June 4, 2003
Exhibits at Artspace
Richmond, VA—Artspace, located at 6 East Broad Street in downtown Richmond, is pleased to announce its July exhibitions. The exhibits open Friday, July 4 at 7 pm. The official First Friday Opening Reception will be held on Friday, July 11th from 7-10pm. All exhibits will close Sunday, July 27, 2003. Artspace is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 to 4 pm and by appointment. You can learn more about Artspace and its upcoming events at www.artspacegallery.org.
In the downstairs galleries, Artspace is showing “Conspiracy of Vitrines,” a group exhibition featuring work by Lisa Garfield, Mary Cahill, Jayme McLellan, and Mica Scalin. “Conspiracy of Vitrines” examines the reification of an experience, fragmented from its surroundings, into a complete miniaturized world. Each artist creates with their work a portal, an aperture through which one can gain access to it, however limited or controlled the perspective may be. The images become proof of their own relevance, in the same way an object in a museum’s vitrine takes on the authoritative quality of evidence.
Exhibiting in the Skylight Gallery is photography by Amanda Marrion Anthony entitled “Portsmouth Island.” Her body of photographs depict an island abandoned nearly 30 years ago. Her goal is to “convey the special aura surrounding the island’s village…by combining my own personal vision and self-expression, I have tried to communicate the island’s timelessness and tranquility.”
In the newly expanded Studio Galleries on the second floor, Artspace features “Bodacious: a Figurative Show” juried by Elieen Mott. Ms. Mott is the Coordinator of Statewide Exhibitions for the Office of Statewide Partnerships at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
15 Years of Continuous Exhibitions