Thursday, February 04, 2010

First Friday - February 5th

We have a fantastic group of local Richmond artists joining us this First Friday on February 5th. Visit the Main branch of the library this Friday, February 5th from 7 - 9 pm as we unveil our new exhibits for this month of February. We hope to see you there!

Gellman Room
Tin Salamunic

Pictural Colloquy

A description of the exhibit from local artist Tin Salamunic's blog, which you can view here:

"The selected sketchbook work composes visual fragments of my life, displaying the everyday journey of recording the world around me and portraying the architecture of my career. The drawings capture those junctures so ordinarily disregarded by our absorption in the overwhelming daily tasks that tend to blind us from the finer details of our surroundings: Colorful assemblages of the city’s clustered alleyways, the graphic, silhouetted skyline shaped by the glowing sunset, abandoned buildings covered in both graffiti and vegetation unifying our expressiveness with mother nature’s undeniable dynamism.

Sketchbooks have always fascinated me. They reveal the easily overlooked beauty of conceptualization camouflaged within the final work of art. The motivation of these sketches and their intimate relationship with the craftsman has been one of the main components in my technical development, as well as a growing passion in the field. As a result, life is perceived more abstractly by being reinterpreted and retold through my daily drawings.

This body of work invites the viewer to carry a visual conversation without my conventional presence. Individual pieces suggest an equivocal story by vying to announce their own narrative. The amalgamation portrays a chapter of a perpetual story, orchestrating the expedition of the observer through time and place.

Each new page projects a new discovery and sense of appreciation upon the grey veil of future’s ambiguity, constantly reminding me that:"

“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it”


View additional work, including Tin's photography and other artwork here, on his website.

Dooley Foyer
Tobin Garth Karicher

Nocturne Paintings

Ethereal paintings exploring luminosity, atmosphere, and the subliminal by the Richmond artist.

View more of Tobin's work on his website.

Dooley Hall
Fantasy in Collage

Christine Stoddard

Digital collage with writing, drawing and photography by writer and interdisciplinary artist Christine Stoddard.

View her blog here to track her various and diverse projects, including a recently-won grant to produce a film on Edgar Allen Poe's accomplishments in Richmond and how his presence is still felt in Richmond today.

Dooley Hall
Underwater Creature Linoleum Series

Nina Starfish

Linoleum block prints by the local artist.

To view more of her linoleum prints, click here.
View Nina Starfish's additional work here.

2nd Floor Gallery
Portraits and Still Lifes

Robert Jones

Pencil and charcoal drawings by the local Richmond artist.

Newbold Perkins Gallery
Anne Newbold Perkins

Paintings by the Richmond artist and former Richmond Public Library Artist.
View more of her work on her website.

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