Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Heavy Industries from Korea does great experiments with text and Flash. Clever, funny, exasperating, and sometimes overwhelming. This is the site.
Here's a piece I'd recommend.
Friday, December 21, 2007
I've decided to try posting a link a day at this blog (though honestly around Christmas I will probably take a short break due to travel.)
Today I'd like to direct you to a great link of curated videos out of Harvard Square. http://www.lumeneclipse.com/
They often focus on animation and design, and recently they've used themes to tie their monthly selection together. It's worth a trip into their archives to see some great videos (including some from fine artists like Francis Allys. and William Kentridge)
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Second, I'd like to direct you to my blog http://tba.tumblr.com/ , which I've been keeping for a few months. It's perhaps my third or fourth blog, though honestly this 1708 blog is the first time I've used blogger. I use my tba blog to scrapbook my research, ideas and communicate with my students. It's so easy to add links, videos, photographs, etc. The interface at tumblr is amazing. I especially recommend checking out how they archive posts.
Go here http://tumblr.com/
for a few more examples of tumblogs. Sign up for one of your own and sign up as a follower to stay posted on your friends postings.
Monday, December 17, 2007
1708 Gallery presents the second annual Silent Night: Silent Auction Gala this Thursday, December 20th, from 7-10 pm. Come have some champagne, enjoy treats and bid on terrific small works by Richmond artists. And, even better, you can take home your winnings at the end of the night.
I was gallery sitting this weekend and the bids are starting to mount, so get your bid number (it's good for 2 complimentary drinks of champagne!), sharpen your pencils and outbid your best friends...it's fun!
Sunday, December 02, 2007
The areas devoted to 1. MP3s ( sound art) 2. Film & Video (moving images), and 3. Conceptual writing (PDF reprints) are all stocked full of great stuff. Dig in.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
BRAVO! A standing ovation would be appropo... at noon tomorrow? For all of the talent and enthusiam that went into making the tenth annual Wearable Art a reality. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes images in the next segment of WARTX.
Friday, November 16, 2007
The new Glave Kocen Gallery is featuring a new exhibition of Richmond Artists, sponsored by Richmond Magazine. SIDE STREETS opens Friday, November 16 at 7pm and it features the work of the artists listed below.
Mehmet Sahin Altug,
A portion of the proceeds of this exhibition will benefit ART 180.
1708's Rob Tarbell will be showing his latest work "Struggles" at ADA Gallery, reception tonight from 6-8pm. Go and see his new porcelain sculptures - they are FREAKYGOOD!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thank you, everyone - for your effort and energy in producing 1708's Wearable Art X. Please visit us later in the week to see more smiling faces and runway innovations. Videographers and photographers are assembling their images as I write this so we'll be posting more images which capture the spirit of the event.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Young Kim's floor installation of life-size portraits printed on salt and utilizing red clay quietly examinses the nature of human existance. Ephemeral - just the slightest touch or breath of air disperses and re-defines the elements of this work. Young Kim's work is meant to be served as a meditation of time, memory, and the human condition.
Salt and Earthby Young Kim
at 1708 Gallery ...
November 2 to December 1, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, Novbember 2, 2007, 7 - 10pm.
Young Kim during installation - unafraid of heights ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
When: 7:30pm October 26, part of the FOURTH FRIDAY artwalk. Galleries are open from 7 - 10pm
Where: Project Space of Plant Zero Art Center, 0 E. 4th St in the Manchester District of Richond, VA
listen to WRIR's ZERO HOUR at NOON on Friday, October 26, Tim Bowring's weekly interview program. Tim has weekly conversations with local artists about art, culture and society in Richmond. Friday, Oct 26 will feature Amie and Harry talking about DICTATION, Amie's new work in WALK THE WALK and Harry's new book TRUE RICHMOND STORIES.
TRUE RICHOND STORIES will be for sale after the performance Friday night for those interested in purchasing a signed copy.
Monday, October 22, 2007
F r i d a y O c t o b e r 2 6 th VCU FISHBOWL
1708 Gallery’s Wearable Art Show, Wearable X! will be jurying all participating artists this Friday, October 26th at VCU’s fishbowl. Jurying will be split into two groups by alphabetical order of the entrant’s last name.
Please arrive promptly with your garment and jury entry form.
Please review the jury timeline below.
