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For Immediate Release
July 27, 2001
Contact: Christina Newton, Director
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Images of an Urban Landscape Opens at Artspace

RICHMOND, VA Artspace, located at 6 East Broad Street in downtown Richmond, is pleased to announce the new exhibition "Images of an Urban Landscape," featuring three photographers and two painters depicting individual views of city life. The public is invited to the First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, August 3 from 7-9pm. The exhibit will close on Sunday, August 26, 2001. Artspace is open Wednesday - Sunday, from 12 - 4pm. You can learn more about Artspace at www.artspacegallery.org.

"Faces"s is the photographic exhibit presented by artists Catherine Johnson and Henrietta Near. Their works focus on the people that make up the "urban landscape" - the element that creates this environment. Their works capture the strength and endurance of these individuals that must learn to cope with the urban setting. Photographer, Willie Valentine, presents a new series documenting the legacy of Richmond icon, Maggie L. Walker.

Painter Susan Ross presents pop-influenced paintings that expose the seedy side of the city. She uncovers what happens at night, inside and out. Cars zoom down dark highways lit only by dawn's light. Couples enact silent conversations in darkly lit rooms. Dreams are either born at dusk or dead at dawn. Ross' hard knock experiences while living in Los Angels, California have greatly influenced this Richmond natives' works.

Artspace presents a showing of works by Richmond born painter, Margaret Kamsky. This sampling of Kamsky's work primarily from the 50's - 60's present impressionistic views of an earlier Richmond. Critic Ulrich Troubetzkoy referred to her work as "filled with an intensely individual expressionism." This sampling hopes to share a fresh vision of an artist on the verge of great success that ended her career to soon. Ms. Kamsky is currently a resident at Cedarfield.

 
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