Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
Mar
16
to Aug 5

Do Ho Suh: Almost Home

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum (map)
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Do Ho Suh’s immersive architectural installations—unexpectedly crafted with ethereal fabric—are spaces that are at once deeply familiar and profoundly alien. Suh is internationally renowned for his “fabric architecture” sculptures that explore the global nature of contemporary identity as well as memory, migration, and our ideas of home. Do Ho Suh: Almost Home is the first major exhibition of the artist’s work on the East Coast. It features large-scale installations of the artist’s brightly hued “Hub” sculptures—intricately detailed, hand-sewn fabric recreations of homes where Suh has lived from around the world—along with several drawings and a series of semi-transparent replicas of household objects called “Specimens.” The Hubs comprise a series of conjoined rooms and passageways that visitors can enter and experience from the inside, including a new work depicting the artist’s childhood home in Seoul that will debut in the exhibition.

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No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Mar
30
to Jan 21

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 70,000 people rises out of the dust for a single week. During that time, enormous experimental art installations are erected and many are ritually burned to the ground. The thriving temporary metropolis known as Burning Man is a hotbed of artistic ingenuity, driving innovation through its principles of radical self-expression, decommodification, communal participation, and reverence for the handmade. Both a cultural movement and an annual event, Burning Man remains one of the most influential phenomenons in contemporary American art and culture.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.

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Origami in the Garden
Apr
13
to Sep 30

Origami in the Garden

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (map)
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Origami in the Garden is an exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming.

In the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, view 16 vignettes, featuring 21 sculptures.  In the Library, explore four unfolded wall hangings displayed with the four corresponding folded origami pieces.

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Declaration
Apr
21
to Sep 9

Declaration

  • Institute for Contemporary Art (map)
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Declarations mark beginnings, clarify intentions, and propose a social contract. This is true, whether we think about something as personal as a declaration of love between two people, or as grandly public as the Declaration of Independence. In love, politics, or art, we can’t know if our declarations will be heard, how they will be received, or where they’ll lead us.

The ICA's inaugural exhibition explores these ideals through a dynamic mix of projects from over 30 emerging and established artists, each speaking to pressing social issues. The exhibition fills the ICA and reaches into the city. It features and premieres many ambitious commissions, including several created in collaboration with Richmond citizens. The works in Declaration reflect the growing number of voices we encounter on a daily basis, speaking in varied modes, tones, and intensity.

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Inside Looking Out: The Art of Queena Stovall
May
12
to Oct 14

Inside Looking Out: The Art of Queena Stovall

  • Virginia Museum of History & Culture (map)
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Lynchburg folk artist and Amherst County native Emma Serena “Queena” Stovall (1887 – 1980) began painting at the age of 62. Her meticulously detailed paintings document life in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and record the endless, life-sustaining chores of a country farm; joys of family at home, work, and prayer; and customs and events of her community. Stovall’s work depicts the daily activities of rural Virginians including imagery of her African American neighbors and earned her the titles of “Grandma Moses of Virginia” and a “southern memory painter.” She is one of the American folk painters whose work is an invaluable visual history of a way of life that, because of social and economic changes, no longer exists. 

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Faces of RVA
May
17
to Aug 31

Faces of RVA

  • Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (map)
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In a world of selfies, what does it mean to make portraits that aren’t necessarily about looking beautiful, but express more deeply who you are, who you love, and what’s really valuable in our community? Young artists from ART 180’s Teen Council created stories about unknown residents that provided context for who they may have been. They each used different materials to recreate these portraits which honor individuals almost lost to history.

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NGERRINGKRRETY: One Voice, Many Stories
May
25
to Jul 27

NGERRINGKRRETY: One Voice, Many Stories

This summer, three exhibitions of Aboriginal art by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, will be on view in Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. 

This solo exhibition of Regina's work at Second Street Gallery features paintings on canvas and paper, as well as fiber works and prints. The inspiration for Wilson’s works come from the traditional weaving practices of her people. In shimmering detail, Wilson recreates weaving techniques in paint on canvas—stitch by stitch—creating luminous rhythmic abstractions.  Wilson’s large-scale masterworks, which have brought her international acclaim, will be exhibited alongside her virtuosic fiber-works that show both the innovation and strength of tradition in contemporary Aboriginal art.

Regina Pilawuk Wilson’s artwork will also be on view this summer at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia and at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. in the Marking the Infinite exhibition of Aboriginal paintings by established women artists.

