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Art Lab: Jennifer Lillis

April 18 - May 13

Longing Manifestations
Jennifer Lillius

On View April 18 – May 13, 2018
McGuireWoods Gallery, Art Lab
Reception: Saturday, May 12 6pm – 8pm



Longing Manifestations is a series of prints constructed through the process of sigil magic. The images represent personal manifestation of earthly desires, transforming the space into a sacred place of reflection.

Rituals have been used to liberate man from distractions of the earthly realm to bring him/her closer to their greater self. Ritual examines life as a series of transitions that are marked by ceremonial acts. Ritualizing my creative practice, I charge my intention through the act of creation. Deconstructing language into charged spiritual symbols, the glyphs are a tool in activating the elements of desire. Through the process of sigil making, I break down longing to word, word to letter, letter to line, then line to aether.



Jennifer Lillis (b. 1989) is an artist, student and administrator in Northern Virginia. She received her BA in Studio Art from Marymount University in 2012. Her work focuses on deconstruction, transformation, and ritual of landscape, language and material through her studio practice. Jennifer is currently a second year MFA Printmaking candidate at George Mason University, co-founder of ELEMENTS, the Graduate Professional Assistant for the Fenwick Gallery and Gallery Manager at the McLean Project for the Arts.


April 18
May 13
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9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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