Group One A - K Juried from 6:00 - 7:00pm Please arrive at 5:00 PM to register
Group Two L - Z Juried from 8:00 – 9:00pm Please arrive at 7:00 PM to register
The VCU FISHBOWL is located at VCU’s School of the Arts Building at 1000 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA in Room 301 on the 3rd Floor.
If you have chosen to use a professional model your model has been selected from a modeling call through Splash Modeling Agency. Your model will arrive an hour before your group is juried. Please arrive promptly with your garment ready so that you will have time to meet and work with your model prior to presentation.
If you are providing your own model, please make sure your model arrives promptly so that you will have time to fit your garment prior to presentation.
Please contact the gallery at 804.643.1708 with any questions or concerns regarding this jury date.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
1708 Gallery offers a toast and the warmest congratulations to the 2007 recipients of the Pollak Prize. The graphic above is from the October issue of Richmond Magazine. 1708 Artist Board Member Georgianne Stinnett is featured on the right. The awards ceremony for the tenth annual prize was a lovely occasion held on October 19.
Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts:
Photography: Georgianne Stinnett *
Vocalist/Instrumentalist: Johnny Hott
Fine Art: Jack Wax
Dance: Pam Turner
Enemble: Modern Groove Syndicate
Film: Sonali Gulati
Lifetime Achievement: Gerald Donato* and Joan Gaustad*
Emerging Artist: Colleen Curran
Applied Arts: Karl Green
Theatre: Richmond Shakespeare Theatre
Words: Laura Browder
* current or former artist members of the 1708 Gallery Board of Directors.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thanks to all the teachers who came to 1708 Gallery's Teachers Evening Out #3 last Tuesday night. We enjoyed getting to meet you and share good food, drinks and the music of percussionist Tom Teasley.
Thanks again to the good people at Main Art Supply and Framing, Baja Bean Company,The Fresh Market, Once Upon A Vine, CRVAEA, Young Audiences - Arts for Learning and Capital One and to all the 1708'ers who supported this fun event!
Maureen and one of the teachers get their groove back.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
You are invited to 1708 Gallery for an evening of wine, h'ors d'oeuvres and live art.
Join us on Tuesday, October 9th from 5-7:30pm to enjoy a lively party in your honor, featuring Virginia artist Tom Teasley, a world-class percussionist who will give an interactive performance exploring the intersection of rhythm and visual art.
We will also have a raffle of art supplies and goodies from our friends at Main Art Supply and Framing, opportunities to chat with friends, see our new show Simple Dumb Objects, featuring works onpaper by Martin Brief, Dean Kessman and Molly Springfield, and Young Min Moon's exhibit Bomber Girl, Mega Man and Other Creatures.
1708's Education and Outreach committee are delighted to collaborate with Young Audiences of Virginia, the Central Region Virginia Artist Educators Association on this event and thank Main Art Supply and Framing, Capital One, Once Upon a Vine, The Fresh Market and Baja Bean Company for supporting this event.
Monday, October 01, 2007
S I M P L E
D U M B
O B J E C T S
new works by
as well as
Young Min Moon's
Bomber Girl and Megamen
October 4th - 27th
Please join us for our preview reception next Thursday, October 4th from 6 - 7:30pm.
And for First Friday October 5th from 7-10pm.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Amie Oliver, Brad Birchett, Bill Fisher, Janet DeCover, Michael Pierce and more are all showing collections of new work or included in a drawing exhibition in galleries located at Plant Zero in the Manchester District of Richmond. (across the James from Shockoe Bottom)
Fourth Friday receptions operate from 7-10 pm near the corner of Fourth and Hull Streets. Free parking is avaibable in the Plant Zero lot.
You are invited to the opening reception for Amie Oliver's "Walk the Walk" at Plant Zero in Richmond, VA on Fourth Friday, September 28. The artist reception is from 7-10pm and is part of the Fourth Friday Artwalk, located at 0 E. 4th Street in Manchester and is free and open to the public.
"Walk the Walk" consists of Oliver's most recent paintings, drawings and bookworks, many of which originated in France during her 2006 residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris and Moulin a Nef in Auvillar, France. In Auvillar she discovered a parallel between her interest in figurative work and the French landscape. This collection of Portraits, Sunflowers and Stormy Weather features a catalogue with an essay by Howard Risatti and will be on view in the Project Space Gallery at Plant Zero until December 23. This exhibition in three acts will be underscored by a performance/reading on Friday, Oct 26 at 7:30pm and the premiere of her latest video work on Nov 2.
Oliver moved to Virginia from New Orleans, LA in 1986 and has maintained a studio in Richmond, VA since 1988. She has studied or worked in artist residencies in Paris, Germany, S. Korea, Virginia and Vermont. Her work has been exhibited from Maine to New Orleans and internationally in France, Turkey, Germany and Scotland. For more information on "Walk the Walk" please visit http://amieoliver.net. For more information on Project Space at Plant Zero please visit http://www.plantzero.com.
Walk the Walk and Oliver's other bookworks will be available at the reception on September 28 or can be ordered by contacting her through her website.
A portion of the sales from "Walk the Walk" will be dontated to the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
Also on view in Manchester @ Artspace, part of the Plant Zero Art Center:
MICHAEL A. PIERCE
September 28 through October 28
Frable and Helena Davis Galleries
oil pastels, graphite, and wax on paper
The installation of the work in this show has been heavily influenced by my recent experiences with bookmaking. I've installed the work as diptychs - or in the language of books - "two-page spreads."
It's the content that's important here. Each diptych consists of one square image based on a close-up photo of a man's face and a second identically-sized square image based on a close-up photo of a rabbit's face. My goal is for the juxtaposition of these images, each two-page spread, to cause you to consider the concept of male identity, beauty and sexuality; at the same time I want you to question just how safe (or unsafe) you feel examining these issues." For more info on my work please click here.
- Michael A. Pierce, July 2007
Michael will donate a portion of his sales to Equality Virginia.
New Drawings at INK TANK:
other drawing shows to see: Leaded closes at University of Richmond on September 30 - this Sunday!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
EXPLORE what is POSSIBLE when one combines the two in Wearable X! Be a part of it! Print this application form or pick one up at one up at 1708. All applications are due by October 5.
If you would rather WITNESS the runway rather than STROLL down it buy your tickets now since 1708 has a TRADITION of selling all available seating!
Reservations and information on sponsorship seating is available at 643.1708.
Friday, September 14, 2007
1708 Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space in Richmond, Virginia committed to expanding the understanding, development, and appreciation of contemporary art.
Primary Responsibilities: Works with the Board of Directors to support the Gallery's mission and implement Board policy; functions as the public representative of the Gallery; leads the Gallery fundraising; oversees the Gallery exhibition and program implementation; and manages the day-to-day operations of the Gallery.
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Monday, September 10, 2007
Daniel Calder at the preview for her installation Outside/In.
1708 as a "floating garden" is kinetic, poetic and relevant and a lovely zen counter to the busy flux of a new season on the Broad St Corridor.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
3D Multiples: The Object of Production
NEW DEADLINE: October 5th, 2007 (see new Prospectus below)
In conjunction with Command Print: The 2008 Southern Graphics Council Conference held in Richmond, Virginia during March 2008 and hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Department of Painting and Printmaking & the Center for Digital Print Media.
1708 Galleryseeks proposals from contemporary artists working in 3D multiples: art as manufactured object in mass production. 1708 Gallery and the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Painting and Printmaking will select a small group of artists to exhibit their mass produced, three-dimensional works in partnership with Command Print: The 2008 Southern Graphics Council Conference.
For a complete prospectus of the 3D Multiples Proposal Guidelines click on image below (then right-click on enlargement to save, and then print)
Only complete proposal packages including all information listed on the 3D Multiples Proposal Guidelines will be reviewed.
1708 Gallery is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to contemporary exhibitions, arts and education programs.
For more info contact:
319 W. Broad Street
P.O. Box 12520
Richmond, VA 23241
Please see this call on the College Arts Association web site also.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
See you tonite - or at First Friday- 7-10pm!
Please click on the attachment below for more information on Outside In and Marilee Keyes.
Monday, September 03, 2007
University of Richmond MuseumsJoel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art
Curated by N. Elizabeth Schlatter
Elizabeth was co-curator for 1708 Gallery's most recent exhibition, Plane Text, from this past June/July 2007. See the review in Style Magazine.
