"Richmond as a Work of Art" takes residency at 2nd & Broad

Storefront is excited to welcome guest curators Emma Fuller and Michael Overby, New York based designers of the exhibit "Richmond as a Work of Art." The show makes its second appearance after opening at Richmond Public Library in summer 2015. Throughout the month of October, the 12 panel installation will hang in empty storefronts facing the street at the intersection of 2nd & Broad Streets.

Read more about the exhibit in this Style Weekly review by architecture critic Ed Slipek:

By any measure, Richmond is distinguished physically by two factors — the James River and a collection of highly-textured and distinctive neighborhoods. That’s the take-away from most books, articles or exhibitions produced here during the past few decades that examined our city’s long history and continuing development. While few would argue the significance of the river or leafy locales, “Richmond as a Work of Art,” an exhibit now at the Richmond Public Library downtown, offers a refreshingly different and highly enlightening lens through which to view infrastructural RVA. Read full article.

The exhibit opens this Friday, October 2, at Storefront for Community Design, from 5 – 9pm. Stay tuned for more events related to the exhibit throughout the month.

Slipek notes in his review, "Wittingly or not, Fuller and Overby include a number of major engineering and landscaping projects and landmarks that, while defining the city, are currently under fire. These include the Diamond, a minor league ballpark, and Kanawha Plaza, an urban park that straddles atop the Downtown Expressway in the financial district."

Slipek notes in his review, "Wittingly or not, Fuller and Overby include a number of major engineering and landscaping projects and landmarks that, while defining the city, are currently under fire. These include the Diamond, a minor league ballpark, and Kanawha Plaza, an urban park that straddles atop the Downtown Expressway in the financial district."