Congratulations to Andrea Donnelly, who will open her first solo museum exhibition We’ve Met Before on Saturday, August 26. The North Carolina Museum of Art will show her handwoven cloth and textile works which delicately explore nature and the human body.

Read the full article here.

“[Paul] Monroe (curator) calls him a painter’s painter who ‘painted to paint,’ making him a role model to students. ‘When people
used to ask him why he painted certain things, he’d say it was because he wanted to see the things that moved him. He just wanted
to rock his own world.’ ” – Karen Newton

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Starting May 30, we will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5 pm. Summer hours will run until September 1.

“Donato’s longtime friend and art collector Paul Monroe describes [the work] as experiments in expression. Donato applied house paint
on hollow-core doors and often cut holes in them to reveal the interior that could become yet another surface.” -Harry Kollatz Jr.

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Please join us on Thursday, April 13 at 6 pm to learn more about Brittany Nelson’s
fantastic work and how she transforms the antique process of tintype photography
into modern, other-worldly art objects.

Brittany Nelson
Rotation 1-3, 2017
Tintype photograph, powder-coated aluminum
5 x 4 x 2 1/2 inches, each


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Paul Monroe, Curator
Liz King
David Morris

Tuesday, April 25
6 pm

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Exhibition at the Beverley Street Studio School Gallery
March 17 – April 30, 2017
Opening Reception
Friday, March 17, 5:30 – 7:30
Artist’s talk at 6pm

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As a 2016-17 recipient of a VMFA Professional Fellowship, Paul Ryan is exhibiting work
in VMFA’s Amuse Restaurant & Claiborne Robertson Room. His exhibition
consuming illusions opens February 12 and will be up until August 6, 2017.

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The 16th Annual

Art for Autism Gala

April 1, 2017
6:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Presented by Markel Corporation and Paul and Debbie Edmunds
Sponsored by Reynolds Gallery

Click here for more information

We will be closed for the holiday season.
December 24 – January 2
Reopening Tuesday, January 3

Please call or email for assistance. Happy Holidays!

We will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 – 23, and open Saturday, November 24 from 12 – 5 pm. Please call or email for assistance.

Sally Bowring, Javier Tapia, Joan Elliott, and their respective solo exhibitions at Reynolds Gallery featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch. Article by Jo Lord, November 2, 2016.

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Sally Bowring’s solo exhibition at Reynolds Gallery featured in R-Home, Nov-Dec 2016 issue. “Forecast Calls For Paint” by Jessica Ronky Haddad.

Full Article

Wednesday, December 7
6 pm

Please join us Wednesday evening for a discussion with exhibiting artists Sally Bowring and Javier Tapia.
Stop by to learn more about their influences and intricate processes.


Please join us for our annual Holiday Open House party! Alongside our usual gallery inventory we will have giftable
art prints, ornaments, and unique glasswork. Be sure to stop by to grab a drink and pick up a gift!
Glass by Gray Cat Designs
Leizu pillowcases by Elizabeth Few
Ornaments by Kiara Pelissier
Watercolors by Lee Piechocki

And much more!

Wednesday, December 14
4 – 7 pm
Light refreshments

To purchase a piece, or for more information on the work,  please contact the gallery.



Isabel Bigelow
Dawn Lotus, 2016
22 x 22 inches



Isabel Bigelow
Blue Fence, 2016
22 x 22 inches



Isabel Bigelow
Blue Cone, 2016
22 x 22 inches

blaine-fishingboats-nd-etching-18x21_hrNell Blaine
Fishing Boats, ND
18 x 21 1/2 inches
Artist Proof
blaine-gerberaandiris-nd-etching-27x21_hrNell Blaine
Gerbera & Iris, ND
27 x 21 inches
Edition of 14
blaine-gloucesterlandscape-nd-etching-20-75x27_hrNell Blaine
Gloucester Landscape, ND
20 3/4 x 27 inches
Artist Proof

