Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
Feb
14
to Dec 1

Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion

Following Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018), the Valentine hosts a follow-up exhibition entitled Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion. The Storefront for Community Design and the mObstudiO at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts invited teams of planners, architects, designers, artists and individuals to participate in a national design competition to conceptually re-imagine Monument Avenue and contribute to this important dialogue about race, memory, the urban landscape and public art.

When Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s Monument Avenue Commission submitted its recommendations for the future of the city’s Confederate statues, it noted a program initiated by the VCUarts mObstudiO and Storefront for Community Design. The community partners received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to imagine possibilities for the 5.4-mile street, and are currently hosting an international competition, Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion, to generate ideas from architects, planners, designers, independent artists and individuals.

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A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke
Apr
27
to Sep 1

A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke

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View this extraordinary collection of exquisite, intricately crafted works of art—precious souvenirs designed for Grand Tour travelers of the mid-18th to late-19th centuries. The wide range of subjects depicted in these 92 works include Renaissance paintings, architecture, birds, animals, historical sites, landscapes, and portraits. Micromosaics created for Grand Tour travelers reflect the sophisticated pursuits of elite Europeans for whom travel was a rite of passage.

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Carl Chiarenza at VMFA
May
17
to Nov 12

Carl Chiarenza at VMFA

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Visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for an exhibition of works by photographer Carl Chiarenza, on view in the Photography Gallery May 17–Nov. 12, 2019. Born to Italian immigrant parents and raised in Rochester, New York, Chiarenza’s interest in photography developed early in his childhood. His black and white photographs, which often contain elements of collage, have continued to challenge notions of landscape, abstraction, visitor perspective, and the very medium of photography itself. 

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Glenstone Museum
May
20
to Oct 27

Glenstone Museum

Guided by the personal vision of its founders, Glenstone assembles post-World War II artworks of the highest quality that trace the greatest historical shifts in the way people experience and understand art of the 20th and 21st centuries. These works are presented in a series of refined indoor and outdoor spaces designed to facilitate meaningful encounters for visitors.

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Sydnor Scholer: Worlds: Works on Paper
Jun
6
to Aug 25

Sydnor Scholer: Worlds: Works on Paper

Rather than pieces of art, Sydnor Scholer’s drawings are speculative responses to the question of what happens when information/language is stripped of meaning. The use of architectural graphic styles as purely compositional elements reframes images of language into new contexts. Objects, symbols and lines are organized in structures to reveal the expanse of autonomous architectural worlds.

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Cosmologies from the Tree of Life
Jun
8
to Nov 17

Cosmologies from the Tree of Life

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As embodiments of the African American experience and cultural legacies, the works of art featured in Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South are rooted in African aesthetic legacies, familial tradition, and communal ethos. Previously marginalized as “folk or self-taught” art, they now take their rightful place as significant contributors to the canon of American Modernism. As artists, they imbued their works with a sense of individualistic style, yet they often embraced shared narratives that spoke to cultural, familial, and communal preoccupations. Employing an impressive breadth of media, the works in Cosmologies from the Tree of Life celebrate their imprint in sculpture, quilting, painting, and works on paper. This exhibition’s works of art were acquired by VMFA from the Atlanta-based Souls Grown Deep Foundation an organization whose mission it is to showcase works by African American artists from the South. Artists featured in VMFA’s exhibition include Jessie Aaron, Louisiana Bendolph, Thornton Dial, Lonnie B. Holley, Ronald Lockett, Rita Mae Pettway, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, James “Son” Thomas, Mose Tolliver, Purvis Young, and others. An impressive selection of quilts display the unique artistry of the famed multigenerational group of quilt-making women in Gee’s Bend, Alabama.

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Corin Hewitt: Shadows Are To Shade
Jun
15
to Sep 1

Corin Hewitt: Shadows Are To Shade

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Shadows Are To Shade is a solo exhibition by Richmond-based artist Corin Hewitt (b. 1971, Burlington, Vermont), occurring simultaneously at the ICA and at the artist’s home and studio in the Fan district of Richmond, Virginia. Hewitt describes Shadows Are To Shade as a “parafiction” that conflates his family’s daily life in the building with that of the family of the last recorded landowner of the site, prior to the building’s construction in 1915. 

For limited hours during the run of the exhibition, one room on the ground floor of his home and studio will be open to visitors. Concurrently, at the ICA, Hewitt will transform the distinctive “v”-shaped galleries on the second floor into a pair of mirror-image installations. Each will offer a set of layered encounters for visitors as they move into a landscape of raised platforms, translucent walls, shadows, scrims, sculptures, and video. The interplay between them blurs the line between public and private spaces and extends Hewitt’s material and historical considerations across two sites.  

