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I > < YOU > < WE: Emmy Bright, Jessica Heikes and Leigh Suggs

  • Visual Arts Center of Richmond 1812 West Main Street Richmond, VA (map)

While these three artists live in different cities (Detroit, Kansas City and Richmond), they have remained in close dialogue since first meeting at a residency in 2009. Over the past few years, they forged a distinctive model of discourse to explore the overlaps and gaps between their artwork. Meeting regularly—in person and virtually—they talk, share work, discuss readings and assign one another prompts and exercises. Through this mode of working in tandem, they explore the similarities and differences between their practices, nudge each other out of established comfort zones, develop new ideas, combat isolationism and explore the possibilities that arise from working independently, yet within a trio. Each artist’s style is unique, and they differ in preferred media. However, they share concerns around emotions, relationships and the literal and metaphorical spaces in between beings and objects.

Guest curated by Lauren Ross.

Earlier Event: December 7
VCU Pollak Building Open House
Later Event: December 7
Nikki Painter – Shape Shifting