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 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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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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Summer Steals
Jun
13
to Aug 23

Summer Steals

Reynolds Gallery’s annual group exhibition, Summer Steals, presents a dynamic selection of artists and work across media including watercolor, woodcut, oil, and wood. Aimed at introducing affordable work to new collectors and beginning art buyers, all exhibited pieces are priced at or below $3,000. Artists included are Patrick Berran, Isabel Bigelow, Samuel Bjorklund, Corydon Cowansage, Steven Cushner, Raul de Lara, Sue Heatley, Anthony Iacono, Joseph Seipel, Adam Sultan, Sam Tudyk, Tommy White and more.

Summer Steals opens Thursday, June 13 with a reception from 5 – 8 pm and continues through August 23, 2019.

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A Measure of Life
Jun
13
to Aug 23

A Measure of Life

A Measure of Life exhibits over a dozen works produced by the late artist Cindy Neuschwander between 1999 and 2010. Her third solo exhibition at Reynolds Gallery features premier examples of Neuschwander’s encaustic paintings, alongside early drawings and mixed media pieces selected from the private collection of Jay Barrows, the artist’s husband and independent art advisor and specialist. In a statement for the show, Barrows says, “Before Cindy died in December of 2012, she gave me a long laundry list of wishes. This show with Reynolds Gallery marks the last of these wishes being fulfilled.”

Opening Reception: Thursday June 13th, 2019, 5:00pm-8:00pm.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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]

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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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Donna Cameron: Emulsify
Jun
7
to Jun 29

Donna Cameron: Emulsify

Join Glave Kocen Gallery for the opening of Donna Cameron “Emulsify” on June 7th, 2019 at 6pm. This multi media artist/ educator has shown at The MOMA to the Ca' Rezzonico in Venice, Italy. Glave Kocen Gallery is thrilled to host her first exhibit with them in their "Under the Rafters" series.

This exhibition is on view from June 7th through 29th, 2019.

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NOT FOR WALLFLOWERS: Laurie Fisher
Jun
6
to Jul 3

NOT FOR WALLFLOWERS: Laurie Fisher

Laurie Fisher’s bold, color block oil paintings evoke parameters of contingency and reliance, calling attention to the precarious, and often wrought, nature of balance though abstracted formal compositions. Fisher builds the architecture of each metaphor using color, line, organic shapes, straight edges and layers–resulting in the artist’s authentic, visceral responses to the world.

Exhibitions are open June 6th through July 3rd, 2019.

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Sydnor Scholer + Milk River Artists Andrea Budu-Inspire & Mark Trezise
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Sydnor Scholer + Milk River Artists Andrea Budu-Inspire & Mark Trezise

Worlds: Works on Paper By Sydnor Scholer is a solo exhibit of work by Richmond-based artist and architect, Sydnor Scholer. Sydnor received a BA in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Architecture from The University of Virginia. She has previously exhibited work in St. Louis and Boston. This is her first show at Quirk Gallery.

Dolls & Guys is an exhibit of two contemporary artists, Andrea Budu-Inspire and Mark Trezise, who work with Milk River Arts, a working studio in Richmond, VA designed to support a neurodiverse community of artists. Inside the studio is a magnificent world of images and ideas from artists who have different ways of experiencing daily life. Andrea and Mark both have a flair for fashion and a distinctive style; each is dedicated to creating what they feel is most important.

A reception will be held for these artists in Quirk's Main Gallery and in The Mezzanine on Thursday, June 6 from 5 to 8 pm. Worlds: Works On Paper By Sydnor Scholer will be on view in The Pink Gallery through August 25. Dolls & Guys will be on view in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel through August 18. 

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Here I Am
May
20
to May 21

Here I Am

ART 180 hosts “Here I Am,” on view through May 21st, 2019. In a society that constantly puts pressure on young people to present a polished, branded version of themselves through social media and “selfies,” ART 180’s teens have created art brings to life a more thoughtful and complex meaning to the modern self-portrait.

