“Edit: Ed” at Art Works Gallery 

Jan. 25 to Feb. 17. Free.

click to enlarge night04_artworks_gallery_edit_ed.jpg
With a tongue-in-cheek salute to pop art, Art Works Gallery’s new show explores the validity of the artist’s identity as a corporate brand through a series of sensationalist self-portraits. It also examines the mutual influence that the artist and observer have on one another. “Edit: Ed” features Virginia artist Ed Whelan’s depictions of himself in a variety of formats, including mass-produced masks and a 3-D action figure to illustrate how participation affects the work. The son of a Polish art historian, Whelan earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Art Institute of Chicago and was artist in residence at the International School of Painting in Umbria, Italy. “Edit: Ed” opens with an artist’s reception at Art Works Gallery on Friday, Jan. 25, and runs to Feb. 17. Other shows include the annual, juried Simply Photography 10 exhibit, three solo exhibits and the monthly juried All Media Art Show. Free. artworksrichmond.com.

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

  • Re: Pat Russell Band at Sharky’s Bar & Billiards

    • Thanks for post Thanks for post http://www.marvelcontestofchampionshackonline.com/

    • on July 30, 2016
  • Re: Pat Russell Band at Sharky’s Bar & Billiards

    • Thanks for post http://www.marvelcontestofchampionshackonline.com/

    • on July 30, 2016
  • Re: How Virginia Union University Is Re-Purposing an Industrial-Era Landmark to Showcase Art

    • F U C K Union... They can eat brown part of my butt

    • on July 28, 2016
  • More »
  • Latest in Night and Day

    More by Andrew Cothern

    Copyright © 2016 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation