Gallery One

Garry Noland + Leigh Suggs

September 1 – October 27, 2017

First Friday Gallery Walks:
September 1 + October 6

Leigh Suggs, Double Shadow I

Saturated color palettes and tedious techniques impart an intense optic energy to the work of artists Leigh Suggs and Garry Noland. Combining found materials such as cardboard, bubble wrap and tape, LA and Kansas City-based artist, Noland enlivens the detritus of daily life. Richmond-based artist, Suggs transforms large sheets of paper into pulsating visual worlds through intricate designs that are cut and woven into the surface.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Garry and Leigh on Saturday September 2, 12pm!

Brown Tumbler

Garry Noland, Brown Tumbler

Garry Noland, a native of South Dakota, earned a BA (Art History) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1978.  Noland is a 2014 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Fellow. Prior to becoming executive director of the Kansas City Artists Coalition (1986-1991) Noland wrote reviews and criticism for Forum, the magazine of the Kansas City Artists Coalition; New Art Examiner, and Wichita’s Art Extra. His work has been featured in Temporary Art ReviewRiverfront TimesChicago TribuneOmaha ReaderKansas City Star and Artcore Journal. Noland’s projects in 2014/2015 include the Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artists Award Exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and an exhibit at University of Northern Iowa. Noland is included in The Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, NYC.

Leigh Suggs was born in 1981 in North Carolina and currently resides in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003 and her MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Craft and Material Studies in 2015.

Gaining recognition throughout the area, her work has been shown in multiple group exhibitions across North Carolina and in Richmond, VA. Her recent shows include her solo at Reynolds Gallery Double Vision (2016); In Visible Light (2015)at LIGHT Art + Design in Chapel Hill, NC; Trying to Exit Here (2015), Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA; and her notable group shows include the NCAC Fellowship Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC (2014), and Art on Paper(2012) at the Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro, NC.

Suggs has been awarded several grants and honors, including the North Carolina Fellowship Award, and most recently a residency at the Quirk Hotel & Gallery, Richmond, VA. Her work is a part of corporate collections, including Markel Corporation and Fidelity Investments, as well as multiple private collections in North Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, and New York.


Thanks to exhibition sponsor First Citizens Bank.