Josh Keyes Collision exhibition opens November 5 and runs through December 11, 2010 at the David B Smith Gallery. The opening on November 5 from 7pm to 10pm will have Josh Keyes in attendance. Artist and writer Caleb Neelon has written an essay to accompany this show.


Keyes is a widely collected, highly regarded artist with a strong national and international following. He is well known for his technical craftsmanship, juxtaposition of real and surreal elements, and sharp commentary on the challenging issues of our time.

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Shot over the summer for his debut film, “TimeScapes,” here is ‘Rapture’ by Tom Lowe, a modern portrait of the American Southwest.

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Imagine this sign catching your eye and naturally out of curiosity you begin to read it…


Dave Cooper‘s Bent, published by Fantagraphics, collects Cooper’s finest, most revealing paintings, ink drawings, pencil sketches, and photographs from the past five years, many of which enjoy homes in the collections of influential collectors and some of Hollywood’s elite.

Bent offers us a window into the wobbly dollhouse that is his mind’s eye. This work has found a devoted and passionate following with visitors to Cooper’s solo gallery shows in Los Angeles and New York in recent years.

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This will be the first exhibition VMFA has ever presented of one of Virginia’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Sally Mann. The exhibition which opens November 13, 2010 and runs through January 23, 2011, focuses on the theme of the body and emphasizes Mann’s new work, while selectively introducing earlier images.

Sally Mann’s most recent work represents an intriguing new direction. She is tackling expansive themes of mortality and vulnerability, while for the first time using herself and her husband as subjects. In addition, she has taken her bold experiments with the medium to new heights, pushing photography to its limits by making painterly and nearly abstract images—many as unique pieces on glass plates.

Untitled Self Portraits – Ambrotypes (unique collodion wet-plate positives on black glass), with sandarac varnish.

Altogether the exhibition and accompanying catalog will present an unexpected picture of Mann’s work, encouraging a fresh perspective on one of today’s preeminent photographers and, it is hoped, an opportunity to extend her visibility well beyond the realm of photography.

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These paper cut-out art pieces by Brazilian artist Simone Lourenco are simply gorgeous. Textured and delicate, and surely a painstaking process.

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Mouth blown glass forms cut across individual angles in these exquisite ‘Vessel Series’ pendants designed by Samuel Wilkinson. The outer glass wall is pierced by a fluid machined aluminium form which holds the bulb in the centre of each the volume. Every piece is totally unique as they are all mouth blown to eye, by a local master craftsman.

Samuel Wilkinson is an Industrial designer based in London. He has worked for several leading consultancies before setting up his own studio in 2007 where he continues to develop new projects, while still continuing as an independent consultant.

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