Richard Dawson’s Photographs
architecture / history / landscape / people / photography

Richard Dawson’s Photographs

They are hauntingly beautiful, serene, and yet enigmatic.  Richard Dawson’s photographs taken throughout Virginia over a period of years may be the most comprehensive collection of images of our state’s vernacular architecture ever assembled in one place. While searching online for something else, I found myself inadvertently sifting through thousands of images taken by one … Continue reading

Studio Mumbai | Inspiration and Process
architecture / books / design / details / materials / people / process

Studio Mumbai | Inspiration and Process

This summer, vaMODERN was contacted out-of-the-blue by Carla Casu of Moleskine Europe announcing the newest architectural monographs published for their Inspiration and Process in Architecture Collection,with an unique opportunity to select one of the newly published titles and write an article about it. A few days later, a beautifully crafted Moleskine monograph arrived in Virginia … Continue reading

Making Metro Modern
architecture / art / books / culture / design / furnishings / history / modern living / people

Making Metro Modern

Who could pass up a 1950s Erector Set Ferris Wheel? Of course you need that. It’s fantastic! Sally and David Ramert’s love of Richmond is palpable too and we’re glad they are here. Richmond’s Metro Modern is a fabulous place to find things you didn’t realize were cool… until you remembered they were. The kind … Continue reading

The French Connection tours Virginia
art / people

The French Connection tours Virginia

by Amie Oliver, Guest Contributor The French Connection, currently touring Virginia, consists of a group of artists from the United States and abroad who’ve established a studio practice for an extended period of time at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. These extraordinary artist residencies function as a cultural and creative bridge in a place which … Continue reading

Russ Warren’s Music and Magic
art / landscape / people

Russ Warren’s Music and Magic

From his studio at the Les Yeux du Monde Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia, Russ Warren continues to draw inspiration for his work from life, place, and culture. Over a 45-year career that began in Texas and included decades teaching art in North Carolina, his regionalist, self-expressive paintings have become a rich autobiographical collage, offering a glimpse into his life. Still … Continue reading