Christopher Cook, Baroque III, graphite, oil, and resin on coated paper, 2004, (large detail)
On view August 23 to September 30, 2007, Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite features more than forty contemporary artworks by seventeen international artists who utilize the physical nature and visual characteristics of graphite and pencils as content in their two- and three-dimensional work. While employing a fundamental drawing medium, the art in the exhibition stands outside of the generalized history of modern drawing. The role of mark-making is subsumed or completely absent from many of the pieces. Likewise, representation is a secondary motivation. - University of Richmond Museums Web Site
Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 7 to 9 p.m.7 p.m., Lecture, Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts"Materiality and Image,"Christopher Cook, artist featured in the exhibition8 to 9 p.m., Reception and preview of the exhibition, Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of GraphiteJoel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Friday, September 7, 2007, 2 to 4 p.m.Workshop "Materiality and Image-Making," Christopher Cook, artist featured in the exhibition, Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite Artyard, Visual Arts Building, Modlin Center for the ArtsPrograms and exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 1 - 5pm. Admission is free. Call 804.289.8276 fro information and directions.
Monday, August 06, 2007
1708 Gallery is a non-profit exhibition/performance space committed to expanding the understanding, development, and appreciation of contemporary art. Founded in 1978, the Gallery continues to give public exposure and opportunity to emerging and established artists. In addition to contemporary forms of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and works on paper, 1708 encourages works of an experimental and/or temporary nature, site-specific installations, along with video, film, performance art, and the written word.
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Interns receive hands-on experience and resume-building skills in all aspects of 1708 Gallery’s operations, including:
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• educational tours and gallery sitting
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• archival documentation projects of exhibitions/artists/gallery history
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SUMMER April 15
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I've never seen anything like this, but...I like it! Keeping things interesting down on Broad Street...that's the exhibitions committee all right.Bee-fore.
Dave: Hmmmm... Bees: Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?
Nancy in her bee gear.
Dave: Nighty-night. Bees: BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
New home for the beezers and a happy ending. Does art-bee honey taste different than non-art-bee honey? Stay tuned...
And thanks to Joe Essid for the photos!
Monday, July 09, 2007
Just got an exciting email from Aimee~
"1708 Gallery has not one but two of its shows reviewed in the July/August issue of Art Papers!
Pg. 70 – Ledelle Moe and Greg Streak: Drift
Pg. 71 –Gareth Morris Jones: Born Lost
This is definitely an issue not to be missed. Try to get your hands on 1708’s national fame! Congratulations to the artists and to all involved in making these spectacular exhibitions happen."
This is great!!!!!
Plane Text, curated by N. Elizabeth Schlatter and Erling Sjovold, will run through July 28th -don't miss seeing works by Suzanna Fields, whose work is pictured below (she is a 2007 Trawick Prize finalist - just found out!), Ron Johnson, Ben Pranger, Martha MacLeish, Claire Watkins and many more.
Empathy, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 14", 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Two 1708'ers, Aimee Koch and Anne Savedge have work featured in the Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, VA, in A Really Big Shoe Show, running from July 6th until August 26th, 2007.
Congratulations Aimee and Anne!!!
Aimee's walkin' boots above, and Anne's dancin' shoes, below...
Friday, June 29, 2007
1708 Gallery would like to thank the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for this award and for helping us to bring new and challenging art to downtown Richmond.
1708 is proud of the Commission’s acknowledgement of 1708 Gallery as “the anchor” of the arts on the Broad Street corridor with “wonderful cutting edge exhibitions.” 1708 Gallery strives to give public exposure and opportunity to emerging and established artists. By showing art that questions, challenges and redefines the social and aesthetic boundaries of the visual arts, 1708 offers an opportunity for the public to investigate and discover the most recent developments in contemporary art. Through diverse exhibitions, educational programs and services for the artists and the community, the gallery provides a forum for dialogue that contributes to the development and creation of culture.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Featuring: Donald Beal, Martin Bromirski, Pamela S. Cardwell, Hannah Cornish, Michael Davidson, Vaughn Whitney Garland, Lenore Golub, Anne Gray, Julie Karabenick, Russell L. Roberts, Yolanda Sanchez, Jeffrey Stark, Elizabeth Ternhune, Timothy M. Trelease, David Webb, Susan Zurbrigg
The Painting Center
Main Gallery and Project Room
Opening Reception: June 21, 6-8 PM
Friday, June 01, 2007
1708: Are you a bee keeper? Or do you hangout with Beekeepers?
Brigham Dimick: Waxworks was developed out of a desire to have my body replicated by honeybees (Apis Mellifera). Because I am allergic to all forms of hymenoptera including
honeybees, I wanted to engage in a process of art making and choice of material that would be conceptually and personally meaningful. On one level, Waxworks are effigies, saggital sections of my head that are offered to the bees. On another, they are collaborations with these amazing architects of the animal kingdom.
