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Solo Exhibition | Score: Mixed Media by Joan Dreyer

Memorial Wreath #2 by Joan Dreyer
Score: Mixed Media Art by Joan Dreyer
Solo Exhibition; Vulcan Gallery, W-16 1st Floor
On View: January 14 – April 30, 2023
Reception Date: April 8, 4 pm – 6 pm

Score explores 20 years of the work of Virginia-based mixed media artist, Joan Dreyer. While developing her MFA thesis at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA, Joan began taking tools, techniques and imagery that have been historically considered “women’s work” and transforming them into innovative, contemporary art that is responsive to the tone and tensions of our times. Created by combining fiber techniques with unexpected materials like X-rays, her work is a subtle art that asks questions about life, loss, symbolism, and the impact of war instead of providing one size fits all answers. The artist’s work provides a space for the contemplation of life stages that we all encounter. The result is a body of work that allows for meaningful but also multiple interpretations by the viewer.

Before, During, After: Art Shaping Resilience

Before, During, After: Art Shaping Resilience
Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Episcopal High School
February 14, 2022 – March 22, 2022

Joan Dreyer was one of nine artists in Before, During, After at the Angie Newman Gallery at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

The exhibit addressed how artists build resilience through the act of creating art and how that process is relevant to the current times.

In the Galleries, Washington Post, January 29

World 2020
2021 Mark Jenkins, “Review: In the Galleries”, The Washington Post, January 29, Arts & Style

Joan Dreyer’s “World Map,” from 2008, is a fabric chart flanked by tags from upscale clothing items made around the world, emblems of internationalization from a less contentious time. It’s next to a more urgent world vision: an egg-shaped papier-mache globe covered in newsy images, including photos of masked people.”

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