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Now showing through February 22, 2015
artspace five new exhibitions opening on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 7-10pm and continuing through Sunday, February 22, 2015. The Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public. A free Gallery Talk will be held with the artists on Sunday, February 22 at 2pm.
April Flanders presents "Unchecked," featuring monotypes and a site specific installation of prints, in our Main Gallery. In her large-scale installations, seemingly floating along the wall’s surface, the colorful, exquisitely-crafted cut prints and monotypes reference "the ramifications of globalization," and the "global issue of invasive species, both animal and botanical." Flanders describes that the pieces in "Unchecked" were "time and labor intensive, which mirrors the time- intensive and often impossible task of eradicating these invaders." Flanders received her BFA in Studio Art and BA in Spanish from Florida State University and her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University. Exhibiting nationally since 1996, Flanders is currently an Associate Professor at Appalachian State University.
Madison Chase Fairburn presents "Cultivate," plant-based sculptural garments, accompanied by traditional silver gelatin prints in our Frable Gallery. The sculptural collars are crafted with hay, dried grass, evergreen limbs and berries. Fairburn then creates silver gelatin prints of models adorned with the garments in a natural setting. She is "interested in how these ornate garments limited my subject’s movements and stance. These beautiful and labor-intensive collars are a burden and a weight in every setting, but each collar also carries its own significance and underlying narrative." The construction of the garments and the printing process, mirror her seven-year career in teaching; they "both can be described best as labor-intensive and requiring devotion." Teacher of the year Nominee at Lee-Davis High School, Fairburn received her BFA from VCU, and is included in the VCU Painting and Printmaking Department Print Collection.
Everitt Clark presents "Cities in the Air," black and white silver gelatin contact prints, in our Helena Davis Gallery. Clark describes that "during a visit to Belle Isle, I was stuck by the many layers of its landscape; natural and man-made, past and present." His exhibition addresses the idea that "Richmond is not one city, but rather countless 'cities in the air,' the ruins of previous centuries jumbled up with the soon-to-be ruins of our own." Using large format negatives to create his gelatin prints, Clark's labor-intensive means of printing forces him to create slowly, putting contemplation into both the images and the process. This thoughtful examination of subject and process in his nationally exhibited photography is also integral to his decade-long position as a private tutor in Northern Virginia.
Meena Khalili presents "Kinetic TypoGraphy," photographs of projected image sculpture. Khalili's complex process of creating her final images starts with "cutting typographic form from pieces of paper... building walls made of sheets with holes carrying language, but free of the burden of forming words." Khalili then projects moving images on the "stagnant structure," to help each paper sculpture "gain volume and live a fleeting sculptural life." The final results are images of the sculptures and their projections. Her work "grows from the battle between permanence and impermanence," and is motivated by "language, translation and her cultural heritage, as a first generation Iranian American." Khalili received her BFA and MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and was a Visiting Workshop Instructor at VCU’s Doha, Qatar Campus. Working in the design industry since 2005, she is a professor at Virginia State University, teaching Graphic Design and Illustration.
The Suzanne Foley Gallery will feature "New Views," mixed media works from Richmond artists.
January brings additional exhibitions at artspace. We will host 2 short-term exhibitions of students' work in the month of January. "Middle School Art Show" will feature students from Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Hanover, led by educator Melanie Kluender and Brookland Middle School, in Henrico, led by educator Michelle McGrath. An Opening Reception will be held, Friday, January 9th from 6-8pm. Additionally the exhibit will be on view January 10th and 11th. Student artists from Open High School in Richmond, led by educator Brigette Newberry, will display work Jan 16 to Jan 18 with a public reception held Saturday Jan 17 from 2-4pm.
Opening February 27, 2015
artspace is pleased to present five new exhibitions opening on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 7-10pm and continuing through Sunday, March 22, 2015. The Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public. A free Gallery Talk will be held with the artists on Sunday, March 22 at 2pm.
Nationally-recognized artist Colleen Phelon Hall presents "Finding La Muse" in our Main Gallery, featuring paintings, photographs and drawings from her time in residence at "La Muse," an artist retreat in Southwestern France. Hall was "immersed in this natural beauty, quiet and calm…" as a means to recharge her artistic motivation. Both a "wanderer and wonderer" with her collection of works, Hall searches for "untold tales" in the visual landscape she encounters. Earning her B.A. in Studio Art at the University of Richmond in 1991, Hall has received public art commissions at Fort Lee, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and VCU Health System. Exhibiting since 1995, Hall’s works are included in collections of entertainment figures such as Beyonce, Jay-Z and Sylvester Stallone. Earning the 2009 "MUSE" Award from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Hall was also a featured speaker at the TEDxRVAWomen talk in 2013.
Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman presents "Elements," 20 photographic images of exterior architecture in our Frable Gallery. Navigating "principles of rhythm, balance and harmony," Flynn-Chapman references both the "complexity and simplicity" of the project, taking architecture and reconstructing it through her lens. Her photographs isolate elements of her subjects, creating surprising and beautiful compositional arrangements. Flynn-Chapman enjoyed a five-decade long career in education, teaching Art and Architectural History and has authored articles on Baroque Architecture, Thomas Sully and The Bible in Western Art. A world traveler, Flynn-Chapman exhibits regionally, maintains a studio in both the Plant Zero Art Building and ArtWorks and is a Member Emeritus of artspace.
Parker S. Galore VIII, Jean-Baptiste Stowell and Steven Warrick present the group exhibition "Undulating Geometry" in our Helena Davis Gallery. The three artists showcase "different interactions with repeated shapes and patterns" with strikingly unique visual styles. Receiving his BFA in Painting &Printmaking in 2002 from VCU, Galore is a founder of RVAMAG and an event organizer with groups such as Vaudeville Galore and the Party Liberation Front. Jean-Baptiste Stowell’s work is "influenced by comic book art, millennium graffiti and the cubist/futurist movements." Exhibiting his artwork nationally, his ability to create also extends to his career as an accomplished musician. Steven Warrick, a graduate of VCU’s Illustration Department, designs and illustrates for burlesque performers in addition to his inventive body of two-dimensional work.
Glenn Suttenfield presents "In the Fog" in our smallspace Gallery. His photographs "illustrate how the presence of fog...can transform otherwise ordinary vistas into dream-like views." The sophisticated and ambiguous images, whose content includes locations from Richmond to New England, leave only "a vague impression of what lies beyond." Suttenfield’s masterful capturing of structural elements is linked to his profession in the architectural field. Working at Glave and Holmes Architecture, he has been Project Architect, Designer and Manager for projects including the Robinson House Rehabilitation at the VMFA, UVA’s Rugby Road Administration Building and multiple projects at Washington &Lee University.
The Suzanne Foley Gallery will feature "On the Edge: Lines and the Divisions We Make to Create Them," mixed media works from Richmond artists.
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