Photography is Dead
214 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
January 8th Through February 20th, 2021
Image #1,Muriel Hasbun, Study for Pulse: Corazón (Homage, Luis Lazo), 2020, Archival Pigment Print on Anodized Aluminum, 24 x 12 inches
Image #2,Susan Burnstine, Laurel Canyon, September 2020, Archival Pigment Print on Watercolor, Handvarnished, 25.5 x 25.5 inches
Image #3, Drew Nikonowicz, Sighting from Western Victoria, Mainland Australia, 2008, Unique Digital Tapestry, Hand-Connected 3D Printed Linkages from PLA Filament, 46 x 56 inches 9.
Candela Gallery kicked off 2021 with a timely exhibition featuring works by 33 international and national artists.
From the Candela Gallery website:
Juried on the eve of our national election, amid a global pandemic and the groundswell for social justice and the renewed civil rights movement, this exhibition was conceived as a way to honor the role artists play during times of stress and upheaval. We find ourselves in an aesthetic interregnum, wrestling anew with familiar issues alongside unknown conceptual parameters. And so, the prevalent themes of the featured images range from isolation to uncertain intimacy, from surreal beauty to hyper-militant agitation, from abject introspection to political resistance. Throughout, though, there is a drumbeat of history and desire, as the collected works cohere to become a time capsule of shattered conventions and new possibilities. We are in this together, alone, united, at odds, yet ready for evolution. Or, perhaps, revolution.
These are proofs. In-progress works. Projects in transition, thoughts battered by a gathering disturbance. Along with a few older works, imbued unexpectedly with new significance. As the chorus swells between acts. It seems an appropriate time to consider who we are and where we are heading.