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Uptown has three galleries. The ELM (Emma Lou Martin) Gallery is located on the top (loft) floor. The Frable Gallery is located on the mezzanine level. The Main Gallery is located on the ground level.

ELM GALLERY

New Exhibits
Uptown Gallery is excited to announce a very special show for the ELM Loft space for April-May. Called "In Our Own Dreams", it features the work of a Virginian and a deceased painter from Massachusetts. This is a show for the serious collector. At first glance, there seems to be no similarity between the two artists: Virginian Alexandra Pappas' works are gouache or softly-colored lithographs, while Miriam Fried painted large, bold abstracts in oil and acrylic. However, Both artists are highly attuned to the human condition and the lives and feelings of others. Fried believed abstract paintings were evocative, requiring the collective memory of viewers to truly come alive. Pappas considers her work a "self-imposed therapy", poetic and existential. Both artists explore the human condition and believe that the viewer works with the artist to create the existence and meaning of the art. The exhibit runs until May 27, 2017.
A reception will be held Friday, May 5, from 5 to 8:30 pm.
Artsline:
Title: Works by Alexandra Pappas & Miriam Fried @ Uptown Gallery
"In Our Own Dreams": A Virginia artist & a Massachusetts painter explore the role an artist assigns to his viewer and how the viewer participates in the art.
Times-Dispatch.com: Title: Works by Alexandra Pappas & Miriam Fried @ Uptown Gallery
Both artists are highly attuned to the human condition and the lives and feelings of others. Fried believed abstract paintings were evocative, requiring the collective memory of viewers to truly come alive. Pappas considers her work a "self-imposed therapy", poetic and existential. Both artists explore the human condition and believe that the viewer works with the artist to create the existence and meaning of the art.


"Province Town" by Miriam Fried


"Burden of Knowledge" by Alexandra Pappas

MAIN GALLERY & FRABLE GALLERY
Continuing Exhibits
Continuing in the Main Gallery is "City Limits", with George Crawford's colorful oils of rural settings and Stanley Watkin's sometimes playful, sometimes serious, large-format photographs of the Richmond skyline. Guest artist Mel Talley displays photos, with their ghostly human presences, from his series "Requiem for a Hotel". Meanwhile, in the Frable Gallery, Mike Shea's exhibit, "Watercolors Then & Now", reveals the early and recent work of a fine watercolorist. Both exhibits run through Apr. 29, 2017.


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