Sunday, October 10, 2010

Closed Caption / Shaun Richards

Closed Caption
New Paintings by Shaun Richards

Exhibition Dates: October 3 - 21, 2010
Reception: October 14, during Second Thursday Art Night • 6-8pm 

Artist Talk at 7pm 

Shaun Richards exhibition, “Closed Captioned”, consists of approximately 10 large scale mixed media paintings. His current work examines social dynamics, role modeling, and how media affects our opinions, actions, and identity. These investigations are both reflective and observational. Richards states that early in his career he was concerned solely with traditional, figurative painting. Now his focus has shifted to juxtaposing media, mark making, elements of traditional painting, and text to create artwork that presents a message on multiple levels. Including the art-historical perspective, ethical considerations, and the political, he prefers to raise questions rather than take an overt stance.

Open Exhibition is an annual opportunity, selecting an artist for a solo show in the Target Gallery. A panel of three jurors selects the winning proposal and the gallery provides a catalog for the winning artist. This year's juror panel consists of Cynthia Connolly, visual arts curator for Arlington County’s new Artisphere, Joey P Mánlapaz, a DC-based painter and faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and Shauna Lee Lange, founder of Shauna Lee Lange Arts Advisory and Design Studio.

The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

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