Shadows Are To Shade is the first phase of an ongoing project; through it Hewitt joins a long history of artists transforming their homes and/or studios into immersive and evolving works of art.

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Curious Things
Jul
5
to Sep 1

Curious Things

Shockoe Artspace is thrilled to present its first three-person exhibition entitled Curious Things. This exhibition consists of new and engaging works from North Carolina based painter Ashlynn Browning, Richmond based painter Sam Bantly and recently located to Richmond painter Natalie Schmitting. Curious Things delves into the unique vision of each artist along with the seemingly shared passion for contemporary abstract painting and its rich history.

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IMPEACH
Jul
8
to Dec 31

IMPEACH

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Donald Moffett’s sound installation, IMPEACH (2006), is a recording of Rep. John Lewis’s impassioned speech from the floor of the US House of Representatives during President William Clinton’s impeachment hearings in 1998. Speaking metaphorically, the legendary civil rights icon argued against the impeachment of President Clinton and issued a plea for the American family to “stay together” as “one house and as one family.” Rep. Lewis’s speech slowed the congressional proceedings for approximately one minute before the vote was called and the matter was lost. The installation consists of speakers and an audio player and required no physical alteration to the Confederate Memorial Chapel, which was built in the aftermath of the Civil War—with funding from the North and South—and served as a nondenominational place of worship for the R. E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers’ Home. In the context of this space, Moffett’s immersive sound work speaks to the long history of divisive politics in America and the power of reconciliation.

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Glitch History and the American Icon: Recent Prints by Charlotte Rodenberg
Jul
11
to Aug 30

Glitch History and the American Icon: Recent Prints by Charlotte Rodenberg

Charlotte Rodenberg’s Glitch History and the American Icon proffers a selection of her monotype screen prints from the past three years. Assimilative to the concept of a technological glitch appearing on a screen, the singularity of the monoprint medium thus freezes this random, momentary static into an eternal, contemplative image. The colorful, repetitive patterning of these compositions aims to trigger points of self reflection and critical issues around political issues and current events.

On view at Page Bond Gallery through August 30, 2019.

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Folded Time: Linda Ray
Jul
11
to Aug 30

Folded Time: Linda Ray

Intrigued by the dichotomy of man-made architecture and nature, Lynda Ray ideates her encaustic paintings as narratives built by layering colors, forms and patterns that reveal a history of the work’s construction. Through the subtraction or scraping away of waxy pigment, Ray exposes earlier stages of development within her works, offering viewers a visceral connection to the materiality of time passing.

On view at Page Bond Gallery through August 30, 2019.

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Six Years of Italian Design 1940-2000
Jul
12
to Sep 15

Six Years of Italian Design 1940-2000

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Visit the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design starting July 12th, 2019 for Six Years of Italian Design 1940-2000.

The 1940-2000 survey presents a wide range of characteristic objects from the 60-year period: furniture, ceramics, Murano glass, works on paper. In addition, selected pieces from the private–and rarely seen–collection of Frances Lewis are among the exhibition highlights.

General admission for the museum is $5 per person, cash or card accepted.

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The Barbershop Project
Jul
16
to Aug 24

The Barbershop Project

The Barbershop Project is a multidisciplinary arts activation inspired by the performance of styling, art of hair and shop culture. The project is centered around Mighty Mighty: an immersive art installation and fully-functional, fantastical barbershop in CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery. Mighty Mighty is created by artist Devan Shimoyama, barber Kelly Gorsuch and furniture-maker Caleb Woodard.

The site is open Tuesday-Friday from 11am-7pm, and Saturdays from 10am-6pm through August 24th, 2019.

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Sarah Hand: Curious Confections
Aug
8
to Sep 15

Sarah Hand: Curious Confections

"'Curious Confections' is a ramble through the odd recall of childhood into the unknown country of the future. Inspired by snacks, vintage candy, American folk art, and children’s books, the subject matter and techniques (crayon rubbings, simple shapes, scribbles) play together to illustrate the idea of memory: idyllic, foggy, layered, and off-kilter. From bedtimes to birthday parties, we hold on to truest, most tender parts of ourselves.
Richmond, Virginia based artist, Sarah Hand makes narrative paintings, illustrations, and paper maché sculptures inspired by her love of color, and feelings of connection and wonder about the world we live in. Layers and layers of paint, colored pencil, crayon, and pastel add depth to her simple, warmhearted subject matter.

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Robert Taplin: Everything Imagines is Real (After Dante)
Aug
22
to Oct 6

Robert Taplin: Everything Imagines is Real (After Dante)

Everything Imagined is Real (After Dante) is a set of nine sculptures by American artist Robert Taplin inspired by the 14th-century classic, Dante’s Inferno. Taplin spent six months re-reading the Inferno, drawing, taking notes and planning. Taplin creates his own versions of the story by infusing contemporary nuances, situations, and personal references into his art works.

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artspace: August/September 2019 Exhibitions
Aug
23
to Sep 22

artspace: August/September 2019 Exhibitions

Visit artspace for five new gallery shows, featuring a mixed media installation by Beverly Ryan, original comic ink drawings by Bizhan Khodabandeh, mixed media on canvas by Cindy Mehr, encaustic paintings by Mitzi Humphrey, and a group show of various media by artspace Artist Members.

Join artspace for the opening reception of this exhibition on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 6:00pm. The closing reception will be held on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 2:00pm.

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Sanda Illiescu: Arrivals
Aug
24
to Sep 22

Sanda Illiescu: Arrivals

Sanda Iliescu’s practice spans the media of painting, drawing, and collage. Outside the studio, she makes murals and installations, some with students at the University of Virginia, where she is Associate Professor of Art and Design.

Born in Romania, Iliescu received her BSE in Civil Engineering and M.Arch in Architecture, both from Princeton University. Her professional awards include The Rome Prize, a McDowell fellowship in painting and The Distinguished Artist Award of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts. Scholarly writing on Iliescu’s artwork include essays by Carmen Bambach, Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Paul Barolsky, Commonwealth Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia.

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Artist Lecture: Corin Hewitt: Shadows Are To Shade
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Lecture: Corin Hewitt: Shadows Are To Shade

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Join the ICA for an artist talk by Richmond-based artist and associate professor of Sculpture and Extended Media at VCU, Corin Hewitt.

Shadows Are To Shade is a solo exhibition by Richmond-based artist Corin Hewitt (b. 1971, Burlington, Vermont), occurring simultaneously at the ICA and at the artist’s home and studio in the Fan district of Richmond, Virginia. Hewitt describes Shadows Are To Shade as a “parafiction” that conflates his family’s daily life in the building with that of the family of the last recorded landowner of the site, prior to the building’s construction in 1915. 

For limited hours during the run of the exhibition, one room on the ground floor of his home and studio will be open to visitors. Concurrently, at the ICA, Hewitt will transform the distinctive “v”-shaped galleries on the second floor into a pair of mirror-image installations. Each will offer a set of layered encounters for visitors as they move into a landscape of raised platforms, translucent walls, shadows, scrims, sculptures, and video. The interplay between them blurs the line between public and private spaces and extends Hewitt’s material and historical considerations across two sites.  

Shadows Are To Shade is the first phase of an ongoing project; through it Hewitt joins a long history of artists transforming their homes and/or studios into immersive and evolving works of art.

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How to Look at Art: Abstract Expressionism
Aug
30
12:30 PM12:30

How to Look at Art: Abstract Expressionism

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Are you interested in art but not sure where to start? How to Look at Art provides straightforward tips for looking at, thinking about, and connecting to challenging works of modern and contemporary art. Spend the hour looking closely and making connections with a single artwork. This edition of the program will explore abstract expressionism in Manifesto: Art x Agency. Art history degrees are not required! Meet in the Lobby.

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Noon City by Kelcy Chase Folsom
Aug
30
to Oct 12

Noon City by Kelcy Chase Folsom

Simulation proposes human experience in a fictitious future. Noon City is an installation comprised of sculpture, photographs and drawing as provisional space for post-Earth human existence. It is a place many of us have heard of and may hold nostalgia for, yet very few have ever been. This new body of work by Kelcy Chase Folsom poses questions regarding empathy, the inescapable past, and systems of belief.

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Milk Relics: Oil Paintings by Tom Kim
Aug
31
to Sep 25

Milk Relics: Oil Paintings by Tom Kim

Milk Relics is a narrative painting series by D.C. artist, Tom Kim.

The works in this solo exhibition reflect his experience both working professionally in illustration and animation, as well as exhibiting as a Korean American painter. The style and composition of the series are inspired by classical Western oil painting, traditional Eastern imagery, and contemporary illustration.

The overarching Milk Relics narrative tells the post-apocalyptic story of our society at the precipice of environmental collapse.

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Artist Talk: Robert Taplin: Everything Imagines is Real (After Dante)
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Robert Taplin: Everything Imagines is Real (After Dante)

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Artist Talk: "Into the Dark Wood" presented by Robert Taplin, followed by reception and viewing of the exhibition.

Everything Imagined is Real (After Dante) is a set of nine sculptures by American artist Robert Taplin inspired by the 14th-century classic, Dante’s Inferno. Taplin spent six months re-reading the Inferno, drawing, taking notes and planning. Taplin creates his own versions of the story by infusing contemporary nuances, situations, and personal references into his art works.

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Artist Talk: Robert Taplin: Everything Imagines is Real (After Dante)
Sep
5
1:30 PM13:30

Artist Talk: Robert Taplin: Everything Imagines is Real (After Dante)

Artist Gallery Talk presented by Robert Taplin.

Everything Imagined is Real (After Dante) is a set of nine sculptures by American artist Robert Taplin inspired by the 14th-century classic, Dante’s Inferno. Taplin spent six months re-reading the Inferno, drawing, taking notes and planning. Taplin creates his own versions of the story by infusing contemporary nuances, situations, and personal references into his art works.

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Artist Talks: David Emitt Adams and Justin James Reed
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Talks: David Emitt Adams and Justin James Reed

Candela Books + Gallery is pleased to present two solo exhibitions of new works by David Emitt Adams and Justin James Reed. Both exhibitions will open on Friday, September 6th and will be on view through Sunday, October 27th. Please join Candela for an opening reception and artist talks on Thursday, September 5th, from 5- 8 pm.

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Damien Davis: Color Cargo
Sep
6
to Nov 3

Damien Davis: Color Cargo

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ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION: Friday, September 6, 5:30-8pm

“Color Cargo” examines the role of wood in historical and contemporary commercial transport—from the mid-Atlantic slave trade to e-commerce—and the subjective power of color as a tool for assigning value, in order to create a deceptively appealing space for confronting bias and dehumanization in contemporary society.
Damien Davis is a New York-based artist who explores historical representations of blackness by unpacking the visual language of various cultures and to question how these societies code and decode representations of race.

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Artist Talk and Reception: Damien Davis: Color Cargo
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk and Reception: Damien Davis: Color Cargo

ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION: Friday, September 6, 5:30-8pm

“Color Cargo” examines the role of wood in historical and contemporary commercial transport—from the mid-Atlantic slave trade to e-commerce—and the subjective power of color as a tool for assigning value, in order to create a deceptively appealing space for confronting bias and dehumanization in contemporary society.
Damien Davis is a New York-based artist who explores historical representations of blackness by unpacking the visual language of various cultures and to question how these societies code and decode representations of race.

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Pentimento
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Pentimento

Shockoe Artspace is pleased to present Pentimento by Frank Phillips, opening September 6, 6-9p.
The same night, Shockoe Artspace Studios, directly across the street from the main gallery, The Don Childress Collection will be on display. This is ONE NIGHT ONLY.

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Your Nature Somewhere Else: Alison Cooley
Sep
6
to Sep 28

Your Nature Somewhere Else: Alison Cooley

The fluid compositions in Alison Cooley’s new body of work, Your Nature Somewhere Else, explore the relationship between humans and the ever-changing, dissolving natural world. Cooley comments on the impermanence of places and scenes so familiar to us, as they are indubitably subjected to factors both organic and man-made change. In these works, phenomena such as the development, erosion and weathering of land over time are implicated through the juxtaposition of natural pigments and fluid inks over a synthetic surface. Her compositions exhibit a certain tension of harmonious dissonance through mark making, symbols and text-like passages that wash, bloom and reach in gestural abstraction. 

This exhibition is on view at Page Bond Gallery from September 6th through September 28th, 2019.

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An Inventory of Traces: Roberto Jamora
Sep
6
to Sep 28

An Inventory of Traces: Roberto Jamora

An Inventory of Traces: Roberto Jamora is on view at Page Bond Gallery from September 6th, 2019 through September 30th, 2019.

Each work in exists as a vignette of a specific experience, place or person in his life. Striving to commit impactful instances to memory, Jamora uses cold wax and oil paint to simultaneously “conceal extraneous possibilities and limit sentimentality”. Through his choices of color, form and process, Jamora suggests how slivers or traces of memory are removed from experience and become recollections in our minds.

The opening reception is on Friday, September 6th from 6 to 8pm.

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Parts & Labor: Angela Franks Wells
Sep
6
to Sep 28

Parts & Labor: Angela Franks Wells

In her series, Parts and Labor, photographer Angela Franks Wells details the lives and work of blue collar American culture. The indexical weight of these wrought and industrial forms catalogues lifetimes of dedication to learning, developing skills and struggling to produce a service of labor through the love of craft. Daughter of a machinist and mechanic, Wells was raised in this atmosphere of steel-toed boots, singe marks and tired smiles. Thus, her ethnographic approach to this subject matter comes naturally, as she explains, “I engage the individuals, the space, the tools, and the objects looking for the quintessence of this way of life that lingers as activity continues.” The intensive copper plate photogravure process Wells uses to produce her images bolsters the values of patience, hard work and commitment so prized in this distinct subculture.

This exhibition is on view at Page Bond Gallery from September 6th through September 30th, 2019.

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POWER: David Emitt Adams
Sep
6
to Oct 27

POWER: David Emitt Adams

Candela Gallery is excited to announce POWER, a solo exhibition by Arizona based photographer, David Emitt Adams. For the last ten years, Adams has been documenting the contemporary American landscape using the wet plate collodion process. By applying this early 19th century process onto discarded steel ephemera such as cans and scrap metals, Adams’ photographs are inherently transformed into one of a kind, three dimensional objects with a new gravitas and actualized tension between time and place.

In POWER, practicably realized on large scale 55-gallon steel drum lids, Adams’ conceptually orbits the moorings of the petroleum industry in the American Southwest. Fascinated by the multifaceted weight of power, Adams has spent the last three years traveling cross country, photographing oil refineries and the industrial landscape.

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HALLUCINATIONS: Justin James Reed
Sep
6
to Oct 27

HALLUCINATIONS: Justin James Reed

Candela Gallery is delighted to present HALLUCINATIONS, the first feature solo exhibition at Candela for Richmond, Virginia based artist, Justin James Reed. For the last three years, Reed has been forging a new body of photographic and video work on the environs of a potentially active volcano in northern California. Comprised of images that utilize a highly representational visual language, HALLUCINATIONS provides the viewer the possibility of seeing something other than what is being shown. Through a haze of lush landscapes and sounds, Reed highlights the potential of lens-based imagery to become more focused on sharing, rather than showing.

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An Evening with Lonnie Holley: Film, Talk and Performance
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Lonnie Holley: Film, Talk and Performance

Join VMFA for an evening of music, art and film with visual and musical artist Lonnie Holley. The program will open with a short film, also Holley’s directorial debut, titled I Snuck Off the Slave Ship (19 min.), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018. Afterwards, Holley will discuss his life, work and inspiration for the film through conversation and live performance with his band. This program is inspired by the special exhibition, Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South, which features two of Holley’s sculptural works.

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Studio Two Three: The Silver Factory
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Studio Two Three: The Silver Factory

Join Studio Two Three for their annual auction (and party of the year) on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in celebration of Studio Two Three’s tenth year. Come for amazing art made by local rockstars, local drinks and eats and some light debauchery in true Warhol Factory style to raise some money for Studio Two Three and the 100+ Richmond artists who call the studio their creative home.

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Curator Lecture: Edward Hopper’s Hotel Consciousness
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Curator Lecture: Edward Hopper’s Hotel Consciousness

Dr. Leo Mazow, the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art for VMFA and curator of Edward Hopper and the American Hotel will provide an overview of the special exhibition.

Check in to Edward Hopper’s hotels, motels, tourist homes, and boarding houses in this first investigation of the celebrated artist’s images of hospitality settings. Culturally probing and formally beguiling, the selected paintings and works on paper explore America’s hotel consciousness and cultural landscape in the early to mid-20th century. At VMFA, the exhibition’s only East Coast venue, simulated spaces and other immersive design elements create a one-of-a-kind art experience. Rarely seen diaries and postcards provide personal travelogues, as told by the artist’s wife, Josephine.

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Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Oct
26
to Feb 3

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

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Check in to Edward Hopper’s hotels, motels, tourist homes, and boarding houses in this first investigation of the celebrated artist’s images of hospitality settings. Culturally probing and formally beguiling, the selected paintings and works on paper explore America’s hotel consciousness and cultural landscape in the early to mid-20th century. At VMFA, the exhibition’s only East Coast venue, simulated spaces and other immersive design elements create a one-of-a-kind art experience. Rarely seen diaries and postcards provide personal travelogues, as told by the artist’s wife, Josephine.

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Symposium: Edward Hopper: Hotels, and Other Spaces
Nov
15
to Nov 16

Symposium: Edward Hopper: Hotels, and Other Spaces

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A distinguished group of scholars will provide new insights into one of the most celebrated artists of the American Realist movement during this two-day symposium. Dr. Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame, kicks off the event with a Friday night keynote, “Edward Hopper and the Meaning of Home.” Recounting his travels and his pictures of both occupied and abandoned places, this lecture considers how Hopper visually negotiated competing ideas about the meaning of home in modern times.

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Opening: Judith FAE Brown: Volume
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Opening: Judith FAE Brown: Volume

Join Quirk Gallery on The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel for the opening reception of Judith FAE Brown's solo exhibition, "VOLUME."

Brown strives for balance between shape, surface, color and proportion is primary in assembling her sculptures — intuitive best describes her approach. Elements are meticulously selected, arranged and rearranged, assembled and reassembled, in the constant quest for that correct, if sometimes awkward, balance. Exploration and experimentation keep her engaged to continue trying various mediums and techniques. The focus of this series reflects her intention to create unique pieces by combining the varied visual influences that inspire her everyday.

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Aug
5
9:00 PM21:00

Synthetic Dawn

Synthetic Dawn pairs two artists who use an industrial materiality to explore organic, geological and corporeal forms and notions of personal ritual. Through their own abstract visual languages, Ebstein and Ruiz aestheticize these moments and transform them into inviting, hard to locate, objects of desire.

Upon examination, the viewer sees the materials are familiar and thus the relationship which those materials changes. Ebstein makes tactile abstractions using readymade and nontraditional materials – most notably yoga mats. Her work borrows materials used in gym equipment, yoga and dance studios, and construction projects to examine the tropes of self-help, boutique fitness and the white cube. These surfaces contribute a sense of tactility, utility and even commodity, while occupying the transportive territory of painting.

Ruiz draws from space operas, pseudo-science, pop culture, and the sun to create objects that operate simultaneously as miniature landscapes from a distant future and actual size sculptures informed by the family of Minimalism. She tops cast cement columns with Plexiglas triangles, neon arches and fractured geodes in a way that leaves viewers thinking of (among other things) Dan Flavin, Pink Floyd and the stark beauty of the desert. The Wellsact as portals or entry points into these worlds.

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UNBOUND8! Fundraising Gala Event
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

UNBOUND8! Fundraising Gala Event

Candela Gallery will celebrate the summer exhibition by hosting its annual fundraising gala on Saturday, August 3rd, from 7 to 11 pm. The proceeds raised will be used to purchase select photographic works from the UnBound8! exhibition. This event allows the gallery to continually build the Candela Collection and generate unique opportunities and exposure for participating artists. Candela’s promise is to eventually donate the collection to a notable art institution.

This years’ gala will offer libations, eats, and entertainment; including live music, mouthwatering back alley fried chicken, adult snow cones, gambling, a fish performance, and more action packed surprises.

Event tickets ($50 per person or $90 per couple) are being sold in advance online and at the gallery.

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Workhouse Mural Project and Festival
Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

Workhouse Mural Project and Festival

Join Workhouse Arts Center on Saturday, August 3rd for the inaugural Workhouse Mural Project (WMP) and Festival. This one-day event is the first mural project of its kind in Fairfax County, Virginia and will showcase the creativity of regional artists whose primary art form is mural painting. This outdoor festival include live painting by skilled muralists, live music and performances, food trucks, cash bar, local vendors and sponsor booths, and more. Meet and greet the muralists, watch them create new works of art, and enjoy a day of fun and creativity with family and friends.

Regular General Admission tickets can be purchased online for $20. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event for $25.

*Please note the Workhouse Mural Project and Festival is a rain or shine event. Tickets will only be refunded should the entire event be canceled.

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Lady Painters: Inspired by Joan Mitchell Closing Reception
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Lady Painters: Inspired by Joan Mitchell Closing Reception

This is the last week to view Lady Painters: Inspired by Joan Mitchell (including two paintings by Joan Mitchell loaned by the Fralin Museum of Art) at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA.

Join Second Street Gallery for the closing reception on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 5:30pm. At 6pm, there will be a talk with artists Isabelle Abbot, Karen Blair, Janet Bruce, and Priscilla Long Whitlock.

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Taylor Zarkades King, Artist-In-Residence Reception
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Taylor Zarkades King, Artist-In-Residence Reception

Join Quirk Gallery and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Thursday, July 18 from 6-8 pm for a special reception to welcome new artist-in-residence, Taylor Zarkades King.

Taylor is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's MFA program in Craft/Material Studies. Formally trained as a metalsmith, Taylor's craft based practice moves between production work made at a jewelers bench and conceptual work made in a studio that finds its form through larger configurations of wood, fiber, print, and re-contextualized objects.

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Compound: An Installation by Matt Lively
Jul
18
to Aug 16

Compound: An Installation by Matt Lively

Visit Linda Matney Gallery in Williamsburg to see the installation and participate in Compound, Matt Lively’s summer residency installation.

"This will be an exhibit of in-progress work surrounding the story of a boy who finds a factory that controls the weather. I have created stage sets, objects, and paintings that describe the isolated world in which this story takes place. These objects will later be used to develop the next iteration of this story through photography. The installation will use the language of museum artifacts (think, natural history museum diorama) to create the feeling of immersion into the world of the story. I want to encourage visitors to interact with the exhibit by taking photographs. " Matt Lively, May 2019

Linda Matney Gallery is open Thursday- Saturday, 11am-5pm or by appointment.

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Mural Festival by AMA
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Mural Festival by AMA

Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) and Hola Cultura (HC), with the support of the DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, invite you to a Sunday afternoon mural festival! Enjoy a free, fun and family-friendly Sunday afternoon of programming highlighting the city’s murals and supporting local artists. The schedule of events can be found here.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Second Fridays at VisArts
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Second Fridays at VisArts

Bring a date, a friend or the entire family for a short, Friday night art class! First-come, first-served signs-ups for Second Fridays start at 5 p.m. in VisArts’ lobby. Watch an artist demonstration between 5 and 6 p.m., then head to your class at 6 p.m. or come back for the second session, which starts at 7:30 p.m. All classes cost $15 and you can expect 5 or 6 options.

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3 in 30 Plus: Awaken: The Divine Feminine
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

3 in 30 Plus: Awaken: The Divine Feminine

Join Dr. John Henry Rice, co-curator of Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, and Sue "Vani" Agee, Yoga Teacher, RN, and Co-Founder, PeaceLoveRVA.com, for a discussion of three works in VMFA's permanent collection and an exploration of a theme in the special exhibition: the varying forms assumed by Tibetan Buddhism's goddesses.

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Artist Reception: Hillary Waters Fayle, "Above Earth, Below Sky"
Jul
11
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Reception: Hillary Waters Fayle, "Above Earth, Below Sky"

In these works, Waters Fayle explores the intersections of nature and spirituality and the abundance of ways naturally occurring shapes and patterns overlap those of sacred geometry. Three leaves brought together create a near perfect circle inscribed with a triangle- a symbol which represents unity, wholeness, and the endless life cycle surrounding the trinity of mind, body and spirit, or past, present and future, etc. The rings in a tree are echoed in the formation of mandalas and spiritual diagrams of the ancient world. In considering these visual echoes between the inner and outer landscapes, she seeks to examine our connection to nature and emphasize our place in the cyclical and circular nature of all things.

This work is ultimately all inspired by the fundamental, primordial cycle: the sun, and the circles we turn around it, creating all life. The leaves and the cotton and the trees from which the paper and frames have been fabricated, and the blue—most celestial of colors—would not be possible without the light of the sun.

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Arrange the _ in pairs so that each_ has a _
Jul
9
5:00 PM17:00

Arrange the _ in pairs so that each_ has a _

Arrange the ________ in pairs so that each ________ has a ________ is a participatory exploration regarding the satisfaction of choice. Through the use of audience generated decisions the viewer will be presented with options allowing for a unique outcome.

This performance is inspired by the interests and research of photographer Maggie Flanigan and performance artist Robin Donnelly. Deeply entranced by the ideas of romance and swipe culture, both artists explore ways of perceiving known experience in the digital age.

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3 in 30 Plus: Awaken: The Divine Feminine
Jul
9
11:00 AM11:00

3 in 30 Plus: Awaken: The Divine Feminine

Join Dr. John Henry Rice, co-curator of Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, and Sue "Vani" Agee, Yoga Teacher, RN, and Co-Founder, PeaceLoveRVA.com, for a discussion of three works in VMFA's permanent collection and an exploration of a theme in the special exhibition: the varying forms assumed by Tibetan Buddhism's goddesses.

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UNBOUND8!
Jul
5
to Aug 3

UNBOUND8!

UnBound! features a wide array of photographic techniques from both emerging and established artists, both locally and abroad. We are very proud to bring you a compelling selection of photographic work for the eighth year in a row! Participating artists include Alanna Airitam, Thomas Alleman, Asiya Al-Sharabi, Sophie Barbasch, Wes Bell, Patricia A. Bender, Jaclyn Kolev Brown, Tommy Bruce, Jay Boersma,. Gary Burnley, Adrian Burrell, Jo Ann Chaus, Will Douglas. Emily Earl. Jessica M. Kaufman. Kat Kiernan. Noelle Mason. Elizabeth McGrady. Anne Arden McDonald, Moira McDonald, Mark Peter McKnight, Kendall Messick, Fortune Monte, Nadiya Nacorda, Alex Nyerges, Natalie Obermaier, Alissa Ohashi, Christos J. Palios, Paula Riff, Holly Roberts, Michelle Rogers-Pritzl, Ken Rosenthal, Kyra Schmidt, Heather Evans Smith, Jerry Takigawa, Raymond Thompson., Amanda Tinker., Emily White, Sara J. Winston, Sheri Lynn Behr, Magda Biernat, Michael Cardinali, Maureen Drennan, Łukasz Gniadek, Christopher Kardambikis. Kent Krugh, Kerry Mansfield, Sam Margevicius, Andy Mattern, Kristen Matuszak, Maya Meissner, Colleen Mullins, and Harrison Walker.

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What were you after then? What are you after now? Cindy Neuschwander: 1984 - 1990
Jul
5
to Aug 23

What were you after then? What are you after now? Cindy Neuschwander: 1984 - 1990

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce What were you after then? what are you after now? an exhibition of early works by prolific artist and 1708 Board member Cindy Neuschwander. This retrospective presents selections from two bodies of work from Neuschwander’s formative years, focusing on collage, photography, scraffito, text, and painting, and her deeply personal engagement with figure and identity.

What were you after then? what are you after now? features works from 1984 - 1990 when photography was prominent in Neuschwander’s creative process. Her saturated palette and pointed juxtapositions encapsulate the relationships, idiosyncrasies, and artistic intuition that would inform the breadth of her career. At times playful and others starkly domineering these works signal a sophisticated Feminism that transcends generations.

What were you after then? what are you after now? is presented in conjunction with Reynolds Gallery’s current exhibition, A Measure of Life, featuring Neuschwander’s work from 1999 - 2010.

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Hillary Waters Fayle, "Above Earth, Below Sky"
Jul
5
to Aug 4

Hillary Waters Fayle, "Above Earth, Below Sky"

In these works, Waters Fayle explores the intersections of nature and spirituality and the abundance of ways naturally occurring shapes and patterns overlap those of sacred geometry. Three leaves brought together create a near perfect circle inscribed with a triangle- a symbol which represents unity, wholeness, and the endless life cycle surrounding the trinity of mind, body and spirit, or past, present and future, etc. The rings in a tree are echoed in the formation of mandalas and spiritual diagrams of the ancient world. In considering these visual echoes between the inner and outer landscapes, she seeks to examine our connection to nature and emphasize our place in the cyclical and circular nature of all things.

This work is ultimately all inspired by the fundamental, primordial cycle: the sun, and the circles we turn around it, creating all life. The leaves and the cotton and the trees from which the paper and frames have been fabricated, and the blue—most celestial of colors—would not be possible without the light of the sun.

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Tone and Value
Jul
1
to Jul 19

Tone and Value

ART 180's new teen art exhibit features self-portraits depicting their teens’ true selves, sustainable fashion, poetry inspired by notable artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, and a special selection of works by Girls for a Change.

ART 180 is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment.

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Artspace Exhibitions for June- July 2019
Jun
28
to Jul 21

Artspace Exhibitions for June- July 2019

artspace is pleased to present five new gallery exhibitions, featuring artists Julie Comnick, Margaret Buchanan, Tom Monsees, Shannon Gilbert, and a group exhibition of work by artspace Artist Members.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6-9 pm

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Sunday, Noon-4 pm

Closing Artist Talks, Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 2 pm

All Free and Open to the Public

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FLEET
Jun
25
to Jul 3

FLEET

Sarah Boyts Yoder’s new solo exhibition, FLEET, presents tropes of mortal reconciliation with the constant state of flux and fleeting moments that comprise our world at large. Using a visual lexicon of symbols that she has generated over time, Boyts Yoder’s colorful, abstracted works articulate how space extends and collapses all around us in liminal celebrations of cacophonous graffiti.

This exhibition is on view at Page Bond Gallery through July 3rd, 2019.

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The Wild Beasts: Peter Cochrane
Jun
25
to Jul 3

The Wild Beasts: Peter Cochrane

In Peter Cochrane’s series, The Wild Beasts, his vivid still life photographs transform imagery that would have historically read as mere symbolic details into compositions representing personal “Thank Yous” to his ever-expanding queer chosen family and mentors.

This exhibition is on view at Page Bond Gallery through July 3rd, 2019.

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[Work]
Jun
21
to Aug 18

[Work]

  • Visual Arts Center of RIchmond (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its annual “[Work]” exhibition on Friday, June 21 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the center’s True F. Luck Gallery. “[Work]” features art created by VisArts faculty, staff and board members.

The show includes examples of all media taught at VisArts’ 1812 West Main Street building, including: ceramics, creative writing, digital media, drawing, fiber, film, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, printmaking and wood.

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Summer Exhibitions Opening Celebration
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Exhibitions Opening Celebration

  • Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join ICA for the opening celebration of two new exhibitions, Corin Hewitt: Shadows are to Shade and Summer Sessions: Commonwealth.

6pm/ Doors + galleries open, complimentary food, music, cash bar*

6:30pm/ Artist Talk with Corin Hewitt (Auditorium)

7pm/ Provocations Performance: Marcus Tenney (Gallery 4)

8pm/ Introduction to Summer Sessions (Gallery 1)

8-10pm/ Food and drink for purchase*

*ICA Members at the Plus and Premier levels will receive complimentary beverages throughout the evening.

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