Opening Reception: Friday, May 1 5pm – 8pm at the Anderson Gallery and the Depot Gallery, 814 W Broad St.
MFA CANDIDACY SHOW
Opening Reception: Friday, April 24 5pm – 8pm
2601 Maury St | richmond | va 23224
Topographies; Whole Cloth Quilts & Selections from the Quilt a Week Project
Julia E. Pfaff
April 7- April 13, 2015
Opening reception: Wednesday, April 8, 5pm – 7pm
image: Contrast XIV, 2013 H:62.5 x w:33.75 Photo credit: Taylor Dabney
BIO | With an undergraduate degree in art history and a MFA, Julia has been quilting her entire life and has successfully turned a family tradition into a contemporary art form. She is an educator and studio artist and teaches at both the community and college level. Her quilts have been exhibited extensively and can be found in numerous national collections and publications.
Scatter/Structure is an exhibition of works by VCU’s Crafts/Material Studies Fountainhead Fellows Sarah Nance and Heather McCalla.
Considerations of perception, interconnectedness and ephemerality are central to Nance’s work. Sarah’s installations and spatial drawings challenge the notion of fixed states of being, investigating the shifts between presence and non-presence. Often she uses light-responsive materials whose properties are only fully revealed when viewers experience the work through extended time and physical exploration. Heather McCalla’s current body of work explores the complex feelings and relationships associated with home and family. By utilizing recognizable domestic objects, as well as architectural forms and materials, McCalla attempts to exploit the connection to the human body that is inherent in these systems.
Join the artists for the opening reception on Friday, April 3rd from 6pm-9pm.
Scatter/Structure runs through April 18th.
Sediment Gallery hours Friday and Saturday from 1-7pm or by appointment.
Call 804-819-1759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Scatter/Structure has been funded in part by VCUArts and the Crafts/Material Studies Department at VCU.
Sarah Nance is an American artist working in installation, drawing and sculpture. Light occupies a central role in her work, as it is intimately related to considerations of perception, interconnectedness and ephemerality. In 2014, Nance presented at Third Culture Conversations, a conference bringing together artists and scientists whose research spans the crossover between the two investigative fields. She has also participated in artist residencies in Reykjavík and Skagaströnd, Iceland. Nance completed her MFA at the University of Oregon and is currently a Fountainhead Fellow in Craft & Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Disjecta and The White Box in Portland, OR; Loft 594 in Brooklyn, NY; FrontierSpace in Missoula, MT and SÍM Gallery in Reykjavík, Iceland; with an upcoming show at TRUCK Gallery in Calgary, AB.
Heather McCalla is originally from San Diego, California, where she studied furniture design and woodworking while attending San Diego State University. She obtained her BA in Applied Design in 2006, and worked as a finish carpenter and independent designer for three years before moving to Wisconsin in 2010. McCalla received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2013, where she subsequently lectured in the furniture design and woodworking department before moving to Richmond. She is currently a Fountainhead Fellow in the Department of Craft an Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Tuesday, March 17 @ 2:30pm
1000 W. Broad Street | RM 239
Tuesday, February 24 @ 2:30pm
Lecture | Up to my old tricks, the Visual and Performance Art of Joyce J. Scott.
609 Bowe Street, RM 535
Image: from Style Curated. The animated Joyce T. Scott pauses to pose for an impromptu portrait; Her handmade necklace pays homage to Venice
Renowned for her meticulous craftsmanship and biting social commentary relating to issues of racism, violence, sexism, morality, stereotypes, and other forms of social injustice, Scott’s catalytic power for change is supported by her keen application of humor. For more than four decades, this multifaceted and provocative artist has created complex objects of exceptional skill, beauty, and sophistication that double as a social mirror.
The daughter of acclaimed fiber artist Elizabeth Talford Scott, Joyce’s education in object making began at a remarkably young age. Scott received her Bachelors degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her Masters degree from the Institute Allende in Mexico– with further study at Rochester Institute of Technology and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
Ms. Scott has exhibited, performed, and lectured across the country and abroad. During the year 2000, Joyce was featured in a major 30 year retrospective at The Baltimore Museum of Art titled Joyce J. Scott: Kickin’ It with the Old Masters. Following the exhibition’s close, Exhibits USA adapted the show into a nine year traveling exhibition under the title Kickin’ It with Joyce J. Scott. The artist is included in most major public collections: the Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Corning Museum of Glass, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mint Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, Museum of Glass in Washington, Museum of Art and Design in NY, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has recorded original music and has performed extensively, including theatrical pieces with Robert Sherman during the 1970’s, the Thunder Thigh Revue of the1980’s, Lorrainne Whittlesey and the notorious Ebony & Irony routine, and her one-woman, 20-year running performance titled Walk a Mile in My Drawers.
Additionally, Scott has been the recipient of myriad commissions, grants, residencies, and prestigious honors from institutions such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, and the American Craft Council. In 1996, Scott was nominated for a National Living Treasure Award, and in 2010, she will be presented with a lifetime achievement award from the Women’s Caucus for the Arts.
Monday, February 23 @ 2:30pm
609 Bowe Street, RM 535
Andrea’s current exhibit, “The Garden, The Library, and The Labryinth” continues through February 28 at Quirk Gallery. In addition to the beautiful works on display, Andrea will be bringing a selection of the handwoven scarves she makes for her line, Little Fool Textiles. These one-of-a-kind scarves are works of art in and of themselves and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors designed to suit anyone’s personal style preferences.
Andrea will give an artist talk beginning at 6:30 pm on February 5th and will explain a bit about the unique and intricate process she’s developed to execute these delicate and beautiful pieces. She will also discuss the work’s content and meaning and will answer any questions one might have about the pieces in the exhibit.