Art Field Trip: Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
Mar
4
to May 28

Art Field Trip: Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

  • National Gallery of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For more than forty years, Sally Mann (American, born 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work is that it is all bred of a place, the American South. A native of Lexington, Virginia, Mann has long written about what it means to live in the South and be identified as a southerner. Using her deep love of her native land and her knowledge of its fraught history, she asks provocative questions—about history, identity, race, and religion—that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries. Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings considers how Mann’s relationship with this land has shaped her work and how the legacy of the South—as both homeland and graveyard, refuge and battleground—continues to permeate American identity.

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Get to Know Decorative Arts
Mar
5
to Jun 28

Get to Know Decorative Arts

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour one of the most significant public collections outside Paris of decorative arts from the early 1900s, as well as lamps by Louis Comfort Tiffany and American and British Arts and Crafts.

Free, no registration required - Subject to Docent availability

Mondays, 1 pm, Thursdays, 3 pm
Meet at Welcome Kiosk

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Get to Know VMFA's American Art Collection
Mar
6
to Jun 29

Get to Know VMFA's American Art Collection

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy American Art through the lens of avid art collectors and generous donors, Jim and Fran McGlothlin. On this tour you will explore great American artists such as John Singer Sargent, George Bellows and Winslow Homer.

Free, no registration required - Subject to Docent availability

Tuesdays, 1 pm, Fridays, 3 pm
Meet at Welcome Kiosk

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Get to Know Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts Collection
Mar
7
to Jun 29

Get to Know Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts Collection

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The fabulous Fabergé collection is back and reinstalled in five new galleries along with the Russian decorative arts collection. Enjoy this tour of these new galleries.

Free, no registration required - Subject to Docent availability

Wednesdays, 3 pm, Fridays, 1 pm, and Sundays, 2 pm
Meet at Welcome Kiosk

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The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
Mar
21
to Jul 8

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From myth and legend to warfare, sport, and transportation, the horse played an integral role in ancient Greek culture. Wealthy Greeks belonged to the social class of knights and hunted to develop skills for fighting in the cavalry. Horses were among the earliest subjects explored by Greek artists and remained the most commonly depicted animal in the Archaic and Classical Periods. Artists and writers celebrated horses as symbols of wealth, power, and prestige but also as cherished companions of humans, heroes, and gods.
 

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Art Field Trip: Cézanne Portraits
Mar
25
to Jul 1

Art Field Trip: Cézanne Portraits

  • National Gallery of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cézanne Portraits is the first exhibition devoted to the famed post-impressionist’s portraits. The exhibition explores the unconventional aspects of his portraiture, the role his portraits play in the development of his radical style and method, and the range and influence of his sitters. Rather than accepting commissions for portraits, Cézanne painted them as part of his ongoing experimentation as he searched for a pictorial language to capture his intense perceptions of the world. He rarely painted people he did not know; instead he portrayed himself, his family, his friends, art world admirers, and working-class inhabitants of his native Aix-en-Provence with whom he felt an affinity.

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Trish Tillman Remains (to be Seen)
Mar
30
to Jun 3

Trish Tillman Remains (to be Seen)

  • Visual Arts Center of Richmond (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trish Tillman's exhibition, Remains (to Be Seen), explores the visual devises of commemoration. Inspired by iconic and personal mementos of her late grandparents, Tillman’s show distills memorabilia into geometric forms, transforming nostalgia into present-day symbols of ritual, rebellion, family and home. Known for her meticulously crafted sculptures, Tillman combines industrial materials with the aesthetics of hard rock, goth, fetish and kitsch to create a contemporary signature that hems together ideas of fashion, furniture, ornamentation and ritual objects.

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John Henley, Round 2, at Linden Row Inn
Apr
6
to Jul 1

John Henley, Round 2, at Linden Row Inn

1708 Gallery is pleased to present the second round of photographs by John Henley capturing iconic Richmond artists in their studios, homes, and surrounded by their work. These photographs include Alex Nyerges, Chuck Scalin, Dennis Winston, Jack Glover, Caryl Burtner, and many others who help make the Richmond arts community great.