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Absurd Survival
Jun
1
to Jul 29

Absurd Survival

ABSURD SURVIVAL is a solo exhibition of recent and new paintings by Richmond-based painter Casey Criddle. Criddle’s works satirically appropriate various genres of film and pop cultural idioms outsourced from a range of contexts, which together synthesize into a rich visual anthropological soil. A willing viewer is zoomed into thematic post cataclysmic situations where grounds for identity and hope are keenly thrown into question. This timely exhibition raises questions surrounding the frailty of our present condition, playing on and examining the assumptions that a large majority of current Western culture avoids and distracts themselves away from considering.

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Everybody in the Pool
Jun
6
to Aug 31

Everybody in the Pool

Celebrating fifteen years of ADA GALLERY with work by old friends and new friends, ada gallery presents work by: 

Amy Pleasant, Erik den Breejen, Brian Hubble, Shannon Wright, Braxton Congrove, Steven Little, Warren Craghead, Becky Brown, Kristen Schiele, Eric Doeringer, Cece Cole, Reid Dodson, Barbara Weissberger, Robert Otto Epstein, Roberto Jamora, Patrick Thorne, Theresa Pfarr, Cameron Spratley, Nathan Tersteeg, J.M. Henry, Thomas J. Condon, Brian Novatny, Yann Leto, Nikolas Goodich, Kirsten KIndler, Bruce Wilhelm, Sean Samoheyl, Kyle Falzone, Nick Kuszyk, Langdon Graves, Sandra Luckett, Sophie Treppendahl, John Henry Blatter, Nick Fagan and Derek Larson--- AND MORE.

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Mattie Hinkley | BODY WORK
Jun
8
to Aug 5

Mattie Hinkley | BODY WORK

  • Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond (map)
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OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 8, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Emerging artist Mattie Hinkley focuses on queer bodies and physicality in her solo exhibition, Body Work, at the Iridian Gallery. Exploring gender identity and the fluidity of sexuality, Hinkley’s ink and graphite illustrations feature large, muscular, seemingly female-bodied characters placidly engaged with their environment. Some characters are alone, some are engaged in heteronormative or traditionally feminine activities, and some take up submissive, queer, or masculine roles. They are caught candidly, in the comfort of their bodies, rather than in a performative state.

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[work]
Jun
15
to Aug 19

[work]

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its annual [work] exhibition on Friday, June 15 in the center’s True F. Luck Gallery. 

[work] features the art of faculty, staff and board members of the Visual Arts Center.

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

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Coloratura at 35: A Retrospective
Jun
19
to Aug 19

Coloratura at 35: A Retrospective

  • The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design (map)
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For thirty-five years Catherine Roseberry and Rob Womack, working at Coloratura, have been using furniture as a canvas for a thorough exploration of the arts of the past. The process begins with the selection of a piece of furniture carefully chosen to reflect a given period and design sensibility. After the piece is selected it is studied, with research done on various art or design movements concurrent with the era of each piece. Woven into the surface design of each piece may be inspirations from painting, music, film, literature or applied arts such as furniture, textile, graphic and automobile design; parallels that perhaps may have also inspired the original designer/creator of the piece of furniture. They view their works as art historical musings.

The Coloratura at 35 retrospective will be the largest assembly of works by the couple to date. The exhibition has goals of showing the consistency and broadness of vision as well as rigorous scholarly approach to works ranging from the 1980s to now, as well as presenting many privately commissioned works never before publicly displayed.

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 Cynthia Myron: Artist-in-Residence
Jun
19
to Aug 19

Cynthia Myron: Artist-in-Residence

  • The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design (map)
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Cynthia’s work explores the physicality and emotional weight of constructed spaces, particularly the home. Working first in carved wax, she casts elements in pewter which are added to her illustrations to create “three-dimensional drawings.” These hand-drawn illustrations layered on top of vintage blueprints and architectural plans, allow her to connect the fleeting moments of nature with the permanence of architecture as a symbol of safety and shelter.

Myron is a professional artist working in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA in Sculpture from Marywood University (1998), her MFA in Metalsmithing from Virginia Commonwealth University (2004), and is currently the Assistant Chair for the Craft and Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts). She is the recipient of two Individual Creative Artist Fellowships from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her work has been shown nationally at venues including The Taubman Museum of Art, Rawls Museum Art, Bowling Green State University, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Chelsea Center for the Arts in New York, Facere Art Gallery in Seattle, and the Florida International Museum.

She will have “office hours” at The Branch Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week from noon – 4pm. Stop by and see what she’s up to!

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Baselitz: Six Decades
Jun
21
to Sep 16

Baselitz: Six Decades

Baselitz: Six Decades is the first major US retrospective in more than twenty years of one of Germany’s greatest living artists. With more than 100 works highlighting every phase of Baselitz’s six-decade career from the 1950s to today, this milestone exhibition features work never before seen in the U.S. and cements Baselitz’s reputation as one of the most original and inventive figurative artists of his generation. For the first time, US audiences can experience the full scope of Baselitz’s powerful explorations of the human figure, as well as the influence of American artists on his early work and his continued impact on contemporary American painting and sculpture. Baselitz’s creative genius, combined with his message about the inherent strength of the everyday human condition, make this exhibition particularly compelling.

