"Like the artist himself, Rob Browning’s paintings possess strength of character and the almost bizarre beauty of lonely honesty. In his work, Browning fuses character and caricature, weirdness and beauty, satire and lovely truth, humor and eerie sobriety.”
-Stephen Margulies, Curator of the Fralin Art Museum
FREE:Open to the Public: October 21-23, 2016
Private Preview with Tickets: October 20, 2016
In the fall of 2015, several local gallery owners and directors, from 1708 Gallery, ADA gallery, Candela Books + Gallery, glave kocen gallery, Page Bond Gallery, Quirk Gallery, and Reynolds Gallery, joined together to establish Richmond's first contemporary art fair. Coined CURRENT (a nod to the nearby James River, the idea of the new, and the notion of an electric spark), the fair will be held October 20 - 23, 2016 at HOHMAN DESIGN in Scott’s Addition.
CURRENT will emphasize accessible opportunities to collect art and will feature works from local, national and internationally recognized artists. CURRENT presents art for collectors of all levels, from new to seasoned, and features special access to many of the areas gallerists and curators.
CURRENT is free and open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A VIP Preview Party will be held on Thursday evening. Tickets for the Thursday preview are for sale for $50.
Artists Support ChildSavers Show is a special reception and sale of artwork benefiting ChildSavers.
Mingle with the artists on Oct. 20th during the Opening Reception from 6-9pm at glave kocen gallery. This ticketed event includes hors d’oeuvres and libations. Individual Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door; Junior Patron Tickets are $100 each and include a special preview from 5-6pm. The Show continues Oct. 21st.
Jennifer “Jinx” Constine
Silent Auction Packages:
Ruffing It: A three night stay in two rooms at The Inn and Club at Harbor Town in Hilton Head, SC plus one round of golf for 4 players. Restrictions apply.
Happy Hour Hang Out: Take over the glave kocen gallery with you and 25 of your closest friends for a happy hour from 6-8 PM! Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided and if you would like to add some live acoustic music, Bj Kocen would be glad to play for you! Use this private reception to celebrate a family occasion or an appreciation event for clients! Subject to availability and restrictions apply.
Caught in the Web: Spider fans rejoice, this package is for you! Win four tickets to a 2017 University of Richmond home game of the auction winners choosing (some restrictions apply); four sideline passes for that game, an autographed game ball, two autographed posters, one autographed helmet, one football jersey and two VCU @ UR basketball tickets.
Baby, Oh Baby: Your baby will be sitting pretty with one carrier and one outfit from Richmond’s own Rockin’ Baby.
Bling Thing: Win a signature Kendra Scott jewelry piece and a Color Bar party for up to 8! The winner will also get a $100 gift certificate to use for another Color Bar piece.
Bubbles and Bobbles: Champagne luncheon for 20 guests at the Fan District studio of fine jewelry designer Marie Chamblin Dirom. Mix and mingle in the creative space and peruse the hand crafted selections in the showroom. As an extra bonus, Marie is offering a 10% discount to the auction purchaser for any jewelry item they may purchase at the party and she will also donate 10% of any additional guest purchases to the charity. To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date within one year of purchase.
Six Grapes & A Saber: Private in-home wine tasting for 8-10 people with Writer/Speaker/Sommelier, Jason Tesauro. Tesauro will bring six wines from Barboursville Vineyards to your home. He’ll lop the top off a bottle of bubbly with his champagne saber and then guide guests through portfolio highlights including Octagon, Virginia’s most honored wine. 60-90 minute tasting. Host provides glassware. Mutually agreeable date & time. Valid within 20-mile radius of ChildSavers. Package valid for one-year after purchase.
Mallets and Palates: Wine & Croquet Soirée: Wine and croquet for up to 20 people with Writer/Speaker/Sommelier – and croquet connoisseur – Jason Tesauro. Upon the lawn at The Overlook at ChildSavers, we’ll dress in our whites and sip white wine whilst engaging our mallets and palates. Light hors d’oeuvre provided by Butler’s Unique Catering. 1.5-2 hours event. Mutually agreeable date & time. Package valid for one-year after purchase.
Vineyard Laze-About: A day-trip to Virginia’s most honored winery Writer/Speaker/Sommelier, Jason Tesauro, National Brand Director & Chief Sommelier for Barboursville Vineyards. Up to 12 guests will enjoy a stroll through the vineyards and a tour of the cellar before sitting down to a tasting of portfolio highlights served with cheeses and charcuterie. 2-3 hour tour and tasting. Mutually agreeable date & time. Package valid for one-year after purchase.
Dear Beer: For those that hold beer dear, a tour for 4-6 friends on a Saturday with Matt Tarpey, Head Brewer and Co-founder of The Veil Brewing Co. and a case of their weekly release.
Rob Browning Tree/House October 7 - November 1, 2016 6:00 until 8:00 *****note new hours
opening reception, Friday, October 7th, 2016
Browning is bolder than ever!
Rob Browning will be blowing up the walls of the glave kocen gallery with his new body of work,” Tree/House” opening October 7 running through November 1. Colors abound each work alongside his brilliant control of light and shadow. Due to personal reasons and not being an artist who ”bangs out” work, it’s been a solid seven years since Browning has painted an exhibit for the glave kocen gallery. There is no question he is back with fire in his belly.
Tree/House is a collection of Browning’s latest works. Browning describes the exhibit saying, “When I started painting for this show I didn’t have a theme in mind but the paintings became about trees and houses. Not necessarily the relationship between them… just about trees and houses.” Browning is well known for his paintings of people, homes and trees; his tranquil yet quirky illustrations of nature and all of us people who live within it.
Rob is a Charlottesville based artist that graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1979. His work has been used for multiple corporations including, General Electric, American Airlines, and Disney whom he was an illustrator with until they went digital. His work was recently published on the cover of “A History of American Literature: Second Edition” by Richard Gray.