Drop by the gallery to view this bicoastal visual discussion.
OPENING — SELFLESS: A bicoastal collaboration between painter Shaun Whiteside and printmaker Delia Salomon.
Fleda A. Ring Artworks is proud to host a visual discussion between printmaker Delia Salomon of Berkeley, CA, and painter Shaun Whiteside of Christiansburg, VA. From opposite sides of the United States, these artists use their distinct media to ask ultra- contemporary social questions.
In a lithographic homage to the hashtag, Salomon explores what it means for a social concept to be ‘graven in stone’ in the digital age.
“My newer work is centered on the language of the Internet and explores how technology impacts our relationships,” explains Salomon. “I am currently working on a series of lithographs investigating the infamous ‘hashtag’ and some of its popular tags such as ‘no filter’ and ‘live authentic.’ Lithography is a tedious and finicky medium that forces me to engage with my pieces over a longer period of time... pushing me to consider the role of traditional art mediums in a world that values instant gratification.”
Meanwhile, in his studio in the New River Valley, Whiteside applies hand-mixed ‘black’ paint to horizontile planes and allows spilled water to drive off, dilute and errode the pigmints into multicolored organic forms. The resulting abstract paintings, a series Whiteside calls, “Elegies to the U.S. Republic,” troubles our sense of certitude, our ‘black-and-white thinking,’ reminding us that nuance and complexity are inherent features of both the natural and the social world.
Says Whtieside of his process, “By incorporating natural forces into my drawing and painting process, I am simultaneously exalting natural order and decrying the iniquities created by human order.”
Join us at our Roanoke gallery in the 16 West Church Ave. Marketplace on August 5th, 6pm-10pm, to meet the artists and celebrate creative community!
Join us for a surprising and resonant multimedia, multigenerational collaboration between Roanoke artists Gina Louthian-Stanley and Mary Beth Lee.
Meet the artists and enjoy creative community at our opening at our gallery inside the 16 West Marketplace on 16 SW Church Ave June 3rd, 6pm to 10pm.
Or, stop by to enjoy the artwork between June 3, 2016 - July 29, 2016.
As the train glides tethered to the earth, I capture this time as a lasting record of civilization. — Stacey Evans
Please join us for April 1st from 6:00 -10pm for an Opening Reception celebrating Charlottesville photographer Stacey Evans' exhibition "Passing Through," a series of landscapes taken from train windows across America coined as, "trainscapes." The exhibition will run through May 27th.
Opening Reception Friday, February 5th from 6PM to 10PM
In Kyle Wilson's second solo show at Fleda A. Ring Artworks, Kyle repurposes the cast-off artwork huddled in the corners of Good Will and antique shops; on the tables at yard sales, selling for $3-$5 each. "Why should this canvas be left to collect dust?" Kyle wonders. This incredible collection of artwork shakes of their dust and breathes new life into abandoned artworks, imbuing them with new images and new meaning.
"It's exciting to expiriment outside of the preferred methods, and even forget about the preferred all together." For Kyle, art is about the process of creating, "not just about who can draw the straightest line."
Layered both literally and in its depth, Kyle pushes art's definition to the limits in this tantalizing, beautiful exhibition. We are privileged to host Kyle Wilson's LOVELY SINS and hope you'll join us on Friday, February 5th to celebrate the exhibition opening at Fleda A. Ring Artworks.
Fleda A. Ring Artworks is privileged to host Kyle Wilson’s fresh unusual and most interesting artworks at his first solo artwork gallery exhibition, “INVIGORATE”. Please visit to see his unexpected curious creations. We do look forward to sharing his exciting vibrant creativity with all of you.
Christopher Cobb creates unexpected artworks from glitter using his edgy personality combined with his wit for our social and political environment. He creates panel pieces and sculptures with simple sentences written in bold fonts as well as using some imagery, such as a giant clown's face and altered one dollar bill images of George Washington. His artworks create jocund excitement as well as strong conversations on the world with viewers personally interpreting them then comparing those interpretive notions with his artistic statements.
An exploration into artistic uses of paper.
Christopher Cobb used unexpected paints and stains to create dramatic intimate visual textures on rice paper.
Fleda A. Ring combined past gesso textured canvas technics then assembled with carved white paper to communicate recent life experiences.
Come join us to celebrate an exceptional exhibition by toobz! It will be your last chance to see these artworks in their sight specific location. Let's all show our support for this great artist's creations for this artist friendly low-comission gallery exhibition. We will have a great time with some delicious treats.