a non-profit gallery for the visual and performing arts
Zero East 4th Street
Opening July 25, 2014
artspace is pleased to present five new exhibitions opening on Friday, July 25th, 2014 from 7-10pm and continuing through Sunday, August 17th, 2014. The Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public. A free Gallery Talk will be held with the artists on Sunday, August 17th at 2pm.
Vinnie Gonzalez presents "Exploration," an exhibit of large-scale paintings in our Main Gallery. Gonzalez layers metallic paint in a pointillist method, creating textured, tactile surfaces. This process generates celestial imagery that reinforces his themes of "exploring the possibilities" of the materials and "creat(ing) big." Viewers see the history of the poured applications on the paintings’ surfaces. Gonzalez is based in Richmond, VA and his exhibition is being sponsored by the brand of his medium, Jacquard Products. www.jacquardproducts.com
Lorelle Rau displays a series of intricate collages in her exhibition "A View Reconstructed," in the Frable Gallery. Exhibiting internationally, Rau "collects free resources, reusing and reconfiguring them" as a fully realized collage images. Inspired by the "rawness of the natural world," she leaves no material unused, incorporating the gathered scraps from one work to be material for the next. Receiving her MFA in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design, Rau’s attention to detail, craftsmanship and presentation are showcased in her vibrant, inventive collages.
Suzanne Guppy exhibits oil paintings in our Helena Davis Gallery in "The Poetic Moment." Taken by the poignant moments experienced in daily life, Guppy works "quickly and energetically" to capture a "quirky and unusual translation of a brief moment in time." Receiving her MFA from Radford University, Guppy has also been a Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellow. Her "small, lyrical" paintings will be hung chronologically around the gallery space, reflecting the order in which they were created.
Showcasing the talents of local youth writers is "Fairy Tale Remix," a collaborative project between the Richmond Young Writers and local artists in our smallspace Gallery. A group of ten youth writers, ages 10-12, took traditional fairytales and re-imagined them into unique personalized stories. Each young writer was paired with a local artist who will provide a visual accompaniment to the piece, in a variety of media.
The Suzanne Foley Gallery will feature "HOT, HOT, HOT: Summer in the City – or not," a playful exhibition of mixed media works from Richmond artists.
Upcoming Exhibitions, August 22 - September 21, 2014
artspace is pleased to present three new exhibitions opening on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 7-10pm and continuing through Sunday, September 21, 2014. The Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public. A free Gallery Talk will be held with the artists on Sunday, September 21 at 2pm.
Monstrous Optimism, to be held in our Main, Frable and Davis Galleries, is a fundraiser in memory of Kerry Talbott, a much admired and loved Richmond illustrator, comic book artist and educator. Talbott lost his battle against cancer last October and his family has been burdened with medical bills since his passing. More than 60 of Richmond's best artists and illustrators have created and are donating work specifically for this show to fundraise for Talbott’s family.
The content of the work will pay homage to the type of work Kerry loved so much and did so well: robots, giant monsters, super heroes, aliens and otherworldly fantastic creatures. There will be some original art available for purchase; however, the majority of the work will be affordable, high quality prints.
Exhibition participants are gallery artists, professional illustrators and comic book artists, some of whom were cultivated under Kerry's guidance as his students, and fellow colleagues from VCU's Communication Design Department. A partial list of the contributing artists: Stephen Bissette, Sishirprithvi Bommakanti, Melissa Duffy, Josh George, Patrick Godfrey, Nicole Hamilton, Sterling Hundley, Cathryn Hutton, Bizhan Kohdabandeh, Jeff Love, Robert Meganck, Eric Pfeiffer, Richie Pope, Tin Salamunic, Jamie Tarantino, Chris Visions, Sally Vitsky, Jeremy Wilson and Shawn Yu.
Please save the date for a night of fun, friends, and fantastic art created with love and community.
Local educator Brigette Newberry presents her quilted works in "Trees in an Urban Landscape" in our smallspace gallery. Taking disparate patterns, Newberry stacks, sheds, stitches and layers fabrics to create vibrant landscapes. Both painterly and tactile, Newberry’s method addresses craft as art and the idea of translating pictorial imagery into three dimensions.
The Suzanne Foley Gallery will feature "For the Record: Acts and Actions Captured" an exhibition of mixed media works from Richmond artists.
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