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Opening April 25, 2014

artspace is pleased to announce two new exhibitions opening on Friday, April 25th, 2014 from 7-10pm and continuing through Sunday, May 18th, 2014. The Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public. A free Gallery Talk will be held with the artists on Sunday, May 18 at 2pm.

VCU MFA Craft/Material Studies Candidacy Students will exhibit works in a variety of media in "Where Words Are Not Enough" in the Main, Frable, Helena Davis and smallspace Galleries. The participating artists are Lucy Derickson, Hillary Fayle, Kelley Morrison, Evan Pomerantz, Amber Smith, Leigh Suggs and Christopher White.

"Where Words Are Not Enough" addresses "dissolution and evocation of memory, visual phenomena, communication lapses, shifting perspective and remembered experience." Understanding "there are times when written or spoken language is not the most effective method of communication," the MFA Candidates present their ideas through tactile, textured, labored surfaces.

Thematically similar but created with disparate materials, the works of Amber Smith, Hillary Fayle and Lucy Derickson address "extending the senses and transcending time and place" and "the evocation and dissolution of lost, haunting and comforting memories." Smith, of CA, re-imagines traditional items and furniture in ceramic, adjusting the viewer’s ability to interact with recognizable items. Fayle, of NY, creates atmospheric, delicate textile surfaces, with the layers of her process visible. Derickson, of MN, creates intricately crafted metal works that "activate memories by engaging the senses."

Leigh Suggs and Evan Pomerantz have concentrated their work on "the inadequacies of verbal communication and the times in which a phenomenon may only be experienced visually." Suggs, of NC, works with temptingly tactile surfaces: wrapped, curved, folded and labored. Pomerantz, of AZ, includes the evidence of his process in his works, gathering materials and completing repetitive actions to transform them into sacred objects.

Christopher White and Kelley Morrison both deal with "reality and perspective" in their current works. White, of IN, addresses "the gap between reality and farce" through use of materials in his sculpted landscapes created in clay and meticulously rendered. Morrison, of MN, addresses "story, memory, and the grey spaces in between" with his adorned, jeweled helmets. He invites the viewer to imagine the "personal mythology" of the owners of such objects of ornamentation.

The Suzanne Foley Gallery will feature "Made Up Of...manipulation of materials and intentions," works in all media by Richmond artists. This exhibition will explore the role of material and process informing the final artistic product.


Opening May 23, 2014

artspace is pleased to present five new exhibitions opening on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 7-10pm and continuing through Sunday, June 22, 2014. The Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public. A free Gallery Talk will be held with the artists on Sunday, June 22 at 2pm.

Hamilton Glass, Matt Lively and Andre Shank present "NFS," in our Main Gallery. The Richmond-based artists will spend 72 hours creating large-scale collaborative murals painted directly on the walls of the gallery. All three artists have significantly impacted the presence and profile of public art in the Richmond Region.

Glass, working as "Ham?," uses "unpredictable raw mediums... bold bright colors" and "architectural elements" for his large-scale murals. Ham?’s work is on permanent display as part of the 2013 RVA Street Art Festival, The Light of Human Kindness Project and multiple local schools and businesses.

A 2012 recipient of the Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts, Lively exhibits both nationally and internationally, creating fantastical works that "suggest a story without a beginning or end." Recently profiled by VCU for their "Make It Real" campaign, his work is featured as a permanent mural at the Richmond Folk Festival.

Shank, a self-taught artist, exhibits regionally and recently completed a public mural commission in his hometown of Harrisonburg, VA. Working under the name "Bombproof," he describes the creative process of art "especially murals" as "a mix of painting, sport, performance and marking your territory."

Frederick Chiriboga presents "PASTFUTURE: sculpture and assemblage" in the Frable Gallery. Born in a remote mining town of Nevada, Chiriboga spent his youth in Ecuador and Colombia, returning to the US to attend Wayne State University. His work "reveals the detachment and observant eye of the visitor." Ranging in scale, his metal sculptures elegantly incorporate crafted metal and found objects.

Henry James Stindt presents "MANIFESTING: Recent Mixed Media Enquiries" in the Helena Davis Gallery. Stindt’s exhibition of tactile mixed media works presents the "evolutionary processes" of each piece. Receiving his MFA from Pratt Institute, Stindt exhibits nationally, and is an Adjunct Professor of Studio Photography at East Carolina University.

smallspace Gallery features "Class," an exhibit of small works by Matt Lively's painting students at the VMFA Studio School. The artists featured are Margie Barton, Carrie Bergh, Kathy Calhoun, Maria Hill, Jennifer Parker, Vicki Reus, Mary Beth Roberts, Susan Stanewick & James Timberlake.

The Suzanne Foley Gallery features "The End Result," works in all media by Richmond artists.

April 25 - May 18, 2014

Where Words Are Not Enough

VCU MFA Craft/Material Studies Candidacy Exhibition

Main, Frable, Helena Davis and smallspace Galleries

Made Up Of...manipulation of materials and intentions

work in all media by Richmond artists

Foley Gallery

Opening Reception for the artists of "Where Words Are Not Enough" and "Made Up Of...manipulation of materials and intentions"
Fourth Friday, April 25, 2014
7:00-10:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public



Upcoming Exhibitions

May 23 - June 22, 2014

NFS

Hamilton Glass ("Ham?"), Matt Lively & Andre Shank ("Bombproof")

Main Gallery

PastFuture

Frederick Chiriboga

Frable Gallery

Manifesting

Henry James Stindt

Helena Davis Gallery

Class

Small Works by Matt Lively's Painting Students at the VMFA Studio School

smallspace Gallery

The End Result

work in all media by Richmond artists

Foley Gallery

Opening Reception for the artists of "NFS," "Manifesting," "PastFuture," "Class" and "The End Result"
Fourth Friday, May 23, 2014
7:00-10:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public



Past Exhibits

Proposal Submission

Exhibition Guidelines

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