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Alumna Deborah Lash Exhibits Photography at Gallery 123

February 3, 2012

Mason’s African and African American Studies Program and the School of Art present “When the House Burns Down,” a photography exhibition by Mason alumna Deborah Lash that runs from Monday, Feb. 6, through Tuesday, March 6.

The exhibit will be in Gallery 123 in the Johnson Center on Mason’s Fairfax Campus. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The series follows two children throughout the summer in an empty world devoid of people and possessions. The exhibition explores the texture and nuance of intimate relationships formed regardless of age or ethnicity.

Lash earned an MFA from Mason in 2011. She also has a BA in Spanish from Mason. She completed a research fellowship in West Africa from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, as well as course work at the National School of Bellas Artes in Mexico.

The exhibit is presented by Mason’s African and African American Studies Program and the School of Art as part of the university’s Black History Month events.


"When The House Burns Down" by Deborah Lash