Posts Tagged: rva

Happy Valentine’s Day from Quirk!

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Quirk! We know today isn’t for everyone and that all that goes along with Valentine’s Day can be a little polarizing. It is, however, one of our favorite days of the year. It’s a reason to celebrate love in all forms. You may take today to share love with… Read more »

Spring: a playlist curated by Brian McDaniel

  We’ve fallen a little behind on our mixtapes lately but we hope you’ll enjoy the latest curated by Brian McDaniel—one of our all-time favorite Richmonders. Brian did make this for us in anticipation of spring but these selections still work for a chill summer day.  

Quirk Gallery’s Best of 2014 Mixtape

Hope 2014 was as good a year for you as it was for us. While we’re looking ahead to our own bright future in 2015, we can’t help but reflect on the great things about this past year: we started work on a new home, got a new puppy, made some new friends, exhibited some… Read more »

FUTURE PRIMITIVE MIXTAPE

Jason Mazzola took over this months mixtape! A talented dude both in art and music, he has done design work / shirts for Strike Anywhere, Midnight, Rival Schools, Praise, and fliers for Vinyl Conflict…. let alone being in RVA’s own band Cloak/Dagger. The inspiration for this mixtape is said best in his own words: “I… Read more »

BONNIE’S TAKE OVER

This month, we asked our friend Bonnie Staley to take over the mix-tape! She was the perfect lady to ask, an amazing singer/ songwriter/ guitarist performing in bands and solo acts around town. Ranging from old country to new progressive rock – this girl has serious talent. Her playlist has been on repeat for days!… Read more »

From the desk of: Barbara Iobst

Barbara Iobst works in tin, paper and fabric.  Her pieces cut from printed tin were featured on Quirk’s shop walls in February 2013 and in the archives.  For the fall she created block printed fabric owls, plus bats and crows, for our front window.  This April and May, her soft-sculpture snails of fabric and found… Read more »

Adam Juresko, (When You Wake) You’re Still In A Dream

Adam Juresko is a prolific artist with a distinct voice and style that any Richmonder will recognize from seeing his artwork in galleries and restaurants throughout the area.  His reach certainly extends beyond RVA through the sale and distribution of his popular movie posters.  Adam re-imagines the graphics and adds vivid colors and typography for… Read more »

Arlie Trowbridge

Since graduating from VCU’s School of the Arts in 2010, Arlie Trowbridge has become a seriously accomplished artist creating wearable glass pieces and producing work for her jewelry line, Urban Revisions. You may have seen her signature glass cluster rings and necklaces or her shredded scarves in Quirk’s shop over the years.  Her work has… Read more »

Mixtape Takeover

  After a busy installation week, the opening reception for Adam Juresko’s Shop Show and Arlie Trowbridge’s Vault Show, followed by a really great First Friday we’re working on getting back to normal and reorganized here at the gallery.  We’ve decided to follow our opening weekend with a new mix tape each month and we… Read more »

Sarah Hand “heart’s desire”

Sarah Hand is an artist who works in many disciplines including drawing, painting, and sculpting.  Her pieces always seems to inspire happiness and optimism and we’re more than happy to welcome her back to Quirk.  The work she’s created for her current Shop Show, “heart’s desire” features 16 delicate paintings on plaster panels.  They hint… Read more »

Aimee Joyaux

We are so pleased to welcome Petersburg artist, Aimee Joyaux back to Quirk after her simultaneous Shop Show and Vault exhibits last fall.  Her current Vault show features six new large scale drawings in oil pastel, acrylic paint and pencil on paper.  Aimee has established herself as a prolific and popular artist working in a… Read more »

Amy Rice, “be attitudes”

Quirk’s Main Gallery exhibit for the months of March and April features the mixed media work of Minneapolis artist, Amy Rice. “Beginning with not-so-traditional print making methods (hand cut stencils and a Japanese Gocco printmaking toy) [Rice] makes original, one-of-kind pieces by additionally employing acrylic, gouache, ink and collage. Her ‘canvases’ range from weathered wood… Read more »

Molly Anne Bishop, “You You You + Me”

We’ve been long-time fans of Molly Anne Bishop and seized the opportunity to exhibit her work before she leaves Richmond for Montana next month.  Her ceramics are always touching and truly inspired and she’s created a brand new series of pieces specifically for her exhibit in The Vault.  To see Ms. Bishop’s new work with… Read more »

Sara Gossett, “Dream Threads”

Quirk is thrilled to be exhibiting the vibrant work of Richmond artist, Sara Gossett in her Shop Show “Dream Threads: Imagined Textiles in Watercolor.”  Ms. Gossett’s hand-drawn geometric designs and patterns filled with bright, bold colors are perfect for a fresh summer exhibit.  So enamored with her work, we asked Sara a few questions to… Read more »