An introduction to Richmond art galleries
artGuide Magazine is expanding coverage to Richmond art galleries by covering Richmond galleries, Richmond art exhibits, and Richmond artists. Here's a little taste of what Richmond art has to offer!
1. Contemporary Realism and Impressionism. Brazier Gallery. 1616 W Main St, Richmond, VA. 804.358.2771. www.braziergallery.com.
Brazier Gallery is Richmond’s exclusive gallery of contemporary realism and impressionism with 30 artists from across the United States and Canada. Brazier represent Maggie Siner, Jason Saunders, Robert Johnson, Susan Colwell, Jennifer Smith Rogers, Dawn Whitelaw, Mark Lague, and Katie Cundiff to name a few.
The Studio of Loryn Brazier is in the gallery. She can usually be found painting public portraits but is also known for her figurative and landscape work.
Brazier Gallery founded Plein Air Richmond; a week long outdoor painting event in June. This year it will benefit the Richmond S.P.C.A.
2. Photography. Candela Books + Gallery. 214 W Broad St, Richmond, VA. 804.225.5527. www.candelabooks.com.
Candela Books + Gallery is an independent publisher of fine art photography books and gallery. The gallery is located in a renovated historical building in the heart of Richmond, Virginia’s downtown arts district and includes a rear working studio space and darkroom. As a gallery Candela exhibits established and less recognized photographers alike. The space exists to support and exhibit work that contributes to the discourse of photography as a fine art medium. As a publisher Candela is committed to producing beautifully crafted books for photographers and photographic artists of substance.
3. Contemporary Art & Glass Art. Chasen Galleries. 3554 W Cary St, Richmond, VA. 804.204.1048. www.chasengalleries.com.
Chasen Galleries is a fine art gallery representing painters, glass artists, and sculptors from around the world. As an established gallery of Richmond for over 16 years, Chasen has consistently offered not only high quality contemporary artwork, but also the largest collection of art glass you’ll find in the city.
Their primary goal is to provide personalized service dedicated to pairing clients with the perfect work of art for their space. Visit at your leisure and they’ll help find artwork that makes your every day brighter. Chasen Galleries has work to fit all budgets and tastes, and you’ll find they provide a friendly and casual atmosphere so your visit is always an enjoyable experience.
Some of Chasen Galleries’ top artists on view include Jim Rodgers, Angus, Trisha Adams, Joanne Rafferty, Hessam Abrishami, Josef Kote, Gerhard Arnold (Germany), Bernard Saint-Maxent (France), and many more.
4. Local and Regional Art. Gallery Flux. 307B England St, Ashland, VA. 804.752.3540. www.galleryflux.com.
Since its opening late in 2011, Gallery Flux has showcased an ever-changing body of Fine Art in historic Ashland, Virginia. The original structure enhances the variety of fine art Gallery Flux has to offer with exposed beams, modern garage doors, and clean white walls, while also providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Gallery Flux presents art that excites patrons, artists, and art enthusiasts, that is always changing and surprising: in flux. The collection of art includes paintings, both modern and representational, sculptures in various mediums, pottery, jewelry, and mixed media works by 25 local and regional artists. You can expect predominantly landscape paintings of the nearby mountains, rivers, or cities, but also very strong non-representational painters creating a gallery space where you can always find something that you love.
5. Contemporary Art. Page Bond Gallery. 1625 W Main St, Richmond, VA. 804.359.3633.www.pagebondgallery.com.
Established in 1999, the Page Bond Gallery exhibits a broad range of contemporary art in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking.
The Page Bond Gallery presents works by selected internationally recognized artists including Ellsworth Kelly, Ryan McGinness, Donald Sultan, and Cy Twombly. The Gallery also exhibits work of highly regarded regional artists such as Holly Morrison, Fiona Ross, and William Wylie; and advances the careers of emerging artists, particularly focusing on graduates of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts.
The largest of the contemporary galleries in Richmond, Virginia, Page Bond Gallery provides more that 3600 square feet of interior space. The building dates from the 1940’s and was used as a garage before the current refurbishment
This taste of what Richmond has to offer is only a small sampling of art galleries. artGuide is excited to be covering the Richmond visual arts scene on a monthly basis. We hope you enjoy!