Read Brian Boucher’s write up of ICA Curator Lauren Ross’s exhibition New Dominion, on view at Mixed Greens gallery in New York City.
In the wake of the tragic shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. last week, VCU’s Sonya Clark talks to NPR about confronting the Confederate flag. “This is an incredibly contentious symbol,” Clark states, “There is a way of dealing with contentiousness that is pure anger, and there are artists and people dealing with this symbol that way. I’m interested in the conversations that happens after the anger.”
A profile on ICA’s inaugural curator Lauren Ross.
Phase 2 of the ICA construction begins. The progress can be viewed on the ICA website’s live construction cam.
Read about Sonya Clark’s new work Unravelling and Unravelled–a piece in which she painstakingly unravels the Confederate flag. The piece, along with work by seven other Richmond-based artists (Ben Durham, John D. Freyer, Susie Ganch, Hope Ginsburg, Noa Glazer, Arnold Joseph Kemp, and Richard Roth) will be on view as part of New Dominion, curated by Lauren Ross for Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City.
On a recent Friday, Marcia Thalhimer and her husband Harry caught the end of the “Forbidden” exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and saw an opening at the Reynolds Gallery. The next day, they went to the symphony. This is what brings Thalhimer joy: seeing, hearing and supporting the arts, all over town. “I cannot imagine not having art as part of my life,” she says.
Previously curator at Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum and the High Line in New York, Lauren Ross has taken off for Richmond, Virginia, where she now serves as the inaugural curator at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, slated to open in 2016.
Lauren Ross has been hired as the inaugural curator of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art. She joins the ICA from the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla., where she was curator of modern and contemporary art.
Beverly Ward. Beverly Reynolds, who was a devoted wife, loving mother, mischievous grandmother and the Founder and Director of the Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA, died on November 23 at her home. She was 68. Beverly was a driving force in creating a vibrant contemporary arts community in Richmond and lived a life of style, substance, and spirit. She was gifted, generous, tenacious, tough, curious, opinionated, tender- hearted, compassionate, creative and committed to making a difference and a contribution. She laughed easily and delighted in creating places and opportunities for family and friends to spend time together. Bev loved life and the people in it with her, especially her family.