StARTSpace welcomes artist Richey on Saturday
MANCHESTER — Artist John Richey, whose site-specific installation "Twinning" is on display at the stART Space abstract art gallery in Manchester as part of the gallery's summer show, will appear at the gallery on Saturday from 5-7 p.m.
"Twinning" brings together a collection of hand-drawn video animations and cyanotype prints. Each work seeks to allow elements of chance and flexibility into a labor-intensive process that grapples with the transformative nature of information. By working back-and-forth between, and with different combinations of hand-made and digitally rendered elements, this new installation investigates the physical or conceptual glitches that occur in the spaces between the analogue and the digital.
Each performance-based animation depicts a luminous grid pattern infinitely floating and falling into a limitless void. They, along with the vivid blue cyanotype works, speak to formal principles of line and pattern while at the same time addressing themes of light, space, and movement.
Richey is a New York-based visual artist and curator who makes work using themes and images borrowed from various personal collections. Originally from southwestern Arizona, he holds degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of California, San Diego. His work was profiled in Art Forum Internationals "Best of 2004" print publication. Richey has attended artist residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Studios at MASS MoCA. Over the past decade he has held professional positions at New York galleries and fine art foundations including Marian Goodman Gallery, Greene Naftali Gallery, the Keith Haring Foundation, and Pace Gallery. StART Space is located at 263 Depot St.. in Manchester, in the space formerly occupied by EMS Mountain Sports, next to Price Chopper. For more information visit the gallery's website at www.startspace.art, or Facebook Page, www.Facebook.com/startspaces, or contact the gallery by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 802-768-8498.
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