Police State Disco – Jonathan Monaghan




JANUARY 22 – MARCH 3, 2018

George Mason University is pleased to announce Police State Disco, featuring new media artworks by DC-based artist, Jonathan Monaghan. Included in the exhibition are new sculptural, video, and print works. Drawing on a range of aesthetic references, such as surveillance technology and corporate architecture, Monaghan offers a disquieting vision of reality camou aged by the seductive aesthetics of commercial media.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 30, 4:30-6:00 p.m. with the artist in dialogue with Vesela Sretenović, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Phillips Collection

Mason Exhibitions: https://www.masonexhibitions.org/
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/428495800916335/

Monaghan Flyer

For further information regarding the exhibition, please contact George Mason University’s Galleries office at gallery@gmu.edu or 703-993-8950. The Fine Art Gallery is located in the Art and Design Building on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University, and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the gallery is FREE and open to the public. Please visit http://www.gmu.edu/resources/welcome/Directions/Directions-to-Fairfax.html for driving directions and parking information. Visit George Mason University’s School of Art on the web at http://soa.gmu.edu/; on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gmu.soa; and follow on Twitter and Instagram @gmusoa.


About George Mason University’s School of Art

The School of Art is distinct in the way that it provides undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students a multidisciplinary curriculum and the necessary freedom to develop as artists, designers and scholars. At the same time, we strive for a level of rigor, investigation and cultural relevance that makes our school truly special. Our students translate the most complex ideas into tangible forms—paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, video, performances, books, installations, community projects and, more often than not, a combination of the above. Few schools in the United States provide such a broad range of possibilities.


About the Galleries

The Galleries are located on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The Fine Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Art and Design Building. The Mason Hall Atrium Gallery is on the ground floor of Mason Hall on Mason Pond Drive. Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and by appointment. The Concert Hall Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gallery Program is a division of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, home to the Center for the Arts. The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.


About George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.