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Wish You Were Here | Ben Tollefson
Apr
13
to May 26

Wish You Were Here | Ben Tollefson

  • The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Thrift (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond presents Wish You Were Here, a solo exhibition by Savannah, GA-based painter Ben Tollefson, curated by Michael-Birch Pierce. The artist addresses the concepts of paradise, desire, longing and perfection. In relation to the exhibition title, a cliché postcard phrase bordering sincerity and vapidity, the paintings employ a jumbling of body parts and whimsical invented forms, and reference ideas of paradise through symbols like skies, esh, clouds, and rainbows. Drawing imagery from lifestyle magazines that present contrived concepts of perfection, Tollefson takes ownership of, twists, and recon gures these constructs, creating his own imitation of paradise.

 

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Eleanor Rufty
Apr
19
to May 31

Eleanor Rufty

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 19, 5 - 8PM

Quirk Gallery debuts the new Pink Gallery, a reimagined downstairs gallery space, with an exhibition of works by Richmond artist Eleanor Rufty. The fictitious subjects of Rufty's elegant charcoal drawings often sit in silence, suspended in time, prompting moments of quiet reflection or an imagined narrative. 

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Declaration
Apr
21
to Sep 9

Declaration

  • Institute for Contemporary Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Declarations mark beginnings, clarify intentions, and propose a social contract. This is true, whether we think about something as personal as a declaration of love between two people, or as grandly public as the Declaration of Independence. In love, politics, or art, we can’t know if our declarations will be heard, how they will be received, or where they’ll lead us.

The ICA's inaugural exhibition explores these ideals through a dynamic mix of projects from over 30 emerging and established artists, each speaking to pressing social issues. The exhibition fills the ICA and reaches into the city. It features and premieres many ambitious commissions, including several created in collaboration with Richmond citizens. The works in Declaration reflect the growing number of voices we encounter on a daily basis, speaking in varied modes, tones, and intensity.

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Chris McCaw: New Works
May
4
to Jun 16

Chris McCaw: New Works

ARTIST TALK: Thursday, May 3rd, 5-8pm

Chris McCaw pushes the boundaries of the photographic medium. With hand-built cameras and vintage photographic paper, McCaw creates unique pieces documenting the sun's movement through illusory land and seascapes. Long exposures throughout a day, or over multiple days, materialize as marks and burns made directly by the sun’s light as it exposes the paper. As McCaw writes, through this collaborative process, "the sun has become an active participant in part of the printmaking."

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Harrison Walker: Portals
May
4
to Jun 16

Harrison Walker: Portals

ARTIST TALK: Thursday, May 3rd, 5-8pm

Harrison Walker presents his Portals project, highlighting a mix of photographic processes through a series of abstract works. In Walker’s words, the series is “an investigation of photographic chemistry, psychological perceptions, and ideas of duplication, mimicry, and the multiple.” Through experimentation and discovery the varied effects of his photographic, printmaking, and drawing techniques, seek to elicit not only an emotional but also a fundamentally experiential viewing. 

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Forest Kelley: Michael
May
4
to Jun 9

Forest Kelley: Michael

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 4th, 6pm to 8pm

ARTIST TALK: Saturday, May 5th, 11am

1708 Gallery is pleased to present Michael, a solo exhibition by Forest Kelley. Michael imagines the history of gay men in New England between the Stonewall Uprising and the death of Rock Hudson by AIDS. Specifically, Kelley imagines his Uncle Michael’s history up until his death on June 14th, 1985, after the first test for HIV antibody was licensed by the FDA. Exhibition on view through June 9th.

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Josh George: Squadron
May
4
to May 26

Josh George: Squadron

OPENING RECEPTION: May 4, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Josh George’s narrative “snap-shots” convey both a sly wit and sensitivity, juxtaposing humor and pathos to present the complexities of the modern American experience. Josh George at once celebrates and critiques our culture, expresses both disillusionment and exuberance, and discovers beauty and disappointment in unexpected places.

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Ward Saunders: Mystery of the Valley
May
4
to May 26

Ward Saunders: Mystery of the Valley

OPENING RECEPTION: May 4, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Ward Saunders’ still life and figures are inspired by the paradox of emptiness; a concept where form relies on space and space relies on form. The emptiness of the canvas gives way to Saunders’ paintings as they come to life within the space. Whether using glass or human subjects, he creates images that dance between detail and soft suggestion. His subjects are both solid and in transition, allowing the viewer to connect and complete details in his or her own mind.

