This week Ryan, Garreth and Cody sit down with a long-time friend of the gallery, Richmond painter Curtis Newkirk, Jr. to hang out and just have a relaxed conversation. While the structure of a topic-based discussion is helpful in distilling information, conversations build relationships and can be more organic ways to get to topics that matter. In this episode, we organically find our way from morning routines and habits to barbecue tips to the sometimes uneasy relationship between our hearts and our brains. It’s everything you have come to expect.
Curtis’s work can be seen on his website, and he has been painting most recently as a Summer Salon Resident Artist with the Sweet Dreams Society and is a Visual Arts Center of Richmond Annual Resident for 2022-2023. Curtis’s next show will be opening at the Graduate Hotel on Roosevelt Island on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:30 pm. You can also follow him on Instagram.
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Stream our documentary The Builder!
For a limited time, our documentary The Builder is available to stream on Vimeo! The film centers on the art scene in Richmond, Virginia, with a focus on Oregon Hill native and contractor Don Childress, who–to the surprise of many–has an incredible contemporary art collection. This collection includes work from Francisco Clemente, Ron Johnson, and Bill Fisher to name just a few. Check out more at The Builder’s website.