The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) officially opened its new location, MPA@ChainBridge with its inaugural exhibit, Moving Through: Works by David A. Douglas. Showcasing large-scale landscape art, the exhibit opened December 8, 2016 and runs through January 21, 2017. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am until 9:30 pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am until 9:30 pm.
Located in the Chain Bridge Corner Shopping Center in the space between CVS and Kazan Restaurant, MPA@ChainBridge features an exhibition gallery as well as an art education space. MPA, in residence at the McLean Community Center (MCC) for more than 25 years, must relocate temporarily while the MCC undergoes a major renovation in spring, 2017. Until then, MPA’s existing galleries and DuVal Studio in the MCC (MPA@MCC) will remain open and active. Once the renovation begins, MPA@ChainBridge will serve as MPA’s primary gallery, classroom and office space for about two years. Moving Through: Works by David A. Douglas is the first exhibit featured at MPA’s second location, MPA@ChainBridge. Working at the intersection of drawing, painting and photography, David A. Douglas creates large-scale works that explore the power of place. Depicting personally significant landscapes on a monumental scale, Douglas offers the viewer the opportunity to enter the works on their own terms and experience the highly charged potency that lies within the ordinary moment. To learn more about Douglas’ work, visit http://davidadouglas.com.