blaine-hudsonandpark-1984-etching-12x15_hrNell Blaine
Hudson and Park, 1984
12 x 15 inches
Edition 5 of 28, AP
blaine-stilllifewithgrapefruit-1984-etching-18x21_hrNell Blaine
Still Life with Grapefruit, 1984
18 x 21 inches
Edition of 40
bowring-untitledyellow-green-2014-12x12_hrSally Bowring
Untitled (Yellow/Green),  2014
Acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


brewer-13layers-2012-silkscreen-24x30-edition20_hrAlex Brewer
13 Layers, 2012
24 x 30 inches
Edition of 20
cushner-unt891-2013-13x10Steven Cushner
Untitled #891, 2013
Watercolor on paper
13 x 10 1/2 inches
cushner-untitled165-9x9-2002Steven Cushner
Untitled #165, 2002
Watercolor on paper
9 x 9 inches

donato-untitled-3_hrGerald Donato
Untitled 5, ND
Charcoal and pastel on paper
22 x 30 inches
donato-untitled-5_hrGerald Donato
Untitled 6, ND
Gouache and pastel on paper
22 x 30 inches
donato-untitled-7_hrGerald Donato
Untitled 7, ND
Charcoal and pastel on paper
19 x 25 inches

ezawa-flowers-2009-20-5x27-ed50_low-resKota Ezawa
Flower, 2009
Color aquatint etching
20 1/2 x 27 inches
Edition of 50
freed-enterspringsneeze-30x22_hrDavid Freed
Enter Spring – Sneeze, 2009
Etching and mixed media on paper
30 x 22 inches
freed-rain_hrDavid Freed
Rain, 2015
Watercolor and pastel on paper
15 x 6 inches

gerety-1-29-14-2014Meghan Gerety
1.29.14, 2014
Acrylic and pencil on paper
13 x 11 inches
gerety-1-15-14-2014Meghan Gerety
1.15.14, 2014
Acrylic and pencil on paper
13 x 11 inches
gerety-6-2914-2014Meghan Gerety
6.9.13, 2013
Acrylic and pencil on paper
13 x 11 inches

gerety-11-18-15_hrMeghan Gerety
11.18.15 / 8:15 PM / W, 2015
Block print ink on Arches paper
14 x 10 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 2, AP
gerety-meteor_hrMeghan Gerety
Meteor, 2015
Block print on Arches paper
14 x 10 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3, AP
greenfield-sanders-wildwooddetail1Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Wildwood (Detail 1), 2014
Direct to plate photogravure and aquatint
18 3/4 x 18 inches
Edition of 35

greenfield-sanders-wildwooddetail2Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Wildwood (Detail 2), 2014
Direct to plate photogravure and aquatint
18 3/4 x 18 inches
Edition 10 of 35
greenfield-sanders-wildwooddetail3Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Wildwood (Detail 3), 2014
Direct to plate photogravure and aquatint
18 3/4 x 18 inches
Edition 10 of 35
hall-nocturnesvi_hrAlison Hall
Brooklyn Nocturne VI, 2015
Oil, graphite and Venetian plaster on panel
9.5 x 7.5 inches


hallfor-a_fading_memory-2_hrAlison Hall
For a Fading Memory, 2015
Oil, graphite and Venetian plaster on panel
13.75 x 11 inches
johnson-fromthememory2015Ron Johnson
From the Memory, 2015
Acrylic on panel
16 x 16 inches
keith-negative-spaces-2016_hrJason Keith
Negative Spaces, 2016
Acrylic and paper on panel
24 x 18 inches




pelissier-crumpled-duo-gold-and-grey-9-5x25x13-5_hrKiara Pelissier
Crumpled Duo (Brilliant Gold & Grey), 2011
Blown glass
9 1/2 x 25 x 13 1/2 inches
piechocki-deannarosefarmstead-2012-7-75x5-5Lee Piechocki
Deanna Rose Farmstead, 2012
Watercolor on paper
5.5 x 7.25 inches
piechocki-viewfromcamp-2012-11-5x7-5Lee Piechocki
View From Camp, Across Current River, at Mystic Cave, 2014
Watercolor on paper
7 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches



stuart-blue-bands-on-magenta_hrRobert Stuart
Blue Bands On Magenta, 2007
Oil, wax, collage on paper
18 1/4 x 25 3/4 inches
sultan-untitled-2014_hrAdam Sultan
Untitled, 2014
Oil on canvas
19 x 16 inches
wax-untitled-nd_hrJack Wax
Untitled, ND
Blown Glass
13 x 9 x 3 1/2 inches

westbrook-hui-2015_hrNatalie Westbrook
Hui, 2015
Colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, graphite, oil pastel on paper
12 x 9 inches

Congratulation to Jiha Moon, whose recent exhibition at Reynolds Gallery, Blue Yolo, Yellow Chrysanthemum, was
reviewed in Art Papers.

“Sometimes when things are thrown together, they seem to make no sense. And it is the question of sense that
has become an arena of debate regarding Jiha Moon’s succulent, multifarious paintings, drawings, and ceramics.” – Dinah Ryan

Art Papers July/August 2016


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Congratulations to Ben Durham and Sarah Briland, both of whom are exhibiting in KMAC Museum’s inaugural exhibition Material Issue. 

“The exhibit will explore the materiality of traditional materials along side film, video, performance and other new media, which are vital to a more expansive narrative that gives greater agency to our material surroundings. The 13 contributing artists engage in material investigations that facilitate a better understanding of our shared environment, thinking through historical relics, new and old technologies, cultural artifacts, domestic goods, and common art supplies.”

KMAC Museum: Material Issue

Full exhibition catalogue, courtesy of KMAC Museum:

Please note the gallery will be closed July 2 – 18 due to renovations.
We will resume normal summer hours Tuesday – Friday, 10 – 5 on July 19th.

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Please join us Thursday, March 17 at 4 pm for conversation with exhibiting artist Paul Ryan. 

Since 1983, Paul Ryan has perfected the persuasive quality of abstract painting. He is inspired
by the banality of everyday commercial packaging, and uses these forms as a means for investigating
the underlying major societal consequences of consumerism. In the sun that never sets, each painting
resembles a visual and figurative machine, unveiling Ryan’s process of collection, transformation, and
reproduction of materials—ironically echoing systems of consumerism.

Ryan received his MFA from VCU School of the Arts in 1986 and currently works and resides in
Staunton, Virginia.

Reynolds Gallery is excited to share this interview with Ron Johnson and Owen Duffy soon to be published in ArtPulse Magazine.

Art Pulse 2016


Tara Donovan, Richard Roth, and Leigh Suggs exhibitions featured in Style Weekly article
by Amanda Dalla Villa Adams.

“In many ways, Donovan, Roth and Suggs are connected by their analog sensibility, as each emphasizes the handmade, repetitive processes, standardized forms, history and traditional studio practice. The process of making is essential. Perhaps this sensibility begins to get at the appeal behind the art. In a fast-paced world where the only guarantee is instability, market volatility and constant change, alluringly subtle works such as these stop the passerby — not just for a pause, but to hold the viewer’s attention for a moment or two before plunging people back into their frenetic realities of busyness.”

Preview: VCU Artists Tara Donovan, Richard Roth and Leigh Suggs at Reynolds Gallery


Congratulations to three of our represented artists, Jack Wax, Paul Ryan, and Stephen Vitiello,
who have been awarded Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowships for the 2016-2017 year.

2016-2017 VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship Awardees

We look forward to congratulating them on accomplishments in the years to come.

Wednesday, February 17
6 pm

Please join us for a conversation with one of our current exhibiting artists, Richard Roth.

Saturday, February 27
11 am

Please join us for coffee and conversation with Jill Moser, who will discuss her art process in current exhibition Hold to Drift. 

