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Group Art Exhibition, featuring Michael Mergen | 9/5/13 6pm, Richmond

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce its third biennial juried exhibition, FEED2013, on view September 6 through October 19. Join us for an opening reception and gallery talk with the artists and jurors on Thursday, September 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. 1708 Gallery, 319 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23222

FEED2013 features five artists selected out of 377 national and international submissions by jurors Sarah Eckhardt, Assistant Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Corin Hewitt, Assistant Professor in Sculpture + Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University. The exhibition provides selected artists with well-deserved exposure while serving as a springboard for their artistic careers. The five finalists include Eleanor Aldrich of Knoxville, TN; Joshua Haycraft of Washington, D.C.; Raewyn Martyn of Richmond, VA; Michael Mergen of Farmville, VA; and Lior Modan of Richmond, VA.

The FEED2013 artists’ works are topical and compelling, addressing issues that range from the domestic residue of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to Orwellian virtual realities to medium-specific inquiries. At different turns tongue-in-cheek and melancholic, these artists’ works act locally and think globally, engaging overlapping problems of art and life through poetry, a little mischief, and acute attention to form. For more information about FEED2013, please visit www.1708gallery.org.

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