Nonesuch - Last night I was walking by this basement space and peeked in the windows and was very excited by what I saw. Today I returned and learned that the artist is Scott Eastwood and his show was the August show. Oh! I'm sorry, Scott! I didn't have time to stay this afternoon but I really liked your work. The new show opening Friday will feature the drawings and sculpture of Peter Corrie. Nonesuch looks like a good space - it's at 918 W. Grace St. (649-4069), near Little Ceaser's and Plaza Art Supplies.
I think Scott's work might still be up on Thursday if anyone has a chance to visit.
Gallery5 - All Mixed Up. This is an interesting new space within the Virginia Fire and Police Museum, near the old Milk Bottle building, sort of behind ADA. They're open until 1:30am with bands - $3.00 after 10pm.
ADA Gallery - Sun Tek Chung, James Davis, Jeannine Harkleroad, Danielle Riese (is that correct or is it supposed to be Danielle Riede?), and Josh Rickards.
Sun Tek Chung, James Davis, and Jeannine Harkleroad were three of the four just-closed Relativity artists. What's up with that? It will be interesting to see these three artists together again so soon with different work in a different space and a different organizer. First Relativity post here, second Relativity post looking at the work of James Davis and Jeannine Harkleroad here.
Josh Rickards must be the same Joshua Rickards in the radius250 show whose work I just wrote about here. I had been thinking that John (Pollard of ADA) would like his work.
1708 Gallery - Casting a New Light. From the press release - "for the ten artists selected by New York photographer Jerry Spagnoli for this exhibition, process is a vital mens of enhancing the material presence and associative power of the photographic image. As evident in their daguerreotypes, calotype negatives, salt prints, collodion wet-plate negatives, ambrotypes (Michael Seal has some ambrotypes in radius250), tintypes, and photograms, vintage processes are still richly evocative tools."
The artists are Jayne Hinds Bidaut, Ellen Carey, Sean Culver, Dan Estabrook, Deborah Luster, Dana Moore, Mark Osterman, Irving Pobboravsky, France Scully Osterman, and Roland Wirtz.
Visual Arts Center* (formerly known as the Hand Workshop) - Recasting the Landscape. Photography by Jerry Spagnoli and Robert Shlaer - "both artists make use of the earliest form of photography and also draw inspiration from 19th-century concepts and depictions of the American landscape, allying process and subject matter to extend the medium's expressive capabilities". Spagnoli is also the curator of the related show at 1708 Gallery.
* I liked the old name better! This new one is boring, bland, and hard to remember. You've been given some horrible advice. Please change it back!
OPENING SATURDAY 9/3 -
OPENING FRIDAY 9/9 -
Solvent Space - Heaven & Hell. Stephen Vitiello. Sound and video work in collaboration with Scanner and Andrew Deutsch. There's going to be a performance in October.