Six new exhibits are on display through October 22, 2017.
ORDER / DISORDER by Paul Germain
Germain investigates the human connections to the natural world using gestured, multi-directional brush strokes, mark-making and surface texture. This view of nature, based on the Chaos Theory demonstrates the balance between order and disorder. He uses oil, bees wax and metal leaf on mould-made paper prepared and mounted to hang in relief without formal framing. His work is in many personal and corporate collections in Richmond, Hampton, Charlottesville, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. This Exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery through November 19, 2017.
QUEEN OF SHEBA by Asiya Al-Sharabi
Yemen is a challenging place for women to excel in their careers--especially with Asiya's subject matter--documenting Yemeni women who are socially not allowed to show their identity through photography. Despite all of this, viewers would see women represented in her photographs stripped of their identity but still maintaining their beauty, unique outfits, intelligence, feminine power, and how they are related to the "Legend Of Sheba".Asiya uses a self-developed technique that expresses focuses not only on aesthetics, but also on underlying struggles of the model. The technique is a combination of digital photography and hand painting. Asiya says: When I first took those photos I predicted that my country of origin will go down the drain because of how badly they treated women. Fear of taking photos, fear of tradition, and fear of religion. During every photo shoot I always had mixed emotions, but what I wanted the most was that we get over all fear and become strong, powerful women. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery.
SOY MUJER by Christine Stoddard
Yo Soy Mujer is a collection of photo collage daydreams that celebrates feminine and natural textures. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.
"Christine Stoddard is an interdisciplinary literary and visual artist. Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist who lives in Brooklyn. Her visuals have appeared in the New York Transit Museum, the Ground Zero Hurricane Katrina Museum, the Poe Museum, the Queens Museum, the Condé Nast Building, George Washington University's Gallery 102, and beyond. In 2014, Folio Magazine named her one of the top 20 media visionaries in their 20s for founding the culture magazine, Quail Bell. Stoddard also is the author of Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia (The History Press), Ova (Dancing Girl Press), Chica/Mujer (Locofo Press), Lavinia Moves to New York (Underground Voices), The Eating Game (Scars Publications), and two miniature books from the Poems-For-All series."
ESSENCE OF THE SOUL by Terry Lynn Smith
Terry Lynn Smith
Fusing hyper-realism, beauty, youth, eccentric hairstyles, texture and fashion, Terry strives to capture pure emotion, rendering timeless, soulful portraits. Each unique portrait is full of passion and vibrant colors, creating highly refined, personal stylized work that accents her mastery of technique. Each oil painting demonstrates her meticulous attention to detail. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery.
EARTH, WIND, AND REDEEMER by Robin Alicia Coaker
Coaker is a multi-media artist who will be displaying recent works in the Corner Gallery through October 22nd, 2017.
SEPTEMBER ALL-MEDIA SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. Emily Smith will jury the show. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on September 15th and 16th, 2017.
About the Juror, Emily Smith:
"Emily Smith is the executive Director of 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA. Prior to coming to 1708, Emily was the Curatorial Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where she worked from 2007 until 2010. Prior to VMFA, she was Director of Exhibitions at Piedmont Arts in Martinsville, Virginia (2004-2007) and the Assistant Director at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia (2003-2004). Smith was an adjunct faculty member in art history at Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, VA and was a critic for a Charlottesville, Virginia weekly paper. Smith received a MA in Art History from the University of Virginia in 2002."
1st Place, All-Media Show: "Not the Last Casualty"
by Elisabeth Johnson Phillips 22x28 Acrylic Painting, $650
2nd Place, All-Media Show: "RVA Enchantress"
by Cynthis Cornett, 14x14 Photograph $85
3rd Place, All-Media Show: "20 Degree Ellipses"
by Charlie Curtis, 18x24" Ink on Paper, $150
Honorable Mention, All-Media Show: "Diana"
by Asiya Alsharabi 36x50 Mixed Media, $999
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