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Get Ready for ThinkSmall10!
10th biennial international miniature invitational exhibition

Prospectus and Confirmation Form Now Available

Now Showing through September 22, 2019

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery exhibitions, featuring artists Beverly Ryan, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Cindy Mehr, Mitzi Humphrey, and a group exhibition of work by artspace Artist Members. Exhibition dates are August 23 September 22, 2019. An Opening Reception for the Artists will take place on Friday, August 23, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. This event will be Free and Open to the Public. A closing talk by the artists will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. This event will also be Free and Open to the Public.

The Main Gallery features Beverly Ryan's Drone Zone. Ryan's interest in the human condition leads her to create series about social, environmental, and political topics. This collection is based on her questions about drone technology and its use. In this exhibit, she explores issues of sovereignty, power to make the target choices and the implications of the new technology. Beverly is known for her abstract and narrative oil paintings, but her current work includes painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Ryan holds an MS from Columbia University, NYC, and a BA from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. She teaches classes and workshops in abstract painting, narrative painting and encaustic painting at The Art League School, Alexandria, VA and has been a resident artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, since 2001.

In the Helena Davis Gallery, Cindy Mehr presents Celebrations. In this exhibition, Mehr explores the different forms of celebration and the emotions they elicit, such as excitement, violence, radiance, gaiety, and fleetingness. She combines a variety of media on canvas to create explosions of contrasting forms resembling a collage. Her art reflects her experiences as a world traveler and her time spent living abroad. Cindy earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Master of Arts from Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She has won juror's awards at ArtQuest Maryland, the Maryland Federation of Art, the Lancaster Museum ofArt shows, the Towson Art Collective, and the Annapolis Maritime Museum show. Mehr currently works out of her studio in Bel Air, Maryland and her house in the south of France.

The Art of The Little Red Fish by Bizhan Khodabandeh will be on view in the Frable Gallery. These original comic ink drawings are a political allegory in serial comic form written by James Moffitt. Inspired by the Iranian revolution of 1979, the comic is made in the style of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Khodabandeh has a background in political activism and has been researching the revolution using historical texts. He has also interviewed those directly involved in the revolution. The comic was originally made available through digital installments by Rosarium Publishing, and in print by Sink/Swim Press. His Little Red Fish collection was accepted into the Society of Illustrators 2015 and 2016 annuals. Bizhan Khodabandeh is a visual communicator who moves freely across the professional boundaries as designer, illustrator, artist and activist. His works vary from small graphic art projects to major public campaigns. Currently Khodabandeh teaches full-time at VCU's Robertson School of Media & Culture and freelances under the name, Mended Arrow.

smallspace Gallery presents Another Way by Mitzi Humphrey. Mitzi learned about the ancient art of encaustic painting in a History of Painting Technology class at VCU. Humphrey says she "finds the ancient medium of encaustic wax both delightfully playful and extraordinarily challenging." She uses pigmented beeswax and resin on varied surfaces in a true exploration of the hot flux/flow of techniques inherent in the medium. Mitzi earned a degree in Art Education with a minor in Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee. She earned her BFA from VCU in 1987 and then returned to earn her MFA in 1997. Mitzi was a founder of artspace in its original Shockoe Slip location and Art6 on Broad Street. In addition to being a president of the Richmond Artists' Association, she was a member of Women's Caucus for Art, Franklin Furnace in NYC, One/Off Printmakers, and ISCA (International Society of Copier Artists), and exhibited extensively with those groups. She lives in Midlothian, Virginia with her husband, and maintains her Summer Wind Studio in their backyard.

The Suzanne Foley Gallery will show Sight Lines and Shadows, works in all media by artspace Artist Members.

The gallery will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays in August, 2019. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 12-4 p.m. Please contact the gallery administrator at artspaceorg@gmail.com, or phone the gallery at 804-232-6464 for additional information. The gallery is located at Zero East 4th Street in Richmond, Virginia 23224, with a second door at 31 E. 3rd St., and online at www.artspacegallery.org.

-- News Release by Aaron Stein, PR Volunteer

>> August/September 2019 News Release (PDF)

Now Showing through September 22, 2019

Gallery Closed Tuesday, August 27

Beverly Ryan
Drone Zone

Mixed Media Installation / Main Gallery

Bizhan Khodabandeh
The Art of The Little Red Fish

Original Comic Ink Drawings / Frable Gallery

Cindy Mehr

Mixed Media on Canvas / Helena Davis Gallery

Mitzi Humphrey
Another Way

Encaustic Paintings / smallspace Gallery

Sight Lines and Shadows -- artspace artist members

works in all media / Suzanne Foley Gallery

>> August/September 2019 News Release (PDF)

2019 Exhibition Calendar

January 25 - February 17, 2019

Haylie Zapantis—Chemistry of a Color - Main Gallery
Collective Efforts—JMU Art 3D faculty exhibition - Frable Gallery
Kay Franz—Burnt Offerings - Helena Davis Gallery
Maureen McCarron—The Birds - smallspace Gallery
Something borrowed, something new—a new year, a new view - Suzanne Foley Gallery

February 22 - March 9, 2019

Within Reach 2019 Annual Auction - All Galleries

March 22 - April 21, 2019

radius250 2019 - All Galleries

April 26 - May 19, 2019

Because OF: VCU Crafts and Material Studies Department graduate student group show - Main, Helena Davis, Frable and smallspace Galleries

May 24 - June 23, 2019

Morgan Craig—Identifying with Artifice: the Specter of Capitalism - Main Gallery
Naomi Swyers—Richmond Through a Needle's Eye - Helena Davis Gallery
Signal:Noise—Collaborative Composite Works by Robin L. Ryder, William Brian Porter, and L. Daniel Mouer - Frable and smallspace Galleries
Elements - the parts and the whole: artspace members -- works in all media - Suzanne Foley Gallery

June 28 - July 21, 2019

Julie Comnick—Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra - Main Gallery
Tom Monsees—INT/EXT. DAY/NIGHT -THE WOODS - Helena Davis Gallery
Margaret Buchanan—Subterranean - Frable Gallery
Shannon Gilbert—Unprotected - smallspace
Points of Interest—artspace members -- works in all media - Suzanne Foley Gallery

July 26 - August 18, 2019

Adam Bradley—Vulnerable and Predatory - Main Gallery
Nick Candela—Dealing with the Archive - Helena Davis Gallery
Jennifer Printz—Gentle Equanimity - Frable Gallery
Martha Prideaux—Grounded in Water - smallspace
The Hard and the Soft—artspace members -- works in all media - Suzanne Foley Gallery

August 23 - September 22, 2019

Beverly Ryan—Drone Zone - Main Gallery
Cindy Mehr—Celebrations - Helena Davis Gallery
Bizhan Khodabandeh—The Art of The Little Red Fish - Frable Gallery
Mitzi Humphrey—Another Way - smallspace
Sight Lines and Shadows—artspace members -- works in all media - Suzanne Foley Gallery

September 27 - October 20, 2019

Kim Rice—Inheritance - Main Gallery
Kathleen Craig—Abstract Imagery - Helena Davis Gallery
Giulia Piera Livi—Come Sit - Frable Gallery
Martin Brief—Hope (20172019) - smallspace
Decisions, Decisions—artspace members -- works in all media - Suzanne Foley Gallery

November 8 - December 15, 2019

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