Five new exhibits are on display through August 20th, 2017 at Art Works. Hours Tuesday - Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm. Admission is free.
Cantores de Luz by Maximo Laura
You can now buy tapestry art by one of Latin America’s most prolific textile artists at Art Works. Maximo Laura is a Peruvian award winning textile artist known worldwide for his tapestries that intertwine ancestral Peruvian techniques, symbols, memories and myths with contemporary aesthetics. All Laura tapestries are hand-woven at the Maximo Laura Studio. There is much to “read” when viewing a Maximo Laura tapestry. His website describes the realms, the cosmos, the Sun and Moon representations, the Inca Cross, the patterns, zigzags and circles and the meanings woven into the tapestries.
"My work is nourished by symbols, stories, traditions, rituals, experiences, and by permanently returning to admire the iconography of ancestral world cultures, especially Peruvian cultures. These experiences inspire me to discover, explore and absorb contemporary visual arts, which exist lavishly, choosing the one that moves me and fits the direction of my visions of totem images, of symbolic characters and landscapes, and of my experience; developing ancestral patterns that are essentially Andean." – Maximo Laura
This exhibit is in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
Virginia Landscapes by June Skalak: Where it All Began
Early landscape paintings by Virginia artist, June Skalak. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery
Totems for the Modern Era: Tiki and Venus Paintings by Richard John Becker
This exhibit is a collection of painted canvasses depicting strange god-like creatures who may or may not represent aspects of the human subconscious, some best left unsaid. These are large and somewhat unavoidable paintings that are less concerned with aesthetic beauty and are more apt to be confrontational. These depictions are not meant to be worshiped, but the artist will not object to some sort of tasteful veneration. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.
Landscapes, Dreams and Thoughts by Dorothy Ellis -
Ellis is a painter and printmaker. Her paintings are mostly abstract but one can see the landscapes within them that inspire her. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.
Richmond Photography Meetup Group 2nd Annual Exhibition:
This exhibit is a culmination of the images taken over the course of a year within the meet-up group. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.
JULY 2017 ALL-MEDIA SHOW - Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror for this month's exhibit is: Wolfgang Jasper. Submissions will be accepted July 21, 22nd 2017.
All images are the property of the artists and may not be duplicated without permission. Contact Art Works, Inc. 804 291.1400 in Richmond, Virginia U.S.A. for more information or if you wish to seek permission for use of images.
Richard John Becker
1st Place All-Media Show: "Vicissitude" by Jennifer Gleason 27x33 Digital Art, $300
2nd Place All-Media Show: "New Place" by Jeanne Minnix 24x36 Mixed Media, $525
3rd Place All-Media Show: "Different Perspective" by Joseph Ring 11x17 Digital Photography, $175
Honorable Mention All-Media Show: "St. David's Cathedral" by Joseph Cobb, Jr. 8x12 Photography, $100