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Opening July 24, 2015

artspace is pleased to present five new exhibitions opening on Fourth Friday, July 24, 2015, from 7-10pm, and continuing through Sunday, August 23, 2015. The Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public. A free gallery talk will be held with the artists on Sunday, August 23rd at 2pm.

The KonKons present "Terra Incognita" in our Main Gallery, featuring collaborative mixed media and installation works by Virginia-based art educators Konstantina and Ignat Konstantinov. Skillfully incorporating both highly personal and traditional art-historical precedents, they have created mixed media imagery that is at once meditative and dynamic. The artists aim to find balance between the natural and the man-made, and, combining artistic nostalgia and a hint of contemporary expression, their mixed media paintings play with a dialectical relationship between order and chaos, and create multi-voiced conversation. Through inspiration from their global travels they have conjured metaphorical responses to what they have seen, or have distilled the physical surroundings into delicate, dynamic markings. In each of the KonKons’ works of art, the final picture is the result of a complicated process of texturing, cracking, coloring and glazing the surface several times. Often all previous layers are left visible, like trace memories or ghostly apparitions. "Terra Incognita" is a must see exhibit that ranges in intensity, volume and rhythm, and requires a second visit to the artspace Main Gallery for a better understanding of KonKons visionary artwork, rich with charisma and angst. KonKons’ works are in private collections in Vienna, Austria, England, Mediterranean Island of Malta, Portugal, India and here in Virginia – the Markel Corporate Collection and the VCU permanent art collection.

Skippy Gronauer presents "SOUL POTS," an exhibition of pottery works, in our Frable Gallery. Her hand-built clay pieces are "quick, energetic studies that reflect the love of form and texture.  They represent honest, thoughtful responses to experiences unconsciously recalled. "I think of myself as a soul potter." She feels all artists benefit from experimenting with different mediums, which strengthens their hand-eye coordination, attentiveness and flexibility. "The process of defining goals and working with focus is important to me. My on-going goal is to continue building large clay vessels, combined with other mediums (glass and metal), ultimately guiding me towards more sculptural forms." Her desire always is originality and growth as a visual artist. Gronauer has a BFA from the University of Memphis, and also studied at Memphis College of Art and the Art Students League in New York. She has exhibited at galleries in Sedona, AZ, Tunica, MS, Germantown and Memphis, TN, and Richmond, VA. Her works can be found in collections in Little Rock, AR; Dallas, TX; New Orleans, LA; Richmond, VA; Knoxville, TN; Nashville, TN; Memphis, TN; Collierville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Tyler, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Oklahoma City, OK; St. Louis, MO; New York, NY; Sweden; Nags Head, NC; Birmingham, AL; Augusta, GA; and Christian Brothers University (CBU) Permanent Collection, Memphis, TN.

Judith Anderson presents "HOMAGE TO TRAIN GRAFFITI" in our Helena Davis Gallery. Her series of "what might be called "Train Paintings" began several years ago.  "I was first drawn to the geometry of trains viewed broadside, and then to the wonderful layers of peeling paint and rust. The latter I captured, at first, primarily in photos, but very soon the layers and textures found their way into my paintings." Currently, she is "particularly engaged by the linear design element," and so she has been working on two long rectangles that work together carrying the train image. "Train graffiti, especially that of Mexican graffiti artists, is so flamboyantly spectacular that it begs to be preserved ... so I am doing my part by photographing, and painting, it." Anderson has been a high school English teacher, a television journalist, and an attorney. She retired from her law practice in 2001 to devote more time to painting. She is almost entirely self-taught, but has pursued course work at the VMFA, the Hand Workshop, and at the Nimrod Hall Art Camp in Bath Co., VA. She spends several months a year in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has exhibited at shows in Lexington, VA and Richmond, VA, and her works are included in collections in Avalon, NJ; Buffalo, NY; Cape May, NJ; Coxsackie, NY; Houston, TX; Knoxville, TN; Memphis, TN; New York, NY; N. Topsail Beach, NC; Plymouth, NH; Portland, OR; Richmond, VA; St. Helena, CA; So. Orange, NJ; and Wilmington, DE.

The smallspace Gallery will be featuring "Collaboration," an exhibit of paintings, photographs and pottery by Judith Anderson and Skippy Gronauer.

Richmond Artists will be featured in "On the Road: works in all media inspired by travel, movement and change," in the Suzanne Foley Gallery.

July 24 - August 23, 2015

The KonKons

Terra Incognita

Mixed media and installation works

Main Gallery

Judith Anderson

Homage to Train Graffiti

Paintings and Photographs

Helena Davis Gallery

Skippy Gronauer

Soul Pots


Frable Gallery

Judith Anderson & Skippy Gronauer


Paintings, Photographs and Pottery

smallspace Gallery

On the Road - works in all media inspired by travel, movement and change

Mixed media works by Richmond artists

Suzanne Foley Gallery

Friday, July 24, 2015, 7-10 PM

Fourth Friday Opening Reception
Free and Open to the Public

Closing Artist Talk
Sunday, August 23, 2015
2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Arrive early and enjoy a musical duet featuring Michelle Matts on Flute and Eliot Norman on Piano. Music begins at 12:30.

Future Exhibitions

August 28 - September 20, 2015

Anne Burlock Lawver



Main Gallery

Santa Sergio De Haven


Drawings and Collages

Helena Davis Gallery

Phillip Counselman

Diffraction/Refraction: reflections from the Gulf Coast


Frable Gallery

Santa Sergio De Haven



smallspace Gallery

Around the Block

Mixed media works by Richmond artists

Suzanne Foley Gallery

Friday, August 28, 2015, 7-10 PM

Fourth Friday Opening Reception
Free and Open to the Public

Closing Artist Talk
Sunday, September 20, 2015
2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Past Exhibits

Proposal Submission

Exhibition Guidelines

Floor Plan

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