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Now showing through February 22, 2015


artspace five new exhibitions opening on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 7-10pm and continuing through Sunday, February 22, 2015. The Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public. A free Gallery Talk will be held with the artists on Sunday, February 22 at 2pm.

April Flanders presents "Unchecked," featuring monotypes and a site specific installation of prints, in our Main Gallery. In her large-scale installations, seemingly floating along the wall’s surface, the colorful, exquisitely-crafted cut prints and monotypes reference "the ramifications of globalization," and the "global issue of invasive species, both animal and botanical." Flanders describes that the pieces in "Unchecked" were "time and labor intensive, which mirrors the time- intensive and often impossible task of eradicating these invaders." Flanders received her BFA in Studio Art and BA in Spanish from Florida State University and her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University. Exhibiting nationally since 1996, Flanders is currently an Associate Professor at Appalachian State University.

Madison Chase Fairburn presents "Cultivate," plant-based sculptural garments, accompanied by traditional silver gelatin prints in our Frable Gallery. The sculptural collars are crafted with hay, dried grass, evergreen limbs and berries. Fairburn then creates silver gelatin prints of models adorned with the garments in a natural setting. She is "interested in how these ornate garments limited my subject’s movements and stance. These beautiful and labor-intensive collars are a burden and a weight in every setting, but each collar also carries its own significance and underlying narrative." The construction of the garments and the printing process, mirror her seven-year career in teaching; they "both can be described best as labor-intensive and requiring devotion." Teacher of the year Nominee at Lee-Davis High School, Fairburn received her BFA from VCU, and is included in the VCU Painting and Printmaking Department Print Collection.

Everitt Clark presents "Cities in the Air," black and white silver gelatin contact prints, in our Helena Davis Gallery. Clark describes that "during a visit to Belle Isle, I was stuck by the many layers of its landscape; natural and man-made, past and present." His exhibition addresses the idea that "Richmond is not one city, but rather countless 'cities in the air,' the ruins of previous centuries jumbled up with the soon-to-be ruins of our own." Using large format negatives to create his gelatin prints, Clark's labor-intensive means of printing forces him to create slowly, putting contemplation into both the images and the process. This thoughtful examination of subject and process in his nationally exhibited photography is also integral to his decade-long position as a private tutor in Northern Virginia.

Meena Khalili presents "Kinetic TypoGraphy," photographs of projected image sculpture. Khalili's complex process of creating her final images starts with "cutting typographic form from pieces of paper... building walls made of sheets with holes carrying language, but free of the burden of forming words." Khalili then projects moving images on the "stagnant structure," to help each paper sculpture "gain volume and live a fleeting sculptural life." The final results are images of the sculptures and their projections. Her work "grows from the battle between permanence and impermanence," and is motivated by "language, translation and her cultural heritage, as a first generation Iranian American." Khalili received her BFA and MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and was a Visiting Workshop Instructor at VCU’s Doha, Qatar Campus. Working in the design industry since 2005, she is a professor at Virginia State University, teaching Graphic Design and Illustration.

The Suzanne Foley Gallery will feature "New Views," mixed media works from Richmond artists.

January brings additional exhibitions at artspace. We will host 2 short-term exhibitions of students' work in the month of January. "Middle School Art Show" will feature students from Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Hanover, led by educator Melanie Kluender and Brookland Middle School, in Henrico, led by educator Michelle McGrath. An Opening Reception will be held, Friday, January 9th from 6-8pm. Additionally the exhibit will be on view January 10th and 11th. Student artists from Open High School in Richmond, led by educator Brigette Newberry, will display work Jan 16 to Jan 18 with a public reception held Saturday Jan 17 from 2-4pm.

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Current Exhibitions


January 23 - February 22, 2015

April Flanders

Unchecked

Monotypes and print installation

Main Gallery



Madison Chase Fairburn

Cultivate

Sculptural garments and photography

Frable Gallery

Everitt Clark

Cities in the Air

Photography

Helena Davis Gallery

Meena Khalili

Kinetic TypoGraphy

Photographs of projected image sculpture

smallspace Gallery



New Views

Mixed media works by Richmond artists

Suzanne Foley Gallery

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Artist Talk with January/February Exhibitors
Free and Open to the Public




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