Petersburg Area Art League November Exhibit Features Paint & Chalk Art by Daniel Calder
Opening on Friday, buy cialis November 13 for Friday for the Arts!, the Petersburg Area Art League will feature the paint and chalk art work of Daniel Calder.
The Main Gallery exhibit is entitled “Blackboards” and features a handful of large scale pieces of paint and chalk. “Blackboards are not typically a vehicle for personal expression,” explained artist Daniel Calder. “More commonly, they are used to disseminate knowledge to a broader audience. They are a window to specialized information – an educational tool. The blackboards in this series serve both functions. They feature elements from our civic memory and act as a receptacle for the thoughts, feelings, or perhaps even indiscretions of viewers. I am providing the first half of an equation and inviting the visitors to finish the experience – blurring the line between artist, art, and audience.”
Calder, who lives in Glen Allen, Va., is a painter, installation and conceptual artist. He earned his MFA in 1990 from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a recipient of grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the VMFA, where his next show will be exhibited. He has accepted commissions by the City of Richmond and the Washington Project for the Arts. Calder’s work appears in numerous private and corporate collections and has been featured in various publications including Artpapers, The Washingtonian, Style Weekly, Richmond Magazine, and The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Calder explains the interactive nature of his work and the exhibit: “My images are intended to use some humor and discord to encourage the viewer to reconsider… everything. Though the preexisting images are permanent, chalk and erasers are provided for viewers to add or take away from the information – rewriting history or providing their own. In the end, even in the gallery setting – not even the artist’s voice will have the last say.”
The November exhibit runs through Sunday, November 29.
The Friday for the Arts! gallery shows start at 6 p.m. with light refreshments. Call 804-861-4611 for more information or visit www.paalart.org. PAAL is located at 7 East Old Street in Petersburg.