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Peri Schwartz: Paintings • Drawings • Prints
May
4
to Jun 26

Peri Schwartz: Paintings • Drawings • Prints

Within a practice that spans painting, drawing, and printmaking, New York-based Peri Schwartz primarily focuses her artistic inquiry on two subjects: her studio, and bottles and jars. For years Schwartz has treated her studio as a mutable still life, capturing the space and its contents in an ongoing investigation of color, light, and composition.

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VT -> NY: new paintings by Ryan Syrell
May
4
to Jun 26

VT -> NY: new paintings by Ryan Syrell

Ryan Syrell's recent paintings offer a visual journal of memories from a week-long summer road trip from Vermont to New York. Through vivid color and enthusiastic gestural rendering, the paintings amplify and dramatize the seemingly mundane: driving in traffic, staring at a phone, preparing dinner. Syrell squeezes as many details, patterns, and textures onto a canvas as possible, “imbuing vitality into the everyday; seeking out, amplifying, and articulating beautiful moments without ignoring the pervasive anxiety of time.”

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Joseph Seipel: New Work
May
4
to Jun 29

Joseph Seipel: New Work

Exhibiting in the upstairs galleries, Joseph Seipel presents mixed media work inspired by his recent travels to Cuba. Each piece begins as a photograph, which he adheres onto foam board, then digitally and physically manipulates. He transforms the two-dimensional photographs into sculptural objects by building up paint and gypsum or cutting out specific blocks and lines within the scene, sometimes extending the image beyond its frame.

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Andras Bality: Four Seasons
May
4
to Jun 29

Andras Bality: Four Seasons

Andras Bality presents recent oil paintings in his exhibition Four Seasons, which opens with an artist’s reception on Friday, May 4 from 7 – 9 pm. Capturing scenes across the east coast, including Maine, Florida, and the Shenandoah Valley, Bality expresses lively environments with quick strokes and layered paint. Each piece captures an atmospheric transition, established by his intense study of light and color.

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David Freed: Strings
May
4
to Jun 29

David Freed: Strings

Reynolds Gallery presents Strings, an exhibition of David Freed’s watercolor and mixed media works on paper. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist on Friday, May 4 from 7 – 9 pm. The exhibition title, Strings, signifies Freed’s exploration of the word “string” as a line, thread, instrument, collection of beads or crimes, or kind of particle theory. It transcends a simple definition, engaging architecture, music, science, and art, a concept which Freed emphasizes in his mark making as one line extends into many marks, a shape, a form, a season.

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Marleigh Culver, Break Apart
May
10
to Jun 24

Marleigh Culver, Break Apart

  • The Mezzanine, Quirk Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brooklyn-based artist and designer Marleigh Culver exhibits her work in Quirk Hotel's Mezzanine space. Culver's solo show, Break Apart is comprised of a series of paintings inspired by "extreme life changes" the artist experienced in the last year.

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Tangled Up in Blue: Cyanotypes by Mary Holland
May
24
to Jul 8

Tangled Up in Blue: Cyanotypes by Mary Holland

OPENING RECEPTION: Thu, May 24, 5:00 - 8:00PM

Quirk Gallery presents recent cyanotypes by Mary Holland, director of the VMFA Studio School. The cyanotype, or sun print, is an alternative photographic printing process that produces a rich Prussian blue print using a photo sensitive solution of iron salts rather than silver salts. Each print is unique.

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Gallery Talk with Ward Saunders
May
26
11:30 AM11:30

Gallery Talk with Ward Saunders

Ward Saunders’ still life and figures are inspired by the paradox of emptiness; a concept where form relies on space and space relies on form. The emptiness of the canvas gives way to Saunders’ paintings as they come to life within the space. Whether using glass or human subjects, he creates images that dance between detail and soft suggestion. His subjects are both solid and in transition, allowing the viewer to connect and complete details in his or her own mind.

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Topic Tour: Declarations
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Topic Tour: Declarations

Join Stephanie Smith, the ICA's Chief Curator, for a tour of the inaugural exhibition and a conversation about the declarations it makes to mark beginnings and set the stage for their future work.

