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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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UNBOUND8!
Jul
5
to Aug 3

UNBOUND8!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hillary Waters Fayle, "Above Earth, Below Sky"

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

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

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Tone and Value
Jul
1
to Jul 19

Tone and Value

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

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

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

Artspace Exhibitions for June- July 2019

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

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

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Sunday, Noon-4 pm

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

All Free and Open to the Public

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FLEET
Jun
25
to Jul 3

FLEET

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

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

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The Wild Beasts: Peter Cochrane
Jun
25
to Jul 3

The Wild Beasts: Peter Cochrane

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

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

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[Work]
Jun
21
to Aug 18

[Work]

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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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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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