We will be closed for the holiday season.
December 24 – January 4
Reopening Tuesday, January 5

Wednesday, December 9th
5 – 8 pm
Seasonal cocktails & treats

Join us for an evening of artful gift ideas by
Kiara Pelissier, Brooke Inman, Sarah Mizer,
Pierre Bowring, and Grey Cat Designs by Jack Wax.

Congratulations to Sally Bowring for her exhibition, Spring Follows Winter Again, at the Rawls Museum Arts, a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Exhibition runs from September 12 – November 28, 2015.

Rawls Museum Arts

Spring Follows

Congratulations to Jack Wax, for his site specific installation Cogent Whisper, which will be exhibited at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft from October 10 through December 31, 2015.

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft: Jack Wax – Cogent Whisper

Conversation between Stine Bidstrup & Jack Wax about “Cogent Whisper”

Congratulations to Paul Ryan on his forthcoming traveling exhibition the sun that never sets, scheduled to open at the Stainar Gallery of Washington and Lee University, in Lexington Virginia September 7, 2015.


Staniar Gallery
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia
September 7 – October 4, 2015
Stainar Gallery Current Season

Miles Horton Gallery
Center for the Arts
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
December 3, 2015 – February 7, 2016
Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech

Reynolds Gallery
W. Main Street
Richmond, Virginia
February 26 – April 8, 2016


Congratulations to Javier Tapia on his current exhibition Without an Ocean You are Invisible, which opened July 24 at the Beverley Street Studio School, in Staunton Virginia, and will be up through September 13.

Beverley Street Studio School 2015 Exhibitions


Congratulations to Sally Bowring on the opening of her exhibition Mixed Greens at the VMFA’s Amuse Restaurant and Claiborne Robertson Room, 200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA. The show opened July 27, 2015 and will be open through February 15, 2016.


Congratulations to Jiha Moon on the opening of her solo exhibition Double Welcome: Most Everyone’s Mad Here at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, VA.  The show opened May 2 and will run through September 27, 2015.  Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to see a diverse offering of Jiha’s work in Virginia.

Double Welcome: Most Everyone’s Mad Here

Congratulations to Teresita Fernandez on her large-scale installation Fata Morgana in Madison Square Park.   Fata Morgana will be on view through winter 2015-16, and the installation is a mirror-polished, golden sculpture that hovers above the park’s walkways.   Fernandez is a graduate of VCU’s sculpture MFA program who received the MacArthur “Genius” fellowship in 2005.

“Teresita Fernandez and the Art of Landscapes” on CBS

Fata Morgana in the Wall Street Journal


Congratulations to Sally Mann on the May 2015 release of her memoir, Hold Still.  Dwight Garner of the New York Times describes the work as “uncommonly beautiful.”  Mr. Garner continues, “Hold Still is a cerebral and discursive book about the South and about family and about making art that has some of the probity of Flannery O’Connor’s nonfiction collection “Mystery and Manners” yet is spiked with the wildness and plain talk of Mary Karr’s best work. Like the young Ms. Karr, Ms. Mann was a scrappy, troublemaking tomboy, one who grew into a scrappy, troublemaking, impossible-to-ignore young woman and artist.”

We are proud to count Sally as one of our own gallery artists and dear friends.

Mann – Hold Still – NY Times Review

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Sally Mann’s Exposure – NY Times



Elizabeth Seydel Morgan

Poetry Reading & Book Signing
Wednesday, February 4
6:00 pm


Buffy Morgan is the author of several books of poetry, including Parties, The Governor of Desire, On Long Mountain, and Without a Philosophy.  Her most recent publication, Spans, is a compilation of new and selected earlier poems.  She has been published in a number of anthologies including the Library of Congress’ Poetry 180, Southern Review, and Poetry magazine.


VCU Libraries exhibition “Remembering Theresa Pollak” is an excellent resource for anyone looking to learn more about the legendary Richmond artist and educator. Pollak founded the VCU school of the arts in 1928 when she taught the first art class ever at Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU).

