Assistant Professor Chris Norris curated Four-Color Universe, a group exhibition at the Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond. The show is on view until October 21 with an Opening Reception on Friday, September 8, from 7-10 pm.
Norris has brought together eight artists who have works that call upon familiar imagery liken to old comics, pre-digitization. The show features Brooke Inman, Anthony Iacono, Anthony Meloro, Jason Keith, Charlotte Rodenberg, Blade Wynne, Vernon Payne, and Nathan Tersteeg.
Norris began planning “Four-Color Universe” over a year ago. “That’s how long it usually takes, and it always starts with a gestation period,” Norris said. He holds this project very dear. “I’m a shy guy and didn’t have many connections after grad school, so I asked, ‘What can I do?” he said. “I’ve slipped into the mentorship role. It came with getting older, and it led me to the Iridian. My curator role helped get these artists’ work in front of people’s faces. Art is a funny animal.”
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Photo: Anthony Iacona, Blue Pumps 1, 2015, Acrylic and Collaged Paper. Credit via GAYRVA.