Lily Cox-Richard (A&D Assistant Professor and Michigan Society Fellow) exhibits new work at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA, opening March 1, 2013. Founded in 1973, Second Street Gallery was the first artspace in Downtown Charlottesville and a leader in the revitalization of the Historic District. SSG is currently celebrating its 40th year of programming and exhibitions.
Lily Cox-Richard: The Stand (Possessing Powers)
March 1 – 30, 2013
Opening Reception: March 1, 5:30 – 7:30pm, with an artist talk at 6:30pm
Second Street Gallery
115 Second Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
The Stand (Possessing Powers) is a series of sculptures by Lily Cox-Richard. Based on the neoclassical sculptures of Hiram Powers, the so-called Father of American Sculpture, her carved plaster sculptures focus on the elements that structurally support the figure in his allegorical marbles. The sculptures in The Stand are originals and copies, homage and critique, familiar and strange, created in an attempt to see what new content might be revealed when figure and ground begin to conflate.