Thursday, July 21, 2016

JT Kirkland at Shockoe Artspace

Shockoe Artspace is hosting a gigantic exhibition in Richmond titled Space within, Space without; it is a large scale exhibition of new and recent work from my good bud (and former legendary DMV art blogger)  J.T. Kirkland. The show  surveys the visual developments of his dually minimalist and expansive paintings, and it's on through September 16, 2016.

Kirkland resides in Sterling, Virginia and has an extensive exhibition record, including several exhibitions along the East Coast in 2016.

Kirkland notes that...
Over the past six years I’ve created a series of paintings called Subspace, which most commonly are executed with house paint on plywood. Although the works in the series are seemingly disparate at times, there are common themes consistently present: formal and rigorous compositions, use of readily available materials sourced solely from home-improvement stores, playful and open-ended conceptual interests, a literally reductive approach to art-making.

I strive to collaborate with wood such that my artistic gesture serves to bring attention to the wood’s natural beauty and complex visual patterns. I’m interested in exploring the area where painting meets sculpture; fine art meets craft, and space inside meets space outside.
I've heard all kinds of good things about this expansive art space in Richmond, including all the hard work that its owner, Ryan Lauterio, is pouring into the space. 

The gallery is located at 12 North 19th Street, Richmond, VA 23223 and online at

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