6 new exhibits are on display at Art Works through September 22nd, 2018. Visit these exhibits and 75 artist studios Tuesday - Sundays 12 - 6 PM. Free Admission.
HUMAN - Deshia Williams
This exhibit is an installation-based social commentary by Deshia Williams which explores the depth and breadth of being human and the value of human life.
Deshia's brain interprets the world in high contrast. She is especially aware of this because her visual perception was altered when she suffered a head injury in 2010. This constantly observable change brought her to a novel view of the visual world and art making. It was near this time that she began sketching and logging art ideas. She was again artistically inspired upon seeing Picasso’s Violin, shown at the VMFA. This relief’s color and accessible scale inspired Williams to begin sculpting her own sketches.
This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
Paintings Up Close and Far Away by Susan Moncure
"While this body of work exhibited may initially appear unrelated, there is a simple explanation to their connection. Each image speaks to me of love and joy, up close and far away. (Mon coeur) As an artist, I get to choose the tools of expression-- through oil, acrylic, mixed media, pastel, oil pastel...and more! Its my task to birth each painting in its own individualized style of expression. I invite you to visit each painting --up close."
This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.
Unexpected Portraits - Phil McKenney
This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.
"I like art that takes chances- rough, raw and spontaneous, not careful. I try to capture the essence of a subject with no regard to formality or accepted procedures. This is a style I've developed over the years. I call this show "Unexpected Portraits" because many of the subjects themselves are as unusual as the approach. -Phil McKenney."
RIVER RENDERINGS: James River Days Art Show
ANNUAL DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ALL-MEDIA ART SHOW
Each month Art Works offers an opportunity for artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. Animal-themed artwork is suggested, but not required of submissions. A special prize will be awarded to a 'FURS Favorite' piece of artwork. Ryan Lauterio from Shockoe Artspace juried this month's show. Submissions were accepted from any artist and any medium.
1st Place All-Media Show: Lady with Umbrella by Lulu De Panbehchi, 8x10" Digital Art
1st Place All-Media Show: Pieces of Fabric by Lulu De Panbehchi, 8x10" Digital Art
1st Place All-Media Show: Rain by Lulu De Panbehchi, 8x10" Digital Art
2nd Place: Untitled by Sarah Chappell, 24x36" Oil on Canvas
3rd Place: Silent Extrovert by Clifton Powell, 11x14" Graphite/Charcoal
Honorable Mention: Three Witches by Timothy Ponack, 40x60" Acrylic
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.