Annual Residents Exhibition: Dream Manual

VisArts Annual Resident Artists
May 24-June 23, 2024



The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents “Dream Manual,” a group exhibition featuring work by the 2023-2024 Annual Residents Franchell Mack Brown, Sam Christian, David Joo, and Ty Phelps, curated by Lanecia A. Rouse. “Dream Manual” brings together the work of artists who express their ideas and visions through tactile experiences of shaping, molding, weaving and/or manipulating materials that bear the imprint of the artist’s hands. While they each engage in a diverse array of mediums, processes and materials, these artists share a visual language of patterns and a deep appreciation for the creative process, histories and the human imagination.


Lanecia A. Rouse (born 1978 in Atlanta, GA) is a multidisciplinary artist who divides her time between Houston, TX, and Richmond, VA. Her portfolio includes collage, abstract painting, photography, teaching, writing, speaking, and curatorial projects for local non-profit organizations.  Her collage work has been exhibited in a number of exhibitions across the USA and national and international publications.  Lanecia’s work is currently featured in Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage that first debuted at the First Museum in Nashville, TN, from September 15, 2023, to December 31, 2023.  It is currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston through May 12, and then will travel to the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Recently concluding a month-long residency in Charleston, SC with the Foundation for Spirituality and the Arts, Lanecia has also been an Artists on Site: Series 3 Artist-in-Resident at the Asia Society HTX in 2022, and the 2020-2021 Artist-in-Resident for the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) at Rice University. She holds the position of the Visual Arts Editor of EcoTheo Review and leads the Curation Team for the  Lanecia Rouse Tinsley Gallery.

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