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Richmond, VA 23220
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Announcing InLight Richmond 2012 Call for Entries!

Monday, June 4th, 2012

1708 Gallery invites artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2012, 1708 Gallery’s 5th annual one-night, juried, public exhibition of light-based art and performance. InLight Richmond 2012 will take place on Friday, November 2 along the Broad Street corridor, 1708 Gallery’s downtown neighborhood. The juror for InLight Richmond 2012 is Melissa Ho, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Proposals should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects, will be considered. 1708 Gallery encourages artists to propose projects that respond directly to the site. In addition to technical and production support, an honorarium of $300 will be given to each project. All entries are eligible for the Best in Show award ($1500) and the People’s Choice Award ($500). Green projects are encouraged, though not required. All green entries are also eligible for the Best in Green award ($1500).

1708 Gallery was one of the first organizations to reinvest in this downtown neighborhood, moving to Broad Street in 2001. This former retail center of the south is located in Monroe Ward, bordered to the north by historic Jackson Ward (once known as the “Harlem of the South”), to the east by the Convention Center and city and state government buildings, and to the west by Virginia Commonwealth University. Now host to numerous galleries, studios, businesses and restaurants, and the future home of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute of Contemporary Art (http://ica.vcu.edu), the Broad Street corridor has experienced a rebirth. Yet it still retains an urban vitality as thrift stores, record shops and boutiques share the sidewalk with vacant sites and historic properties and graffiti tags vie with murals. The neighborhood is now host to a monthly gallery night that draws thousands of visitors, from VCU art students and faculty to the wider Richmond community.

Potential sites for installations and performances include sidewalks, streets and side streets, medians, exterior walls, alleys, parking areas, storefronts, and vacant interiors. Images of the potential sites for installations can be viewed by visiting www.1708gallery.org/enter-inlight. You may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. However, 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form.

The deadline for submissions is midnight, July 15, 2012.

For more information about InLight Richmond 2012 and to submit a proposal, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/enter-inlight.

Artist Talk, Friday, June 8th!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Brendan Smith and Michael Dotson, two artists in our current exhibition, Potential Images, will be speaking next Friday, June 8th about their work. Please join us for a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The talks will begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here for more information about Potential Images.

The French Connection III at Linden Row

Monday, May 7th, 2012

1708 Gallery organizes satellite exhibitions for Linden Row Inn, a historic inn located at 100 East Franklin Street in downtown Richmond. Part of our curatorial mission for this venue is to show contemporary art that complements and revitalizes Linden Row’s historic interior and unique architecture.

The French Connection III is 1708′s current exhibition now on display at Linden Row until August. Showcasing a group of artists who have all been honored with a residency at the Cité Internationale des Artes in Paris, France, this traveling exhibition finds its third incarnation in Richmond’s own Linden Row Inn.  Representing voices from both the United States and abroad, it is a show of connections across time periods and national borders.

For more information about 1708′s satellite exhibitions, please visit http://www.1708gallery.org/education-and-outreach/satellite-exhibitions.php.

For more information about The French Connection, please visit www.thefrenchconnection2012.blogspot.com.

Above: Sally Rees, The Pilgrims (two nuns and three nuns)

1708 Partners With Visual Arts Center to Bring Oscar Muñoz to Richmond

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

This coming Saturday (Feb. 18th) 1708 will have Oscar Muñoz’s exhibition, Imprints for a Fleeting Memorial on display with the official opening reception for the work on March 2nd (First Friday), coinciding with his opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

Muñoz has seen a recent crossover into to Europe and North America since his participation in the 52nd Venice Biennial. His work has been featured at the “Tate Modern, L.A. MoCA, the Miami Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and La Caixa in Barcelona, among others.”

The featured installation at 1708 will be Ambulatorio, 36 black and white aerial photographs of Cali, Colombia, Muñoz’s home. The photographs are mounted on security glass and installed on the floor, inviting visitors to literally traverse the city, becoming participants in the construction of meaning surrounding the work.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will feature  an overview of Muñoz’s creative process as a whole, with twelve works spanning a variety of media.

More information about the exhibition can be found at our website and also in this week’s issue of Style Weekly which is a free publication distributed widely across the city of Richmond. Again, save the date March 2nd for the First Friday openings and we look forward to seeing you there!

TELLING TALES: Final Screening, Saturday, February 4!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

TELLING TALES presents video by Sara Pomerance, Lydia Moyer, Jennifer Sullivan, and Keren Cytter. Each employs specific narrative devices to explore a variety of themes from relationships to cultural phenomena.

Join 1708 on Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 AM for the final screening of all 4 artists’ works, including a Q&A with Sara Pomerance and Lydia Moyer.

Sara Pomerance
, Everything is Under Control (Running time: 27:11)
Part home movies, part staged scenes, Sara Pomerance’s string of mundane, everyday exchanges between family members poignantly combines humor and pathos.

Followed by a 10 minute Q&A with Sara Pomerance.

Lydia Moyer
, Paradise (Running time: 36:09)
Lydia Moyer examines five sites of societal and environmental disasters, from Jonestown, Guyana to post-Katrina New Orleans, and hints at, though often without fully revealing, the dark stories that inhabit these locations.

Followed by a 10 minute Q&A with Lydia Moyer.

Jennifer Sullivan
, Adult Movie and One-Week Walden (Running time: 35:00)
In Jennifer Sullivan’s videos, the artist turns the camera on herself in two semi-autobiographical works that address, in tongue-in-cheek fashion, an artistic struggle for depth of purpose and authenticity.

Keren Cytter
, Four Seasons and Konstruktion (Running time: 20:08)

Drawing from an archive of influences that includes soap operas and Michelangelo Antonioni, Keren Cytter’s fragmented, non-linear style conveys situations of anxiety and distress in relationships, often imparting a sense of anxiety in the viewer.

InLight Richmond Award Winners and Special Thanks

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Congratulations to the InLight Richmond Award winners!

Best in Show: Riley Harmon,Trace

Best in Green: Jordi Williams, Shine n’ Swim

People’s Choice: Peter Fraser, Inspiration Generation

Thanks so much to everyone that attended this year’s InLight! We were thrilled with the turnout and everyone’s engagement in the art!

Special thanks to all of the generous InLight 2011 sponsors: Altria, MeadWestvaco, VCU, Style Weekly, NBC12, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Union First Market Bank, Madge Bemiss Architects, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, RVAnews, Markel Corporation, Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Reynolds III, Marcia and Harry Thalhimer, Burt Pinnock and Willie Anne Wright.

Lastly, a huge THANKS goes out to the numerous volunteers, without whom InLight would not be possible!

Information about all of the artists who participated can be found HERE and a slideshow of images from InLight 2011 can be found on the Richmond Times Dispatch’s website HERE. We hope to see you all next year for our 5th annual InLight Richmond, and thanks again to all who participate and make this Richmond tradition a huge success.

Call to Artists/Curators for Exhibition Proposals!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

1708 Gallery, a 33 year old non-profit space for new art in Richmond, Virginia, is seeking proposals for our 2012-2013 exhibition season. National and international artists working in all mediums including, but not limited to, video and film, new media, installation, painting and social practices, and curators are encourage to submit exhibition proposals. Current students are not eligible.

Proposed work must have been created within the last three years. Submissions are reviewed by 1708 Gallery’s Exhibition Committee, which includes professional artists from our Board of Directors. Selected artists/curators will receive an exhibition at 1708 Gallery and an honorarium.

Please visit http://www.1708gallery.org/exhibitions/about-exhibitions.php for more details and to submit your proposal using our online form. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2011.

Contact Gallery Coordinator, Erika Koch at ekoch@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708 with questions.

1708 Gallery’s latest satellite exhibition on view now!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Pushing Boundaries: Art as Metaphor in Love and War, 1708 Gallery’s latest satellite exhibition at Richmond’s historic Linden Row Inn, features artists from across Virginia. Curated by local artist and 1708 Gallery Board Member Amie OliverPushing Boundaries will be on view through the month of October.

Pushing Boundaries consists of painting, prints, sculpture, drawing and installation work by artists who contribute to the rich cultural landscape in Virginia. This exhibition coincides with the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and presents artists who push the boundaries of their medium and as well as reveal personal interpretations of themes embedded in our history, landscape and literature.

