Friday, March 30 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opens an exhibition of work by New York City-based artist Trish Tillman on Friday, March 30. An artist talk takes place at 5:30 p.m. and an opening reception runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in VisArts' True F. Luck Gallery. The exhibition runs through June 3.
Tillman presents an exhibition, Remains (to Be Seen), that explores the visual devises of commemoration. Inspired by iconic and personal mementos of her late grandparents, Tillman’s show distills memorabilia into geometric forms, transforming nostalgia into present-day symbols of ritual, rebellion, family and home. Known for her meticulously crafted sculptures, Tillman combines industrial materials with the aesthetics of hard rock, goth, fetish and kitsch to create a contemporary signature that hems together ideas of fashion, furniture, ornamentation and ritual objects.
Tillman received her Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from James Madison University. She has taught at Monmouth University, George Washington University, Rutgers University and the University of Maryland. Tillman’s work has been exhibited internationally and she is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York City.
Tillman is the current resident in the Quirk+VisArts Artist Residency program. During the residency, she's using the time and access to VisArts studios to develop a body of new works for her subsequent exhibition in VisArts' gallery.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, True F. Luck Gallery
1812 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220