For Immediate Release
February 9, 2001
Contact: Christina Newton, Director
February Closes With New Works by
Richmond and Washington, DC Artists
RICHMOND, VA – Artspace Gallery, located at 6 East Broad Street in downtown Richmond, is pleased to announce the current exhibition by artists "Mariah Josephy, Lisa Keller, and Keith Ramsey." The public is invited to a Closing Reception on Saturday, February 24 from 6 – 8pm. The exhibit will close on Sunday, February 25, 2001. Artspace is open Wednesday – Sunday, from 12 - 4pm.
Mariah Josephy comes to Artspace from Washington, DC. She fills the Foyer and Helena Davis Galleries with bold and detailed sculpture, painstakingly made of found objects, pieces of metal or wire. Her clean and surrealistic 2-D collage, are a quiet companion for the masculine 3-D pieces. Josephy has exhibited at the Foundry Gallery, Gallery K, Art Museum of the Americas all in Washington, DC. She is also the President of the Washington Sculptor’s Group.
Lisa Keller exhibits large bright abstract mixed media works in the Main Gallery of Artsapce. Individual panels are pieced together to create larger singular works. Figurative elements are placed specifically alongside erratic mark-making. Passion and chaos fight on the foreground with the process that lies underneath. The viewer familiar with Keller’s works will find these paintings smaller than her Thesis Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA, which she received the 1998 Joan Mitchell Scholarship Award.
Artspace member, Keith Ramsy, presents a new body of paintings in the upstairs Skylight Gallery. Ramsey’s dark surrealistic paintings are moody expressions of urban as seen by the African-American male. He intertwines autobiographical tenants with dark hope. Ramsey layers symbols of chairs, hanged figures, eyes, broken windows, clocks in a familiar urban setting. The surfaces are placid yet the depth tempts the viewer to fall under their spell.
For more information call Artspace at 782-8672.