The Sleeping Theater

Thom would like to thank all who came out to the opening of his first solo art exhibition, The Sleeping Theater, and also to invite you to his artist talk tomorrow evening at 6pm. More information can be found via this this link. Thom will be telling the story behind the works and discussing the various processes and methods used to make them.01-Exhibition (17)02-Exhibition (8)03-Exhibition (20)04-Exhibition (15)05-Exhibition (2)06-Exhibition (3)

 

A number of Thom’s wonderful friends, family members, and colleagues helped make the show happen. Olivia Morgan (former WPA colleague) built the “Theater Tower”, Randy Hess of NEST Home made the frames and offered invaluable curatorial advice, Dustin and Matthew Wallace of Prince Ink produced the screenprints, Cindy and Brian Leydet of Business Document Solutions (BDS) provided scanning and printing services (at all hours!), Akin Yildiz and Beau Turner of 757 Makerspace 3D-printed the  “Pulse Cubes”, Peter Johnston (WPA) helped hang the show, Peter Paik (dear friend) was kind enough to loan back a piece to show, Yuzhu Zheng of UP Studio photographed the opening (including the shots in this post), and Beth White (WPA and Thom’s wife) offered endless support and inspiration.

Tim Bearse “Bed Nappings and Fruit Off the Vine”

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Tim Bearse

Bed Nappings and Fruit Off the Vine

Opening Reception: Friday December 5th 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Tim Bearse’s sculptures and mixed-media artwork reference the composition, form, and velocity of skateboarding videos. His objects, which at first glance appear to be modernist abstractions, borrow their shape from concrete swimming pools and community-built ramps. The referents, and their larger culture, are specific, though they ultimately point toward something larger: the built environment’s capacity for intervention, collectivization and empathy; the creative potential of kinesthetic awareness; the complexities of tactile, modular forms; and speed as a method of non-lingual communication.

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Paul Simmons “Situation Comedy”

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Paul Simmons

“Situation Comedy”

Opening Reception: Friday October 10th 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Paul Simmons approaches his paintings like a handyman plying his trade. His work imagines a dialogue between crafted objects and fragmented forms, embracing experimentation. Paintings and drywall objects reference the architecture of the viewing space by treating them both as conceptual and concrete terrain to be explored.

His work has been shown at numerous venues including Sculpture Center, Cleveland OH; Golden Parachutes, Berlin DE; Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Moscow RU; and recently at Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn NY. Simmons received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from The Ohio State University. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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John Edward Welch “I Cannot Accept This Wonderful Gift…”

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John Edward Welch

“I cannot Accept This Wonderful Gift…”

Opening Reception: Friday September 5th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

John Edward Welch (1918-2011) was a self-taught sign painter and artist, and longtime resident of Newport News, Virginia. His mixed-media paintings combine African-American history, biographical portrayals of cultural figures, and social commentary. Working in obscurity until 2010, Mr. Welch garnered the art world’s attention at age 93 when his artwork was exhibited at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York City.

This exhibition was co-curated by Thomas Moore, who is an artist, and Senior Curator of Photography at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia.

Special thanks to Michelle Erhardt, Anna Holloway, Thomas Moore and Elaine Viel for loaning artwork for this exhibition.

Learn more: History, Art and Experience Collide | Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press

Friday July 11 Exhibit Opening + Art Creep!!!

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Territory Maps

A photography exhibition by Jenny Hueston

Opening Reception: Friday July 11th 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Jenny Hueston’s photographs are a visual record of subcultures and communities, and the surroundings in which they exist. Her work has been recognized by The New Yorker and she travels extensively for her ongoing photography projects. Hueston currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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ArtCreep

Norfolk Art Creep

Friday July 11th 6:00 to 10:00PM

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The Norfolk Art Creep combines a traditional gallery crawl of some of the city’s best contemporary galleries with an art & party shuttle that takes you from gallery to gallery to ensure added safety, convenience, and a continuous evening of culture and fun.

+ GALLERY ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES.
+ SHUTTLE PASSES CAN BE PURCHASED AT http://www.eventbrite.com/e/norfolk-art-creep-er-shuttle-pass-tickets-12109358417

COLLECT AN EXCLUSIVE PIN FROM ALL 5 GALLERY SHOWS (including shuttle) AND GET INTO THE AFTER PARTY FOR FREE!

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LIMITED NUMBER OF SHUTTLE PASSES AVAILABLE – GET YOURS NOW!

More info at the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

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208 E. Plume Street
Monticello Arcade, Suite 2
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 227-5310
© 2020 WPA
Website in care of Array Digital