Quirk is excited to host this special event with two Richmond artists, Holly Francis and Tyler Stoll. This trunk show will feature new work from both artists including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, housewares, and other lovely gifts.
Holly Francis is an artist who illustrates and paints on a variety of surfaces and, for the last few years, has been making hand built ceramics. She makes everything out of a tiny home studio space which keeps her work small in both size and quantity. She strives for a simple but cheerful aesthetic that translates from her ceramic work to her paintings and illustrations. Holly’s ceramic jewelry, mugs, and ornaments (formerly branded as Mint House Goods) have been featured at Quirk for the last few years. She currently works as an instructor at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
Tyler Stoll moved to Richmond after completing the Core Fellowship program at Penland last year. In regards to his recent body of work, Tyler says, “[it] developed out of an attempt to release frustration with and eventually express gratitude for parts of my body with which I regularly feel at odds. Arranging and reimagining these shapes out of context makes them feel simultaneously comforting and disconcert- ing, familiar and alien. It is my hope that, once worn, these pieces will take on a humorous life of their own.” Tyler also works as an instructor at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.