ROYGBIV Artists Announced
POSTED ON 11.24.2020
In June of 2021, seven artists will exhibit a unique work created in shades of only one color on the visual light spectrum for the exhibition ROYGBIV. We've now sent out all the secret color reveals - check out everyone's reactions on Instagram and follow each artist to see their progress!
RED: Madeleine Rhondeau-Rhodes is a surrealist painter and collage artist based in Charlottesville, exploring memory and unconscious behaviors.
ORANGE: MK Bailey is a painter based in Washington, D.C., creating unexpectedly colorful works about femininity, kinship, and death.
YELLOW: Aaron Eichorst, based in Charlottesville, creates intricate kaleidoscopic paintings in the tradition of the Grotesque, inspired by people, animals, plants, and architectural history.
GREEN: Heather Owens is an artist and illustrator based in Charlottesville whose imaginative works reflect her inner landscape, lush childhood fantasies, and inventive stories.
BLUE: Sarah Kahle is a watercolor painter based in Washington, D.C., creating work through the lesbian gaze to expand how we understand femininity, represent a diversity of womxn, and highlight the fluidity of LGBTQ+ sexuality.
INDIGO: Katie Aki Holloway is a gouache and mixed-media painter based in Virginia, inventing fantastical worlds rooted in real desires and challenging mainstream queer narratives in the media.
VIOLET: Sam Gray is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer based in Richmond, examining themes of feminism, human relationships with nature, and the subconscious through a style she's dubbed as anthro-botanical surrealism.
Gallery Rally Postponed
POSTED ON 11.23.2020
Due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic, Second Street Gallery has decided to postpone this year’s Gallery Rally live drawing party until Spring 2021. Stay tuned for more updates and information in early 2021!
Bearing Witness: Artist Talk
POSTED ON 10.15.2020
Missed the live Artist Talk? Watch the conversation on Youtube HERE.
Listen to "Bearing Witness" exhibiting artists Ezé Amos, Ty Hilton, Marley Nichelle, Derrick J. Waller, and Sandy Williams IV in conversation with Dr. Andrea Douglas, Executive Director of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. In solidarity with the ongoing and urgent Black Lives Matter movement, the exhibition "Bearing Witness" captures moments of collective action and mourns the excessive violence against Black people in America. The title Bearing Witness reflects on Maya Angelou’s statement that “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” Each photographer tells their story and the stories of those fighting for justice through a unique lens, style, and perspective. Working simultaneously as fine art and journalism, the photographs bear witness to both trauma and joy, to the fight against police brutality and systemic racism, and to the persistent struggle to remove Confederate symbols in Charlottesville and Richmond, VA.
All work on view in the exhibition will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the individual artists. Second Street Gallery will not be taking a commission on sales. Protest signs by the Black Youth Action Committee are displayed accompanying the exhibition. Bearing Witness will also include an interactive element, in-person and online, inviting the community to process their thoughts in writing, created by Destinee Wright, artist, advocate, and creator of the Solidarity Cards Project.
Second Street Gallery stands against institutional and systemic racism, white supremacy, and the power structures that protect and support them. Second Street Gallery recognizes that the arts alone can’t solve these problems, but we also believe that art can speak truth to power and help navigate paths forward.
This exhibition is made possible in part by The FUNd at CACF.