist talk with Building Worlds artists
September 15, 5–7pm
Video part 1
Video part 2