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For Immediate Release
August 28, 2001
Contact: Christina Newton, Director
804.782.8672

Fall Season Opens at Artspace

RICHMOND, VA Artspace gallery, located at 6 East Broad Street, invites the public to an opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 7:00-10:00pm, for the exhibition "Feed Perception" a multi-media installation by artists Andrew Campbell and Debbie DaPrano, and "Part of the Whole" monotypes and drypoints by Andy Farkas. Both exhibitions will continue through Sunday, September 30. For more information please call 804-782-8672. Artspace is open Wednesday - Sunday, from 12 - 4pm and by appointment. You can learn more about Artspace at: www.artspacegallery.org

Richmond artists Andrew Campbell and Debbie DaPrano collaborate once again in, "Feed Perception," a site-specific multi-media installation. Campbell and DaPrano incorporate sculpture, photography, sound, and video in their latest creation. Moving from the steel and photography that they are known for, these two blend new components - fiberglass, foam, wood and slate are the foundation for the addition of sound and video. The environment is guided by large black wooden panels that support a maze of imagery for the organic sculpture lying within. Andrew Campbell is the recipient of the 2000 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship Award for Sculpture. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting and Printmaking. He has exhibited regionally, and was a candidate for the famous Chicago Pier Show. He has numerous works in corporate and private collections across the country. Debbie DaPrano graduated from Old Dominion University in Fine Arts. She has exhibited regionally, and has numerous works in private collections. She is best known for her dynamic and unique lighted boxes. She is half of the creative force behind "Appetite for Art" - a studio she shares with Campbell, located at Shockoe Bottom Arts Center.

Andy Farkas creates a new body of work for his solo exhibition, "Part of the Whole." He will present works on paper - monotypes and drypoints that incorporate pen and ink, and pigment. His eerie works are reminiscent of old master etchings - each one expertly and lovingly crafted provoking a religious fervor. The portraits and stillifes become complicated and postmodern under Farkas' hand. He states that they are, "an attempt to view and understand the constraining and freeing issues of the interior and exterior world." The familiarity of an art historical context only skims the surface of the true original beauty of Andy Farkas' works. Farkas is a freelance designer and illustrator. He has received numerous awards for his works, and has exhibited regionally. He graduated from East Carolina State University in Printmaking.

 
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