“Animal Land” Invites Viewers to See a Hidden World at Candela Gallery

Karen Newton, Style Weekly, June 6, 2017

“It’s a photography show, except the photographer didn’t take the pictures.

“Serving as artist-in-residence at Virginia Commonwealth University Rice Rivers Center over the last year, Alyssa Salomon collaborated with Rice’s director of environmental outreach, biologist Anne Wright, to capture the diversity of the ecosystems of the Central Virginia section of the James River watershed.”  Read the rest of the review

Richmond Magazine 6/2/17

Out of the Dark(room) by Harry Kollatz Jr.

The photographs of Jared Ragland and Alyssa Salomon, on view at Candela Books + Gallery through June 24, present more than meets the eye. Ragland uses for a jumping-off point Walker Percy’s 1962 debut, New Orleans-set novel “The Moviegoer,” and the films “Stagecoach” and “The Third Man.” Ragland appropriates stills from those movies, along with distinctive aspects of the Crescent City. Salomon edited stills from motion-activated video cameras, capturing urban wildlife in the James River Park System.

Candela’s Gordon Stettinius explains how both artists are “masterful printers who have elected to bounce from positive imagery to negative imagery in their respective projects,” creating vibrations between the two bodies of work.

ANIMAL LAND opens Thursday, May 4, 5-8pm, at Candela Gallery

Artist Talk about 6:15.

A Chicken in Every Plot on Google Arts & Culture

The Valentine Museum has been partnering with Google Cultural Institute which has put full exhibition content and images from our exhibition A Chicken in Every Plot on its Google Arts & Culture site.

ANIMAL LAND at Candela Gallery

Solo exhibition opens Thursday, May 4, 2017 5-8pm with a public reception & artist talk at Candela Gallery.

Come say hello.

Rustic Roost – that’s definitely my studio!

Thanks Richmond Home, Marissa Hermanson & Sarah Walor for making us (me, studio, house, & chickens) look so good in this breezy but comprehensive feature in this month’s R-Home Magazine.

And thanks for the shout out for the upcoming ANIMAL LAND exhibition at Candela Gallery – opening in just a few weeks on Thursday, May 4.

Collectors’ Night benefits Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Don’t miss it – March 18, 2017.  Dazzling showcase of creativity and important funding source for Richmond’s keystone Visual Arts Center.  Guest Curator Scott Nolley is selecting a very special piece from my studio for this year’s auction.  Info & tickets – you want ’em.

Love Potion No. 23 at Studio Two Three Saturday & Sunday February 11 & 12

Feel the love.  Spread the love.

Alyssa as Blue Skies Workroom will have affordable and adorable Valentines and small prints, as well as a few romantically colorful tea towels and napkins at Studio Two Three‘s Valentine’s Day extravaganza Love Potion No. 23, Saturday and Sunday, February 11th and 12th.  The weekend will be LOVEly with an irresistible array of artists’ artwork and live action photo portrait studio.  More info here!

ANIMAL LAND to be featured at Candela Gallery, opening May 4, 2017

Candela Gallery will feature ANIMAL LAND, Alyssa’s collaboration with scientist and educator Anne Wright and VCU Rice Rivers Center, in solo exhibition during May & June 2017.  Recent work, brand new work, big pieces and intimate ones.  Details soon.

Studio Visitors

Writer Marissa Hermanson Moomaw came in December, & today Sarah Walor, to see & talk about some of my favorite things in studio & home – there’s an article in the works for R-Home.  You know Chickahominy Lake was in the mix, as were Blue Skies Workroom napkins & towels.

CHICKEN PHILOSOPHY: The Art of Alyssa Salomon

January 6 through February 24, 2017 at Off-the Square Gallery, Yellow Door Art Studios, Leonardtown, Maryland.  Screen print workshop Saturday, February 4 – contact Yellow Door for more information and registration.  Alyssa will be at the Friday, February 3 evening reception during Leonardtown’s First Friday event.  Come say hello and tell me about Leonardtown.


ANIMAL LAND is part of InLight 2016

The video projection NIGHT LIFE will be part of 1708 Gallery’s one night exhibition InLight Richmond, November 11, 2016.

NIGHT LIFE is a part of the collaborative project ANIMAL LAND by Alyssa Salomon and Anne Wright, and has been created for InLight.  The deer shown in NIGHT LIFE were filmed within Richmond’s James River Park, less than four miles from Scott’s Addition where this year’s InLight extravaganza will be installed.  We may think of ourselves as urban creatures, but we all live in ANIMAL LAND.

today begins a glorious adventure

For the next twelve months, Alyssa is Rice Rivers Center Artist in Residence, working with Director of Outreach Education Anne Wright, Science in the Park, and who knows what other aspects of Virginia Commonwealth University’s biological field station.  The residency has grown out of our work with the amazing and beautiful game camera images Anne’s collected in the James River Park.