Artists will have a chance to reach beyond the art district of downtown Richmond as Ghostprint Gallery, a local gallery dedicated to “redefining fine art,” makes a bold entrance into North Side.
Geraldine Duskin, owner of Ghostprint Gallery and practiced interior designer, made the decision to relocate the gallery from the art business district on Broad Street to the newly developed area of Scott's Addition on the Boulevard.
After considering a move for some time, Duskin was given the perfect opportunity when the current landlords offered the space after a casual inquiry. Since her daughter has left Richmond to pursue an art career in New York after working as the Ghosprint Gallery tattooist, Duskin decided that, “It was time for a change.”
Ghostprint Gallery has a history of showing exhibits ranging from edgy pieces using non-traditional mediums, to internationally recognized oil-based paintings by both Richmond artists and those from out of state.
According to Duskin, all the displays are chosen for their emotional effect rather than a strictly intellectual aspect. This unpredictable and almost impulsive gallery style brings a new, modern and unique neighbor into the Scott's Addition community.
Duskin admits she will miss the “nice art community” of Broad Street and her fellow gallerists, but looks forward to the change.
“I will be on my own where I'm going,” she explains, “but I love the energy (on the Boulevard)... We're bringing art and design into a vibrant area. It will be a very good element.”
The new gallery includes an all-white spacious frontal room used for formal, routine installations, as well as a showcase of furniture and Duskin's elegant interior designs. As an interior designer, Duskin works personally with clients using her extensive knowledge of art, crafts and furniture to create timeless combinations of modern and antique decorating.
Exhibits will expand due to the larger warehouse space at the back, which Duskin hopes to use frequently for more spontaneous, lighthearted events featuring young up-and-coming artists.
The expansion will continue by offering art jewelry curated from multiple vendors by Kathy Emerson, co-founder of Quirk Gallery.
The new location will be ready to open by the end of June at 1202 N. Boulevard, just one block from River City Tattoo. The Grand Opening will be held on September 11.