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Because OF: VCUarts Craft & Material Studies Graduate Candidacy Exhibition
May
17
to May 19

Because OF: VCUarts Craft & Material Studies Graduate Candidacy Exhibition

Artspace is pleased to present a new gallery-wide exhibition, "Because OF, the culmination of the first year of Graduate MFA Candidates in the Department of Craft/Material Studies at VCUarts. Because Of highlights the work of Eric Anthony Berdis, Laura Boban, Samuel Brown, Min Haeng Kang, Andy Lowrie, and Paige Lizbeth Morris. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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 Alan Ruiz: Infrapolitics
May
16
to Jun 29

Alan Ruiz: Infrapolitics

1708 is pleased to present Infrapolitics, an exhibition by Alan Ruiz. Reflexively engaging the physical and institutional conditions of 1708, Infrapolitics explores the systems through which power, in its literal and symbolic form, is distributed across spatial, social, and economic networks. Working with raw materials of the urban landscape – metal, glass, and electric light – Ruiz’s approach points to a complex mapping of the space between the aesthetic and political dimensions of the globalized built environment.

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Amy Tavern: And the ground will move anyway
May
16
to Jun 23

Amy Tavern: And the ground will move anyway

Amy Tavern, “And the ground will move anyway” is currently on view at Quirk Gallery through June 23rd, 2019. Amy Tavern is an interdisciplinary artist. She has exhibited nationally and internationally with solo shows in the United States, Belgium, Sweden, and Iceland. She has taught and lectured across the country and in Europe, and her work as a metalsmith has been included in numerous publications, most notably, the cover of Metalsmith Magazine. A believer in phenomenology, her work begins with direct experience and, although autobiographical, refers to the human condition, emotion and memory, and the passing of time. Using labor-intensive methods, Amy translates recollection through drawing, photography, sculpture, animation, and video.

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Diurnal Rhythms: Karen Blair
May
3
to Jun 1

Diurnal Rhythms: Karen Blair

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pm

The Page Bond Gallery is pleased to present:  Diurnal Rhythms, a selection of new work by Karen Blair. Why paint?” asks Karen Blair, musing upon the evolution of the rendered image. From the marvels of ancient cave paintings, the master works of da Vinci, to the shifting tableaux of Bill Viola’s digital portraits in the new media age, Blair views her role as a contemporary artist as that of a mediator of sorts—to “sift through the accumulation, rearrange it and make it both coherent and beautiful.” Given the shifting scales of historical, aesthetic and technological continuities, Blair sees her paintings as “hieroglyphs” edited from the surplus of our present cultural overload. Blair’s works evolve over months, layering information in measures that are “added, obscured, and reemphasized”. In this way, Blair’s paintings exist as narratives shaped by the same mechanisms of History in our informational and visual worlds.

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Ed Trask: Transitory
May
3
to May 31

Ed Trask: Transitory

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pm

Transitory ... Fleeting moments of change, love, light and color. Richmond painter Ed Trask has always evolved as an artist but this exhibit is a sea change incorporating muted palates, intense line work, and dissolving imagery.

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Synchronous: Isa Newby Gagarin
May
3
to Jun 1

Synchronous: Isa Newby Gagarin

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pm

The Page Bond Gallery is pleased to present Synchronous a selection of new work by Isa Newby Gagarin. In her new series of mixed media paintings, Synchronous, the upcoming solo exhibition of multidisciplinary artist, Isa Newby Gagarin (Minneapolis, MN), Gagarin explores forms of visual fragmentation and continuity through color relationships that personify sonic or musical qualities translated over diptychs, triptychs and series of works. This synesthetic inquiry meditates upon color as a constantly changing perceptual experience—an impermanence relative to phenomena of astronomy such as eclipses, tides and celestial orbit.

