VMFA's "Subtlety and Truth" Exhibition Opens at Richmond International Airport
October 12, 2010
RICHMOND, Virginia (October 12, 2010) - An exhibition of paintings by Richmond resident Justin Kroman opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through February 2011.
About perception, subtlety and finding truths in moments, Kroman's work is a study of simplification, continually looking at what is left and deleting what is no longer needed. "In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away," said Kroman. "In my newest work the paintings are hardly there at all, they are closer to suggestions of paintings, or even drawings."
Kroman, a 2010 VMFA Fellowship Award recipient, attended the Kansas City Art Institute where he received degrees in both painting and art history. He is currently living in Richmond, earning his Masters in Fine Art in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University.
About Richmond International Airport (RIC)
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About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
With a collection of art that spans the globe and more than 5,000 years, plus a wide array of special exhibitions, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is recognized as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. The museum's permanent collection encompasses more than 22,000 works of art, including the largest public collection of Fabergé outside Russia and one of the nation's finest collections of American art. VMFA is home to acclaimed collections of English Silver and Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, British Sporting and Contemporary art, as well as renowned South Asian, Himalayan and African art.
In May 2010, VMFA opened its doors to the public after a transformative expansion, the largest in its 74-year history. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus fun after-hours events. VMFA's Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. General admission is always free. For additional information, please visit www.vmfa.museum.
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