Caitlin Cherry: Gallery Talk

Sept 27, 2018, 12pm
The Anderson, VCU
907 1/2 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23284

Caitlin Cherry will talk about her exhibition Etherpaint at The Anderson (Sept 7-Oct 26).

“Etherpaint” features figurative paintings that explore the solarization and inversion effect of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor technology that occurs with a malfunctioning or tilted screen. This image distortion that is furthered in the painting process becomes a metaphor for the overexposure and colonization of black female bodies that persists in popular culture, music, and pornography. – Caitlin Cherry

Caitlin Cherry was born in Chicago in 1987; she now lives and works in Brooklyn. In a practice that combines painting, sculpture, and installation with reference to history and present-day politics, she connects diverse categories and methods. Cherry received her MFA from Columbia University in 2012 and graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. She had her debut solo exhibition, titled Hero Safe, in 2013 at the Brooklyn Museum. She has participated in group exhibitions, including Fore, 2012, Studio Museum in Harlem; This is What Sculpture Looks Like, 2014, Postmasters Gallery, New York; Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusement Park, 2015, in the UK; and Object[ed]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art, 2016, UMOCA in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2016 she completed a residency at The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida and recently a solo exhibition “Monster Energy” at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst.

Kamrooz Aram: Lecture

Sept 19, 2018, 2:30pm
ICA Auditorium
601 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

Kamrooz Aram (b. 1978, Shiraz, Iran) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Aram received a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD, in 2001, and an MFA from Columbia University, New York, NY, in 2003. His work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions including: FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX  (2018); Ancient Blue Ornament, The Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA (2018); Ornament for Indifferent Architecture, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2017); Recollections for a Room, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2016). Recent group exhibitions include Lack of Location is My Location, Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn, NY (2017); The Intimate Enemy, Pelagica, Milan, Italy (2017); The Arch of My Eye’s Orbit, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (2016). Aram’s work has been the subject of articles and reviews in publications including Artforum, ArtReview, ARTnews, Art in America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, among others.

Raque Ford: Lecture

Sept 11, 2018, 12pm
VCUarts Fine Arts Building, Fishbowl (room 301)
1000 West Broad St
Richmond, VA

Raque Ford (b. 1986, Columbia, Maryland) lives and works in New York. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute (2010) and her MFA from Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University (2013). Recently awarded the 2017 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award. Recent solo exhibitions include Your Biggest Fan at CAPITAL in San Francisco, Con•fi•dence at Williamson and Knight in Portland Oregon, Carolyn at Shoot the Lobster in New York, and It’s All About Me, Forget About You at Species in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has been included in group shows at Sculpture Center (NY), 321 Gallery (NY), Galerie Division (Montreal), AALA Gallery (LA), and the Mcdonalds in Chinatown (NY).

THE OTHER SIDE: Opening Reception

Sept 7, 2018, 6-9 PM
Anderson Gallery, VCU
907 1/2 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23284

An exchange portfolio printmaking exhibition featuring prints made by Annie Albagli’s Screen Printing class at California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA and Brooke Inman’s Print Practice & Theory class at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Opening reception on Friday, September 7th, 2018 from 6-9 PM.

Exhibition will be on view September 6th – September 11th, 2018:
Mon-Fri, 12pm-7pm
Sat, 12pm-5pm
Closed Sunday

Cassils: In Conversation



Sept 7, 2018, 10:00-11:30 am
ICA Auditorium
601 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

The ICA, the departments of Craft/Material Studies, Painting + Printmaking, Photography & Film, and Sculpture + Extended Media, present a conversation with Cassils, whose work is included in Declaration, the ICA’s inaugural exhibition. Moderated by MATX doctoral student Tracy Stonestreet, four graduate students from each department will lead a Q&A discussion with Cassils.

Cassils is a trans visual artist who has achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Drawing on the histories of conceptualism, feminism, body art, and gay male aesthetics, Cassils undergoes strict physical training regimes to create a powerfully trained body for performative purposes. Cassils received their BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada and an MFA in Art and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.

Select solo exhibitions: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York (2017), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha (2017), Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (2016), School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (2016), MU Artspace in Eindhoven, Netherlands (2015), Trinity Square Video in Toronto, Canada (2014), and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York (2013). Select group exhibitions: University Art Museum of Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (2015); Deutsches Historishes Museum in Berlin, Germany (2015); National Gallery of Art in Sopot, Poland (2015); Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York, New York (2014); Art Gallery of York University in Toronto, Canada (2014); Rutgers Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ (2013); One National Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, California (2012); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California (2008); Whitechapel Gallery in London, England (2005); National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico (2003); and Manifesta in Frankfurt, Germany (2002). Collections include: Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (PA), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York, Katie Bush, San Francisco (Private Collection), Wanda Kownacki, San Jose, (Private Collection), Natalie Loveless, Alberta, (Private Collection). Select awards: John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2017), Creative Capital Visual Artist Award (2015), Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (2014), MOTHA Art Awards (Museum of Transgendered Art) (2013), Canadian Council for the Arts (2010- 2016), and Banff Center for the Arts Merit Grant (2006).

MFA show Round 1

 

MFA show Round 1

April 6-19
Reception April 6, 5-9pm

907 1/2 W. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284

Participating artists:  Lauren Hensens, Liang Luscombe, Johanna Robinson, Brett Suemnich

MFA Candidacy Show

MFA Candidacy Show

April 20th, 5-8pm.

506 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Participating artists: Diana Antohe, Katie Barrie, Wallis Cheung, Cait Porter, Yu Su, Emily Wardell

Painting + Printmaking Senior Show: Business Casual

Painting + Printmaking Senior Show: Business Casual

April 27-29
Reception April 27, 5-7pm

1500 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23219

Gallery hours:
Sat April 27: 11-6
Sun April 28:

 

MFA show Round 2

MFA show Round 2

April 27-May 12
Reception April 27, 5-9pm

907 1/2 W. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284

Participating artists: Azim Al Ghussein, Isa Gagarin, Daliya Jokondo, Greg Piwonka, Michael Royce