Ever since local artist Allan Young can remember, he has been taking things apart to figure out what makes them tick. One day he was tinkering, and created a clock from an old computer hard drive, thus his eclectic approach to constructing time pieces was born. Young has made clocks from a wide range of materials, from various computer pieces to recycled bicycle parts and even record players (below). He finds a certain joy in repurposing stuff that others might consider junk—he acknowledges the beauty of the history that every item holds. “Every clock I make is an original with a history that we can only imagine,” he says. “Every ding and dent tells a story.”
See Young’s exhibit, “Time Never Stands Still,” starting April 1 at C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery.
First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. To list an exhibit, please send information two weeks before opening to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Fridays: April 1
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “White Flags,” featuring embroidery works on linen by Aaron Fein. 6-9pm.
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Time Never Stands Still,” featuring eclectic time pieces by Allan Young. 6-8pm.
City Space 100 Fifth St. NE. The Living Sky Foundation group show, “Art in the City,” featuring experimental, innovative and uncensored art. 5-8pm.
The Garage 100 E. Jefferson St. “The Tom Welling Tribute,” featuring gouache paintings by Hank Ehrenfried. 5-7pm.
Graves International Art 306 E. Jefferson St. “Roy Lichtenstein & Company,” featuring drypoint etchings, screen prints and lithographs by Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, Erte, Jacques Villon, Jim Dine, John Chamberlain, Paul Cesar Helleu, John James Audubon, Philip Pearlstein, Richard Merkin, Pierre Bonnard and Edgar Degas. 5-8pm.
Indoor Biotechnologies 700 Harris St. “Portrayed,” featuring oil paintings by Terry Lacy. 5-7pm.
The Loft @ Freeman Victorius Gallery 507 W. Main St. An exhibit featuring plein air landscapes by Julia Lesnichy. 5-8pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St,. NW.”The Great Chain,” featuring oil paintings by Kelly Lonergan in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery, “Developing a Language,” featuring oil paintings by Margaret Embree and “Fluid,” featuring oil paintings on linen by Lee Christmas Halstead in the Lower Halls and mixed media works by David Borszich and watercolor paintings by Marcia Mitchell in the Upper Halls. 5:30-7:30pm.
New Dominion Bookshop 404 E Main St. “Oak and Locust,” featuring select works on paper by Kendall Cox. 5-7pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St., SE. “In Creative Unity: A Golden State,” featuring mural and graffiti by four Los Angeles artists. 5:30-7:30pm.
Welcome Gallery @ New City Arts 114 3rd St., NE. “Would,” featuring mixed media, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing wood works by various artists. 5-7:30pm.
WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 218 W. Water St. “Stations,” featuring works on paper by Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz. 5-7pm.
Yellow Cardinal Gallery 301 E. Market St. “Woman and the Ghost,” featuring oil paintings by Jane Goodman. 4-6:30pm.
The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA 155 Rugby Rd. “Struggle…From the History of the American People,”featuring paintings by Jacob Lawrence; “Richard Serra: Prints,” from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation; “Fish and Fowl,” featuring sculptures, paintings and prints; “Navajo Weaving: Geometry of the Warp and Weft,” featuring textiles; and “Two Extraordinary Women: The Lives and Art of Maria Cosway and Mary Darby Robinson.”
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW. “The 1963 Danville Civil Rights Movement: The Protests, The People, The Stories,” featuring documentary portraits by Tom Cogill and text panels by Emma Edmunds, through April 9.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Works on Paper,” featuring mixed media works by Christophe Vorlet. Closing reception April 10 from 3-5pm.