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Kristin Cammermeyer, In Constant Circulation
Jun
26
to Aug 4

Kristin Cammermeyer, In Constant Circulation

ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION: Thursday, July 12, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

1708 Gallery is pleased to present In Constant Circulation, an exhibition by Kristin Cammermeyer. Cammermeyer will transform 1708 into a set for a generative, site-specific stop motion video. Her open process welcomes viewer interaction and engenders a spirit of transparency. The temporal and transient nature of her installation is captured and edited through the lens of the camera —where the camera becomes both a frame for the original installation and an apparatus for the production of a new video work.

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Scott Csoke
Jun
28
to Aug 5

Scott Csoke

  • The Pink Gallery, Quirk Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"When I became comfortable with my sexuality, I felt relief.  I believed that I had become part of a community that would further nourish me as a person and an artist.  However, as time went on, I began to recognize the many layers of the gay community.  I never expected to feel guilt and criticism from those with whom I perceived to have so much in common.  When I started to take my art practice seriously, I felt struggles in the world of art, similar to those I felt in the gay community.  While criticism is an essential part to an art practice, what one makes work about and how one executes that work is under intense scrutiny.  The distinction between one's authentic self and one's reputed self can become unclear in both communities." 

Scott Csoke is a Richmond-based photographer and painter born in Rockville, Maryland in 1993. Having lived in four different states before the age of 14, self-reflection and inward thinking quickly became a way for him to understand his changing environments.  Personal experiences are essential to both of his art practices and allow him to navigate both bodies of work.  Deconstructing stereotypes and expectations are just a few of the themes he explores.  His work has been featured by Ignant, VSCO, and Need Supply Co.  Scott recently obtained a BFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently living in New York City.

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Danielle Kroll, Charms from the Past
Jun
28
to Aug 26

Danielle Kroll, Charms from the Past

  • The Mezzanine, Quirk Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 28, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

This summer, Quirk Gallery will host an exhibition of work from New York artist and illustrator, Danielle Kroll. Kroll's solo show, Charms From The Past, will be on view in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel June 28 through August 26. This exhibit will feature original works in gouache largely inspired by Kroll's nostalgia for her childhood, specifically the fond memories of time spent with her Polish grandparents. "My artwork intuitively carries impressions of my grandparents as they were my first sources of inspiration," Kroll explains. 

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Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
Jul
4
to Jan 2

Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)

Since Christopher Newport’s expedition planted a cross on the banks of the James River in 1607, Richmonders have marked the landscape to reflect their collective values. Monumental will look at the historical context of public monuments in Richmond, and the Valentine is excited to build on its role as a space to engage in meaningful, sometimes uncomfortable discussions about what we have chosen to commemorate and what we have chosen to forget.

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UnBound7!
Jul
6
to Aug 4

UnBound7!

Candela's annual juried & invitational exhibition presents a compelling selection of photographic work for the seventh year in a row. Participating artists include Michael Abramson, Pascal Amoyel, Addison Brown, Christa Blackwood, Susan Burnstine, Kimberly Chiaris, Christopher Colville, Cynthia Connolly, Brian Culbertson, John Cyr, Catherine Day, Jon Feinstein, Gabriel Garcia Roman, Torrance Hall, Frank Hamrick, Rachael Jablo, Michael Jackson, Mark Kelner, Tarrah KrajnaK, Pablo Lerma, Andy Mattern, Noelle Mason, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, David Pace + Stephen Wirtz, Lydia Panas, Rachael Phillips, Diane Pierce, Lissa Rivera, Shane Rocheleau, Wendi Schneider, Jennifer Shaw, Carla Shapiro, Heather Evans Smith, Krista Svalbonas, Rob Tarbell, Athena Tasiopoulos, JP Terlizzi, Martin Wannam, Emily White, Sara J. Winston, Lloyd Wolf, and Woody Woodroof.

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Brooke Inman, In Love.
Jul
12
to Aug 3

Brooke Inman, In Love.

  • Main Gallery, Quirk Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, July 12, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

How do you explain the feeling of falling in love? How can you articulate that? How do you share that with others (if you feel so inclined)? 

For Brooke Inman, that feeling is communicated through a series of drawings and prints that will be featured in her upcoming solo show at Quirk opening July 12. "This particular selection of work is my reflection of falling in love," Inman explains. "There are a number of signifiers that represent love which take the form of collected and drawn objects." 