1708: Wow! Did you create this piece especially for PLANE TEXT?
BD: Yes. Artists often work from traumatic personal experiences. These experiences help
one to consider one’s mortality more frankly, and serve as sources for re-imagining the creation of images. In August of 2003, two stings on my hand led to an episode of anaphylactic shock within ten minutes. Had my wife not returned from shopping within 15 minutes of these stings and injected me with epinephrine, I may not have survived. Since then, I have experienced two more episodes of anaphylaxis in my allergist’s office after being injected with
small amounts of hymenoptera venom (these small doses are intended to slowly build up antibodies that lessen reactions to future stings). Because intervention was more rapid during these two episodes, I remained conscious longer and hence, remembered the experiences more vividly. These experiences, though frightening, have been valuable to me in locating specific metaphors about process and material in relation to self-portraiture.
1708: Will you return the bees to their keepers or let them go free after this exhibition?
BD: A bee has a six week lifespan. How process and material interface with representation has been a central concern in contemporary art. One of the legacies of Minimalist art has been its focus on materiality. That is, that the physical substance of the artwork is central to its meaning. Post minimalist art has adopted a focus on materiality that leans toward a more representational language, with broader narrative and conceptual allusions. For example, in “Lick and Lather”, Janine Antoni made casts of her head and shoulders in chocolate and soap, respectively. She then eroded her own representation via processes of eating and cleaning. These processes of licking and lathering influence the interpretation of her sculptures
Similarly, the construction of my artwork is framed by its material and process. The honey is stored in wax cells that have been built by bees in my likeness. The very insects that place me in mortal danger inhabit the void of my body.
Waxworks 1 was made by casting my head and neck in plaster, then casting the negative space around the head in 1/2” sheets of plastic. Each sheet of plastic represents the space around a saggital section of my head, and served as the boundaries within which bees built their comb and raised their brood. These saggital sections were placed in frames that hung in a hive box in an apiary.
In Waxworks 2, three observation hives are displayed with live bees and images within that represent different stages of process of making Waxworks 1, from the plaster head being encased in plastic (left hive), to a photograph of bees working industriously inside the saggital mid-section of my head’s shape, to a representation of my actual head partially submerged in white liquid (right hive). The images are encased in beeswax to promote the bees in these hives to build comb directly on them and efface these images.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The Queen and company (in promoting the new exhibition at the VMFA)interact with 1708 Gallery's exhibition: Absorption and Flow .
Be sure to see the coverage of 1708's current exhibitions Absorption & Flow by Ted Coffey and Rebekah Wostrel and 5.4.07 by Joseph Lupo in Brick Weekly!
Monday, April 16, 2007
The Real Cinema of John Porter of Toronto: His film projections involve moving screens, swinging and shoulder mounted projectors and "film busking" rigs he uses to project super 8 footage on the sidewalk or street. Thanks to the Richmond Moving Image Coop for bringing the James River Film Festival to 1708 Gallery. John projected images from Toronto along our corner of Broad St between programs on Saturday night.
video and photos: A.Oliver
Absorption & Flow: Ted Coffey and Rebekah Wostrel
May 4, 2007: Joseph Lupo
OPENING: Friday, May 4 from 7-10pm
1708 Gallery will feature the work of Ted Coffey and Rebekah Wostrel: Absorption and Flow and Joseph Lupo: May 4, 2007 during the month of May.
This exhibition invites viewers to participate in, reflect upon and question the art and to question what exactly art is and can be. Porcelain and sound come together in the rich collaborations of ceramicist Rebekah Wostrel and sound artist Ted Coffey. Absorption and Flow features collaborative works where the viewers’ interaction completes the pieces and individual works that stretch the boundaries of the imagination.
Joseph Lupo’s work explores the intersection of documentation, communication, and reproduction. His hand-made receipts are a thought-provoking catalogue of buying habits, leading viewers to ask questions about language, consumption, and art. Since he only reproduces receipts that he has received, Lupo explains that “this body of work seen together can also be viewed as a consumer self-portrait.” But he warns that the complexities of assumptions made about both the stores and the consumer can be misleading and that “in this
context, no one true definition of myself can ever be secured.”
Image, top: Joseph Lupo, ink on paper
Image, below: Wostrel and Coffey, porcelain and sound installation