Monday, October 27, 2008

Media X opening and panel discussion a success!

We hope you were able to join us for the opening of our current exhibition Media X. We had an excellent turn out and the panel discussion was extremely engaging especially in part to our guest panelist Robert Hodierne, Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Richmond.

Please join us again on Friday, November 7th, from 7- 10pm for the First Friday reception of Media X.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

MEDIA X: Opening and Panel Discussion

Firing Jets 1 - Althea Georgelas

Please join us on Friday, October 17th, at 6pm for a panel discussion and opening of the exhibition Media X. The exhibition and panel discussion explore how media outlets frequently mislead the public by failing to provide important facts and information in their coverage of current events and news

The nine international artists, including Matt Kenyon, Chris Barr, Véronique Côté, Patrick Gregory, Kalika Gorski, Rachele Riley, Michael Takeo Magruder, Bob Paris and Althea Georgelas, seek to build awareness to the normality of our present day fears and blindness toward conditions left unanswered by using the vocabulary and the spectacle of the media to talk about the media itself. Either commenting on the media’s manipulation of news or documenting the media’s placement of importance on information, the Media X artists expose a visual crossover between what we see and what we don’t. In doing so the Media X artists turn the tables on the media machine in hopes of a mirrored documentation which represents an individual presence in our fast paced media driven world.

The panel discussion will include Vaughn Garland, the curator, exhibiting artists and special guest Robert Hodierne, Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Richmond. Robert began his 40-year journalism career as a freelance photographer covering the Vietnam War. Since then Mr. Hodierne has worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers, wire services, magazines, television, radio and the Internet. In 1981 he was part of a team that won most American journalism awards including the Pulitzer Prize.

Also, check out the Media X site.

Deadline for Exhibition Proposals is November 1

1708 Gallery is seeking exhibition proposals from artists and curators for its 2010 exhibition season.

1708 Gallery is a non-profit space for new art committed to expanding the understanding, development and appreciation of contemporary art. The Gallery provides public exposure and opportunity to emerging and established artists internationally. By showing art that questions, challenges, and redefines the social and aesthetic boundaries of the visual arts, 1708 Gallery offers an opportunity for the public to investigate, discover and be inspired by the most recent developments of contemporary art.

Artists and curators may submit proposals for single or group shows of all media. For an exhibition proposal form, please visit our website at (under exhibitions and proposals).

Next deadline is November 1, 2008.

1708 Gallery is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to exhibitions, arts and education programs.

For more information, please contact: Tatjana Beylotte at or 804/643-1708.