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Man Up! Man Down!: Images of Masculinity from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection
Aug
22
to Jul 7

Man Up! Man Down!: Images of Masculinity from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection

The prints and drawings in this exhibition examine different perspectives of the concept of masculinity, as defined by society and history and as depicted in visual culture. These images build upon and challenge art historical traditions of portraiture and figure studies of men, who are often shown as heroic, patriarchal, aggressive, and occasionally, as objects of beauty. Included are works that question a range of stereotypical experiences and identities, such as the strong-silent type, the man-child, the chivalrous adventurer, the creative genius, and the dandy.

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Infinite Choices: Abstract Drawings by Al Held
Aug
22
to Jul 7

Infinite Choices: Abstract Drawings by Al Held

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Infinite Choices: Abstract Drawings by Al Held is on view August 22, 2018, through July 7, 2019, in the Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center Booth Lobby. American artist Al Held (1928-2005) came to prominence in the 1950s as an Abstract Expressionist. In the 1960s, his gestural painting moved towards a more geometrical and hard-edged approach in his abstraction. The India ink drawings in the exhibition are from this transitional period, still very calligraphic and expressive. His paintings at this time became more concrete, including a series referred to as his “alphabet paintings” where the space and forms explode beyond the canvas edge, hardly recognizable as letterforms. These works led to his well-known geometric abstract paintings that defy their flatness through large-scale compositions with complex cubical perspectives.

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Provocations: Rashid Johnson
Oct
17
to Jul 7

Provocations: Rashid Johnson

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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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 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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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Curtis Ripley: California Medley + Matthew Langley: In Color
Apr
5
to Apr 27

Curtis Ripley: California Medley + Matthew Langley: In Color

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 5, 6-8pm

Curtis Ripley’s newest works allude to intangible moments and phenomena we collectively experience- a season come and gone, the flicker of an emotion, a time of day or a quality of light. In this new series, Ripley will be presenting works that celebrate the night itself as well as nocturnes in music, poetry and paintings. These works are improvisational and concerned with creating an atmosphere, spatial depth and capture the mood of an evening’s mystery.

Matthew Langley says of his practice, “The exploration of color has become a primary focus of my work, which is instinctual, as opposed to a strict adherence to color theory. The outcome carries with it a transparency. I want the viewer to see the decisions made as well as the process and final results.”

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VCU MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Apr
5
to May 11

VCU MFA Thesis Exhibitions

The MFA Thesis Exhibition is a signature event in the VCUarts annual student exhibition calendar. As in years past, the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition will showcase ambitious and challenging works by some of the most talented emerging artists and professionals in the country. Participating Departments include Craft and Material Studies; Graphic Design; Kinetic Imaging; Painting and Printmaking; Photography and Film; Sculpture + Extended Media. Round one runs Apr. 5 – Apr. 18, 2019 (opening reception Apr. 5 from 5–9pm), Round two runs Apr. 26 – May 11, 2019 (opening reception Apr. 26 from 5–9pm).

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Palmoa Barhaugh-Bordas
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Palmoa Barhaugh-Bordas

The work of artist Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas adapts and appropriates the vernacular of the many regions she’s called home and traces the self-conscious search for cultural roots as a first-generation American.
In her own words, " I am learning to look with the female gaze. It is a process of sorting and building a visual language, examining an internalized way of seeing, and testing alternative methods of addressing the body. An orderly interior—a still-life of house plants—is framed by the messy texture of dense foliage. Placeless landscapes and horizon lines propose an objective contour, but are confounded by shifts in scale. My serial works are made as though in conversation with printmaking processes, where pressure and exchange is always at play. "

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Aggie Zed
Apr
4
to May 12

Aggie Zed

OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK: Thursday, April 4, 5-8pm

Aggie Zed's solo exhibition, "The Outskirts of Witchama-Milkee”, features the artist’s newest sculptures complimented by drawings and paintings, the subjects of which are the inhabitants of the imagined town of Witchama-Milkee and its surrounding areas.

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Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond
Mar
29
to May 4

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond is a participatory project and exhibition by artist and organizer Aaron McIntosh. In this ongoing project, McIntosh and participants create quilted queer kudzu vines of fabric and wire. Each leaf is adorned with stories of LGBTQ+ contributors and archive documents that celebrate and illuminate Southern queer culture. Using the invasive kudzu vine as an agile metaphor, the project disrupts dominant Southern conservatism and activates the vine—often perceived as monstrous—as a symbol for Southern queer tenacity.

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Radius 250 2019
Mar
22
to Apr 21

Radius 250 2019

Selected works for radius250 2019 have been juried by Eric Walton, the Director of Walton Gallery, Inc., his family owned art gallery located in Petersburg, Virginia. 

radius250 2019 is the eighth installment of artspace’s signature exhibition of creative works from artists living and working within 250 miles of Richmond, VA. The exhibit highlights a rich array of works representing the creative talent of the Mid-Atlantic region. Selected works this year include painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Six hundred and seventy-eight (678) works were submitted by two hundred and seventeen (217) artists, and of those, eighty-six (86) works from seventy-seven (77) artists have been selected. 

Free and open to the public. Gallery hours: 12-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday.

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Sowing Seeds
Mar
8
to Apr 19

Sowing Seeds

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Curated by Katie Shaw, Sowing Seeds features the work of Lora Beldon, Lisa and J. Alan Cumbey, Brooke Inman, and Aaron McIntosh. It is an exhibition that focuses on artists who transform personal life experiences into inclusive, educational and community based projects.

