THE CRADDOCK-TERRY GALLERY
The Craddock-Terry Gallery houses sophisticated, contemporary exhibits by regionally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed artists working with a variety of mediums. From extravagant blow-up sculptures to abstract painting, multi-media venues to chalk string art, our exhibits are as diverse as we are.
Because the arts play a vital role in stimulating society and developing strong communities, we ensure accessibility to art regardless of socioeconomic condition. This is why exhibits are always free and open to the public. The Craddock-Terry Gallery also hosts artist’s talks, music performances from hip hop to blues, poetry “slams”, dance, and many other creative expressions.
Wednesday through Sunday 12pm-5pm
In my career as an artist, though relatively brief, I have encountered resistance from the audience concerning artwork that is visually abstract. I often get the dreaded question “What is it?”
Answering with a simple “it is abstract” only serves to further me from that particular audience member. If they understood the nature of abstraction work then the question would never have been asked. This leads me to pursue the art of the abstract all the more relentlessly,and thus continued to push away those who do not understand the work.
In this series, rather than simply deny them an answer, I hope to circumvent the question altogether. My work focuses on shape and rhythm, how the pieces interact with each other and with their surroundings, and also the audience's relationship with the art.
It is not about what the shape is, so much as it is about what the shape is not.
Riverviews Artspace is a living, breathing arts community featuring artist studios, creative local businesses, and inspired staff and residents. Why not celebrate ourselves once in a while? The Biennial Community Show is for displaying work done by the folks who live, work, and serve Riverviews. Artwork can be any size and media, since we have such a spread of painters, photographers, designers, and more. This is a true showcase for everyone to see that we are constantly evolving and growing, and more importantly, still creating!
Angus Carter is a painter, filmmaker, and photographer from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Arts in photography in 2003. After a brief stint as professional photographer and lab technician, Angus grew frustrated with the commercial world of photography, abandoning the professional world for more artistic endeavors. For his solo show at Riverviews Artspace, Carter will be displaying his paintings, instead of his photography. The general theme of disillusionment and disconnection can be found in Carter’s paintings. Chaotic forms and abstract figures occupy his colorful, tangled compositions that represents all his positive aspirations along with his fears, insecurities, and failures.
Now a nation-wide call for entry, the Riverviews Artspace Annual Juried Art Show has been a tradition for 11 years. Artists of any media and subject matter, from any US state can enter 3 works for consideration to the chosen juror. Jurors in the past have been museum curators and educators from the VMFA in Richmond and the National Gallery in D.C., gallery owners, and contemporary art writers from across VA. We will announce this year’s juror in July when the call for artists launches. On average, over 100 artists apply each year.