Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gallery 5

photos taken by me.
I went to visit the Franklin Terrace building on Friday to visit the KI and CA departments. I really liked how secluded the building was. It used to be an old apartment complex and has a beautiful Spanish style to it. I could easily see myself working there for the next three years.
On the second floor, in the CA office area I found this advertisement for eikonostasis, the debut solo show of illustrator stepanie marguerite-teodozja krehbiel (her full name) was starting that night. I loved the illustration used for the ad and she was a CA major graduated from VCU in 2009. I knew that I had to visit Gallery 5. It seemed to be the place for illustration.
Here is Krehbiel's blogspot:
I saw art by:
Wes Freed
Kaelan Foisy
Charles Parker Boggs
Molly Crabapple
Amanda Robinson
Bizhan Khodabandeh
Amanda Blackmon
Kris Kuksi
Mike Moses
Visiting Gallery 5 was the highlight of my day. Not my week, it was just a 40min-1 hour visit. I walked there alone and I was also the only one there upstairs looking at the exhibits. Even so, the intimacy of viewing the art by myself and only for a short period of time was really impactful. There was no one and nothing there to direct me to what I should look at, join me, or anything like that. So the art did, probably excatly what the artist wanted it to. It spoke for itself.
I't been my favorite gallery that I've visited so far and I think, the prettiest space inside and out.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for coming to the opening reception and mentioning the show in your blog! I'm glad you enjoyed the exhibition and venue! See you around First Fridays!