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Opening September 26, 2014


artspace is pleased to present five new exhibitions opening on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 7-10pm and continuing through Sunday, October 19, 2014. Also on September 26, from 6-7pm, comedian Tom Via hosts a special pre-opening event to kick off our new fundraising project, artroulette. Watch as team leaders spin a Wheel of Fortune to randomly select artists for collaborative teams. The Opening Reception and the pre-opening event are Free and Open to the Public. A free Gallery Talk will be held with the artists on Sunday, October 19 at 2pm.

Paul Terrell, Jennifer Terrell Myer, John Terrell & Matthew Terrell will present their group exhibition "Separate Together," featuring the work of four Members of the Terrell family, in our Main Gallery. The Terrell home was and is a place where art is the common denominator. Paul is a retired Art Educator, current adjunct VCU Art Ed and artist, Jennifer is an Art Educator, John a painter and Matthew a Museum Preparator and aspiring Art Director who recently returned to school at the VCU Brandcenter.

As a family they will present personal and collective processes that work together and separately. Their individual media are: Paul: Raku-fired ceramics; Jennifer: mixed-media collage; John: acrylic paintings and Matthew: drawings and serigraphs. Though not exhibiting work in this show, Linda Terrell, has been making quilts for the family for the past forty years. Her quilts are functional, graphic and therapeutic. Like pieces of patchwork, the Terrells combine their individual media into a family quilt. Their personal squares create a pattern that, like their family, has a structure that integrates random and control.

"This is Just Mail Art" will be on display in our Frable Gallery, featuring work by 75 artists from 25 countries. Mail Art/Correspondence Art/Postal Art was pioneered in the 1960s by avant-garde artist Ray Johnson, founder of the New York Correspondence School. Mail Art is the work of a world-wide network of artists often associated with Neo-Dadaism and the Fluxus movement--essentially a form of anti-art that focuses on individual creativity shared for the sheer sake of sharing among a network of other artists, without regard to or concern for the art world's formal conventions. Mail art is created and enjoyed without the mediation of gallerists, curators, critics, collectors, or concerns for financial gain. A work of mail art is a gift, not a commodity.

This exhibition, with its self-effacing title, shows all of the works received by the show's coordinator, artspace member Dan Mouer, that were sent specifically in response to Dan's "Call for Mail Art" distributed through the International Union of Mail Artists (IUOMA) between November 2013 and June 2014.

Kyujin Lee, winner of the radius250 2013 "Best in Show" award returns to artspace with her exhibition "I See You" in our Helena Davis Gallery. In the "spirit of Surrealist automatism," Lee starts her mixed media process by "creating spontaneous marks on paper or canvas," following this process with drawn narratives containing versions of "characters from children’s stories such as Pinnocchio or the Little Mermaid." The spontaneous and playful qualities of her work are meshed with beautifully executed compositions. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lee has both a MFA and a MA, exhibits nationally and currently teaches art in Washington, D.C.

In our smallspace Gallery, Richmond-artist and former VCU professor Dan Mouer is presenting "Gone Postal," a selection of documentary images of some of the work that he sent to his correspondents during his "Call for Mail Art." Dan's original works now reside in private collections around the world in at least 25 different countries. The conventions and ethics of the postal-art networks require that senders and receivers document works so that they can be widely shared among network participants and by others who attend exhibits such as this. Mail artists often use nicknames, by which they become known on their network. Dan's nickname is "Gone Postal," suggesting the mindset of one who has become irrational, gone off the rails, no longer playing by the rules of the game, very much the spirit of mail art.

The Suzanne Foley Gallery will feature "On the surface – and drawn under," mixed media works from Richmond artists.

September 26 - October 19, 2014

Separate Together

Buddy Terrell, Jennifer Terrell Myer, John Terrell & Matthew Terrell

Works in all media by members of the Terrell Family
Main Gallery

This is Just Mail Art

75 artists from 25 countries respond to an international "call for mail art" from Richmond artist Dan Mouer

Frable Gallery

I See You

Kyujin Lee

Mixed media works from radius250 2013 "Best-In-Show" recipient
Helena Davis Gallery

Gone Postal

Dan Mouer

Documentation of mail works
smallspace Gallery

On the surface -- and drawn under

work in all media by Richmond artists

Foley Gallery


Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Artist Talk with September/October Exhibitors
Free and Open to the Public


artroulette

artroulette

Raffle Tickets are $5 each! Available for sale online, in the gallery or from artspace members!

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Official Raffle Rules for artroulette

Team Workshops
Sunday, October 5, and October 12 from 12-4pm and Sunday, October 19 from 12-2 pm
Visit the gallery to see work in progress by various teams.
Free and Open to the Public

Opening Reception
Fourth Friday, Oct. 24, 7-10:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Finished Pieces on View
Friday, October 24 - November 28, 2014

Plant Zero Project Space hallway galleries

Winning Raffle Tickets Selected
Hosted by Harry Kollatz Jr.

Fourth Friday, November 28, 2014
6-7:00 pm




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