WORK exhibition opening
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its annual [work] exhibition on Friday, July 7 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the center’s True F. Luck Gallery. The exhibition runs through August 27.
[work] features the art of faculty, staff and board members of the Visual Arts Center. Pieces are juried by VisArts’ interim gallery manager, Gina Cavallo Collins. Collins has more than 25 years of experience in the arts, primarily working in museums and as an independent curator and arts writer. She has worked for the Phoenix Art Museum and the Heard Museum, was a founding curator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and helped transform the exhibition program at the Shemer Art Center and Museum. In Richmond, she has previously worked for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The exhibition represents examples of all media taught at VisArts’ 1812 West Main Street building, including: wood, ceramics, metal, jewelry, fiber, glass, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, creative writing, film and digital media.
Participating artists include:
Lisa Fisher Johnson
Elizabeth Carter Oliver
Julia E. Pfaff
Some work will be available for purchase.
This year’s [work] image is designed by VisArts instructor and illustrator Victoria Borges.
Carli Holcomb September 8 – November 12, 2017
Emerging artist Carli Holcomb considers the relationship between the macro and the micro. Her work pairs two and three-dimensional objects (for example, an expertly-set diamond from her mother’s wedding ring) with a grid of ambiguous images depicting cloud coverage over Antarctica. Trained as a metalsmith, Holcomb addresses the intersection between people and the environment by considering displacement, geological processes, and cosmologies in her work. As Holcomb explains, she attempts to “create an otherworld, one that bubbles, garishly drips, and slips slowly into lavish amalgamations.” For her exhibition at VisArts—her largest solo exhibition to date—Holcomb will examine new processes and materials, including textiles and salvaged materials from the James River.
Represented by the Quirk Hotel and Gallery in Richmond, Va., Holcomb was a Quirk+VisArts artist-in-residence in 2016. She has exhibited her work in many group shows, including exhibitions at LIGHT art + design in Chapel Hill, N.C.; the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd, Va.; and Mildred’s Lane in Narrowsburg, N.Y. Her work recently appeared on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine.
Holcomb holds a B.F.A. in fine art with a specialization in metals from the University of Wyoming and an M.F.A. in craft and material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at VCU School of the Arts.