Artspace News Release
CONTACT: Jennifer Bridges, Gallery Administrator
6 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804.782.8672 / Fax: 804.782.9880
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July 27, 2003
September Exhibits at Artspace
Richmond, VA -- Artspace, located at 6 East Broad Street in downtown Richmond, is pleased to announce its September exhibitions. The exhibits open Friday, September 5th. The Opening Reception is from 7-10 pm. All exhibits will close Sunday, September 28th, 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.
15 Years of Continuous Exhibitions
In the Foyer Gallery, the gallery is exhibiting "Bits & Pieces (of Richmond)," photographs by PurpL*. These photographs explore the fragments and details of local buildings and structures. PurpL* elaborates, "For me, this piece has become something, and I can enjoy and appreciate it all on its own."
Exhibited in the Helena Davis Gallery is "Richmond Night Photography," by David Bromley. Focusing on historic, modern, and natural highlights of Richmond, Bromley portrays the ambience of the evening hours. All effects are achieved "in camera," such as panning and double exposure.
Featured in the Main Gallery, is an exhibition by Artspace member and Vice-President, Dana Frostick. "Industrial Sights," a series of drawings and paintings, displays images of construction and destruction in our environment, exploring the process of time and change and the perception of these events by humans. The resulting drawings and paintings are records of the artistís interpretations of these moments of change. "Industrial Sights" was created from photos taken on location around Richmond.
In the Skylight Gallery, Artspace member, Chris Semtner exhibits "Nowhere." This series of architecturally themed paintings present us with the darkened interiors of dilapidated buildings, the winding staircases of Victorian homes, and the rickety rooftop desks of Fan row houses. "The repeated elements of steps and floorboards create visual rhythm and an illusion of depth." In these virtual worlds, drama is not depicted but rather suggested or implied.
Our Juried-Show Series, curated by gallery member, Petie Bogen-Garrett, continues with its fourth exhibition, "No Object: An Abstract Show," juried by Leigh Ann Chambers. Chambers is the Executive Director of the Rawls Museum Arts, an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, located in Courtland, Virginia. Chambers has a painting degree from East Carolina University and is an avid supporter of regional artists.