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Summer Steals
Jul
12
to Aug 31

Summer Steals

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, July 12, 5:00 - 8:00PM

Summer Steals presents a dynamic selection of artists and work, including watercolor, print, oil, and sculptural pieces. Aimed at introducing affordable work to new collectors and beginning art buyers, this exhibition establishes a price range of $400-$4,000.  This year’s edition of Summer Steals brings together artists based in Brooklyn, Charlottesville, Marfa, and New Haven who employ distinct and robust approaches to abstraction. Artists include Katie Barrie, Patrick Berran, Reid Dodson, Meghan Gerety, Jason Keith, Matt Kleberg, Carlton Newton, Eva Rocha, Elizabeth Schoyer, Katie Shaw, Susan Svendsen, Kazue Taguchi, and Natalie Westbrook. 

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Elizabeth Gilfilen: Shorthand
Jul
12
to Aug 31

Elizabeth Gilfilen: Shorthand

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, July 12, 5:00 - 8:00PM

Shorthand presents Elizabeth Gilfilen’s lively oil paintings in her first solo exhibition at Reynolds Gallery. This exhibition conveys Gilfilen’s passion for the abstracted form – sometimes tree-like, other times figurative – which she builds through washy paint applications against feathery strokes. Her color compositions further push each painting’s mood as varied greys establish a quiet hum and rich corals emanate poppy energy.

The Brooklyn-based painter received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from D.A.A.P. at the University of Cincinnati and her MFA in Painting & Printmaking from VCUarts (1997, 2001).


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IN SEARCH OF ICE, FROM THE ARCTIC TO ANTARCTICA: New Photography by Penny Ashford
Jul
12
to Aug 31

IN SEARCH OF ICE, FROM THE ARCTIC TO ANTARCTICA: New Photography by Penny Ashford

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, July 12, 6:00-8:00PM

When Penny Ashford traveled to Antarctica to continue her photographic exploration of water, she came face to face with the effects of climate change. IN SEARCH OF ICE is a series of photographs documenting the loss of ice and habitat in both Antarctica and the North Pole. Photography allows Ashford to capture the beauty and inceasing devastation of the ice while using biomorphic forms to explore abstract compositions. Ashford “hopes that her photographs empower viewers to see themselves as stewards of the earth, that they, too, take positive action to preserve the great beauty of our planet.”

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HOT! HOT! HOT!
Jul
12
to Aug 31

HOT! HOT! HOT!

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, July 12, 6:00-8:00PM

HOT! HOT! HOT! is Page Bond Gallery’s annual group exhibition that brings together work by 18 artists in a range of media that celebrates the atmosphere and spirit of summer. The exhibition roster is a mix of long-term gallery artists such as Will Berry, Steve Bickley, Jaydan Moore, Fiona Ross, and William Wylie and artists new to the gallery, including Laurie Fisher, Samuel Levi Jones, Charlotte Rodenberg, Anne Smith, and Sophie Treppendahl. The exhibition highlights work that is bright, colorful, and reflective of summer’s hazy longer days and slower pace.

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Summer in the City
Jul
13
to Aug 25

Summer in the City

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 13, 6:00 - 8:00PM

Group exhibit featuring a few new additions to the gallery. 

This exhibit features: Matt Lively, Krista Townsend, Rob Browning, Steven S. Walker, Tim Harper, Glen Kessler, Josh George, Thomas Van Auken, Rich Bowman, Benjamin Frey, Alex Nyerges, Lanvi T. Nguyen, Jonathan Gleed, Christopher Peter, Fred Lisaius, Donna Cameron, Farida Hughes, Amy O' Callaghan, Bruce Ackerson, and Paul Brigham.

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ART 180 Takes the Bus
Aug
3
to Sep 4

ART 180 Takes the Bus

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 3, 6:00-9:00PM

In the spirit of ART 180's 20th anniversary, a new exhibition opens on August 3 to celebrate the hard work and generosity of their talented program leaders, who design projects that let our youth express themselves and nurture our young people in finding—and using—their voice.

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Mindfulness
Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

Mindfulness

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) seeks to foster well-being and connection in the community by offering programs where participants can experience traditions of all kinds. Join on Tuesdays at lunchtime for Mindfulness @ ICA, guided by experienced meditation teachers from the Richmond community. Mindfulness meditation is a way of giving “kind attention” to our experience in the here and now.

The guided meditation with discussion following, is offered on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 12–1 pm in the ICA Auditorium. Doors open at 11:45 am. All participants can check in at the Welcome Desk.