Ed Dolinger, Crux de Belair, 2007

The exhibition features works by the following artists:

Genesis Chapman, Bottom Creek, VA (ink drawings)
Ed Dolinger, Roanoke, VA (mixed media paintings)
Kris Iden, Charlottesville, VA (color intaglio prints)
Greg Kelley, Richmond, VA (mixed media sculptures)
Joshua Poteat, Richmond, VA (mixed media)
Roberto Ventura, Richmond, VA (collaborative installation)

Linden Row Inn participates in the First Fridays Art Walk with a reception the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit their website www.lindenrowinn.com for more information. Join us at Linden Row Inn for the Pushing Boundaries First Fridays receptions on Friday, August 5th, Friday, September 2nd and Friday, October 7th.

The proceeds from art sales benefit the artist and the exhibition programs of 1708 Gallery. The proceeds from Roberto Ventura and Joshua Poteat’s “for lucy and yard sale” will be donated to the Daily Planet, a non-profit organization that provides services to those at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

For more information about Pushing Boundaries please click HERE.

Announcing selected artists for FEED and InLight Richmond!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

We are pleased to announce that the exhibiting artists for both FEED2011 and InLight Richmond 2011 have been selected!

FEED2011, a national juried biennial exhibition organized by 1708 Gallery, will be on view September 2 through October 22. There were two tiers to the jurying process. The submissions were first narrowed down to a list of semi-finalists. Out of this list, five finalists were selected for the exhibition. Each of the five finalists will exhibit multiple works and will receive an honorarium of $1000.

We were thrilled to receive 338 entries for FEED2011 from 37 states and 8 countries. Jurors Lauren Marinaro, Assistant Director at Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, and Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia, were honored to have the opportunity to review so much dynamic work from all across the country and world.

Congratulations to the following FEED2011 finalists!

Kyan Bishop, Washington, DC
Larissa Borteh, Brooklyn, NY
Shawn Huckins, Middletown, CT
Guy Nelson, Brooklyn, NY
Ruby Wescoat, Greensboro, NC

For more information about FEED2011 click HERE.

InLight Richmond 2011
, 1708 Gallery’s fourth annual public exhibition of light-based art, will take place on Friday, October 21. This year’s exhibition will be displayed along the James River, on a site that stretches from Dominion Resources to MeadWestvaco and the Federal Reserve, and that features the American Civil War Center at Tredegar Iron Works. The site will by transformed by art installations selected by Juror Matthew Lyons, Curator at The Kitchen, in NY, presenting a mix of visual, performance and interactive art installed along the river and beach, sidewalks, historic buildings, walls and the surrounding grounds, train trestles, pedestrian bridges and more.

Congratulations to the following selected InLight Richmond 2011 artists!

Mea Adams and Logan Dennison, Lexington, KY
Nina Becker, Los Angeles, CA
Kathryn Bell, Baltimore, NY
Stefani Byrd, Atlanta, GA
Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Detroit, MI
Brian Davis, Woodbridge, VA
Paul Mario Elsner, Dresden, Germany
Peter Fraser, Richmond, VA
Max Greis, New York, NY
Riley Harmon, Pittsburgh, PA
Morgan Higby-Flowers, Alfred, NY
Andrew Kozlowski, Richmond, VA
Annapurna Kumar, Richmond, VA
Amanda Long, Brooklyn, NY
The Medeology Collective, Savannah, GA
Dahae Noh, Richmond, VA
Aaron Raymer, New York, NY
Jordi Williams, Richmond, VA

For more information about InLight Richmond 2011 click HERE.

Hot Off The Press!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Recent Works by Michael McFalls

Andrew Kozlowski; artist, writer, and teacher, provides the latest installment to 1708 Gallery’s online journal project with his response to  1708′s recent exhibition featuring the work of Michael McFalls and Kevin Jones.  His piece Enquire Required offers the reader insight into his process of understanding art.

1708 Gallery’s new online journal is made possible through funding by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which also supports 1708 Gallery’s exhibitions.  The journal features essays, interviews and other writings that provide context for 1708’s exhibitions and promote further dialogue about contemporary art.  The gallery works with a range of writers, from graduate students to professional writers, to allow for multiple voices and experiences to contribute to this project.

Be sure to check out Andrew Kozlowski’s article as well as past and future articles in the The Warhol Project online!

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