Now Showing Through June 23
Artspace gallery is pleased to present three new exhibitions opening on May 24th, 2013 from 7-10pm and continuing through June 23rd, 2013.
Elizabeth Goldman will present her solo exhibition, "Squared Off," in the Main Gallery. Goldman will also exhibit works from her earlier and current series, "Tipping Off the Edge" and "Putney," aptly revealing the continuity and development in her work. Goldman states, "Throughout my practice I have explored abstraction through a contemporary lens. In a series of drawings and paintings over the past few years, I have focused on works that mine recollections of early childhood experiences during WWI." Her hybrid works of drawing and painting confront the horrors of aerial bombings in Scotland and her move to a dark and decimated post-war London. She realizes these experiences and creates an almost invisible history by working in material layers. Quasi-geometric forms encounter a gestural field manifesting sentiments of alienation and loss. Goldman comments, "The tension in the work comes not from what is seen but what is not seen."
Elizabeth Goldman is a graduate of VCU School of the Arts (Painting and Printmaking). This is the artist’s first exhibition at artspace since her move to New York.
Andrew Zimmermann will exhibit "Ways to Lexington" in the Helena Davis and Frable Galleries. Zimmermann deals with the relationship between childhood memory and present-day reality. Through poignant black and white photographs, Zimmermann recalls and searches for his grandparents' farmhouse, where he once experienced a certain lightness and freedom. On this journey, he instead finds signs of loss and decay that parallel his aging grandparents' onset of Alzheimer's and dementia. Zimmermann states, "Many of the photographs express a vivid sense of illumination—but no matter the brilliance of the scene, the atmosphere always seemed thick with something other than the summer humidity or the autumn mists." Displayed in pairs, his photographs enter into a conversation with one another to illustrate "the varieties and nuances of decline and loss, embodied in the elements of light and landscape." Andrew Zimmermann has had numerous solo and group shows across the United States. He currently lives and works out of Arlington, Virginia and was a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship for 2012-2013. This is his first solo show at artspace gallery.
A group show, "Black and White," features work by Richmond artists exploring the universe of black and white in various media.
Opening June 28
Artspace is pleased to present radius250 2013. The exhibition opens on Friday, June 28th 7-10pm (with a preceding Juror Talk and Awards Ceremony 6-7pm). There is a mid-show reception on Friday, July 26 from 7-10pm. The show continues through Sunday, August 18th, 2013. This is the fifth installment of the juried exhibition that represents artists creating within 250 miles of Richmond, VA.
The juror for radius250 is N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia, where she has curated more than 20 exhibitions. Ms. Schlatter additionally organizes exhibitions for contemporary art spaces in the Mid-Atlantic region and has authored articles and reviews for Focus and Photovision magazines, the National Women in the Arts Bulletin and the American National Biography (Oxford University Press).
radius250 is a signature exhibition of artspace, highlighting and representing the talent of the Mid-Atlantic region. Selected works this year include painting, drawing, sculpture and installation pieces. One hundred twenty-seven artists submitted work with over 450 individual submissions. Of those, forty-eight pieces were selected from thirty-six artists. The exhibition will be in all galleries of artspace, including the Main, Helena Davis, Frable, Suzanne Foley and smallspace Galleries. Several prizes will be awarded by the juror; including a solo exhibition in our Helena Davis Gallery.
May 24 - June 23, 2013
Helan Davis & Frable Galleries
Black and White
New work by Richmond artists
Suzanne Foley Gallery
Closing Artist Talk
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Free and Open to the Public