Remembering Theresa Pollak: An Exhibition on the Founder of VCUarts

Dear Friends,

We are so sad to share the news of Beverly Ward Reynolds’ passing this week. Bev leaves us with lives more creative and beautiful than they would have been without her.

Her mark on the City of Richmond and its creative community is indelible. Through her tireless efforts over more than 37 years, she helped to make Richmond a place where contemporary art could thrive. Her goal to “keep raising the bar,” was achieved time and again through exhibitions by nationally and internationally known artists – even when it meant taking great risks. She took great pride and pleasure in seeking out regional talent and, in her words, “building the case” for young and up and coming artists. When Bev believed in you – as an artist, friend, or employee – she took great leaps of faith, which often resulted in unpredicted success. It is impossible to imagine that this city would be the locus of creativity and art that it is today without her.

For Bev, her primary working motivation was always the relationships she built with people, evidenced by the large number of artists, dealers, collectors, and gallery friends who loved her dearly and feel her loss profoundly. With unparalleled energy, she pushed to realize the greatest potential of each day and never settled for less than the best that she and those around her could give. Her passion for life and art will be missed every day as we carry on her work.

The gallery will be open all week except Thursday, and we invite you to stop by to remember her. I am sure many of us will pause on Thanksgiving to feel gratitude for the many ways she touched our lives.

There will be a reception at Reynolds Gallery celebrating Bev this Friday evening, November 28 starting at 6:30 p.m.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 29 at St. James’s Episcopal Church at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art or the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (Ovarian Cancer Dream Team).

With love and thankfulness for Bev’s life,

Julia, Alice, and the Reynolds Family



Philip Geiger

September 15 – December 15

The McCarthy Gallery at Washington and Lee University

Geiger at W&L


Congratulations to Tanja Softic on the opening of “Migrant Universe” at the Harnett Museum of Art at University of Richmond! The show runs August 20 – October 6 with a reception on Thursday, September 4 from 6 to 8 pm. Softic will give an artist talk on Friday, September 5 at 2 pm.  This monumental show has traveled to Tufts University Art Gallery and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at College of Charleston.  We are excited to have the work back in Richmond for hometown viewing!

VCUarts ICA will be a major game-changer for the City of Richmond and especially our contemporary arts community.  Check out the newly released video:

VCUarts ICA: Richmond’s Missing Piece

On Thursday, August 14th, we will open an exhibition of paintings by Richmond painter Joan Massey.  Joan has dedicated herself to learning to paint over the past few years despite physical limitations caused by Parkinson’s Disease.   Please join us to celebrate her accomplishments and her inspiring fervor for art.  Proceeds from the exhibition will benefit the VCU Parkinson’s Disease Center.



Join us to toast the dog days of summer with sweet treats, cool cocktails, an open storage room, and a summertime discount.

Featuring a special exhibition of paintings by Joan Massey, the proceeds of which will benefit the VCU Parkinson’s Disease Center.


Joan Massey, “Untitled,” 2014, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches

Congratulations to Robert Stuart on his upcoming solo exhibition “Light Coming Through” at the Staunton Augusta Art Center!  The show will run August 15 – September 20 and will open with a reception for the artist on Friday, August 15th from 5 – 7 pm.  This exhibition is Robert’s largest solo show to date and will feature early and recent paintings


Congratulations to Joan Elliott on her receipt of the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant!  This prestigious award is given annually to four visual artists living within 150 miles of Washington, DC.  Elliott will use her grant to travel this summer to Istanbul and Southern Spain to research Moorish and Islamic architecture, design, and textiles.

Elliott – Franz and Virginia Bader Fund


Patrick Berran’s paintings were reviewed by Roberta Smith in the New York Times. Patrick’s paintings are currently on view in our “Vacation Days” show & look out for more of his work to be featured in our September line up!

