January 17, 2019–April 23, 2019
Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature
Opening Reception: January 24, 6–8pm
Virginia-based painter and video artist Monica Stroik creates visual narratives exploring the intersections between the organic, man-made, and virtual worlds we live in. Through a combination of video and paintings selected from her ongoing Cyber series, IRL (online shorthand for “in real life”) investigates concepts of simultaneously being present and disconnected and how the natural world becomes entangled in our digital lives.
Stroik received her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. Her work has been exhibited across the DC metropolitan area including the Arlington Arts Center, Hillyer Art Space, Civilian Art Project, Area 405, and the Glenview Mansion. She completed a studio residency at the Arlington Arts Center and a painting residency at School of Visual Arts in New York. Stroik collaborates with her husband, musician and composer Doug Kallmeyer, and has mixed video for live musical performances at numerous venues including The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Velvet Lounge, and DuPont Underground in Washington, D.C., and Rams Head Live in Baltimore.
Video and music performance by Ambient Eye
March 28, 7pm
Ambient Eye is a multimedia collaboration between visual artist Monica Stroik and musician Doug Kallmeyer. They use improvisation and composition, visual and auditory techniques, and available technologies to enable a deeper integration of interdisciplinary mediums. The resulting experience is a dynamic live performance highlighting the interplay of sound and light. 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:
Additional support generously provided by: