Visions of Her

July 25 2019 - October 9 2019

SDAC is excited to bring you a group exhibition, celebrating the works of Virginia womxn artists and their various forms of portrait and figure artwork. Visions of Her is a collection of artwork from six artists who capture faces and figures of womxn in their own unique style. Some artists take us on a visual journey through black and white outlines and more traditional figure works. Others depict portions of the model in great detail while the balance is more abstract, leaving the original form of the subject open for interpretation. Photography captures the stories of single subjects in an exploration of their life and history, revealing how we are more alike than we are different. Digital illustrations offer a commentary on the female figure finding her way through contemporary culture. Blended together, these artists weave a tapestry of the female form that invite the observer to find a face, body or concept of a figure that relates to their life journey.

Thank you to the below local Virginia womxn artists for sharing their art and giving us the opportunity to learn more about the power and healing behind their works.

Visions of Her will be on display through October 9, 2019 at The Broad: 209 N. Foushee Street, Floor 3, Richmond, VA 23220. Hours are by appointment. We will be celebrating the opening of the show on the evening of July 25, 2019 and will have a second event on September 10, 2019 where guests can participate in a figure drawing workshop alongside two of the artists from the show, Austin ‘Auz’ Miles and Amanda Gough. More info on the workshop and how to get a ticket will be posted under Happenings.



Mallory Nuckols

Two Green Leaf Nudes
Digital Illustration

With a background in fine art, Ashley Bozeman was first introduced to digital art while attending portfolio school in Atlanta, GA. Ashley developed an interest in playing with expressive arts on digital platforms. Art has always been a form of healing for her, particularly from anxiety and depression. Often feeling isolated by the state of her mental health, she’s found solace in creating art to effectively express her emotions.

The Shapes series is an accurate depiction of what it means to satisfy an anxious mind. Experimenting with colors, shapes and movement gives her the ability to communicate to both an audience and herself that art can be transformational and curative if we allow ourselves to let go and let our anxieties take center stage.

Follow Mallory: @mhnuckols


Kim Brundage

Digital Photograph

Kelsey Copeland Lane is a Richmond based artist & interior designer hailing from Alabama and rural Virginia. She received a degree in Interior Design from New York School of Interior Design, and channels her interest in form, texture, and color study into her abstract paintings. Her work is expressive and gestural, and explores the dichotomy of impulsivity and intention. Kelsey uses acrylic paint, charcoal, & spray paint on canvas, and mounts the free form pieces on hand cut wood panels.

Follow Kim: @kbrundagephoto


Austin “Auz” Miles

Oil on Canvas

Cate West Zahl is a painter working in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and three sons. She first studied studio art under Lee Newman at the Holton-Arms school, and then went on to earn her BA in Fine Arts from Hamilton College.

Her academic training was based in the technical study of life, a strong foundation from which she could explore more explicit abstraction. Her resulting abstractions are reminiscent of Richard Diebenkorn’s and push his discoveries in often new and exciting directions.

Follow Austin: @auz_can


Kasha Killingsworth

Digital Illustration

Meredith Hill is a contemporary artist working primarily in the mediums of painting and printmaking. Her work, characterized by bold, gestural strokes coupled with vivid pools of color, serves as a visual articulation of the transient moments of still awareness observed between thoughts during mindfulness meditation. Hill's work is an expression of her belief that cultivating awareness and acceptance of our endless array of thoughts can foster a deeper connection to the underlying stillness of the space between these thoughts and through this, a deeper, more compassionate connection to ourselves, to others, and to the world around us.

Follow Kasha: @kashkill


Shana Cave

Untitled Self Portrait
Charcoal + Pastel on Canvas

Courtney Allison Brown is a data visualization artist, focusing on mental health, wellness, and healing, based in Richmond, VA. Her primary work to date is a series titled “Emotional Planes”, which explores the different emotional planes (levels) the human condition exists within.

Courtney has tracked and collected the data output from cognitive behavioral therapy techniques over the last 20+ years. Emotions, depression highs and lows, stress levels, and anxiety triggers are used to create art, to be used not only for self healing, but also to encourage and enable viewers to leave with more empathy for the human condition than they had prior to being exposed to this body of work.

Follow Shana: @shanacave


Amanda Gough

Basking In
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Theodora Miller is a contemporary artist based in Richmond, Virginia. While creative expression has been an indispensable part of her life, she literally fell into abstract expressionism. A split-second fall on the stairs resulted in a Traumatic Brain Injury. Artful living took on new meaning; it emerged as an essential part of healing. Today her artistic process continues to be influenced by emotions, surroundings, and life events, resulting in soulful creations full of textural depth and color.

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