walking with

Lily Cox-Richard, Michael Jevon Demps and Library of Radical Returns
November 15, 2019-February 2, 2020

Opening reception on Friday, November 15 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Gallery talk begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents walking with, an exhibition of work by Lily Cox- Richard and Michael Jevon Demps. The art in this exhibition was made in response to, and with materials from, the artists’ walks in Richmond. As part of an ongoing project, the artists and their collaborators confront and honor place through walking, listening and making. Central to walking with is an interactive rock tumbler – an instrument and a time machine – that uses river water, silt and local clay to smooth and polish gravel and riprap.The exhibition grapples with questions of value, pace, attention and care. With urgency and wonder, this show considers what we can carry together, who we walk with and how.

Lily Cox-Richard is a sculptor and an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, Texas), Yvonne (Guatemala City), Artpace (San Antonio, Texas), Hirschl & Adler Modern (New York, NY), among others.

Michael Jevon Demps is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and DJ. Since earning an MFA in sculpture from Yale University, the artist has been awarded several residencies including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and The Fountainhead Residency (Miami, FL). Recent exhibitions include Blackburn 20/20 (New York, NY), Charles Moffett (New York, NY) and The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY).