Douglas Moulden
A Purposeful Manner Towards a Vague Destination
Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature

Douglas Moulden (b. 1956, Washington, DC; lives and works in Frederick, Maryland) is known for his mesmerizing large-scale acrylic paintings on panel inspired by the woods near his home just outside Washington, DC. The scenes are based on photographs he takes and distillations of his memories of specific places. He applies paint to each handmade panel in heavy layers, often extruding, sculpting, and carving to find a surface of varied depths and textures. His approach to making can be described as coddiwomple, an obscure English slang word meaning, “to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.”

Programming and events

Opening Reception
May 2, 6–8pm

Lunchtime with the Arts
August 8, 12:30–1:30pm
Take a break from the heat, bring your lunch, and join Greater Reston Arts Center’s (GRACE) Festival Director and Associate Curator Erica Harrison for a discussion about the current Douglas Moulden exhibition. Presented with Reston Town Center Association. All ages. Free and open to the public.

Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature is located at:
11850 Freedom Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

To access the gallery use the main entrance on Freedom Drive and wait to get buzzed in by the concierge. The gallery is located past the main lobby on the left.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–5pm
Closest parking garage is the Silver garage. More info

Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature is generously sponsored by:


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