Posts Tagged 'painting'

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH CREATIVITY

BY MEGAN ZALECKI A.R.T. in RVA, short for Artistic Realization Technologies, is an organization focused on empowering individuals who are confined to wheelchairs to directly express their personal creative visions. People with physical limitations are often overlooked and treated as if

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EMPOWERMENT THROUGH CREATIVITY

BY MEGAN ZALECKI A.R.T. in RVA, short for Artistic Realization Technologies, is an organization focused on empowering individuals who are confined to wheelchairs to directly express their personal creative visions. People with physical limitations are often overlooked and treated as if

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Python’s Refined Reverie

BY MEGAN ZALECKI To experience a reverie is to be absorbed in a state of musing and meditation, to daydream. Rêverie, a series of mixed media works by Tifenn Python on view for one more week at Ghostprint Gallery, provides

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Python’s Refined Reverie

BY MEGAN ZALECKI To experience a reverie is to be absorbed in a state of musing and meditation, to daydream. Rêverie, a series of mixed media works by Tifenn Python on view for one more week at Ghostprint Gallery, provides

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NEW GROUND: SEDIMENT GALLERY

BY INGA SCHUNN Sediment, a new gallery on East Grace Street, is causing a buzz among the art community here in Richmond, Virginia. Managed and curated by artists, the space aspires to feature works by contemporary visual and performing artists

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NEW GROUND: SEDIMENT GALLERY

BY INGA SCHUNN Sediment, a new gallery on East Grace Street, is causing a buzz among the art community here in Richmond, Virginia. Managed and curated by artists, the space aspires to feature works by contemporary visual and performing artists

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INTERNAL VISION

BY MEGAN ZALECKI Tom Condon’s Idiopathic Aura opened last Friday at the Visual Arts Center. The series of works on view blends the artist’s personal history with an ethereal hybrid of painting and photography, exploring the intimate nature of seeing as

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INTERNAL VISION

BY MEGAN ZALECKI Tom Condon’s Idiopathic Aura opened last Friday at the Visual Arts Center. The series of works on view blends the artist’s personal history with an ethereal hybrid of painting and photography, exploring the intimate nature of seeing as

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DEFINING PLACE

BY MEGAN ZALECKI Many of Richmond’s arts and cultural organizations are presenting exhibitions dealing with a diverse range of perspectives on race, place, and identity, and the breadth of this community-wide project cannot be understated. Along with several anticipated openings comes

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DEFINING PLACE

BY MEGAN ZALECKI Many of Richmond’s arts and cultural organizations are presenting exhibitions dealing with a diverse range of perspectives on race, place, and identity, and the breadth of this community-wide project cannot be understated. Along with several anticipated openings comes

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COMPARING DEPARTURES

BY MEGAN ZALECKI An artist must recognize, when he is reasoning, that his picture is an artifice…And even when he departs from nature, he must do it with the conviction that it is only to interpret her more fully.—Henri Matisse

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COMPARING DEPARTURES

BY MEGAN ZALECKI An artist must recognize, when he is reasoning, that his picture is an artifice…And even when he departs from nature, he must do it with the conviction that it is only to interpret her more fully.—Henri Matisse

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NEW DIRECTIONS

BY MEGAN ZALECKI   On view right now at Page Bond Gallery are two exhibitions: Sarah Irvin’s False Colors and Aaron Koehn’s On One. Though completely different from one another, the two bodies of work branch from a common stem

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NEW DIRECTIONS

BY MEGAN ZALECKI   On view right now at Page Bond Gallery are two exhibitions: Sarah Irvin’s False Colors and Aaron Koehn’s On One. Though completely different from one another, the two bodies of work branch from a common stem

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COLLABORATION MEDITATION

BY INGA SCHUNN   Captiva Works: Sounds and Photographs and Metempsychosis are two exhibitions currently on display at Reynolds Gallery. Though at first appearing aesthetically different, the two bodies of work share the Gallery space well as both exhibitions are

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COLLABORATION MEDITATION

BY INGA SCHUNN   Captiva Works: Sounds and Photographs and Metempsychosis are two exhibitions currently on display at Reynolds Gallery. Though at first appearing aesthetically different, the two bodies of work share the Gallery space well as both exhibitions are

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SKILLED HANDS

BY MEGAN ZALECKI     Out of Necessity: Contemporary Ceramic Interventions is a group exhibition currently on display at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Curated by Jason Hackett, Assistant Professor of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, the show

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SKILLED HANDS

BY MEGAN ZALECKI     Out of Necessity: Contemporary Ceramic Interventions is a group exhibition currently on display at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Curated by Jason Hackett, Assistant Professor of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, the show

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LESS IS MORE

BY AMY RITCHIE   Herb and Dorothy Vogel collected art with gusto. Viewing just 50 works of the approximately 4000 that they collected since 1962 tells much about their aesthetic sensibilities. They knew what they liked, regardless of style or

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LESS IS MORE

BY AMY RITCHIE   Herb and Dorothy Vogel collected art with gusto. Viewing just 50 works of the approximately 4000 that they collected since 1962 tells much about their aesthetic sensibilities. They knew what they liked, regardless of style or

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ART OF SUMMER

BY MEGAN ZALECKI “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” –Henry James   An impeccable way to spend a summer afternoon, Hot Fun in the Summertime is a

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ART OF SUMMER

BY MEGAN ZALECKI “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” –Henry James   An impeccable way to spend a summer afternoon, Hot Fun in the Summertime is a

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RADIUS REWARDS

BY MEGAN ZALECKI   Juried shows are inherently full of uncertainty. For applying artists, there is no guaranteed acceptance or placement. Results are at the mercy of the jurors, whose standards vary. However, certain things can be counted on in

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RADIUS REWARDS

BY MEGAN ZALECKI   Juried shows are inherently full of uncertainty. For applying artists, there is no guaranteed acceptance or placement. Results are at the mercy of the jurors, whose standards vary. However, certain things can be counted on in

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THE SHAPE OF THINGS

BY AMY RITCHIE   Pop Art and Beyond: Tom Wesselmann is, surprisingly, the first retrospective of the artist’s work in this country. It opened at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and now the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts makes

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THE SHAPE OF THINGS

BY AMY RITCHIE   Pop Art and Beyond: Tom Wesselmann is, surprisingly, the first retrospective of the artist’s work in this country. It opened at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and now the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts makes

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ENERGY & MOTION

BY MEGAN ZALECKI   Paintings by Steve Cushner are on the move. If titles such as “Endless Knot,” “Up and Down,” or “Back and Forth” are any indicator of motion, prepare to view paintings that frolic like a thread being

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ENERGY & MOTION

BY MEGAN ZALECKI   Paintings by Steve Cushner are on the move. If titles such as “Endless Knot,” “Up and Down,” or “Back and Forth” are any indicator of motion, prepare to view paintings that frolic like a thread being

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D’EXPRESSION

BY MEGAN ZALECKI   If you find yourself visiting the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this weekend or anytime soon, be sure to turn right before heading to the upper or lower levels and spend some time in the Focus

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D’EXPRESSION

BY MEGAN ZALECKI   If you find yourself visiting the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this weekend or anytime soon, be sure to turn right before heading to the upper or lower levels and spend some time in the Focus

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