We Are Treasured

This post is an extension of something I wrote for the weekly newsletter. For the sake of space, I wasn’t able to write more, but here, I’ve got a bit more room to share. The VMFA is quickly becoming one of my favorite museums, and fortunately for me, it’s right here in the heart of Richmond. One of my most …

Edit: Surroundings

Gallery Edit’s co-curator, Ginny Rush, talks about Jon Menkis’s show Edit: Surroundings. See more of Jon’s work here.

Edit: Work Space

Naomi Menkis talks about how she became an artist, what her paintings mean, and what she wants her show to accomplish. View more of her art here.

Series: Part 2

Why do artists create series? This question, while problematic and a bit slippery, is an important one. Problematic and slippery, because traditionally, artist intention is difficult to argue. Most artists, especially in the more distant past, did not leave much documentation on the purposes and ideas of their own art. Therefore, we can only speculate about an artist’s reasons for …

Series: Part 1

By Farley Sanderford This topic I will, in an intentionally ironic way, be writing about in a series of posts. There is so much to say, and I am also incredibly wordy, so thank you in advance for bearing with me as I try to work through the details. What is a series as it relates to art? Why do …

Edit: Pause

Katy Pumphrey and Farley Sanderford talk about their shared exhibit (including Ginny Rush), Pause. In Gallery Edit June of 2016. Read Katy’s blog: myfaintlystainedfingers.wordpress.com See more of Ginny’s work: liberatusjewelry.com


By Farley Sanderford May 31, 2016 In this contemporary society of short attention spans, constant overstimulation, and the need to stay current on all social media portals, it can be really easy to neglect taking time to pause and reflect. We are continuously bombarded by images and text demanding our attention, and most of the messages we receive are neither …

Edit: Ransacked

May 2016 Gabriel Lovejoy talks about his exhibit, Ransacked, that is in Gallery Edit May of 2016. See more of Lovejoy’s work here.


By Farley Sanderford May 3, 2016 The concept of non-finito in art is an idea that has been circling in my head for a while now. I’ve wanted to write about it, and how it could apply to other areas of life, but I have had a hard time wrapping my brain around it. Non-finito, essentially means “unfinished,” but there …

Reconciliation & Ndebele Murals

By Farley Sanderford April 5, 2016 One week at our morning devotions, we were reading in 2 Corinthians 5. These verses struck me and brought me back to a place a decade ago in a world away: All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ …