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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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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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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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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Circa 1960
Jul
13
to Dec 1

Circa 1960

The period around 1960 was one of great artistic evolution in the United States. The long-standing influence exerted by Abstract Expressionism, a gestural type of painting and sculpture that emerged after World War II, was dwindling. Artists coming of age at this time perceived the style as mannered and academic and sought to distance themselves from its pervasive legacy. This resulted in a gradual shift in artistic approaches and philosophical attitudes. The works in this installation demonstrate both the lingering hallmarks of Abstract Expressionism and the precursors to these new artistic directions.

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Xavier Mary: Deepwater Horizon
Sep
6
to Oct 20

Xavier Mary: Deepwater Horizon

1708 Gallery announces Deepwater Horizon, an exhibition of sculpture, video, and appropriated objects by Belgian artist Xavier Mary. Deepwater Horizon borrows its name from an ultra-deepwater offshore oil rig that, while one of the deepest rigs ever drilled, culminated in the most catastrophic explosion and oil spill in U.S. history. Sculptures arduously drag from dilapidated industrial material–truck beds, insulation, soot, wheels– a retrospective capture of automotive dysfunction and material memory. These objects become small structures to consider the near future of the fossil fuel industry and societal upheaval underway. Deepwater Horizon is a suspended explosion and a quiet collision of geological time, anthropocentric ecological questioning, and quasi-transcendental images of the oil and gas industry. At its core, Deepwater Horizon reformats how we analyze specific aspects of current and future realities; the exhibition challenges the very activity of thinking about the Petrol Age in order to explicate multiple understandings and positions. Instead of prioritizing one extremism over another, the exhibition examines the system itself –the images, conditions, and materials in which extreme situations come to be. Deepwater Horizon proposes an auto(matic)-apocalypse already underway yet dumbed down by the platforms by which it is currently understood and registered.

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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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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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Joan Elliott: Infinity Fields
Sep
6
to Oct 25

Joan Elliott: Infinity Fields

Joan Elliott’s fourth solo show with Reynolds Gallery presents a series of individual works as well as diptychs on panel. Within her diptychs, Elliott pairs lush scenes of nature alongside panels covered from edge-to-edge with geometric patterns, inspired by architectural details the artist observed during recent travels in Europe. These seemingly disparate styles of painting merge within the single-panel works, where landscape imagery serves as underdrawings for the multiple layers of intricate patterns Elliott paints overtop.

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Alison Hall: for the white bird
Sep
6
to Oct 25

Alison Hall: for the white bird

Alison Hall’s exhibition features new paintings of oil and graphite on panel, ranging in size from 13 x 11 to 40 x 32.5 inches, alongside several works on paper. Marking Hall’s second solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, the show will be anchored by a large floor- based installation of wood tiles painted white, designed to mimic the floor of the iconic Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy.

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Matt Kleberg: Blind Arcade
Sep
6
to Oct 25

Matt Kleberg: Blind Arcade

In his first solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Matt Kleberg presents a new series of monumental abstract paintings created with oil stick on canvas. The works display architecturally inspired forms alongside looser, more organic shapes. Rendered primarily in earth tones situated among pops of intensely saturated colors, this series of paintings ranges in size from 20 x 16 to 84 x 60 inches.

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Meg Roberts Arsenovic: TIDEWATER
Sep
18
to Oct 27

Meg Roberts Arsenovic: TIDEWATER

TIDEWATER includes a collection of fiber and mixed media pieces inspired by the effects of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater that shaped the landscape and history of Virginia. Arsenovic utilizes color palettes and textures inspired by childhood (Disney, The Muppets) to make some of these hidden histories more accessible. The radiating pattern of the meteor strike is superimposed onto contemporary road maps and atlas pages. Nautical knots are replicated from old textbooks or charts belonging to John Smith using brightly colored faux fur. Arsenovic's pieces offer something familiar, recognizable, maybe even comforting---but are they also masking a more complicated version of events?

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Frankie Slaughter: Self Scene
Oct
4
to Oct 29

Frankie Slaughter: Self Scene

Frankie Slaughter mounts another massive exhibit for patrons of the Glave Kocen Gallery in just a couple of weeks. Her first solo show “Unravel" at the gallery in 2013 was a runaway smash and a multi media juggernaut. Her massive creativity and output continues on in this next installment driving her to explore more materials and depth of meaning. “'In this upcoming exhibition, I set the scene, so to speak, for us all to look ‘backstage’, behind the curtain” begins Frankie. "I invite the viewer to look beyond the set, our personal stage and deeper into what is truly authentic, what is within, who we are at our very core.”

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Great Force
Oct
5
to Jan 5

Great Force

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Great Force is an exhibition that uses painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance to examine the reality of race in the United States. It will feature new commissions and recent work by an intergenerational group of 21 established and emerging artists, including Pope.L, Sable Elyse Smith, Charlotte Lagarde, and Tomashi Jackson.

Borrowing its title from a quote by novelist and social critic James Baldwin, “The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do,” Great Force will explore how contemporary artists contend with persistent black-white racial bias and inequality in the U.S.

For the duration of Great Force, the ICA will convene community discussions about race, representations of the oppressed and the empowered, and how art can become a tool in pursuit of visibility.

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Intersections: Los Carpinteros: Cuba Va!
Oct
10
to Jan 12

Intersections: Los Carpinteros: Cuba Va!

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Los Carpinteros (Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez) is an internationally acclaimed Cuban artist collective best known for merging architecture, sculpture, design, and drawing. From the outset in the early 1990s, Los Carpinteros’s work has reflected on social transformations in post-revolutionary, socialist Cuba, offering critical commentary of dominant ideologies and power structures with humor and artistry. Mixing aesthetic execution with political underpinning, and a sense of irony with nostalgia, the subversive artworks of Los Carpinteros remain equivocal and open-ended. Los Carpinteros’s Intersections project will feature two videos from 2018—Comodato and Retráctil—and a group of LED sculptural portraits. The films and portraits produce a social landscape of Cuba’s modern history that has been at once utopian and dystopian, idealist and brutalist, promising and devastating. Cuba Va! will be Los Carpinteros’s first museum project as a collective since their separation in summer 2018, continuing the Phillips’s tradition of "firsts" by staging a new beginning of the long celebrated Cuban collective.

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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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Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life
Oct
26
to Jan 26

Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life

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Los Carpinteros (Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez) is an internationally acclaimed Cuban artist collective best known for merging architecture, sculpture, design, and drawing. From the outset in the early 1990s, Los Carpinteros’s work has reflected on social transformations in post-revolutionary, socialist Cuba, offering critical commentary of dominant ideologies and power structures with humor and artistry. Mixing aesthetic execution with political underpinning, and a sense of irony with nostalgia, the subversive artworks of Los Carpinteros remain equivocal and open-ended. Los Carpinteros’s Intersections project will feature two videos from 2018—Comodato and Retráctil—and a group of LED sculptural portraits. The films and portraits produce a social landscape of Cuba’s modern history that has been at once utopian and dystopian, idealist and brutalist, promising and devastating. Cuba Va! will be Los Carpinteros’s first museum project as a collective since their separation in summer 2018, continuing the Phillips’s tradition of "firsts" by staging a new beginning of the long celebrated Cuban collective.

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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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Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection
Nov
9
to Oct 12

Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection

Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection will feature the recent gift of over fifty major historical artworks, including more than thirty-five seminal works by Marcel Duchamp, promised to the museum by Washington, D.C., collectors Barbara and Aaron Levine. The exhibition comprises an unparalleled selection of artworks, thoughtfully acquired over the course of two decades and offering a rarely seen view of the entire arc of Duchamp’s career.

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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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Preview and Opening Reception: Great Force
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Preview and Opening Reception: Great Force

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Join the ICA at VCU for a special First Friday, featuring the opening of its newest exhibition, Great Force, curated by Amber Esseiva. Through painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance, Great Force examines the reality of race in the United States with new commissions and recent work by an intergenerational group of 24 established and emerging artists. Live window painting by artist Tomashi Jackson. Provocations performance by Chino Amobi. DJ Michael Demps, refreshments, and cash bar.

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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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Artist Talk: Kiara Pelissier
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Kiara Pelissier

Alma's featured artist, Kiara Pelissier will be giving an artist talk on Thursday, September 26 from 6-8 pm. Please join this fun and casual evening! Snacks and drinks provided.

Kiara Pelissier is the youngest in a family of four consecutive generations of artists. She earned a Bachelors degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her Masters from VCUarts. She has taught glassblowing at VCU, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. In addition to numerous public and private collections, Kiara's work is in the collection of the Museum of American Glass, in New Jersey.

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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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How to Look at Art: Futurism
Sep
13
12:30 PM12:30

How to Look at Art: Futurism

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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 Futurism in Manifesto: Art x Agency. Art history degrees are not required! Meet in the Lobby.

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Bernard Martin:Seeking The Cool Side
Sep
6
to Oct 1

Bernard Martin:Seeking The Cool Side

Born in 1935 in Ferrum, Virginia, Bernard Martin received his BFA from Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) in 1959, and his MFA from Hunter College in New York City in 1962. He’s been a professor emeritus of art at VCU since 1992, where he was the first chair of the Department of Painting and Printmaking from 1966-1999. Martin has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout his decades long career, including three separate traveling exhibitions with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Since 1965, Martin has exhibited in over 200 national and international group exhibitions. He has been the recipient of two Fellowships with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, as well as the Pollak Lifetime Achievement Award. Martin’s work is part of several major public collections including – The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. Martrin created two novel covers of esteemed writer, Tom Robbins and is part of many private collections.

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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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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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Listen
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Listen

Artwork featured in this exhibit was created by students in summer programs across Richmond and showcases their voices through masks, spirit animals, self-portraits and so much more. Join Art 180 to LISTEN to what they are saying.

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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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Frank Phillips: Pentimento
Sep
6
to Oct 11

Frank Phillips: Pentimento

Frank Phillips work uses a flat plane to convey the visual ideas of construction, mass, and volume. The formally arranged imagery is all invented, but takes cues from architecture and engineering (materials and the structures themselves), as well as the erosion and the decay of perceived ruin. The display of process is an integral component to the work; it tracks the time, mistakes, revisions, and the experience used to arrive to a resolved composition. The end results are pieces that embrace surface and relate the ideas of: the used, the weathered, the discarded, and the beaten.

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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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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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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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Talk: Creativity with Vann Graves and Dominic Asmall Willsdon
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Talk: Creativity with Vann Graves and Dominic Asmall Willsdon

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Art, design, and communications are converging with innovation and technology. Being “creative” is now a broad term that encompasses and is used in many industries and spheres of life. Vann Graves (Executive Director of the Brandcenter) and Dominic Asmall Willsdon (Executive Director of the ICA) discuss how the very idea of creativity is changing.

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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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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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Studio Friends Show
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Studio Friends Show

This show is a peek inside the creative work space shared by five young Richmond artists. Though their work varies widely, from traditional oil paintings, to contemporary video installation, the common thread shared by these artists is the downtown studio they share. Studio Friends is a celebration of the creative endeavors of Nick Fagan, Alicia Little, Emma Scarvey, Amy Smith, and Devon Raines who have all spent time and energy working in this space, and creating the type of environment where good work gets made.

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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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