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Napoleon's Military & Political Rise to Power
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Napoleon's Military & Political Rise to Power

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Cheek Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With Dr. Rafe Blaufarb, Director and Ben Weider Eminent Scholar in Napoleonic Studies, Department of History, Florida State University

From obscure origins, Napoleon Bonaparte rose rapidly through the ranks of the army during the first years of the Revolution, becoming a general by the age of 25. This talk examines Napoleon's early military career to challenge the myth that his dramatic rise epitomizes the revolutionary principle of “careers open to talent.”

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An Evening with Howardena Pindell
Aug
24
to Nov 24

An Evening with Howardena Pindell

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Cheek Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join co-curators, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, Chicago for conversation with the artist about her life and work. Preceding the talk, the artist will be available to sign copies of the related exhibition catalog which is available for purchase in the VMFA Shop.

5:30–6:15pm | Book signing | Conference Suite | No tickets required

6:30–7:30 pm | Conversation with Howardena Pindell | Leslie Cheek Theater | Tickets required

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 Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen
Aug
25
to Nov 25

Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Cheek Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The work of groundbreaking, multidisciplinary artist Howardena Pindell opens this August in VMFA’s Evans Court and 21st-Century Galleries. For nearly five decades, Howardena Pindell has explored the intersection of art and activism. This  exhibition looks at the arc of this artist’s career through the presentation of early and recent paintings, video art, as well as works on paper that celebrate her singular vision and its imprint on contemporary art since the 1960s.

This exhibition is the first major survey of the New York-based artist. It features early figurative paintings, her explorations into abstraction and conceptual practices, as well as personal and political art that emerged in the aftermath of a life-threatening car accident in 1979. Sub-themes in the exhibition—such as pre-1979, memoirist, traveler, activist, and scientist—help trace themes and visual experiments that run throughout Pindell’s work up to the present.

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Young + Artful
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Young + Artful

Throw on a leather jacket, rip holes in your denim and skip class with a cool crowd of young Richmond art lovers. The Visual Arts Creative Ambassadors (VACA) present Young + Artful 2018: Rock + Roll High School.

Inspired by punk rock from the 1970s and 80s, the event includes: a bar stocked with local drink selections, a silent art auction of pieces by emerging and established Virginia artists with competitive pricing for young collectors, live art demos, a spread of tasty food from Richmond restaurants (not your average cafeteria fare), tunes from Ramones tribute band Good Cretins, and vinyl spun by DJ Devolved (Vinyl Conflict Record Store)

Tickets are $60 and include food and beverages. Become a VisArts member and buy tickets for $50! This is the only version of summer school you’d invite your friends to, and it’s all for a good cause. Young + Artful proceeds support VisArts’ education programs. 

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Elissa Levy: Of secrecy, the violet
Sep
7
to Nov 11

Elissa Levy: Of secrecy, the violet

New York City-based artist Elissa Levy showcases her experimentation with a variety of materials and techniques that blur mediums and genres. Levy presents prints, collages and sculpture using materials ranging from fabric and leather to aluminum.

This solo exhibition, guest curated by Lauren Ross, marks the culmination of a Quirk+VisArts Artist-In-Residence Program undertaken over the course of spring and summer 2018. New work is being made by the artist in collaboration with Richmond teaching artists and fabricators, including local laser engraving studio, BIG SECRET.

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The Factory: A Happening at Studio Two Three
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Factory: A Happening at Studio Two Three

Join Studio Two Three's annual auction (and party of the year) on September 21, 2018! Warhol's got nothing' on Studio Two Three! Awesome party, amazing art made by local rockstars, local drinks and eats!

Your presence, purchases and support help give Richmonders the tools, space and classes to find that thing they love and make it! See you at The Factory!

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Hedges, Edges, Dirt
Oct
17
to Jan 6

Hedges, Edges, Dirt

  • Institute for Contemporary Art (map)
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Hedges, Edges, Dirt presents new and recent work by Abbas Akhavan, Jonathas de Andrade, David Hartt, Julianne Swartz, and Pascale Marthine Tayou. Each artist will show a single project or body of work that explores how we relate to our surroundings and to each other, when rooted in place or in transition. Through a range of aesthetic approaches and global perspectives, these artists pose pointed questions, including: What does it mean to perceive ourselves and others as native or non-native, as welcome guests or invasive species? How do we navigate tangible and intangible boundaries? How do expressions of power, dominance, and vulnerability permeate our experience of place, self, and others? This international group of artists deploy play, beauty, and poetry to complicate and reimagine relationships among nature and culture, bodies and spaces.

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Provocations: Rashid Johnson
Oct
17
to Jul 7

Provocations: Rashid Johnson

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

To launch the ICA’s annual commission series, Provocations, artist Rashid Johnson (b. 1977) will create a new, large-scale work that responds to the soaring, light-filled expanse of the ICA’s top-floor exhibition space, the True Farr Luck Gallery.