Topic Tours are free public tours on a variety of special topics led by community members, VCU faculty, ICA staff, or student guides. New to contemporary art? The topic on second Saturdays is looking at art. Interested in the new building? The topic every third Saturday is architecture.

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New Art From an Old Craft: A National Juried Exhibit of Forged Iron
Jun
7
to Jun 30

New Art From an Old Craft: A National Juried Exhibit of Forged Iron

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 7,  5:30 - 8:00pm

Join Gallery Flux for the Opening Reception and the events to follow for the International Exhibition New Art from an Old Craft featuring forged iron pieces by living artists.

On Exhibit June 1 - 30, 2018

Extended Gallery Hours Thursday, June 28th & Friday, June 29th 

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Festival of the River
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Festival of the River

A unique coalition including The City of Richmond, Venture Richmond, the Richmond Symphony, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, 1708 Gallery, James River Association, Capital Region Collaborative and other partners announces a special three-day event, The Festival of the River, which will take place on Brown’s Island June 8-10, 2018. This one-time festival will showcase the very best of the James River, Chesapeake Bay and the Richmond Region. Festival highlights will include contemporary art installations, performances under the Symphony’s “Big Tent,” cleanups along and around the River and family-friendly environmental education activities including Back to the Bay in celebration of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. 

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Image Makers: Masters of Self-Branding and their Impact on Culture
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Image Makers: Masters of Self-Branding and their Impact on Culture

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Cheek Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Napoleon Bonaparte, and his household, worked diligently to perfect his image from a revolutionary war hero to an emperor of France. This effort to self-brand is just as prevalent today with celebrities like Oprah, Beyoncé and Ralph Lauren utilizing social media, the internet and the press to craft their public persona. Explore the concept of branding and explore how much famous personalities affect culture, just as Napoleon did during the early 19th century.

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Staff Picks:  One Hundred Days Of Solitude
May
24
12:30 PM12:30

Staff Picks: One Hundred Days Of Solitude

Susan Norkus, the ICA's Membership and Development Coordinator, examines Nidaa Badwan’s series of photographs entitled One Hundred Days Of Solitude.

Staff Picks
Spend 30 minutes exploring a work of art in depth with a member of ICA’s talented team. Get unique perspectives on the different ways the staff engages with the art personally and through their work at ICA.

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Topic Tour: Architecture
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Topic Tour: Architecture

Richard Sliwoski, Associate Vice President, Facilities Management at VCU shares why his involvement with the ICA project was one of the most complex of his long construction management career.

Topic Tours
Free public tours on a variety of special topics led by community members, VCU faculty, ICA staff, or student guides. New to contemporary art? The topic on second Saturdays is looking at art. Interested in the new building? The topic every third Saturday is architecture.

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Jessica Lynne: Building Arts.Black & the Tasks of Art Criticism
Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

Jessica Lynne: Building Arts.Black & the Tasks of Art Criticism

RVA Critical Art Writing Program presents a talk by Jessica Lynne. Jessica will speak about her writing and work as co-founder and editor of ARTS.BLACK, a journal of art criticism from Black perspectives. This talk is free and open to the public. Lynne received her B.A. in Africana Studies from NYU and has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Art21 and The Cue Foundation, Callaloo, and The Center for Book Arts. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Aperture, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, and Kinfolk. She is a Winter 2018 Columnist-in-Residence at Open Space and currently serves as the Manager of Development and Communication at Recess. She is co-editor, alongside Sharon Louden, of a forthcoming book about the art world that will be published by Intellect Ltd. and The University of Chicago Press. 

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Art 180: The Really BIG Show
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Art 180: The Really BIG Show

Join Art 180 to celebrate the spectacular young talent of Richmond. The Really BIG Show brings together people from throughout the city to experience artwork created by young people in our spring programs at a dozen ART 180 sites and celebrate their creativity. The event is free and open to the public and includes live performances, art activities, games, food trucks and more!

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Antithesis: VCU Department of Kinetic ImagingGraduate Candidacy Exhibition
Apr
26
to May 4

Antithesis: VCU Department of Kinetic ImagingGraduate Candidacy Exhibition

The first year Kinetic Imaging graduate students from Virginia Commonwealth University are excited to present their MFA candidacy show, "Antithesis", hosted within Manchester Contemporary Gallery and adjacent building. Exhibiting Candidates include Sara Bouchard, Brianne Humphreys, Carl Patow, and Ruiqi Zhang.

