Friday, August 26, 2016
OPENING SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 (6-9PM)
MATT SPAHR & VALERIE MOLNAR
Leaf drop is a ficus tree’s standard reaction to stress but struggle is nature's way of physically and metaphysically strengthening it. Careful observation is the only key to true and complete awareness, and that knowledge is gonna eat you alive from the inside out.
EXHIBITION DATES: SEPTEMBER 2 - OCTOBER 1, 2016
SPAHR/MOLNAR statement: We as a collaborative team investigate the transfer of energy and the dynamic exchange within nature with color, form, and complex time based installation. Through plants, residual haunting, sculpture, and painting we experiment and debate on both real and romantic ideas of the inherent and potentially inherent attributes of naturally occurring phenomenon in our universe. We work together to think about and create environments for the happiness of plants and people while researching botanical care and theory. Exploring the idea of home and space for these ‘houseplants’ we ask questions to our domesticated friends about what they might be missing from their native homes. We imagine things that could help with their happiness like being with more mature partners, sunsets, fresh air, bugs, rain showers, and more metaphysical ideas like healing springs water, nonpercussive music and purple tesla plates. We are also interested in assisting plants’ human counterparts to be better partners in order to reach greater symbiotic balance and happinesses. Some of our social outreach projects have included learning to meditate with your plant, dancing with your plant, and exercising with your plant which raise happiness levels in humans creating positive environments for thriving while also producing essential CO2 and humidity through breathing and moving. Or, plants and their people can enjoy a sunset together indoors.
ADA GALLERY 228 W.BROAD ST., RICHMOND VA. 23220
THE HOTTEST NEW ART IN RICHMOND - SINCE 2003
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
AB FAB 3
featuring work by Cece Cole, Chris Mahonski, Robert Otto Epstein, Whitney Oldenburg, Tom Condon, Pinkney Herbert, Arthur Peña, Adah Kanter, Morgan Blair, Katie Baines, Bruce Wilhelm, Jared Clark, Danielle Riede, Steven Roebuck, Michael Brown and Rachel Hayes
opens Friday August 5 (7-9pm) exhibition dates: Aug 5 - 27, 2016
228 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Gallery Hours: Wed.-Fri.12-5pm & Sat.12-4pm