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For Immediate Release
January 24, 2002
Contact: Christina Newton, Executive Director, Artspace
6 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804.782.8672 / Fax: 804.782.9880
Email: cenewton@att.net

Three Solo Painting Exhibitions Featured at Artspace

RICHMOND, VA - Artspace, located at 6 East Broad Street, invites the public to the "First Friday" Reception on Friday, February 1, 2002 from 7:00-10:00pm. Artspace presents new works by Vic Colaizzi, Brent LoVerde, and Debra Stuckgold. All exhibitions continue through Sunday, February 24, 2002. For more information please call 804-782-8672. Artspace is open Wednesday - Sunday, from 12 - 4pm or by appointment, and is free and open to the public. You can learn more about Artspace at www.artspacegallery.org.

Vittorio Colaizzi, Richmond painter, continues to expand on his obsession with abstract painting in his new exhibition, "9th Annual Report." Colaizzi's continued study into the history of abstraction, take form in his own artwork. These new works are often monochromatic dissections of his once familiar abstracted objects and landscapes. He contemplates the pure medium, paint and other materials, and work itself, as in this case the act of painting. His white field paintings are, observations of pure technique and pure paint.

Brent LoVerde, member of the local Ground Level Railroad, returns to Artspace for his first solo exhibition. LoVerde creates an installation reminiscent of the GLR's gargantuan installation of January 2001 at Artspace. He will install works on paper and panel, incorporating paint and mixed media. His works will hang alongside numerous found objects completing the vision. His works are lessons in technique and formality, working and reworking his found images. Once assembled, the abstractions become content driven lying somewhere between J. Cornell and J. Campbell. His inspiration is the overlooked - window frames, water-soaked newspaper, old billboards or ghost images on the sides of buildings. The railroad, which ties the urban and rural environs together, often dwells in his works.

Debra Stuckgold, of Seattle, Washington, returns to Richmond for her first solo exhibition at Artspace. Her recent body of work, "A Short History" continues her exploration of notions of time and place. Beginning with random ink washes, she creates her own maps, redefining borders and spaces. Subsequent layers of materials such as wax, inks, acrylics and red earth collected from travels to the Southwest are incorporated. Stuckgold describes," These works are not just a history of the earth, but its inhabitants' journeys as they traverse the landscape. While some pieces are direct reflections of maps, others are a meditation on topography, the physicality and poetry of the land itself."

 
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