“Laurel Lukaszewski: Sculpting Water”
Presented by popblossom
Through September 6
WPA Studio + Gallery
This Washington, DC-based artist has a lifelong fascination with water, enamored by the movement, patterns and rhythms as well as the life that inhabits it. In the new exhibition, SCULPTING WATER, it becomes readily apparent that the natural world and more specifically, water, plays a significant role in Lukaszewski’s creative endeavors. Her most recent works of ceramic sculptures and site specific installations are stunning interpretations of the visual rhythms and the incessant flux of water.
“Through the Fire”
Through October 6
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
The group exhibition features the work of women veteran artists in the mediums of prints, paintings, textiles, ceramics and sculpture.
Through August 24
A group exhibition featuring the work of Mike Grochowski, Jan Pearson and Barbara Kobylinska.
“When God Enters a Gallery”
Through August 30
James Wise Gallery/Norfolk State University
“I think of religion like… tables. There are a lot different kinds of tables, some are junky, maybe you buy one because you have to but you don’t really want it, or you think it’s nice but you realize later it’s a junky table, or maybe you have a lot of money so you buy a really nice table and you never use it, it’s just there for people to see and comment that it’s a nice table, maybe you buy a cheap one you never use, maybe you throw it out regardless. Whatever the case may be, table styles change over time, but there’s still going to be tables, they’re intrinsic to human existence as we know it today, everyone uses tables in one way or another.” — William Gulyas, Co-Artist
“Conversations: Contemporary Asian Art”
Through October 14
Hermitage Museum & Gardens
“Conversations” features indoor and outdoor sculpture by ten of the most recognizable and celebrated contemporary artists working today: Zhang Huan, Hung Yi, Ran Hwang, Yoshitomo Nara, Wang Guangle, Zhang Xiaogang, Kohei Nawa, Jae Yong Kim, Momoyo Torimitsu, and Kiyomi Iwata. These artists have been included in international exhibitions and have studios in New York, Tokyo, and Beijing.
Several of the artists maintain a conscious connection to their East Asian heritage, using innovative techniques and approaches to investigate complex concepts. Their exploration of personal identity to address universal themes will grip audiences and provoke profound moments of contemplation, surprise, humor, unease, and awe. Through the international language of art, their ideas and concerns traverse geographic borders.
“Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations”
Through September 8
Chrysler Museum of Art
June marked the 50th anniversary of the release of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the wildly popular picture book by Eric Carle. The beloved children’s book author and artist is famous for his representations of insects, animals and classic fables, and this exhibition features a dynamic selection of Carle’s original works.
The exhibition features more than 80 original artworks that draw from more than 30 of Carle’s books and span the artist’s distinguished picture book career.
“Toys As Art”
Through September 15
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
“Toys,” organized by PFAC Curator Diana Blanchard Gross, explores the work of art and toys. This exhibition celebrates the art of play from the historic to the modern. Toys are often the focus of and the primary tools of play. More than 2,000 years ago, Plato suggested, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
Through August 31
This duo exhibition features new works from international fluid acrylic painting artist Shay Amanda Broughton and Virginia Beach ViBe photographer Bob Petersen. BOJUart artists Broughton and Petersen explore their interpretation of our coastal waterways, and the result when those views intercross in a collaborative work of art that bridges the lines between the photographic image and the abstract application of paint.
2019 Outdoor Sculpture
Through October 6
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Courtyard
This multi-media exhibition featured in our historic courtyard offers sculptures in steel, cast bronze, wire, tufa, and lichens.
“Maizelle: Celebrate Me Home”
Through March 2020
In her exhibition, “Celebrate Me Home,” Maizelle’s paintings and collages invite viewers to learn of the incredible complexity of Norfolk’s history, one that fades as generations pass but is nonetheless a critical component of understanding African American life and legacy in Hampton Roads.