Richmond has always been and always will be Ed’s canvas
In his 4th solo exhibit with the glave kocen gallery, Ed honors the city he so dearly loves and the people within. With all the community outreach, public art installations, speaking engagements and countless non-profit organizations Ed is involved in, Richmond would not be the same without him! If the question is what motivates Trask to entrench himself in so many avenues of commitment he answers handily with this new body of work and this perfect statement… “We fight all of our lives to find a connection, an alliance to nature, history, friends, story lines, family. The search sends us in infinite directions as these alliances we build start to form a community. A trip to the river , the rhythm of a passing train, a conversation ,the story of an old building, our close and extended families all start to remind us of our endless search for "The Great Connect"
Ed’s entire career is a love letter to the principle of self actualization. This is the first time however he has given it a name even though he’s been gestating on this idea ever since the early days of hustling at Millie’s when a couple of out of towners he was waiting on liked his personality and vibe so much that they decided to explore moving to Richmond. Ed hopes you’ll find the great connect with these 20+ works in your own life and engage deeper with your loved ones and your community. These are not just paintings of Richmond and outlying areas; they are works where Ed has staked his claim, built his home and has found vast meaningful inspiration.
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Matt Lively has made his mark on the Richmond Art scene ever since the early 90's. From that beginning, he has now become one of the most beloved artists of Virginia known for his unique paintings and murals. Spring is the perfect time to show Matt's work as his "Lively" creations always fill the heart with joy! Expect many of his favorite images, The Beecycles, Treehouses, Floating Sheep and of course one of Jacque's favorites, "Doug the Dog." Rumor has it that Matt's portrait of "Doug" was actually inspiration for the Doug the dog in Disney's,"UP."
Another reason why Cooper Vineyards loves Matt are for the amazing and affordable Pet Portraits that he creates. Matt is proudly represented by the Glave Kocen gallery whose 1st solo exhibit in November of 2014 called, "Playfield" was a huge success.
Cooper Vineyards will be offering a special Proseco tasting for this event. Live piano by Charlie Kilpatrick. Regular tasting fees apply.
Matt is scheduled to show in September in conjunction with the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.