Known for conceptual multimedia work that re-envisions African American intellectual and cultural history, Johnson’s site-specific installation for the ICA will center on a pyramid-like tower. Continuing motifs from recent projects, Johnson will fill a custom-built steel structure with a selection of plants, artifacts, shea-butter sculptures, books, textiles, and video. The work will encourage both exploration and contemplation—visitors will be able to walk through the piece, immersing themselves in details or lingering within seating areas designed as part of the work. Zones within the sculpture will be activated by the ICA through a regular series of intimate, live performances in which musicians, poets, and others will respond to Johnson’s work.

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Alain Joyaux Trunk Show
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Alain Joyaux Trunk Show

Quirk is thrilled to feature the work of Petersburg-based artist and carpenter, Alain Joyaux in a special two-day trunk show in the Main Gallery on Saturday, July 21 from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday July 22 from 12 pm to 4 pm. Alain will have a collection of handmade bowls available for sale. 

Alain Joyaux is an artist and craftsman with an interest in exploring ways to push natural materials into unexpected shapes. He worked with clay and precious metals for over 15 years and recently turned his talent and curiosity to wood. His wooden bowls are all made from locally sourced wood and turned on a lathe when the wood is still green. Alain repairs some cracks with Dutchman or butterfly inlays, adding further visual appeal to the surface of the bowls. 

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Mural Bike Tour
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Mural Bike Tour

Get to know Richmond through the lens of its public art. Join Bike and Brunch Tours for a ride through neighborhoods steeped in culture and history with the work of Hamilton Glass as our guide and black history and culture as our focus. This ride includes landmarks and art projects from an array of public art projects and glances at monuments, campuses, and gathering spots from the City Center, to Jackson Ward, the Arts District and the Fan, and Highland Park. All of these stops offer a reminder of the history, culture, and legacies at the heart of Richmond. This one of a kind, easy pace, casual tour aims to exude positive vibes, treat our communities and the residents with respect, and nourish the mind and belly.

Ride, see Richmond, have fun….and of course have brunch! Buy tickets through Learn More link.

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Image Makers: Masters of Self-Branding and their Impact on Culture
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Image Makers: Masters of Self-Branding and their Impact on Culture

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Cheek Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Napoleon Bonaparte, and his household, worked diligently to perfect his image from a revolutionary war hero to an emperor of France. This effort to self-brand is just as prevalent today with celebrities like Oprah, Beyoncé and Ralph Lauren utilizing social media, the internet and the press to craft their public persona. Explore the concept of branding and explore how much famous personalities affect culture, just as Napoleon did during the early 19th century.

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Summer of Self-Actualization WorkShops presents: Channeling Your Inner Dream-Seer & Shadow Maker
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Summer of Self-Actualization WorkShops presents: Channeling Your Inner Dream-Seer & Shadow Maker

Join Milk River Arts in the studio to create a layered mixed-media portrait with artist & writer Aijung Kim. Through self-reflection and visualization, Aijung connects us to the wisdom inside each of us. All are welcome, and everything is included. Light refreshments will be served. Seats are limited, pre-registration is required via milkriverarts@gmail.com  Suggested donation $20.

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Artist’s Choice: Perceiving Architecture
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Artist’s Choice: Perceiving Architecture

Architect Charles Piper has been sketching the ICA’s Markel Center since construction began in 2014. Now that the building is complete, join Piper and Andrea Quilici for an interactive gathering that will use the building as a laboratory for exploring perceptions of architectural experience and space.

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Artist Talk: Kristin Cammermeyer, In Constant Circulation
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk: Kristin Cammermeyer, In Constant Circulation

Over the past 4 weeks, Kristin Cammermeyer has transformed 1708 Gallery into a set for a generative, site-specific stop motion video for her exhibition In Constant Circulation. Her open process welcomes viewer interaction and engenders a spirit of transparency. The temporal and transient nature of her installation is captured and edited through the lens of the camera—where the camera becomes both a frame for the original installation and an apparatus for the production of a new video work. 

Cammermeyer’s work investigates the human impact on natural and fabricated ecologies through re-purposing and rehabilitating obsolete consumer goods. This iterative project extends and redefines the function of each accumulated object in a visual manner that is alternative and optimistic. Cammermeyer’s work is informed by the parameters of site, duration, material availability, and audience interaction.

In Constant Circulation is made possible by Diversity Richmond and Iridian Gallery. 

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Book Signing & Conversation with Shane Rocheleau
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Book Signing & Conversation with Shane Rocheleau

Join Candela for a book signing & conversation with UnBound! artist Shane Rocheleau. 

