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Stamp Gallery Presents Visualizing Narratives: Shaping Resistance

posted on February 09, 2019

On view February 13 - March 30

Opening Reception: February 13, 5-7PM, free and open to the public

Featuring work by: Becci Davis, Malik M. Lloyd, Leah Modigliani, Susanne Slavick, TUG Collective.


Protests and opposition movements have long been a social tool by which to mobilize groups of people around shared grievances, allowing them to collectively interrogate power structures and enact change through the discursive processes of resistance. Various forms of protest have been an important point at which resistance enters the public space and gains broader visibility, often through images that become symbols of the movement. The images produced around protests and resistance movements thus play a larger role in shaping narratives for public consumption.


This exhibition thus seeks to explore the role of visual production around protests and forms of resistance. It will consider such questions as: How do artists monumentalize and memorialize acts of resistance in their work? In what ways does the media visually shape narratives around protests or resistance movements? In what ways does artwork respond to, reshape, interrogate, or blur broader narratives? What role does the mass dissemination of images – by artists and the public via new media – play in shaping public perception of protests and resistance movements?


Artist Talks

Mirrored Re-Collection, November 1 - December 15, 2018

In Conversation with Sobia Ahmad, November 15:

In Conversation with Sepideh Salehi, November 28:



Mirrored Re-Collection and Sepideh Salehi's Artist Talk Featured in The Diamondback:


Media Lux reviewed in The Washington Post: read more

Media Lux reviewed in UMD's The Writer's Bloc: read more 

Arts on Campus


  • Mirrored Re-Collection, Stamp Gallery, 1220 STAMP Student Union, on view November 1–December 15, 2018.




This fall, spend Thursday evenings exploring modern and contemporary art at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC! As part of the University of Maryland─Phillips partnership, admission to the Phillips is now free for all UMD students, faculty, and staff, and a 40-seat shuttle bus offers complimentary, round-trip transportation from the heart of campus to the Phillips every Thursday evening starting August 30 and running through December 6, except for Thanksgiving. 


    • Seating on the the UMD Phillips Connection shuttle is now first-come, first-served. There is no need to pre-register; simply come to the Stamp bus slip before 5:30pm on Thursday evening, and present your UID to the shuttle driver to board the shuttle. 40 spots are available on the bus.
    • Once you arrive at the Phillips, your visit is independent and self-directed. Present your UID for free admission and check out the exhibition, permanent collection, programming, shop, café, and neighborhood per your own schedule and interests. For a calendar of UMD─Phillips programs, visit: For additional Phillips programs, including the popular first-Thursday Phillips after 5 events, visit
    • The return shuttle departs The Phillips Collection’s main entrance at 1600 21st Street promptly at 8:30 pm. The bus will depart on time and will not make additional stops or returns for late passengers. 
    • If you wish to remain in Dupont Circle past 8:30 pm and return to campus by public transit, you are free to do so. For information about public transit near the Phillips visit

    Mission Statement

    The gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming the gallery offers an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.


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    The Stamp Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about Maryland State Arts Council grants and how they impact Maryland's arts sector, visit

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