Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Walk The Walk : Amie Oliver @ Plant Zero

Aime Oliver will be exhibiting a collection of works at Plant Zero in the Project Space Gallery.

Opening Reception : September 28th : 7pm - 10pm
Reading / Performance : October 26th : 7:30pm
Video Premier : November 2 : 7:00pm

Plant Zero
Project Space Gallery
0 E. 4th St.
Richmond Va. 23224

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

One Less Layer : Myeongsoo Kim @ Plant Zero

One Less Layer will be exhibited September 28th through October 20th in the Plant Zero Event Space Gallery. This work exists as 21 photographic images captured during the weeks before a devastating earthquake left a series of communities in and around Pisco, Peru in a state of tragedy. Artist Myeongsoo Kim builds a careful mood using a selection of images that bring the viewer into a relationship with the people of Peru and a landscape of change.

Opening Reception : September, 28th : 6pm - 10pm

Plant Zero
Event Space Gallery
0 E. 4th St.
Richmond Va. 23224

Monday, September 17, 2007

i deconstruct i


i cut the tense (a)sinew teathearing of the plantzero exhibition. i . Today i watch my momets unfold; as if to have been released from some temporary permanence. There is a certain enjoyment of the relationship between self and the work. The conversation, the anticipation of learning... the exploration through material, meta, and s p ( L ) ace.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

i place i

i ask myself... What makes a place?

A connection to the natural, a balanced environment of human culture and environmental infrastructure; a space somewhere among the fringes of purely functional industrialism, this transitional region between the natural and the developed landscape; where moments of randomness and the recognizable patterns of urban infrastructure support each other to develop tangible moments of humanism.

Accessibility to the individual moment; where memory and imagination are brought into vivid living experience, stimulated by the surrounding environment, by the play of a sunset as it descends among the shutters of quiet residence just above. A space where the mind can gently contemplate and find happiness in the though of a new form, a spontaneous poetic line or an elegant note that completes the melody heard within.

Perhaps it is the thought, the anticipation that at just the right moment, someone will pass and pause in quiet repose and in a silent and respectful response, nod in validation of a shared emotion, a shared experience, a reverence for living and for the places that bring us closer together. And maybe just as timely one can glimpse at the conversation between the sun and the leaves of a old oak tree whose branches sway just overhead, between the moonlight and the rusty brick of a nearby garden wall, between myself and those who share in knowing this place.

i can only pause and acknowledge that there is a place in time for moments like these; that these moments are vital to my humanism, meaningful to me and in the passing conversations that i seem to frequently have, meaningful to many others.

So perhaps it is the lack of places that burdens me as i wander a somber street in search of the moment. Perhaps it is the choking of the relationship between these moments, human moments and the spaces that surround me, my culture and my community.

As an thinker, as a maker and as a man of imagination; i find places for me nearly everywhere i go. i listen to the story of a breeze as its turns up the dust on a forgotten street, i converse with the sun even when it is obscured by the implosion of city signage, bottom line development and the congesting urban infrastructure of industrial growth.

Place, is a relationship between the human moment, its space and environment. Place is a sharing of experience both individual and social, it is this vitality of connection between man, culture, and environment found in a space.

This is where i exist as i, this is place, this is what i wish to share and to cultivate as my moments are found.

i place i

Friday, September 7, 2007

Vaughn Garland Featured : WRIR 97.3 : Zero Hour

Vaughn Garland can be heard today at 12:30 on WRIR 97.3

Zero Hour : Conversations about art, culture and society : Hosted by Tim Bowring

Vaughn is a passionate member of the Richmond Virginia community, a voice for the arts and an established Painter. Vaughn recently exhibited work at the Red Door Gallery, his exemplary work "Stain" depicts the raw ability for an artist to gush; to place that very passion, that vitality held within into the surface of a canvass.

Listen for his opinions on art and culture today @ 12:30.

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Vaughn Garland

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Sally Bowring @ Renoylds Gallery

Renoylds Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of recent work by Sally Bowring.

Opening Night : September 14th : 7pm - 9pm

Reynolds Gallery
1514 West Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
tel. 804.355.6553

Gallery Hours : Tuesday through Saturday : 10am -- 5pm

Above image:
Copperhead Drama King
acrylic on panel
60" x 60"

Sally will also be exhibiting work from September 27th to October 22 in Hudson NY.

Deborah Davis Fine Art Inc.
345 Warren Street
Hudson, NY
(518) 822-1890

a domestic separation

First year VCU graduate students exhibit a work in evolution.

Opening September 7th in the VCU fine arts building gallery this work will exist in a state of change for the week of its showing. A closing reception will be held on September 14th where its final character can be experienced.
Don't forget to see this work as it transforms over the following week...

Installation by:

Susan Almunia
Nicole Bills
Gabriel Craig
Cari Freno
Ryan Gothrup
Akiko Jackson
Keith Mendak
Jon Sutter
Toshiyuki Tanaka

Fine Arts Building Gallery
1000 W. Broad St.
Richmond Va. 23284