Opening May 24
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.
May 24 - June 23, 2013
Helan Davis & Frable Galleries
Black and White
New work by Richmond artists
Suzanne Foley Gallery
Opening Reception for the artists of "Squared Off," "Ways to Lexington" and "Black and White"
Fourth Friday, May 24 2013
Free and Open to the Public
June 28 - August 18, 2013
A biennial juried exhibition open to all artists working within 450 miles of Richmond, VA. The exhibition scheduled for 2013 will be the 5th installment in the series.
August 23 - September 22, 2013
September 27 - October 20, 2013
October 25, 2013 - December 22, 2013
A biennial international miniature invitational exhibition of small works, no larger than 3"x3"x3". Think Small! is a major Fundraising Event for artspace. The exhibition scheduled for 2013 will be the 7th installment in the series.