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Richmond, VA 23224
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New Exhibitions Opening May 24, 2019

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present four new gallery shows, featuring artists Morgan Craig, Naomi Swyers, a group exhibition by Robin L. Ryder, William Brian Porter, and L. Daniel Mouer, and works in all media by artspace Artist Members. Exhibition dates are Friday, May 24 through Sunday, June 23, 2019. An Opening Reception for the Artists will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. This event will be Free and Open to the Public. A closing artist talk will take place Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. This event will also be Free and Open to the Public.

On view in the Main Gallery will be Identifying with Artifice: the Specter of Capitalism, paintings by Morgan Craig. Nationally and Internationally exhibited, Morgan Craig's work is not merely a method of documentation, but a sociopolitical/socioeconomic commentary on the effects of hubris, avarice, free trade, outsourcing, deregulation, deterritorialization, neoliberalism, obsolescence, and international-finance-capital upon communities throughout the world. Craig states, "I believe that architectural structures acting as both repositories and as vehicles for memory profoundly influence culture and identity by providing a tangible framework through which facets of a society can be expressed. Consequently, I have been inspired to build a body of work dealing with how identity is influenced by the types of architectural edifices present in a given landscape."

Naomi Swyers will exhibit Richmond Through a Needle's Eye, portraits in fiber, in the Helena Davis Gallery. This series revolves around glass negatives from an esteemed photography business in the early 19th century, Homeier and Clark, based in Richmond, Virginia. The photographer John Clark left 160 glass negatives in the basement of the artist's mother-in-law's brick row house on Floyd Avenue. These glass negatives form the basis of this series which Swyer's enhances intuitively as she plays with a large variety of textiles and fibers. Swyer's says, "I use embroidery, free motion drawing, and any other media I find interesting to celebrate lives once lived."

The Frable and smallspace Galleries will feature Signal:Noise, collaborative composite works by Robin L. Ryder, William Brian Porter, and L. Daniel Mouer. This exhibition includes works in fiber arts, mixed media, filmmaking, kinetic digital imaging, and music. These works are the artists individual and combined attempts to transcend the gap between noise and signal, message and static, creation and deconstruction, order and entropy. Many of these works include elements of fragmentation, fraying, fracturing, obscuring and revealing. Most of these pieces involve some form of compositing--in the sense meant by traditional graphic arts--of layering, sandwiching and blending diverse imagery and media. These are true collaborations in which one artist subjects his work to other artists' whims and wishes. They reveal both commonality and opposition of intentions. Unity comes from the three artists' embrace of the meditative power of concentrating creative work on process rather than product.

The Suzanne Foley Gallery will show Elements - the parts and the whole, works in all media by artspace Artist Members.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 12-4 p.m. Please contact the gallery administrator at artspaceorg@gmail.com, or phone the gallery at 804-232-6464 for additional information. The gallery is located at Zero East 4th Street in Richmond, Virginia 23224, with a second door at 31 E. 3rd St., and online at www.artspacegallery.org.

-- News Release Prepared by Dana Frostick, Artist Member

>> May/June 2019 News Release (PDF)

May 24 - June 23, 2019

Opening Reception for the Artists
Friday, May 24, 2019
6:00-9:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Morgan Craig
Identifying with Artifice: the Specter of Capitalism

painting—Main Gallery


Naomi Swyers
Richmond Through a Needle's Eye

portraits in fiber—Helena Davis Gallery


Signal:Noise
Robin L. Ryder, William Brian Porter, and L. Daniel Mouer

collaborative composite works—Frable and smallspace Galleries


Elements - the parts and the whole
artspace members

works in all media—Suzanne Foley Gallery


Thank you for celebrating
our 30th Anniversary in 2018

We look forward to another exciting year of exhibitions in 2019!

artspace loves to help artists bring their creative dreams to fruition by sharing their artwork with the public. Watch this video for a reminder of all the great exhibitions we presented in 2018 and a preview of the shows we have scheduled this year.


2019 Exhibition Calendar

January 25 - February 17, 2019

Haylie Zapantis—Chemistry of a Color - Main Gallery
Collective Efforts—JMU Art 3D faculty exhibition - Frable Gallery
Kay Franz—Burnt Offerings - Helena Davis Gallery
Maureen McCarron—The Birds - smallspace Gallery
Something borrowed, something new—a new year, a new view - Suzanne Foley Gallery

February 22 - March 9, 2019

Within Reach 2019 Annual Auction - All Galleries

March 22 - April 21, 2019

radius250 2019 - All Galleries

April 26 - May 19, 2019

Because OF: VCU Crafts and Material Studies Department graduate student group show - Main, Helena Davis, Frable and smallspace Galleries

May 24 - June 23, 2019

Morgan Craig—Identifying with Artifice: the Specter of Capitalism - Main Gallery
Naomi Swyers—Richmond Through a Needle's Eye - Helena Davis Gallery
Signal:Noise—Collaborative Composite Works by Robin L. Ryder, William Brian Porter, and L. Daniel Mouer - Frable and smallspace Galleries
Elements - the parts and the whole: artspace members -- works in all media - Suzanne Foley Gallery

June 28 - July 21, 2019

Julie Comnick—Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra - Main Gallery
Tom Monsees—INT/EXT. DAY/NIGHT -THE WOODS - Helena Davis Gallery
Margaret Buchanan—Subterranean - Frable Gallery
Shannon Gilbert—Unprotected - smallspace
Points of Interest—artspace members -- works in all media

July 26 - August 18, 2019

Adam Bradley - Main Gallery
Nick Candela - Helena Davis Gallery
Jennifer Printz - Frable Gallery
Martha Prideaux - smallspace

August 23 - September 22, 2019

Beverly Ryan - Main Gallery
Cindy Mehr - Helena Davis Gallery
Francis S. Horner - Frable Gallery
Mitzi Humphrey - smallspace

September 27 - October 20, 2019

Kim Rice - Main Gallery
Kathleen Craig - Helena Davis Gallery
Giulia Livi - Frable Gallery
Martin Brief - smallspace

October 25 - December 16, 2019

ThinkSmall10 - All Galleries


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