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Press Release: Announcing Fall Exhibitions at Richmond Art Center

Images (clockwise from top left): Daniel Camacho, De Fantasias y Realidades, 2022; Francisco Rojas, Pasando Regalos, Passing Gifts, 2022; Tiffany Conway, Your Soul Knows the Way, 2019; Daniel White, Secrets at Giza, 2022

Fall Exhibitions at Richmond Art Center

September – November 2022
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm
Exhibitions and events are all free and open to the public


Richmond, CA: Richmond Art Center will present four new exhibitions this fall that share bold art and ideas: From the Pueblo, For the Pueblo, New Visions, De Fantasías y Realidades and Melanin: Color, Composition and Connection.

From the Pueblo, For the Pueblo

Main Gallery
Exhibition Dates: September 14 – November 17, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm

Liberación Gráfica is a screen print collective whose practice is rooted in the Chicanx art tradition of revolutionary community print workshops. As artists-in-residence at Richmond Art Center, Liberación Gráfica worked alongside youth and community members to create prints that uplift local voices, and raise awareness of the struggles and resilience of the people of Richmond. These works have been printed live and distributed at events in Richmond including Low Rider Cruise Nights, Juneteenth Festival at Nicholl Park, the United Farm Workers march, and La Pulga Flea Market.

From the Pueblo, For the Pueblo is the culminating exhibition from Liberación Gráfica’s residency. Staying true to the concept that there is no liberation without community, Liberación Gráfica has also invited artists in the community to join them in presenting work that opens up conversations around ideas of liberation. 

De Fantasías y Realidades

Community Gallery
Exhibition Dates: September 14 – November 17, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm
Calaverita Paper Mache Workshop led by Daniel Camacho: Saturday, October 8 & 15, 12pm-2pm


Daniel Camacho fuses elements of Mexican popular culture with the social and political experiences of his community, blending them together in images that blur lines between reality and fantasy. In particular, Camacho paints the immigrant experience, our political struggles, and the culture that holds us together. These realities are often illustrated through expressive faces with eyes that command a strong gaze towards our shared struggles. 
 
De Fantasías y Realidades brings together a selection of large-scale portable murals, paper mache sculptures, and paintings that Daniel Camacho created over the last 25 years.

New Visions

South Gallery
Exhibition Dates: September 14 – November 17, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 1, 12pm-2pm


In honor of the 25th anniversary of Art of the African Diaspora, New Visions assembles a group of four emerging Bay Area artists whose work is on the cutting edge of their disciplines: Kim Champion, Tiffany Conway, Ashara Ekundayo and Bertrell Smith. These four artists employ painting, photography, collage, and vibrant color palettes to engage viewers in the fullness and vibrancy of Black expression. Though the artists work in different mediums and approaches to creating their artworks, New Visions places the works in dialogue with one another to demonstrate the diversity of artwork coming from emerging Black artists in the Bay Area.

New Visions is organized by Oakland-based artist, educator, and independent curator Demetri Broxton.

Melanin: Color, Composition and Connection

West Gallery
Exhibition: September 28 – November 17, 2022
Opening Reception and Artist Walk Through: Sat, October 1, 12pm-2pm


Daniel White‘s abstract paintings bring to the foreground geometric forms, lines and color that reveal the intricacies of melanin and its power of connection. 

White’s solo exhibition, Melanin: Color, Composition and Connection, invites the viewer to simultaneously look inwards, outwards and towards each other and reflect on the pigments that make up our world. Historically, color has shown to have the power to fragment and create differences between us, yet White’s paintings suggest that melanin has the power to bring us together in our common bonds. Through his abstracted compositions, White encourages us to challenge our perceptions and interpretations of color and in the process find connections that join us together beyond our degrees of melanin. 


 
About Richmond Art Center
 
Richmond Art Center has been sharing art and creating with the community since 1936. Our programs encompass classes, exhibitions and events at our facility in downtown Richmond, as well as off-site activities that bring free, high-quality art making experiences to WCCUSD schools and community partners. richmondartcenter.org
 
For more information contact:
Amy Spencer, amy@nullrichmondartcenter.org

 

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