SIXTEEN SIXTEEN marks a milestone Anniversary for Page Bond Gallery

Opening Reception
Friday, October 7, 2016
6 to 8PM

Page Bond Gallery will celebrate sixteen years in business and ten remarkable years on West Main Street, where it has supported the careers of hundreds of artists while fostering a greater appreciation for contemporary art within the Richmond community. Page Bond Gallery was founded in 1999, and moved to 1625 West Main Street in 2006 into a sleek, contemporary space designed by 3north Architects.

Expressly embracing the diversity of today’s art, Page Bond Gallery exhibits work that addresses a broad range of stylistic and contextual concerns through a variety of mediums. Similarly, the Gallery continues in its commitment to championing artists in all stages of their career, ranging from emerging, local talent to more established artists of regional, national, and international renown. The 16 artists in SIXTEEN SIXTEEN provide a sampling of this exciting diversity. They include: Isabelle Abbot, Andras Bality, Will Berry, Karen Blair, Sanford Bond, Amy Chan, Charlotte Culot, B Millner, Holly Morrison, Tim O’Kane, Ruby Palmer, Curtis Ripley, Christine Sanford, Peri Schwartz, Gordon Stettinius / Terry Brown, and William Wylie.

Page Bond Gallery is pleased to engage with and support both artists and the arts communities in Richmond and Virginia with gratitude, appreciation, and excitement for the inspiration and power of great art.

The exhibition will run October 7 to October 29, 2016.

Isabelle Abbot is an adjunct art instructor at University of Virginia. Her plein air landscapes pay homage to central Virginia’s mountainous countryside.

Andras Bality is based in Richmond but finds sources for his work all along the East Coast. His impressionistic paintings celebrate simple, everyday observations and activities.

Will Berry is an American-born artist who lives in Mexico City. He uses oxidized aluminum, gold leaf, graphite, and white lead to create luminous paintings loaded with cross-cultural references.

Karen Blair paints gestural landscapes that hover between representation and abstraction. She works in Crozet and occasionally teaches workshops.

Sanford Bond is an architect and sculptor based in Richmond. He is best known for his work as founder and principal of 3north Architects, with branches in Richmond, Dallas, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

Amy Chan is a lecturer in drawing at University of Virginia. Combining gouache, acrylic, airbrush, and screen print, her mixed media paintings present playful abstractions of the natural world.

Charlotte Culot is a mixed media collagist and painter based in Southern France. Her work explores the evocative relationships between color and shape.

B Millner is a Richmond-based painter and sculptor working primarily in the realist tradition. He is best known for his contemplative portrayals of abandoned spaces and structures.

Holly Morrison is a photographer and Associate Professor in the Department of Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her photographs are noted for their striking and disorienting compositions.

Tim O’Kane is a painter based in Charlottesville. He is best known for his photo real still life paintings of food, objects and architecture.

Ruby Palmer lives and works in Rhinecliff, New York. Her mixed-media paintings, constructions, and paper cut-outs divulge a world of whimsy and play.

Curtis Ripley is a Los Angeles-based lyrical abstractionist. His gestural approach to painting yields rhythmic expressions that suggest atmosphere and depth.

Christine Sanford is a Massachusetts-based painter with a background in textiles. Her technique of layering several thin washes of translucent oil paint produces lustrous, nonrepresentational meditations on color.

Peri Schwartz bases her practice on the intense visual study of her immediate surroundings. Her abstract paintings and prints are known for transforming the contents of her New York studio into two-dimensional formal experiments.

Gordon Stettinius is a Richmond-based photographer who, over the span of eight years, collaborated with Mangini Studio’s principal photographer, Terry Brown, to produce a series of affectionate spoofs of the formal photographic portrait.

William Wylie is a Professor and Associate Chair of Photography at University of Virginia, as well as the Director of the Studio Art Study Abroad Program in Italy. His photographs of international landscapes expand the notion of geography to shed light on spatial practices specific to particular locations.