You Are Masters Of The Fish And Birds And All The Animals (YAMOTFABAATA) is the first monograph from Shane Rocheleau. Published in April 2018 by Gnomic Book. 
"For the past three years, I have been making work about white American masculinity. I am scarred but exceptionally privileged by it, and thus responsible to address it,” says Rocheleau.

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Kennedy Prints! at Studio Two Three
Jul
6
to Jul 7

Kennedy Prints! at Studio Two Three

Come work late into the night with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. and our new collection of wood type courtesy of the Valentine! We will make posters - dozens of posters - using letterpress type, proofing presses, and our ingenuity. What will they say? We don't know! But whatever it is, it's sure to be Interesting and Important.

Limited space so sign up fast! Coffee, drinks and light snacks included. 

 Every participant gets a "Richmond Start Telling Men to Smile" print, courtesy of Amos and Studio Two Three. 
At 6:30 pm, our 3-in-30 tour begins with Kennedy Jr.’s work at the ICA and then heads down W. Broad Street to Parlor Salon and Taylor’s Barber Shop to explore the off-site installations of his work. 

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Remnant Accumulation: Debbie Quick
Jul
6
to Jul 22

Remnant Accumulation: Debbie Quick

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 6, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Sediment Art presents Remnant Accumulation by Debbie Quick alongside a group show she curated featuring work by Meg Roberts Arsenovic, Kiara Pelissier, and Jeanne Medina.

Quick states, "The Union 36 loom dates back to the 1900s. Once a source of supplemental income for blue collar farming families, the one in gallery at Sediment has been passed down to me through generations of women in my ancestral line. I'll be using it to explore the legacy of women's labor, place, and class through an endlessly growing amount of rag rug yardage that covers the gallery floor. In connecting to women’s labor, I've selected three women with labor incisive practices who are researching through the lens of accumulations and remnants."

Open Fridays and Saturdays 1-6pm

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Community letterpress workshop with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Community letterpress workshop with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Declaration artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. returns to Richmond from Detroit for a special letterpress event, free and open to the public. Beginning at 5:00 pm, make and take your very own letterpress print under Kennedy Jr.’s artistic direction. Choose from the sayings “Art Builds Community” or “I Value the Transformative Power of Art and Artists.” 

At 6:30 pm, our 3-in-30 tour begins with Kennedy Jr.’s work at the ICA and then heads down W. Broad Street to Parlor Salon and Taylor’s Barber Shop to explore the off-site installations of his work. 

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Eva Rocha: Recent Work
Jul
6
to Jul 20

Eva Rocha: Recent Work

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 6, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

This installation, created with grants from the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation and CultureWorks RVA, will be on display along with other grantee artists/community leaders at the Depot Building - VCU Arts Research Institute on the first floor. Open weekdays 9-5 through July 20.

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artspace June/July 2018 Exhibitions
Jun
22
to Jul 22

artspace June/July 2018 Exhibitions

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 22, 6:00-9:00PM

artspace is pleased to present five new gallery shows, featuring: print installation works by Melissa Haviland, paintings by Julie Dzikiewicz, paintings by Nicole Santiago, installation by Nicole Santiago, and a group show of work in various media by artspace artist members.

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Theme & Variations 2018 Opening Reception - JTCC Painting
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Theme & Variations 2018 Opening Reception - JTCC Painting

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 22, 6:00-9:00PM

Paintings by John Tyler Community College Students: 
Olivia Battani / Chey Blackburn / Keoni Coleman / Alex Dougherty / Julia Dugger / Tallie Frost / Nicole Gerboc / Kaitlyn Hillman / Sandra Jones / April Painter / Emily Saez / Janet Scagnelli / Elizabeth Schutte / Dre Washington / Bob Wynne

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Bill Daniel: Tri-X-Noise
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Daniel: Tri-X-Noise

VALET and Black Iris gallery co-host a one night event of Bill Daniel's photography at Black Iris. Roving filmmaker and photographer Bill Daniel (Who is Bozo Texino?) is launching a new photobook and touring with a one-night pop-up photo exhibition. The project spans 30 years of underground cultural hijinks and DIY documentation and participation, photographed in slash-and-burn, flash-lit black and white film. The story begins with the early 80s punk scene in Austin and soldiers through to the present day. Bands, art shows, skating, boats, ruins, graffiti, it's all in the darkroom-printed, high-contrast mix.

