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Exhibitions June 22 - July 22, 2018

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery shows, featuring print installation works by Melissa Haviland, paintings by Julie Dzikiewicz, paintings/drawings/prints by Nicole Santiago, installation by Teri Keegan-Castrop, and works in all media by artspace artist members. Exhibition dates are June 22 through July 22, 2018. An Opening Reception for the Artists will take place on Friday, June 22, 2018, from 6:00-9:00pm and will be Free and Open to the Public. A closing artist talk will take place Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:00pm. This event will also be Free and Open to the Public.

The Main Gallery exhibition will present White Gold: Blue, print installations by Melissa Haviland. Havilland is an artist and educator whose artwork straddles the boundaries between printmaking and installation-performance. She explores lineage, ritual, and practice within objects that are gendered and classed, like fine china, which have both feminine and upper-class connotations. "I use fine china as a cultural lens to explore relationships: personal and economic," she says. "I view the table as a platform for interaction - from conversation to negotiation." Haviland sets the table strategically to examine desire, etiquette, and the power of objects in our lives as totems and commodities. "Printmaking and the multiple allow me to reference the reiteration of objects and ideas in our culture," she says.

The Frable Gallery will feature The Human Experience, paintings by Julie Dzikiewicz. "I seek to paint the humorous truths of being a member of a family," Dzikiewicz writes. "My work strives to depict how we relate, how it feels, and how one handles the holidays. At heart, my paintings tell a story using characters, color and crystals." Dzikiewicz likes contradictions. The people and creatures in her art are flatly cartoonish and yet three-dimensional details pop out of the work. "We may see balls of glass on the painting surface, but our touch would reveal wax construction," she says. "An angel's hair is painted paper; a roasted Thanksgiving turkey, an encaustic print on top of strip lights." Dzikiewicz aims to create humor by turning the viewer's expectations of story upside down. "A happy holiday may include an angry octopus at our table. Sea monsters can be sweet, and sisters can be sharks. I have painted myself into the work, and yet, as an identical twin, is it really me?" she says. "All of us are born into families," Dzikiewicz continues. "Many of us share similar experiences. With this series of work I hope to connect with my viewers, sharing both the darkness of the human experience and the light."

In the Helena Davis Gallery, Family Narratives, paintings/drawings/prints by Nicole Santiago. Santiago paints the commonplace objects that surround her, loosely suggesting her internal and familial narratives, resulting in domestic scenes with simple yet layered storylines. While narrative is the primary driving force in her work, it always remains subservient to the larger formal concerns of the painting. To this end, she often runs through several narratives in the course of any one painting, finding her subject through the process. "Just as I am not bound to the storylines that initially incite a work," she says, "I am also not bound to any one way of constructing a piece. And while working from direct observation is my preferred method, I do not consider myself a perceptual purist, regularly finding it necessary to employ other methods to construct my works. Most often this includes invention, working from memory, digital studies, painting from multiple set ups, and so on." Santiago's intent is to make images that engage the viewer through the subject matter and the underlying abstraction. "I seek to investigate both the isolated domestic moments that surround me and the formal structures of the picture itself," she says, "creating visual situations that challenge the passivity of the viewer."

In smallspace Gallery, Marci Waiting, installation by Teri Keegan-Castrop. "I create installations with realistic plaster cast figures to explore the interpersonal aspect of existence," Keegan-Castrop says. "Marci Waiting is about lost moments from the past, and things that you wish you could have or should have acted upon. It reflects domestic life but in a broader sense how we prioritize daily chores, tasks and projects that eat away at time." Keegan-Castrop's work reflects experiences from the lives of people she knows and loves, as she strives to narrate their life stories. She is intrigued by how life's fragments can define and mold a person's perception of themselves and others. "The concept for each work often comes to me as a full-blown image, and I develop the audio/visual component over time," she says. "By making my adult figures smaller than average, I hope to emphasize the importance of memory and how our childhood experiences constantly inform and shape our adult selves."

The Suzanne Foley Gallery will exhibit artspace artist members in: HOT IN HERE? Palettes for the Season, work in all media.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12-4pm. The gallery is also open by appointment. Please contact the gallery administrator at artspaceorg@gmail.com or phone the gallery at (804) 232-6464. artspace gallery is located at Zero East 4th Street in Richmond, Virginia 23224. An additional entrance is available at 31 East 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23224.

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June 22 - July 22, 2018

Opening Reception for Artists Friday, June 22, 2018
6-9 pm, free and open to the public

Artist Talks Sunday, July 22, 2018
2:00 pm, free and open to the public

Melissa Haviland – "White Gold: Blue"

Main Gallery

 

Julie Dzikiewicz – "The Human Experience"

Frable Gallery

 

Nicole Santiago – "Family Narratives"

Helena Davis Gallery

 

Teri Keegan-Castrop – "Marci Waiting

smallspace Gallery

 

The Suzanne Foley Gallery features "HOT IN HERE? Palettes for the Season," exhibiting works in various media by local artists.


2018 Exhibition Calendar

January 26 - February 18, 2018

Georgia Nassikas - Main Gallery
Erin Raedeke - Frable Gallery
Megan Mattax - Helena Davis Gallery
Michelle McGrath - smallspace

February 23 - March 10, 2018

WITHIN REACH: ELABORATE PATTERNS 2018, 3rd annual exhibition and art auction to benefit artspace - All Galleries

March 23 - April 22, 2018

Susan Hensel - Main Gallery
Bluecoup, group exhibition - Frable, Helena Davis and smallspace Galleries

April 27 - May 20, 2018

VCU Craft and Material Studies, Graduate Candidacy Exhibition:
Hannah Bates
Marie Fornaro
Taylor Zarkades King
Emily Kuchenbecker
Dylan Loftis
Hannah Shaban

May 25 - June 17, 2018

Miya Hannan - Main Gallery
Carl Patow - Foyer
Chet Naylor - Frable Gallery
Jennifer Creef - Helena Davis
Cary Loving - smallspace

June 22 - July 22, 2018

Melissa Haviland - Main Gallery
Julie Dzikiewicz - Frable Gallery
Nicole Santiago - Helena Davis Gallery
Teri Keegan-Castrop - smallspace

July 27 - August 19, 2018

Jonathan Lee - Main Gallery
Diuguid, Duggan, Lovell, Smith, and Van Gorder (Group) - Frable Gallery
Belgin Yucelen - Helena Davis
Milk River Arts Group - smallspace

August 24 - September 23, 2018

Wingchow - Main Gallery
Lauren Scavo - Frable Gallery
Studio Two Three Group - Helena Davis
Andy Harris - smallspace

September 28 - October 21, 2018

Matthew Grimes - Main Gallery
Gerry Bannan - Frable Gallery
Randi Hill - Helena Davis
Linda Shields - smallspace

October 26 - December 16, 2018

artspace Member's Biennial - All Galleries


2019 Exhibition Calendar

January 25 - February 17, 2019

Haylie Zapantis - Main Gallery
Sukjin Choi - Frable Gallery
Kay Franz - Helena Davis
Maureen McCarron - smallspace


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