Patrick Berran – New York Times


Isca Greenfield-Sanders’s “Pikes Peak” was recently awarded the Prix de Print by juror Gill Saunders for Art in Print Journal.  Isca’s photogravure and aquatint works are at once nostalgic and contemporary, beautiful and haunting.  See full article here.  “Pikes Peak” and other prints and paintings by the artist are available at Reynolds Gallery.



“Imbricative: Drawings by Jack Wax” is on view at the VCUarts Anderson Gallery from June 6 – August 3.  Be sure to mark your calendars for Jack’s gallery talk on July 30th from 5 – 7 pm.  He will be discussing Alice Munro’s latest collection of short stories “Dear Life” and his exhibition.  Anderson Gallery says, “Think of the event as a book group and a gallery talk rolled into one.”

See for more information.

Anderson Gallery Summer 2014


We are pleased to announce Corin Hewitt, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Extended Media, was awarded The American Academy in Rome’s 118th annual Rome Prize in Visual Arts. Please read the the press release for more information.



Richmond art collector Ted Elmore’s home featured in R-Home Magazine.



Reynold’s Gallery is sponsoring the Faison School for Autism Art For Autism Gala for the thirteenth year. The Gala will be Friday, April 4th at The Hippodrone Theatre in Richmond.


Faison 2014



SUNDAY 3:00-5:00 PM





February 16- April 4th, 2014



“The pieces in Allen’s show, all recently created, continue his tradition of generating works from mass-produced, cultural touchstone items such as vinyl records, postage stamps, film stock, trading cards and comic books. A number of the works are large in scale and, according to gallery director Bev Reynolds, ‘challenge the division between sculpture and painting.’ “

-Jo Lord
“Guggenheim winner Siemon Allen’s works on display at Reynolds”
Richmond Times Dispatch
Jan., 2014

Full Article

Amanda Dalla Villa Adams of Style Weekly reviews Siemon Allen’s 2014 solo exhibition at Reynolds Gallery.

Full Article

Please take a moment to read Karen Newton’s insightful review Sally Bowring’s latest exhibition at Reynolds Gallery, Local Paradise. Bowring states “Local Paradise celebrates the small moments of the day. It expands on my ideas about domesticity in a formal rather than personal way. These references to the world around me are an architectural vehicle that lends structure to the work.”

Full Article

“International imagery outshines language at Reynolds Gallery”

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words | Arts and Culture | Style Weekly – Richmond, VA local news, arts, and events.

“Acclaimed sound artist Stephen Vitiello brings a Florida island to the Reynolds Gallery”

Open Window | Arts and Culture | Style Weekly – Richmond, VA local news, arts, and events.

LOVE travels to Reynolds Gallery as part of its great art journey around Richmond.   LOVE made its debut at the Richmond Street Art festival in September 2013 then moved to the front lawn of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for a few months.  Look for LOVE at 1708’s InLight Festival after its turn at Reynolds Gallery.  Our city is full of art, creativity, and love – this sculpture’s tour just makes it all a bit more visible!  We’re proud to work with gallery artist Alex Brewer aka HENSE who painted the sculpture during his visit for the Street Art Festival, and we extend special thanks to Ted Elmore for making this project come to life.


Conor Backman’s work reviewed in Art Papers, July/August 2013 issue.

Full Article


Reynolds Gallery artists Richard Roth, Ben Durham, and Siemon Allen are featured on a panel discussion of Virginia artists whose works are currently on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts!  The other featured artists are Elizabeth King, Michelle Erickson, and Gordon Stettinius.  The discussion, moderated by curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, John Ravenal, is part of the Museum’s Focus Series: an eight part program series dedicating one evening each to exploring the museum’s eight collecting areas.

We are proud that such wonderful Virginia artists are not only featured in the permanent collection of the VMFA but that they have been selected to represent the Museum’s collection of Modern & Contemporary art in this exciting program series!

The Focus Series: Modern & Contemporary will take place Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 pm in the Leslie Cheek Theater of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is open to VMFA members at the Friends level and above.

