Thursday, February, 14, 2008 at 11am
Fishbowl rm 301
Virgil Marti bridges art and domestic decoration in his immersive environments of color, light and texture. His upcoming exhibition at Richmond’s Visual Arts Center will feature a new wallpaper design, a fanciful chandelier, and richly upholstered seating among other components, Marti’s installations evoke opulent interiors while also addressing the centuries-old theme of vanitas, or life’s transience. Virgil Marti’s extensive exhibition record includes solo exhibits “The Flowers of Romance” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and The Santa Monica Museum of Art. Group exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the 2004 Whitney Biennial.