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“Aesthetic” Opens Tonight at The Well Art Gallery

New art to check out this weekend.




The Well Art Gallery has been flying under a lot of folks radar including mine.

Commonwealth Times posted an article in March about a new exhibit by Justice Dwight.

Having previously showcased at The Well, Dwight said he considers the gallery to be a safe environment to explore a diverse range of themes.

“It gives us a space to tell our stories,” Dwight said. “And it’s a space where you can share these stories and you don’t feel like you’re going to get shunned for it, no matter what the story is.”

The Well was first opened in 2018 by co-owners James Harris and Ajay Brewer in 2018. Located on Hull Street in the Blackwell neighborhood of Richmond, Brewer and Harris opened the gallery to show the cultural changes occurring in the area and preserve the history of the neighborhood, according to the gallery’s website.


From The Well Art Gallery Facebook page

“Aesthetic” by @spencer_charles opening tomorrow tonight!
Free public opening reception 5-10pm with premier popup shop by @endulge_wines
Local wine. Live music. Art in all forms. For the culture, by the culture.
Charles’ recent photo series, Aesthetic, is about finding self-esteem and confidence in one’s self. It’s inspired by his own struggle with insecurity and mental illness. How finding his own aesthetic pulled him out of depression. The photos for this series are mostly black and white minimalism, as well as photo containing bold color blocking. Charles uses black bodies to create abstract shapes and evoke emotion in his images.
Supporting works by: @thenewabolitionistworkshop
Curated by: @rosxtta
Presented by: @crenius_
Anne + Charlie Westbrook
Corporate + Museum Frame @corporatemuseumframe
Shamel White + Blake Saunders of Torch’d @torchdforyou

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.