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“The Hand Speaks”: Opening April 26 in The Associates Gallery – TAG – A Preview

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The Associates Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center is proud to present work of Kara Hammond and Drew Parris in an exhibit entitled: “The Hand Speaks.”

Beyond what each artist possesses in their innate mastery of the craft of drawing, these artists’ work exhibits an ability to take the simplest of materials – pencil, ink, and paper – to create singular instances of human presence, with a strong sense of beauty, wry humor, and emotional depth.

Recently juried into the Torpedo Factory, TAG newcomer Drew Parris is primarily self-taught in the medium of graphite drawing. His subjects often family and friends offering the viewer a unique emotional connection to his work. Kara Hammond will feature new ink wash drawings each a unique narrative vignette, reminiscent of a graphic novel.

The Associates Gallery, Studio 311

The Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA

April 26 – May 22, 2016

Open 7 days a week

"...if I sing it to you."

Ink wash on paper, 22″ x 15″, 2016


"...if I explain it to you..."

Ink wash on paper, 11″ x 15″, 2016





And by Drew Parris – “Pale Sun”, graphite on paper





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