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For Immediate Release
May 18, 2001
Contact: Christina Newton, Director

"Contemporary Color":
Artists See Photography In Different Light

RICHMOND, VA – Artspace, located at 6 East Broad Street in downtown Richmond, is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibitions, "Contemporary Color" and "The Heroes in Us:" Photographic collages by the young artists of Blackwell and Whitcomb.

"The Heroes in Us" is a project of ART 180 and Weed & Seed. ART 180 welcomes the public to a Pre-Reception from 5:00-6:30pm on Friday, June 1, 2001.

"Contemporary Color" is an exhibition of three Richmond photographers: David Bremer, Alan Entin, and Hil Scott. "Contemporary Color" presents an exciting range of color photography by three notable Richmond photographers, each representing very different views and techniques of photography. The public is invited to the First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, June 1, 2001 from 7 – 9pm. Both exhibits continue until Sunday, July 1, 2001.

David Bremer presents the series "The Richmond Flood Wall," which shows how the floodwall’s presence impacts the City of Richmond. His large format photographs document the massive structure positioned in downtown Richmond, Virginia. His images depict the dwindling natural landscape in opposition to progress and imposing man-made structures - the rebuilding of a southern city. But Bremer’s pieces also read as abstract compositions, telling of simple shapes relating to one another – narrow lines and heavy shadows moving in slow motion. David Bremer is an Associate Professor of Photography at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited regionally, and has received two faculty research grants. He owned Photoworks from 1976-1984, a Richmond gallery devoted solely to contemporary fine art photography. Since the 1980’s he has turned his interest to corporate photography, and formal portraits of many Virginia notables.

Alan Entin’s "Where Magic Interferes with Reality" is an exhibition of images taken in Paris, France with a Holga Camera. The Holga is a plastic toy camera with a plastic lens yielding dreamy, impressionistic images. Paris is the perfect subject matter for this artistic technique – light leaks, flair, distortion, and double exposures communicate the magic of the city. Entin will also display some of the same images taken with a 35mm camera, to compare and contrast the differences obtained with the two cameras, offering two distinct points of view.

Alan D. Entin, Ph.D. is currently a licensed clinical psychologist in independent practice specializing in marriage and family relationships, and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology, of the Medical College of Virginia of the Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Entin is a pioneer in the field of "phototherapy." He has been using family photographs and albums in psychotherapy to understand family relationships, and his research is internationally known. He has presented his work at national and international conferences, has written numerous professional and popular articles and has appeared on many national radio and television programs. His own photographs have been published, and reviewed, in a number of books, newspapers, magazines, and professional newsletters.

Hil Scott’s "Digital Images" exhibition is comprised of color photographs that have been manipulated by the computer, creating inquisitive compositions. His "work is less about what things are and more about what else they are." The manipulated color photographs convey ambiguities and contradictions, giving the viewer more to think about than the subject matter. They are both substantial and ephemeral. "The questions are the answers," Scott elaborates. The viewer may also question the computer’s usage as an artistic tool – is it fine art or not? Hil Scott is a Media Production Coordinator at the University of Richmond and is an art instructor at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. He has work in many corporate collections, and has exhibited in many national museums.

ART 180 and Weed & Seed of Richmond present "The Heroes in Us:" Photographic collages by the young artists of Blackwell and Whitcomb. Visitors will be met by decorated life-size cut-outs, collaged by youth in this ART 180 project.

Artspace is open Wednesday – Sunday, from 12 - 4pm, or by appointment, and is free to the public. You can learn more about Artspace at www.artspacegallery.org.


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