RECENT WORKS BY ROBERT WINNE. Robert has returned to the Richmond area after having lived and worked in Germany and Afghanistan for the past five years. Working as a civilian for the Department of the Army, he was responsible for hundreds of construction projects in support of the military. During his time Overseas, Robert continued to paint, and he set-up a studio in his apartment in Germany as well as in a small cramped space in his 8”x16” trailer that he called home during his 18-month deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan. This is Robert’s first show since his return and many of the paintings are a result of his extensive travels and experiences throughout Europe and the Middle East. The works in this show are primarily Mixed Media and Encaustic. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN by t.k. harris. Harris displays her gestural mixed media paintings and sculptures this month in the Centre Gallery, West.

NEW WORKS BY CHARLES ARNOLD "For the last two years I have been exploring oil pastel and most of the work in this show is in that medium. I have tried several themes including my Path Series, an old tintype style (cactus portraits) and two works based on imagery found in the old comic strip Krazy Kat. The other pieces are in my usual landscape style. I have found that oil pastel together with Prismacolor pencils met my needs.

Krazy Kat interested me on many levels but the landscapes were the inspiration for my art. The two Krazy Kat pictures, Krazy Landscape and Coconino Daybreak, led me to explore different compositional forms that are not dictated by reality. Those familiar with George Herriman’s Krazy Kat cartoons will recognize some of the elements in these pictures. Herriman’s artwork was his vision of the landscape of Coconino Co., Arizona where the action takes place. His surreal art was a strong influence on Dr. Suess, Bill Watterson and many others. His characters’ dialogue is in a class by itself and a joy to read."

The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

DECOMPOSED FILM: AN ANALOG ADVENTURE by Lulu Elenes. Skylight Gallery. Lulú E. Elenes works with toy and old cameras, as well as film that has been soaked in a solution of water and household cleaners, food, and other ingredients. The decomposed film adds random textures and shapes to the photographs, making them look more like impressionist or surrealist paintings than standard photographs.

The show will feature eleven pieces taken with four different cameras--Vivitar, Mamiya DSX 1000, Holga, Split Cam, and PopCam--and nine different rolls of film decomposed with water, vinegar, milk with Maria cookies, ginger, detergent, cyanotype solution, coke, and alcohol. Lulú E. Elenes believes that whatever is good or beneficial for her is also good for her images. As a result, she has soaked dozens of rolls of film with medicine, food, and anything that does not contain too much vitamin C or caffeine--which damage the film before development, and yield varied and interesting results. Lulú E. Elenes is a PhD candidate in the program Media, Art, and Text at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is also a Spanish instructor. Her research focuses on nostalgia and iPhoneography.


SEPTEMBER ALL-MEDIA SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. MARJORIE PERRIN will jury the show. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on September 20th and 21st. See our Call For Entries page to learn more.

About the Juror Marjorie Perrin:

"Marjorie Perrin has been painting and teaching in Richmond,Virginia since 1985. She graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1984 and received awards for landscape painting in oil and figurative work in watercolor. She has been awarded two fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She studied at the Art Students League of New York,and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has studied privately with portrait artists Cedric Egeli and Joanette Egeli.

Marjorie has been teaching at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School since 1989. She has also taught at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, John Tyler Community College and the Torres School of Sculpture. She lives in Richmond with her husband Parke Smith and their two sons Zane and Nate."


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Mixed Media Painting by Robert Winne

Just Hanging Around Sculpture by t.k. harris

Coconino Daybreak by Charles Arnold

Film Photography by Lulu Elenes

1st Place All-Media Show: Old Bass Player by Robert Pfeifer - 22x16 - Photography, $75

2nd Place: Road to Nowhere by Jamie Weinstein - 18x24 - Mixed Media, $120

3rd Place: Cutie Pie by Diana Hutchison - 27x33 - Acrylic, $175

Honorable Mention: (Relationship Problem) She Found Something He Lost Years Ago by Waverly Clark Fitch - 23x32 - Digital Painting $185

Honorable Mention: Bateau on the James (Nelson County) by Thomas Ehrenberger - 12x16 - Oil, $397



Sept-Oct '13