Faded Empires: Painting by Dave Moore

The Highpoint is pleased to present

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Faded Empires: paintings by Dave Moore

Faded Empires: paintings by Dave Moore'

A Highpoint and Eric Schindler Gallery collaboration show

in the Blackburn Gallery

extended through April 29th, 2021

A statement about Faded Empires: Paintings by Dave Moore

(in which Dave reveals that a certain stylistic schizophrenia is not merely the by-product of a series of randomized art-making processes, but an overall painterly aspiration)

There are not many things that I love that are one-note, except maybe the guitar solo of Cinnamon Girl. This applies directly to almost everything, but especially to the artists and art history that I love and admire, and the work I make myself.

A great example of this is the time of the Ottoman empire, when Constantinople was the capitol...a crossroads of the world, where the knowledge and beliefs and styles of the trading world mixed into a new and unique form art and culture.

The Ottoman empire has faded, shifted, dispersed...and that is something we have a pretty good historical grasp of, much like the Roman and Greek empires, or old, old continuous nations like India, China and Japan.

But what can we know of others, like the Maya, the Inca, even Egypt, based only really on ruins and presumed knowledge? Much less a mytho-historical idea like Atlantis, as conveyed to us by Plato via other sources?

The writing on the wall(s) for me is this: Empires,fade, but history proceeds. And few living through the fading of an empire were likely much aware of it until the walls fell down and/or the waters rose up.

Not to be a bummer- the upside is that even though the Maya present a mysterious, enigmatic puzzle for history to ponder, Mexico and Central / South America are still hanging tough. But look at those old stones and take what messages you can from them. In the meantime, I will be continuing to combine all the varieties of art making and art history, old and new, east and west in the hopes of creating a new form, a strange and unique style that is either all styles or none, and looking forward to another show.

-Dave Moore

Gallery Hours:

See in person by appointment and follow The Highpoint and the Eric Schindler Gallery on instagram and facebook for updates regarding special walk-in hours and virtual tours.

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WHAT WE MAY BE

Mona Dworkin  Rise Speak Repeat - what we may be painting

Mixed media works by Mona Dworkin

in the East Wing Gallery

extended through April 29th, 2021

Mona Dworkin's mixed media portraits explore essence, vulnerability and expectations in a new world where "we know what we are, but not what we may be." Identity has become untethered from traditional notions in the wake of postmodernity, and it is in this area where Dworkin focuses her artistic endeavors.

Elements of race, gender and relationships are portrayed as fragmented and sometimes disparate with recognizable eyes staring back at the viewer. As the title of the show references a quote from Hamlet, this body of work similarly echoes themes of uncertainty pervasive in the play.

Her work reflects the current social climate where we are acutely aware of, and often tormented by, our present selves and begs us to consider the vast and unknowable potentials of our futures.

Gallery Hours:

as of March 2021

Stop by Wednesdays or Fridays between 2pm and 6pm, or by special appointmnent, and follow The Highpoint for updates and regarding virtual tours.
Please mask up and distance.

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The Blackburn and the East Wing Galleries

Art openong at the Highpoint's Blackburn Gallery

The Highpoint exhibits artwork in both the Blackburn Gallery and Event Space, at 3300 West Broad Street, Richmond, and in the halls of the East Wing with new shows installed on a quarterly basis, except for 2020.

Gallery hours vary by show and can be seen on the Highpoint Arts facebook event page or arranged by appointment.

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Highpoint artwork will be available for purchase with the artist taking 75 percent of the sale, as the Highpoint believes the time and materials an artist puts into their work warrants compensation beyond current industry standards.

Understanding that buying art can be a major purchase for most people, the Highpoint encourages people interested in work to approach us with inquiries so that we may better assist them. For art curated by other galleries, contact them for more information.

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Located in Richmond's Scott's Addition

The Highpoint
3300 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
United States

Located at 3300 West Broad Street on the corner of Broad and MacTavish, the Highpoint is an Art Moderne structure with curved forms and long horizontal lines. It was originally designed by Louis W. Ballou in 1939 to first house Curles Neck Dairy Sales & Distribution.

A stone's throw away from Carytown and the I-95/64/195 nexus, the Highpoint is conveniently located for all of the Richmond Metro area.

Most of the downstairs is wheelchair accessible, with 4 bathrooms and 1 disabled parking space available in the rear of the building.

How to get here: walk, bike, bus, drive

Get walking, biking, bus, and driving directions with google maps.

Bus number 50 westbound stops at Broad at McTavish, stop ID 448, and at eastbound at Broad and Tilden, stop ID 487. To plan your trip on the Greater Richmond Transit System (GRTC) go to ridegrtc.com

Parking is on-street in the area around Scott's Addition.

Rentals

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The Highpoint Richmond Event Space

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Event Space and Kitchen

Our unique event venue and gallery is available to rent for special events, product launches, film viewings, musical recitals, photography shoots, yoga and more. The 1,800 sq ft ground-floor space may be booked for up to 100 guests.

The space is wheelchair accessible, and features state-of-the art audio/visual equipment and a folding glass wall that opens onto a wide sidewalk on West Broad Street. Our brand new commercial kitchen is included in your rental for use during events.

The Gallery and Event Space is in blue on the left in our ground floor plan, with the kitchen behind it.

See the space in action on our instagram

The Highpoint Richmond Classroom

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Classroom

January 2021 Update

Due to the current situation, the classroom and music room have been rented long-term.

The Classroom is Unit 107, in green, on the ground floor plan.

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Music Room

January 2021 Update

Due to the current situation, the classroom and music room have been rented long-term.

It is unit 109, on the right in red, on our ground floor plan.

Rates

Current rental rates for all the hour and day spaces can be viewed in this pdf.

For availability and more information, please contact Claire at claire@thehighpointrichmond.com.

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January 2021 Update

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Offices and Workspaces

The Highpoint in Richmond, Virginia, is a community offering dedicated offices, workshops, workspaces, and studio spaces for creative professionals.

The newly renovated building has 16,000 square feet over two floors, with studios ranging from approximately 100 sq ft all the way up to 1,700 sq ft. It has been designed with a variety of spaces to fit the needs of tenants ranging from artists to architectural firms.

People who come to find their professional home at the Highpoint are renting more than just a space, they are investing in a place that is owned, operated and occupied by like-minded professionals who understand their needs for stability and a safe, convenient location. It is a place where people can grow their business in an environment where community is cultivated through relationships and time.

Vacancies

Currently all of our long-term rental spaces are leased. To keep updated on potential vacancies in the future, you can follow thehighpointrichmond on Instagram and facebook.