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RVArts: You Moved Where?
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

RVArts: You Moved Where?

Please join RVArts in welcoming the newest leaders in all things ARTS in Richmond; Shawn Brixey, Dean of VCUarts and Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the VMFA. They will be in conversation about their move to Richmond and our future as the Arts Capital!

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ICA Grand Opening Block Party
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

ICA Grand Opening Block Party

The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU opens to the public on April 21 with a site-wide exhibition, Declaration, and a day-long Block Party showcasing Richmond’s curious-minded culture. Block Party will offer artists, makers, interactive activities, as well as live music, performances, and food. Held outdoors on the Markel Center grounds, Block Party is free and open to the public.

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VCU Department of Painting + Printmaking MFA Candidacy Exhibition
Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

VCU Department of Painting + Printmaking MFA Candidacy Exhibition

  • 506 East Franklin Street Richmond, VA, 23219 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RECEPTION: Friday, April 20,  5 - 8 PM

First-year MFA graduate students in the VCU Department of Painting + Printmaking present their candidacy exhibition. Participating artists include: Diana Antohe, Katie Barrie, Wallis Cheung, Cait Porter, Yu Su, Emily Wardell

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Mixtape
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Mixtape

MIXTAPE is the senior thesis exhibition of Visual and Media Arts Practice Seniors Nene Diallo, Elizabeth Montague, Jinny Kang, Emma Felt, and Izzy Pezzulo. The exhibition brings together a variety of concepts, media, and approaches to our evolving art practice. Together, the work becomes a remix, a mash-up; a collection of sounds, images, and texts. 

Opening Thursday, April 12th from 6:30-9pm. On view by appointment until April 21st by contacting valetgallery@gmail.com.

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Symposium: The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Symposium: The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

Horses hooved and winged, chariots, centaurs, and satyrs – the ancient Greeks were mad for horses. This symposium features contributors to The Horse in Ancient Greek Art catalogue and explores equestrian art and culture in ancient Greece, from the social prestige of owning and racing horses and chariots to the fabulous stories and myths the Greeks told about these creatures.

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Whiz World
Apr
6
to Apr 29

Whiz World

Join us for the release of WHIZ WORLD, a publication founded by Queen Whiz, Furtips, and Ghost Whiz with the mission to highlight the lived experiences of women artists. The whizzes write from a speculative magical feminist perspective and invite others to adopt and write from a whiz persona that encapsulates their essential power. Based in the redwood biome of Northern California, WHIZ WORLD forms a network of readers and contributors to battle pervasive sexist oppression through the powerful mystique of the Whiz persona.

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Krista Townsend~Immersion
Apr
6
to Apr 28

Krista Townsend~Immersion

glave kocen gallery presents two premiere solo exhibitions to celebrate the warmth of Spring! Krista Townsend, who hails from Charlottesville, presents thirty new large scale works that envelop the gallery with the feeling of wilderness.

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Tim Harper ~ Time Slide Down
Apr
6
to Apr 28

Tim Harper ~ Time Slide Down

glave kocen proudly presents two premiere solo exhibits that go hand in hand to celebrate the warmth of Spring! April’s “Under the Rafters” installment has Tim Harper’s wanderlust on display with his mixed media found object and organic material wall assemblages.

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POINT OF VIEW: KAREN BLAIR
Apr
6
to Apr 28

POINT OF VIEW: KAREN BLAIR

Karen Blair’s paintings and works on paper convey the exuberance of seeing the world anew. While her subject matter— landscapes surrounding her home in central Virginia—has remained the same over the years, her recent work has veered more and more towards expressionistic abstraction.

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Derek Larson: Conveyors
Apr
6
to Apr 28

Derek Larson: Conveyors

ADA Gallery presents “Conveyors,” a solo show by artist Derek Larson featuring a series of motorized paintings, screen prints and digital animations that highlight factory conditions, the decline of shopping malls and the golden age of American animation. 

