Ivin Ballen, Guy Ben-Ari, Michael DeLucia, Michael Dotson, Brendan Smith and Maria Walker
1708 Gallery, 319 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA
April 20 – June 9, 2012
1708 Gallery is pleased to present Potential Images. Curated by Emily Smith, Executive Director of 1708, Potential Images surveys current practices in contemporary painting, from a DIY aesthetic to an interest in new media. Featuring Ivin Ballen, Guy Ben-Ari, Michael DeLucia, Michael Dotson, Brendan Smith and Maria Walker, the works in Potential Images demonstrate both an embrace of the quiet and handmade and an awareness of the neo-baroque and the sublime. Underlying much of the work is an awareness of the history of painting and the theories and arguments that have accompanied this story.
1708 Gallery will host a preview on Thursday, May 3, with a Curator’s talk at 6:30. There will also be an opening reception on Friday, May 4, 2012. Potential Images will be on view through Saturday, June 9.