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.
April 25 - May 18, 2014
Where Words Are Not Enough
Main, Frable, Helena Davis and smallspace Galleries
Made Up Of...manipulation of materials and intentions
work in all media by Richmond artists
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
Free and Open to the Public
As a way of saying THANK YOU RVA for your awesome support over the past 26 years, we are presenting a unique, one-time opportunity for you to take home professional artwork for a fraction of the original price.
Abandoned Art Short Sale
artspace on the corner of Third and Decatur
In the Plant Zero building
April 26, 2014
11AM-until its all gone
(During RVA Earth Day Celebrations)
In the last decade we have managed to collect quite a bit of abandoned art; artwork that was displayed but never picked up after the exhibit came down. We don't want these wonderful pieces just collecting dust in storage, they need to go to a good home, like yours. So please come by early for the best deals and to see how our unusual pricing structure for this one time sale will work. Members will be on hand to help answer any questions.