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3 in 30: Shared Artistic Roots
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

3 in 30: Shared Artistic Roots

“There are a number of things that set Southern artists apart from anyone else,” said photographer Sally Mann regarding her relationship with painter Cy Twombly. Discover on this tour Twombly and Mann’s deep connection to the place where they lived and created their art.

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Tenley Beazley: Putting the Pieces Together Again
Apr
5
to May 20

Tenley Beazley: Putting the Pieces Together Again

Richmond artist Tenley Beazley returns to Quirk this April for a solo exhibition of new work that is largely influenced by the recent passing of her father, Alan Fleischer. Prayers and blessings serve as graceful backgrounds for delicate flowers. Recent discoveries and explorations into abstracted techniques and new materials have made their way into the work as well.

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Artist Talk: Khaled Jarrar
Mar
30
2:30 PM14:30

Artist Talk: Khaled Jarrar

  • VCU, Fine Arts Building, room 301 (“the Fishbowl”) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With photographs, videos, installations, films, and performances that are focused on his native Palestine, multidisciplinary artist Khaled Jarrar explores the impact of modern-day power struggles on ordinary citizens while seeking to maximise the social potential of artistic interventions. Over the last decade, Jarrar has used the subject of Palestine, particularly the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, as a starting point for larger investigations of militarised societies, including the gendered spaces of violence and the links between economic and state powers that fuel and profit from war or political conflict.

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Artist Talk: Iris Eichenberg
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Talk: Iris Eichenberg

After graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 1994, Iris Eichenberg worked as an independent artist, art educator, part-time curator, and co-organizer of art-related events. She began teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 1996, where she became Head of the Jewelry Department in 2000. Eichenberg held this position until 2007. In 2006 she accepted an appointment as Artist in Residence and Head of the Metalsmithing Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and began teaching full time there since. She is regularly invited to lecture, act as visiting critic, and give workshops at various art academies in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.

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Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series, New Work by Maria Chavez
Mar
29
to May 11

Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series, New Work by Maria Chavez

  • University of Richmond Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The University of Richmond Museums presents Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series, New Work by Maria Chavez. In this exhibition, Brooklyn-based artist Maria Chavez (born Peru, 1980) examines microscopic, physical images of vinyl records and their striking similarities to the topography of mountainous and canyon regions throughout the world. A sound artist and abstract turntablist, Chavez trades her dexterity from physical hand manipulation during her performances to sketching with various densities of graphite, sumi ink, and watercolor. The exhibition features drawings and paintings exemplifying the similarities of microscopic images of vinyl to the traditional approach in landscape illustration from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Also presented is a sample of previously recorded performances and publications.

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Maria Chavez, Sound Art: Performance and Conversation
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Maria Chavez, Sound Art: Performance and Conversation

  • Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Maria Chavez for a performance and conversation to open the exhibition Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series, New Work by Maria Chavez. Reception to follow. This inaugural event for the Richmond Sound Art Festival is free and open to the public, but tickets required.

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Book Signing & Conversation with Brandon Thibodeaux
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Book Signing & Conversation with Brandon Thibodeaux

Join us for a book signing & conversation with the artist!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Brandon Thibodeaux: In That Land of Perfect Day
Published in October 2017 by Red Hook Editions

After spending nine years in the northern Mississippi Delta, in a primarily African American space, Thibodeaux's self-proclaimed journey for self-discovery turned into one of renewed trust and determination. In a place mired in poverty and racial tensions, Thibodeaux's work seeks to emphasize the "tender and yet unwavering human spirit that resides within its fabric." The tenacity and the faith of those that he encountered are not just specific to that of the rural black experience, but are a link of commonality between us all, which Thibodeaux says is perhaps the "lesson I was looking for all along." His first monograph In That Land of Perfect Day presents the documentation work he did among these inhabitants of the Mississippi Delta, as he found solace their stories and perseverance in their pain.

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March / April exhibitions
Mar
23
to Apr 22

March / April exhibitions

ARTISTS’ TALK: April 22, 2 pm

Earth Day Special Hours: April 21, Noon-7 pm, featuring music by keyboard artist, Tony Doors

Three new gallery shows: paintings, drawings and installation works by Susan Hensel, a group exhibit by Bluecoup including 22 artists, and a group exhibition by artspace artist members.   

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