Tephra ICA presents A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats by Andrea Limauro

Sofia Blom Art & Culture

 On view October 7, 2021 – January 25, 2022 

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) presents A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats, an exhibition of mixed media works by DC-based artist Andrea Limauro. This exhibition is on view at Tephra ICA at Signature October 7, 2021 – January 25, 2022. An in-person opening reception and brief artist talk will be held on Friday, October 22 at 6pm in the outdoor courtyard at the Signature Apartments in Reston Town Center. 

Andrea Limauro (b. 1976, Rome, Italy) is a visual artist and city planner whose work explores migration and migrant identity issues, nationalistic narratives, gun violence, climate change, and other social topics. Through his attentive and laborious process of screen printing and careful painting, Limauro’s works bring into focus the looming nature of disasters due to the effects of climate change. Through the employment of striking color combinations, metal leaf, patterns, and minute details, the illusion to a dystopian future of the Washington, DC region entices the eye. A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats includes nine mixed media works providing a linnear narrative of regional landmarks gradually engulfed by nature with the United States capital eventually emerging as a new and different place. 

Andrea Limauro has exhibited at the Art Museum of the Americas, IA&A Hillyer, Culture House, and Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC; the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Annapolis, MD; and the Arlington Art Center in Arlington, VA. In 2022, Limauro’s paintings will be featured in New American Paintings, No. 148, South Issue, and Studio Visit Magazine. Limauro was a Finalist for the Albero Andronico Art Award in Rome, Italy (2019) and a Semi-Finalist for the Bethesda Painting Awards in Maryland (2020). He serves as a Board Member at Washington Project for the Arts. Limauro holds a BA in Politics and Sociology from Essex University, UK, a Graduate Diploma in International Development from the University of Padua, Italy, and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL. 

Tephra ICA at Signature, located at the Signature apartment building in Reston, VA, is an innovative satellite gallery space that presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions featuring work by local and regional artists as selected by Tephra ICA curatorial staff. The gallery is provided in partnership with Boston Properties and Bozzuto. 

Visitors are welcome Tuesday–Saturday from 11am–5pm. Face masks are required to enter. Reservations are not required. The gallery is located at the Signature apartment building at 11850 Freedom Dr, Reston, VA. 

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 22 at 6pm. The reception will take place In person at the outdoor courtyard at the Signature Apartments and will include a brief artist talk. 

Tephra ICA at Signature is generously supported by Reston Community Center. 


Pictured at top:  Andrea Limauro, The Swamp Takes Over, 2020 

About Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art

Tephra ICA is a non-profit, non-collecting institution committed to promoting innovative contemporary art and thinking. Leading with curiosity and care, the organization is a catalyst, generator, and advocate for visual arts. 

Tephra ICA is supported in part by ArtsFairfax, Reston Community Center, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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