Reynolds Gallery is proud to announce that many of our artists were recently selected for the collection of the new James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center at VCU School of Medicine.  The LEED-certified building was designed by I.M. Pei’s design firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and is home to offices, classrooms, and research facilities.

Some wonderful pieces were selected by the committee.  Selected artists include Richard Carlyon, Ross Caudill, Tara Donovan, Ron Johnson, Ray Kass, Richard Roth, Tanja Softic, and Javier Tapia.  Ron Johnson was commissioned for a site-specific installation and VCUarts graduate Ross Caudill was commissioned to convert his wall-mounted stainless steel sculpture, Accelerator,  into a free standing installation.

Head down to 1201 E. Marshall Street to see some fabulous art!

A few wonderful examples of Tom Wesselmann’s work are currently on view at Reynolds Gallery.  If you have been to see the current exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts here in Richmond, Pop Art and Beyond, then you are familiar with the artist’s iconic, bold nudes.  The screenprint below is an example of Wesselman’s later work which features his classic nude in a new style resembling the metal cut-out figures he pioneered in the 1980s and 1990s.  Stop by the gallery to see his work!

Richard Roth’s current exhibition at Reynolds Gallery, Under the Influence: New Paintings and Early Work, has received great recognition from multiple publications including the Huffington Post!  We are thrilled to share some of that press with you here.

In an interview for, artist Ridley Howard sat down with Richard Roth to discuss his current show and the arc of his painting career.  The full interview is available on and an abridged version of the piece was published in the Huffington Post.

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Read the abridged version in the Huffington Post

We are also proud to share a wonderful review of Under the Influence written by Megan Zalecki and published in the February 13, 2013 issue of Style Weekly.  Megan writes that Roth’s paintings “do more than emulate movements seen in art history…they update and challenge them.”

Read the Style Weekly review by Megan Zalecki

Finally, we would like to share a review of Richard Roth’s exhibition by David R. White for Richmond Arts Review.  David provides acute commentary on the exhibition and calls Under the Influence a “must see show.”

Read the David R. White’s review for Richmond Arts Review

Richard Roth’s Under the Influence will be on view at Reynolds Gallery through February 23, 2013.

We are pleased to announce that Ben Durham has recently been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant for the coming year!

There are currently a few great opportunities to view Durham’s work in the region. You can of course see his work here at Reynolds Gallery but Durham’s drawings are also included in the exhibition “Drawing on the Edge”, currently on view at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

In other exciting news, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently acquired one of Durham’s large text drawings, Amanda, which is expected to grace the walls of the museum’s 21st Century galleries in the new year.

More information on “Drawing on the Edge” at the National Portrait Gallery is available here.

You can read about the Pollock-Krasner Foundation here.

Congratulations to Jason Keith on receiving the 2012 “Emerging Artist” Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts!  Keith is in the undergraduate painting & printmaking department at VCUarts and was featured in our 2012 “Almost Famous” exhibition.

We’re proud to continue to show his work in the gallery, including this recent painting: “Untitled”, 2012, Mixed media on panel, 48 x 48 inches.

More information about the Theresa Pollak Prizes can be found here.

Take a moment to read Amy Ritchie’s insightful review of two of our current exhibitions at Reynolds Gallery – Refracting Light and On the Hop: New Paintings.  Refracting Light is a group exhibition exploring the use of glass in contemporary art and features such prominent artists as Tara Donovan, Sally Mann, and Maya Lin alongside acclaimed, locally based artists like Sarah Mizer.  On the Hop: New Paintings showcases the recent work of Virginia-based painter, Paul Ryan.  Ryan’s recent work explores the close and complex relationship between wilderness and institution.  The paintings, which Ritchie describes as “a lively pulse on the wall”, feature imagery that references that relationship – profiles of tree tops and human body part amid consumer packaging.


Joan Elliott was featured in the Arts & Entertainment section of the Richmond Times Dispatch on Sunday.  Read Martha Mabey’s article about Joan’s exhibition at Reynolds Gallery, which opens on Friday, November 2, 2012.

