Doreen Garner's work is materially and visually arresting, while purposefully confronting the dark spectres of atrocity associated with the objectification and dissection of the black female body in the history of medical experimentation. Made from a diverse array of materials including hand-blown glass, silicone, Swarovski crystal, hair, and anatomy books, these sculptural objects are provocatively grotesque and seductively crafted.

George Mason University’s School of Art and the African and African American Studies Program are proud to host Doreen Garner: Full Body, at The Fine Arts Gallery at George Mason University, January 23rd – February 25th, 2017. Located in the School of Art (SOA) on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, the Fine Arts Gallery offers a diverse program of exhibitions by emerging and established contemporary artists, thesis exhibits by current MFA candidates, and a semi-annual SOA undergraduate senior exhibition.

About the Artist

Doreen Garner (b.1986) is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has appeared in national and international exhibitions at venues including Knockdown Center, Queens, NY; Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA; University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, MA; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Rhode Island College’s Bannister Gallery, Providence, RI; Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY. Garner has been awarded residencies at Pioneer Works, NY; Toledo Museum of Art, OH; Abrons Art Center, NY; S12 Glass Studio, Bergen, Norway; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She holds a BFA in Glass from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and an MFA in Glass at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is current in residence at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY.

Photo credit: Maxim Ryazansky


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