Transit: Light Installations by Circe Strauss


May 12 - July 8, 2017

Charlottesville light artist Circe Strauss began her career in Hollywood, where she worked as a special effects technician for the Los Angeles movie industry in the 80s and early 90s. TRANSIT, her upcoming show in the Iridian Gallery, will be site-specific, light-infused installations, designed to be experienced as three distinct spaces. The work is both unsettling and energized by light sources.

Strauss took inspiration from personal feelings and thoughts as a transgender woman. "This work encompasses the intersection of religion, bad counseling and misinformation," as Strauss says, "experienced through travel on a crooked path from there to here."

in the Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond
Free and open to the public

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Upcoming Exhibits

Four Color Universe

Aug. 9 – Oct. 21, 2017

Opening Reception: Sept. 8

Four-Color Universe is a group show curated by Chris Norris as part of Iridian Gallery's partnership with Capital One. The show features the work of Anthony Iacono, Brooke Inman, Jason Keith, Anthony Meloro, Vernon Payne, Charlotte Rodenberg, Nathan Tersteeg, and Blade Wynne.

Velocity Comics will join us for the opening reception with a selection of LGBTQ graphic novels for sale.


The Iridian Gallery

The mission of The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond is to foster lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ artists and their community by exhibiting their art, as well as work that relates to their experiences. The Iridian Gallery seeks to position the gallery and its exhibitions as a vital constituent of Greater Richmond’s vibrant arts culture.

The Gallery is open to the public
Wednesday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Past Exhibits

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