Contact: Dana Frostick, Administrator
Phone: 804.232.6464/ Fax: 804.232.6465
Address: artspace @ Plant Zero
Hours: Wed.-Sun., and by appointment
Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions @ artspace
Exhibitions: The ART of GWAR
Props, Costumes and 2-D work
Helena Davis Gallery
Frable and Foyer Galleries
*Exhibition details follow*
2-D work will be on view
during the exhibit
Presented in the
The Slave Pit was founded in 1985, within the bowels of Richmond Dairy. This was the year that the de-thawed Antarctican Rock-Gods GWAR first walked the earth. GWAR often found it necessary to use the human race as slaves, and the denizens of the Slate-pit were perfect fodder.
20 years later GWAR has yet to conquer the planet. Recent excavations into the lower levels have unearthed many ancient "GWAR-tifacts" of cosmic import and cunning design. The slaves of GWAR have decided to exhibit these objects in hopes of achieving "Art Fag" status and possibly selling things for ludicrous sums of money.
To date GWAR has played over 1300 shows, toured the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe, released 10 albums and 7 full-length videos and have been nominated for 2 Grammy's. This, their 5th art opening, will include their costumes, props, paintings and drawings.
Featured in the Helena Davis gallery, Wet Trash is a series of digital photographs, which artist Mark McIntyre refers to as “pixography.” The exhibition came about quite by accident as McIntyre recuperated from a serious car accident by taking daily walks in nearby Bryan Park after serious flooding in 2004.
Each day, the camera took McIntyre deeper and deeper into the park, especially along the creek called Jordan's Branch, and as he traveled further along that creek, the amount of trash from the flooding grew in quantity and variety, until it seemed as if he were in some “Boschian” landscape.
He began photographing these
not-so-still lives of trash, and then ended up staring at them on his computer
screen. It was only when he began to fiddle with these images in his digital
darkroom, that McIntyre began to see a lyrical beauty hidden in what is
normally considered—and with good reason—worthless and harmful.
Exhibiting in the Frable and Foyer galleries
is Leigh Odom. Odom’s Antarctican Cave Drawings are a series of mixed-media paintings in which alien worlds are
uncovered through contemporary surrealism.
Odom shows his abstract paintings frequently in the
Also included in Antactican Cave Drawings will be a series of portraits of GWAR band members.
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. Artspace
is open Wednesday through Sunday, from
to and by
appointment. artspace is located at Zero East 4th Street within Plant