Going Somewhere

September 4 – October 17, 2015

Going Somewhere features works by Stephanie Benassi, Andrew Brehm, David Grainger, Julie Malen, Veronika Pausova, Gian Pierotti and Oscar Santillan.

Public Installation by Rachel Hayes

Performances by John D. Freyer and Hope Ginsburg

Through video and performance, sculpture and photography, painting and sound, these artists engage notions of navigation and movement, adaptation and mobility, exploration and transition.



Friday, September 25, 6 - 8 PM

John D. Freyer | Free Ice Water Recovery Ride

The ride will depart from and return to 1708 Gallery.


This alternative bicycle tour corresponds with the UCI’s World’s Conquer the Cobbles Ride on Friday, September 25th from 6-8pm. Riders can join the artist on his 16 passenger Water Wagon Bicycle, or ride their own bikes along the route. Free!

Visit www.freeicewater.com to see the route and for more information.

Saturday, September 26, 2 PM

Hope Ginsburg | Land Dive Team : Road World Championships

Performance will take place in the lot located at 411 W. Broad Street.

In partnership with 1708 Gallery for the Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships, Hope Ginsburg’s newest deployment of the Land Dive Team proposes a counterpoint to exertion with a different kind of physical and mental endurance. Part of the Breathing on Land project, this group of people meditating with the assistance of scuba gear refocuses attention in both participants and viewers on their bodies, contexts and implicitly the health of our atmosphere. As with the race, the dive demands focus, apparatus, and an awareness of body and breath. But in this case, speed is answered with stillness and competition is inverted with an inwardly directed form of participation. The event, the first public iteration of the Land Dive Team, is situated just beside the racecourse at 411 W. Broad Street and timed to take place during the Women’s Elite Road Circuit on Saturday, September 26th at 2pm. 


Interested parties are welcome to participate. Please contact the gallery at info@1708gallery.org to learn about how. 


All equipment has been generously provided by The Dive Shop in Richmond, VA.



OPENING // Friday, September 4, 5 - 9 PM

ARTIST TALK // Thursday, October 8, 5 - 7 PM

Doors wll open at 5:00 PM and the talk will begin at 5:30 PM.

Free Ice Water Recovery Ride and Land Dive Team: Road World Championships are both supported by Richmond Arts and Cultural District Micro Grants.

1708 Gallery’s 2015-2016 exhibition season is generously supported in part by Jay Barrows, Stephanie Caperton, Josh and Sarah Eckhardt, Peg Freeman, Suellen Gregory, Monroe and Jill Harris, Andrea Levine, Haley McCall, Valerie Molnar and Yogi Singh, Paul and Sarah Monroe, Virginia Pye and John B. Ravenal, John Reynolds, Bill and Pam Royall,  Marcia and Harry R. Thalhimer, Ted and Katie Ukrop, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.