Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a FREE, public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond features performances, sculpture, video, and interactive projects that illuminate pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, and kicks off with the Community Lantern Parade. InLight was created in 2008 on the occasion of 1708 Gallery's 30th birthday. Thus was born this free, public art exhibition that offers Richmond the opportunity to engage with contemporary art outside the gallery walls and to experience the city in new and unexpected ways.



selected by Ellina Kevorkian, Artistic Director of Residency Programs at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

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Andy Diaz Hope + Jon Bernson, InLight 2016, Photo by Terry Brown

Andy Diaz Hope + Jon Bernson | god(s)(dess)(es)

Andy Diaz Hope and Jon Bernson combine elements of sculpture, audio and video to create immersive, multi-sensory environments. Both an object and an experience, god(s)(dess)(es) features a montage of film depictions of gods and goddesses from the past thirty years.

ANDY DIAZ HOPE earned his BA and MA in Engineering from Stanford University’s joint program between the engineering and art departments. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, NY; the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia; and the London Crafts Council, London, England.

JON BERNSON was a 2015 artist-in-residence at the de Young Museum and is a resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco. Recent projects include Beautification Machine, his collaboration with Andy Diaz Hope, which is now part of the permanent collection at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Both artists are represented by Catharine Clark Gallery.




selected by the InLight audience

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Bob Kaputof, InLight 2016, Photo by Terry Brown

Bob Kaputof Cold and Overcast Day

Cold and Overcast Day features a narrative of images and sounds created with light, lenses and objects; flashes of electricity create shadows of ideas, memories and desires and collectively suggest a dreamscape. The soundtrack is produced by placing a speaker downstream of the bulbs to capture the sounds generated by these flashing lights. The eect is random. The images can be singular.But often times images occur in combinations akin to the firing of neurons in the brain.

Kaputof is an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University currently teaching in the Kinetic Imaging Department. He has taught in both the Design and Kinetic Imaging departments at VCU and led the K.I. Department from 2003-2010. He has screened work at the Dallas Video Festival; the Pacific Film Archives; Berkeley and Mill Valley Film + Video Festival and other venues.


1708 Gallery is pleased to announce Artistic Director of Residency Programs at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art,Ellina Kevorkian's, InLight 2016 juror-selected artists:

InLight 2016 will also feature curated projects by:

InLight 2016 will include community projects by:


Scott's Addition

The story of Scott’s Addition is one of crossroads and transactions, of juxtapositions and change; a story as complex as its namesake General Winfield Scott, a general in the War of 1812 who married Maria Mayo of Richmond. Maria’s dowry included a portion of the Hermitage Estate—an area that includes modern day Scott’s Addition. Today it is an industrial, commercial, and residential neighborhood bordered to the south by Broad Street and to the east by the Boulevard. The area is marked by auto shops and painting companies, architecture and design firms, art nonprofits and restaurants. Aging warehouses suggest past industries and point to the central location of Scott’s Addition along Richmond’s historic transportation routes. The rise of craft breweries and the conversion of old structures into new apartments indicate a revitalizing moment for the city.

A fuller history and description of the neighborhood can be found here.