Historically, masks have been designed in innumerable varieties for numerous purposes, from the simplest of crude “false faces” held by a handle, to complete head coverings with ingenious movable parts. Mask-makers have shown great resourcefulness in selecting and combining a wide array of materials. Artists in this exhibition also craft their works from familiar and unexpected materials.
This exhibition will examine the mask as a wearable work of art, as a means of hiding or changing the identity of a person, as a protective device, and literal and metaphoric meanings of “masking” in contemporary culture.
This exhibition and related events have been organized by The Urban Individualists an artists collective, in collaboration with Art6 Gallery.
THIS EXHIBIT OPENS 7PM OCTOBER 1ST, 2010 AT ART6GALLERY 6 EAST BROAD STREET RICHMOND VA 23218
The Urban Individualists (UI) is an artists’ collective born from the vision of Helene Ruiz, an artist who resides in and works out of her apartment. This collective represents a multicultural and multi media network of artists cohesively working as a unit. Urban Individualists members are artists based in national and international locations. These artists work collaboratively to create new art works, develop exhibitions and events, increase the presence of underrepresented artists, create collaborative opportunities between various creative disciplines across geological barriers, and direct artists to available resources.
Artists in this exhibit are both from UI members, their affiliates and locally recruited artists. The opening reception is encouraged to be a "masked" gathering.
Refreshments and Cash Bar.