Jennifer Bridges, Administrator
804.232.6464/ Fax: 804.232.6465
Address: artspace @ Plant
4th Street, Richmond, VA 23224
available online at www.artspacegallery.org
Upcoming Exhibits @ artspace
VA— artspace, is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibitions.
Artspace will feature artists Hullihen Williams Moore, H. Jennings Sheffield,
and Debbie DaPrano in its February through March exhibitions. The exhibits open
Friday, February 25th. The Fourth
Friday Opening Reception is from 7-10:30 pm, February 25, 2005. All exhibits will close Sunday, March
Artspace member Debbie DaPrano will exhibit her most recent work in the
Foyer gallery. Digital Stitch is a mixed-media show. Artspace has
featured DaPrano’s work in several exhibitions. She has also shown at Art Works,
Curated Culture, and the former Shockoe Bottom Arts Center.
member, H. Jennings Sheffield will be showing in the Helena Davis
gallery. The show, entitled Rainy Night on the Seine 07.04.04,
consists of 10 images and an 8mm film loop projected onto the wall. Rainy
Night on the Seine recreates an event experienced by the photographer as she
photographed Paris from her glass-covered boat. Each image contains a glossy
print mounted to a sheet of plexiglass and a transparency of the same image
mounted onto another piece of plexiglass. The two pieces are then bolted
together, creating a visual depth. Sheffield is the founder and owner of local
creative-imaging studio, STAT Productions Inc. She is also adjunct faculty of
Fine Art and Digital Photography at VCU. Her work has been shown throughout
Richmond and Atlanta, GA.
of thirty selenium-toned black-and-white photographs by Virginia native
Hullihen Williams Moore will be featured in the Main gallery. The show,
entitled Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park, Photographs by Hullihen
Williams Moore, is a testament to the beauty of the park and to its
changing image over time. This program has been organized by and is circulated
through the Statewide Exhibitions Program, Office of Statewide Partnerships,
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with generous support from Philip Morris U.S.A. and
the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Artspace thanks Suitable for
Framing for its additional support. Hullihen Moore’s book will be available for
sale at the gallery. He will be signing books during the opening reception. A
complete News Release for Hullihen Moore’s exhibition is attached.
Artspace is a non-profit art gallery
dedicated to the understanding and awareness of contemporary visual and
performing arts. Founded in 1988, Artspace is a member-run organization.
is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 to 4 pm and by appointment. artspace is located at Zero East 4th Street within Plant
Zero, in the recently designated Arts District in Manchester, Richmond VA. You
can learn more about Artspace and its upcoming events at www.artspacegallery.org.
Shenandoah: Views of Our
Photographs by Hullihen
An exhibition of thirty
selenium-toned black-and-white photographs by Virginia native Hullihen
Williams Moore will be featured at Artspace. The show, entitled
Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park, Photographs by Hullihen Williams
Moore, is a testament to the beauty of the park and to its changing
image over time. The show opens
Friday, February 25th and closes Sunday, March
Hullihen Williams Moore is
a landscape photographer. Through his work, Mr. Moore seeks to let others know
some of the wonder, power, and beauty of the wildness of nature. He concentrates
on the national parks, particularly the area in and around the Shenandoah
National Park in Virginia. These exquisite photographs convey a sense of
personal and natural history on many levels. First, and most evident, is the
photographer’s record of his visual and emotional relationship with the
landscape. He has returned to Shenandoah Park, year after year, on journeys of
discovery and of reconsideration, seeking the new yet always returning to the
old. He documents change—both growth and destruction. Floods, harsh winters,
barren summers, and years of plenty work together to keep the forest in a
continual cycle of transformation. Moore captures the ongoing biography of this
very particular place.
In college at Washington
and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Mr. Moore was a stringer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and was paid
five dollars for each photograph used by the paper. Later at the University of
Virginia, he continued to make pictures as a hobby, often traveling into the
mountains to photograph. In the 1970's, Mr. Moore bought his first view camera.
He later studied with Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. In addition, he has
studied landscape photography and fine print making with noted landscape
photographers John Sexton and Philip Hyde.
His book, Shenandoah: Views of Our National
published by the University of Virginia Press
in October, 2003. The work contains 51 images, made over more than 20 years.
From grand vistas and waterfalls to the delicate unfurling of new ferns, these
duotone prints capture the singular appeal that attracts 1.7 million visitors to
the park each year. In two essays, Moore addresses the natural and human history
of the park as well as his own personal experience of it, including stories
behind several individual photographs. The book has been recognized for
excellence by the Association of Partners for Public
National Public Radio Weekend Edition – Sunday featured Mr.
Moore and his book in a December, 2003, broadcast. NPR said:
Today, Hullie Moore’s book of photographs, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park …
may be doing for Shenandoah what Adams did for Yosemite. Moore captures the park’s waterfalls,
vistas, ice-laden trees and budding flowers in black and white images that are
both simple and profound.
Concurrent with the publication of Mr. Moore's book,
the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has mounted a traveling exhibit of images from
the book, to tour Virginia for the next several years. The October-November,
2003, issue of albemarle magazine
featured a 10-page portfolio of Moore's work and an excerpt from his book. Mr.
Moore received the silver award for the albemarle photographic essay from the
International Regional Magazine Association. In addition, a portfolio of Mr.
Moore's photographs has appeared in Blue
Ridge Country. His images have also appeared on calendars, and on six
popular posters he has published of the Shenandoah National Park. In addition to
the current Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibit, Mr. Moore has had numerous
one-person shows throughout Virginia.
Mr. Moore works with a wooden 4 x 5 view camera, and
does all of his own developing and printing. Each print is made by the artist,
selenium toned, mounted on museum board with an overmat, and signed. Mr. Moore may be reached through his
This program has been
organized by and is circulated through the Statewide Exhibitions Program, Office
of Statewide Partnerships, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with generous support
from Philip Morris U.S.A. and the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Artspace thanks Suitable for Framing for its additional support.
Hullihen Moore’s book will
be available for sale at Artspace. He will be signing books during the opening