Join us for a Gallery Talk with Joan on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7 pm.

Behind the Scenes, Richmond Times Dispatch, October 28, 2012

We are pleased to share James Prosek’s article on Cumberland Island in the November/December Garden and Gun.  James is an inspiring artist and conservationist, and we are proud to work with him at Reynolds Gallery.  You can view his work at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in addition to many private collections in Richmond.  We’re looking forward to our next show with James!

James Prosek in Garden and Gun

Great piece on Sally Mann’s current show at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York. Sally’s work will be on view at Reynolds Gallery as part of our group exhibition Refracting Light this November.

Sally Mann – The New Yorker, October 8, 2012


Motion Capture – Style Weekly, October 3, 2012

Congratulations to Ross Caudill for being awarded the commission of a public sculpture at Fire Station #17 in Richmond.   The City of Richmond just approved this major project, which will serve as a reminder to the firemen of the community’s appreciation for their dedicated service.   Layers of stainless steel compose a 10’ ring, which is reminiscent of rings in a tree or a fingerprint.  106 seed-like forms sprout from the sculpture and symbolize the 106 founding members of the original Richmond Fire Department.

Ross currently has a solo exhibition at the gallery.  Please come by to view his extraordinary sculptures which include the maquette for the commission.


We are proud to share that artist James Hyde has received a 2011 – 2012 Pollock-Krasner Grant.

Grants are awarded to professional visual artists worldwide.  The Pollock-Krasner Foundation was established in 1985 to assist individual working artists of merit with financial need through the generosity of Lee Krasner, a leading abstract expressionist painter and widow of Jackson Pollock.

Congratulations, James!

Amy Ritchie gives a thought provoking and eloquent review of Reynolds Gallery’s summer shows “Almost Famous” and “Summer Solstice” in the current issue of Style Weekly.

A Midsummer Arts Dream – Style Weekly, August 1, 2012


Alfred Mac Adam reviews Jill Moser’s recent exhibition at Lennon, Weinberg gallery in New York.   Stop by the gallery to see her beautiful work in Richmond!

Jill Moser – ArtNews, 2012

D. Dominick Lombardi reviews Ron Johnson’s solo exhibition at Gary Snyder Projects in New York for ArtSlant.  Johnson has exhibited at Reynolds Gallery since 2004, and he received his MFA from VCU.   His work continues to push the possibility of transparency, layering, and abstraction.

D. Dominick Lombardi, “Dam That Paint!”, ArtSlant  

Read Roberta Smith’s excellent review of Amy Feldman’s solo exhibition “Dark Selects” in New York.  Feldman was the 2008-2009 VCU Fountainhead Fellow in Painting & Printmaking, and her exhibition at Reynolds Gallery was as Smith describes: “promising”.   Feldman began the series of work in “Dark Selects” while in Richmond, and we are proud to see her talent thrive and develop.

Roberta Smith, “Amy Feldman – Dark Selects”, The New York Times

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Ron Johnson’s Between Surface and Ray Kass’ Forming Surface reviewed in Art Papers, May/June 2012


Great Prints – Style Weekly, 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art will have two fronts — one opening toward the busy Broad and Belvidere intersection and the other to a sculpture garden facing campus.

The “double-fronted” design signals that the $32 million project will be a new gateway to Richmond, as well as a bridge between the university and the community, said the building’s architect, Steven Holl.

But its interior, with “forking galleries” that open to the sculpture garden, is intended to change the narrative about contemporary art, he said.

“The nature of this building,” he said, “is to embrace the unknown and act as a catalyst for all the directions that contemporary art might be taking.”

Today, VCU is unveiling the design for the three-story, 38,000-square-foot building, which will be built with private funds and is expected to open in 2015. Holl, whose work includes the Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, designed the project with Chris McVoy.

Isabel Bigelow’s work featured in Elle Decor, Jan-Feb 2008 issue.

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Washinton and Lee University, Staniar Gallery

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