October 11, 2002
CONTACT: Jennifer Bridges, Gallery Administrator
6 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804.782.8672 / Fax: 804.782.9880
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Four Artists Featured at Artspace in November
Richmond, VA - Artspace, located at 6 East Broad Street in downtown Richmond, is pleased to announce four exhibitions for November. "somebody got issues" by Richmond artist Shelia Gray; "Work in Progress: first installment" by Richmond painter John Bailey; "Faces in My Dreams" by New York painter Daniel Paige; and "Faces, Places, and Human Spaces" by Richmond artist Susan Alma Singer. The public is invited to the First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, November 1 from 7-10pm. The exhibit will close on Sunday, December 1, 2002. Artspace is open Wednesday - Sunday, from 12 - 4pm. You can learn more about Artspace at www.artspacegallery.org.
Shelia Gray's "somebody got issues," figurative sculptures made from handmade paper, will be showing in the Foyer Gallery. The sculptures, resembling body torsos, are fused with found objects.
John Bailey's "Work in Progress: first installment" is an exhibition of his recent work, crayon drawings on 7 foot panels of silk organza that hang to the floor in open space, and diaphanous banners undulating off the walls. These pieces reveal veiled human form and speak of the internal life. Showing at Artspace, in the Helena Davis Gallery this November, is the first installation of these drawings in an on-going series of exhibits, each building on the work of the previous, culminating in an installation that transforms the space into a maze of images that invites rite of passage. "This is drawing at its sensitive best" (Roy Proctor, Richmond Times Dispatch).
Daniel Paige, a self-taught artist from White Plains, N.Y., will be exhibiting in November, in the Main Gallery at Artspace, his vivid, larger than life portraits of the famous and the infamous. Inspired by a near death angelic encounter, he began fulfilling a life long desire to paint. Pressing through a paralyzing condition with harsh and difficult treatment, and working at a feverish pace, he has produced "Faces in My Dreams" a large body of acrylic paintings portraying art and pop culture icons in bold, dramatic, and beautifully constructed images.
Susan Alma Singer explores the human experience in pencil and pastel in her exhibition, "Faces, Places and Human Spaces," showing in the Skylight Gallery. Singer began drawing less than three years ago, when she began working in pastel, exploring faces, landscapes and, most recently, semi-abstract bodyscapes. "Faces, Places and Human Spaces" encompasses the entire progression of her career as an artist.