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Festival of the River
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Festival of the River

A unique coalition including The City of Richmond, Venture Richmond, the Richmond Symphony, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, 1708 Gallery, James River Association, Capital Region Collaborative and other partners announces a special three-day event, The Festival of the River, which will take place on Brown’s Island June 8-10, 2018. This one-time festival will showcase the very best of the James River, Chesapeake Bay and the Richmond Region. Festival highlights will include contemporary art installations, performances under the Symphony’s “Big Tent,” cleanups along and around the River and family-friendly environmental education activities including Back to the Bay in celebration of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. 

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EMERGE
Jun
7
to Jul 9

EMERGE

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 7, 6:00-8:00PM

Page Bond Gallery presents EMERGE, an exhibition of new work by VCU MFA candidates and recent graduates including Diana Antohe, Sasha Baskin, Hannah Bates, Marie Fornaro, Isa Newby Gagarin, Emily Kuchenbecker, Jubee Lee, William Lenard, Jubee Lee, Mitch Paster, Greg Piwonka, Cait Porter, Johanna Robinson, and Michael Royce.

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New Art From an Old Craft: A National Juried Exhibit of Forged Iron
Jun
7
to Jun 30

New Art From an Old Craft: A National Juried Exhibit of Forged Iron

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 7,  5:30 - 8:00pm

Join Gallery Flux for the Opening Reception and the events to follow for the International Exhibition New Art from an Old Craft featuring forged iron pieces by living artists.

On Exhibit June 1 - 30, 2018

Extended Gallery Hours Thursday, June 28th & Friday, June 29th 

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Nava Levenson: Heavily Processed
Jun
7
to Jun 23

Nava Levenson: Heavily Processed

Heavily Processed is a paradigm small business that challenges consumer value based on the juxtaposition of labor/production value and material value. Nava Levenson in an artist, organizer and collaborator based in Richmond, VA. Her work investigates anthropological concepts such as ritualistic nature of food, depreciation of labor and the objecthood. Her current work investigates consumer value surrounding food production in contemporary American culture.

Opening Saturday, June 16th, from 5-8pm. Works can be seen by appointment until June 23rd. Contact valetgallery@gmail.com to schedule.

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Topic Tour: Declarations
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Topic Tour: Declarations

Join Stephanie Smith, the ICA's Chief Curator, for a tour of the inaugural exhibition and a conversation about the declarations it makes to mark beginnings and set the stage for their future work.

Topic Tours are free public tours on a variety of special topics led by community members, VCU faculty, ICA staff, or student guides. New to contemporary art? The topic on second Saturdays is looking at art. Interested in the new building? The topic every third Saturday is architecture.

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Gallery Talk with Ward Saunders
May
26
11:30 AM11:30

Gallery Talk with Ward Saunders

Ward Saunders’ still life and figures are inspired by the paradox of emptiness; a concept where form relies on space and space relies on form. The emptiness of the canvas gives way to Saunders’ paintings as they come to life within the space. Whether using glass or human subjects, he creates images that dance between detail and soft suggestion. His subjects are both solid and in transition, allowing the viewer to connect and complete details in his or her own mind.

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Tangled Up in Blue: Cyanotypes by Mary Holland
May
24
to Jul 8

Tangled Up in Blue: Cyanotypes by Mary Holland

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 24, 5:00 - 8:00PM

Quirk Gallery presents recent cyanotypes by Mary Holland, director of the VMFA Studio School. The cyanotype, or sun print, is an alternative photographic printing process that produces a rich Prussian blue print using a photo sensitive solution of iron salts rather than silver salts. Each print is unique.

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Staff Picks:  One Hundred Days Of Solitude
May
24
12:30 PM12:30

Staff Picks: One Hundred Days Of Solitude

Susan Norkus, the ICA's Membership and Development Coordinator, examines Nidaa Badwan’s series of photographs entitled One Hundred Days Of Solitude.

Staff Picks
Spend 30 minutes exploring a work of art in depth with a member of ICA’s talented team. Get unique perspectives on the different ways the staff engages with the art personally and through their work at ICA.

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Topic Tour: Architecture
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Topic Tour: Architecture

Richard Sliwoski, Associate Vice President, Facilities Management at VCU shares why his involvement with the ICA project was one of the most complex of his long construction management career.

Topic Tours
Free public tours on a variety of special topics led by community members, VCU faculty, ICA staff, or student guides. New to contemporary art? The topic on second Saturdays is looking at art. Interested in the new building? The topic every third Saturday is architecture.

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Contemporary Art from Portugal
May
19
to Jul 22

Contemporary Art from Portugal

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Contemporary Art from Portugal features works by six artists that reflect the range and vitality of contemporary art in Portugal. The exhibition is part of the Month of Portugal, a nationwide initiative developed by the Embassy of Portugal to celebrate the culture and heritage of the country in June. The exhibition coincides with a planned state visit by Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. 

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