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DEAR LEADER
May
2
to Jun 14

DEAR LEADER

PREVIEW RECEPTION + ARTIST TALK: Thursday, May 2nd, 5 - 8 pm

Dear Leader is a multimedia exhibition that casts a light on the existential weight of nuclear proliferation and the harrowing threat of nuclear violence. These fears generate a deep undercurrent of uncertainty that rests underneath our daily lives. The participating artists seek to provide personal reflections on the past and ask us to consider, if just for the moment, the present and future concerns of nuclear proliferation against our current geopolitical landscape. Eight artists - Linda Alterwitz, Takashi Arai, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, Kei Ito, Michael Light, Noah Scalin, Paul Shambroom, Elin O’Hara Slavick - blurring the line between art and activism, survey the magnitude of this subject from different vantages.

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Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment
Apr
27
to Aug 18

Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

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Power down, unplug, and join a voyage into the visionary art of Tibetan Buddhism. The journey from clamor to contemplation unfolds as you progress through a series of immersive spaces, engaging with spectacular art along the way. Nearly 100 objects, both historical and contemporary, are drawn largely from two of the country’s most extraordinary collections of Himalayan art: the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

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Because Of
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Because Of

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 26, 6 - 9 PM

"Because Of" is the culmination of the first year of Graduate MFA Candidates in the Department of Craft/Material Studies at VCUarts. Because Of highlights the work of Eric Anthony Berdis, Laura Boban, Samuel Brown, Min Haeng Kang, Andy Lowrie, and Paige Lizbeth Morris.

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Sami Cronk: For you (and me)
Apr
26
to Jun 2

Sami Cronk: For you (and me)

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 26th, 5-8pm

For you (and me) is a collection of new paintings, drawings, and objects. This body of work was created through playing with bold colors and utilizing different papers/surfaces. It’s a showcase of fruits, florals, and/or items you might find in your kitchen, garden, or cupboard, alongside various dreamed-up phenomenon.

Sami Cronk is a mixed media artist based in Richmond, Virginia. Her process focuses on the connection between illustration and 3D objects, color palettes, and mark making. Inspiration for her work comes from day-to-day moments, material studies, animals, children’s books, plants, shapes, and nostalgia.

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Ana Rendich: In The Name Of Hope
Apr
18
to Jun 2

Ana Rendich: In The Name Of Hope

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 18th, 5-8pm

In The Name of Hope' is intended to bring comfort in a time of emotional pain, sorrow, and tragedy. Loss, displacement, and hope are some of the subjects that regenerate me. Ana Rendich’s use of silicone, oils, and resins inherently implies transparency. The colors are set as a healing tool, placed with softness and sentiment (without being sentimental). This exhibition is not about the attention to color itself, but rather, it is a meditation on emotions, relationships, and feelings that take root and grow as in nature; essential to the development of the soul. Despite the subject matter, the paintings in this exhibition are meant to be uplifting, their subjects serene and ultimately defiant of their circumstances.

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Paul Ryan: Keeping Time
Apr
12
to May 24

Paul Ryan: Keeping Time

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 12, 7-9pm

Keeping Time invites long-time admirers, as well as the uninitiated, to become familiar with the full scope of Paul Ryan’s career thus far. Ryan’s paintings have nearly always carried a significant connection to concurrent and past events in his own life, as well as his career-long interest in critical and cultural theory. In his earliest work as a graduate student at VCU, Ryan first explored non-objective painting and discovered new ways of thinking about art from the university’s faculty. Over the years, Ryan loosened his approach to abstraction, allowing for forms that are both implicitly and explicitly loaded with meaning. His canvases, though seemingly abstract, become increasingly symbolic and conceptually-oriented over the decades, as is the case with his most recent series, which explores consumerism and his own relationship with modern capitalistic practices.

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Tanja Softić: Hyphae: New Prints
Apr
12
to May 24

Tanja Softić: Hyphae: New Prints

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 12, 7-9pm

Tanja Softić presents four series of works on paper, offering viewers a chance to examine the full range of her artistic abilities, which encompass aspects of printmaking, drawing, and photography. The works reflect Softić’s ongoing exploration of the impacts caused by the displacement she and countless others experienced in Yugoslavia during the wars of the early- to mid-1990s. From a larger perspective, themes of migration, memory, dreams, and communication across distance reverberate throughout the exhibition.

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