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Laurie Carnohan: Converge
Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

Laurie Carnohan: Converge

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 28th, 5-8pm

"Converge” is an incomplete survey of worlds colliding; simple discoveries gleaned from the environment; a grey misty day, leaves aflutter in the street, both graffiti and vine on the side of a building, or ripples in a puddle. Laurie Carnohan collects, constructs and hand-prints images created years ago or perhaps a few days ago. Fragments, remnants, memories and moments are layered, captured and encapsulated by printmaking.

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Paul Thulin: Pine Tree Ballads
Feb
28
to Apr 5

Paul Thulin: Pine Tree Ballads

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ARTIST TALK + BOOK SIGNING
Thursday, February 28th, from 5 – 8 pm

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, March 1st, from 5 – 9 pm

Pine Tree Ballads is a poetic memoir, featuring the artist’s daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother as a single protean character (or multiple characters?) vibrating in time, navigating the mysteries and menace of a shared ancestral forest. This deeply personal photographic sequence is part visual narrative of family myths and part origin story. Pine Tree Ballads is fueled by both truth and imagination, which, in many instances are the fundamental ingredients of our personal history. The “docu-literary” structure of this monograph celebrates and fully exploits the duplicitous nature of photography/text to be simultaneously interpreted as both fact and fiction. At the surface, this project explores the emotive, contextual, and material constructs of history, culture, personal identity, memory, and folklore.

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Carlton Newton: Drawings for Sculpture
Feb
22
to Apr 5

Carlton Newton: Drawings for Sculpture

Carlton Newton is a celebrated artist and retired educator, known most for his series of thought- provoking sculptures and works on paper. His work has been widely exhibited at important venues throughout the United States and abroad, including the New Museum in New York City and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

In his third solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Newton presents a series of Sumi ink drawings on paper, alongside sculptures constructed from stainless steel wire. Within his recent drawings, Newton depicts precise forms in black ink. The subjects of these works feel at once organic and manufactured, clearly harboring a connection to the artist’s study of both nature and technology. As the title of this newest exhibition suggests, the drawings exist as both unique works of art and a testing ground for the development of their three-dimensional counterparts.

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Patrick Berran: In Sunshine
Feb
22
to Apr 5

Patrick Berran: In Sunshine

In his first solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Patrick Berran presents a group of acrylic paintings on panel and several works on paper. With In Sunshine, Berran explores fresh territory through his provocative and experimental techniques, creating works with layered “screens” of color and pattern rendered in acrylic paint and toner. His compositions transport viewers into a realm where space, texture, and opacity are not always what they seem, and intense colors seem to radiate from even the most matte of surfaces.

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Transposition
Feb
22
to Apr 19

Transposition

Presented by Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery at the Highpoint

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 22, 6 – 9 PM

Transposition is a collection of pieces put together in conjunction with Landmark Arts & Cultural Exchange, an American group that helps coordinate opportunities for important contemporary arts and artists to travel between countries and facilitates for meaningful cultural exchange.


The Transposition works display this freedom, featuring an array of subjects, moods, and methods, from landscapes to figures, the deeply personal to the cautiously socio-political, and the serious and contemplative to the whimsical and ironic, all presented in varying degrees of realism and abstraction. Working in oils, the artists maintain a conscious connection to Chinese ink painting traditions while utilizing modes familiar in Western art such as naturalism, expressionism, and surrealism.

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Will Berry: Color - Caste - Denomination
Feb
22
to Mar 30

Will Berry: Color - Caste - Denomination

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 22nd, 6-8PM

New work by Will Berry. An identification with the history of the Americas brings Berry again and again to an investigation of mestizaje, the cultural and racial confrontation and blending that produced the current hybrid cultures of Indigenous, European, and African peoples throughout the Americas, a history of mixed blood, a new people.

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Fiona Ross: Fractal Eclipse + Dislocation of a More Complete Pattern
Feb
22
to Mar 30

Fiona Ross: Fractal Eclipse + Dislocation of a More Complete Pattern

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 22nd, 6-8PM

The Fractal Eclipse series is inspired by an eclipse and by celestial globes, spheres and ring dials. These intricate mechanisms, created to predict and make tangible our relationship to sun and planets, form an intimate physical and metaphysical link between the objects and the infinite reaches of space.

The series Dislocation of a More Complete Pattern draws inspiration from the occurrence of pattern dislocations, or imperfections, that spontaneously arise and evolve in nature. These imperfect patterns, visible everywhere from fingerprints to crystalline structures, emerge and evolve spontaneously, causing significant and exciting changes in patterns.

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Blues: Molly Anne Bishop + Joe Kraft
Feb
21
to Mar 31

Blues: Molly Anne Bishop + Joe Kraft

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 21st, 5-8pm

“Blues” is a self-imposed restraint, a way of feeling and the result of friends working in a studio together. Artists Molly Anne Bishop and Joe Kraft chose to use blue as their primary palette to create visual cohesion between their different bodies of work. This limit was, in fact, a permission to dive deep into the exploration of a color. They spent a lot of studio time talking about the sensitivity of blue; this show is a result of those conversations.

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Dialogues: Irena Haiduk + Martine Syms
Feb
16
to May 12

Dialogues: Irena Haiduk + Martine Syms

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In the inaugural exhibition of the ICA’s annual Dialogues series, artists Irena Haiduk (b. 1982, Belgrade, Yugoslavia) and Martine Syms (b. 1988 Los Angeles, USA) will produce new projects for the ICA, titled respectively Tableau Économique and Shame Space. These projects extend Haiduk’s and Syms’ investment in economy and entrepreneurship through ICA-commissioned installations that invite active participation from audience members. Inspired by the architecture of the ICA’s Markel Center, the Dialogues series pairs two artists to activate the distinctive “V” shape of the second-floor galleries. Each artist will occupy their own space, but the series invites participants to consider overlap, resonance, and difference between their practices. 

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