By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, April 19, 2013
On Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., Rockville’s VisArts will host a reception for two thematically linked exhibitions. Upstairs in the Kaplan Gallery, you’ll find “Mixtopias,” a group show organized around the theme of hybrid identities (both cultural and personal). Curated by artist Fletcher Mackey, it will include work by Mequitta Ahuja -- whose art is now featured at the National Portrait Gallery -- as well as by Hoesy Corona, Hayoon Jay Lee, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Carolina Mayorga and Jennifer Tam.
Downstairs, in the storefront Gibbs Street Gallery, Mackey has created a site-specific installation called “Arc,” made in response to the changing demographics of communities such as Rockville.