First Friday: Jac Lahav + Lou Haney

Friday, April 5 - 5:30 PM

Join us for First Friday on April 5, 5:30-7:30PM, as Second Street Gallery celebrates the opening of two new exhibitions! Both shows will be on view April 5 - May 24, 2024.


Second Street Gallery is pleased to present Foster Paintings, a solo exhibition of works by artist Jac Lahav, to be held in the Main Gallery. Foster Paintings showcases an installation of immersive vining sculptures and abstract painting that intertwine the themes of fostering children and the nurturing power of plants. Each work references a phone call Lahav’s family received for a foster placement, whether they could help or not. The paintings represent points of contact and beautiful moments in time during periods of trauma.


Foster Paintings is generously sponsored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Leisure Suit, a solo exhibition of works by Charlottesville-based artist Lou Haney, will occupy the Dové Gallery. Haney creates paintings of domestic spaces that employ nostalgia as a means of temporary escape from the corrupt and chaotic realities of present day life. Using oil, acrylic, fiber art, and mixed media, she explores themes of memory, yearning, and femininity to evoke tension between fantasy and reality. Inspired by the Pattern & Decoration Movement of the mid-1970s to early 1980s, Haney’s work incorporates floral imagery, pattern, and decoration, dismantling the hierarchy of fine art over craft and blurring the line between art and design.


Leisure Suit is generously sponsored by The Galdencio-Pontillo Family, Pond Life, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


115 Second St SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Second Street Gallery

Date / Time

Friday, April 5, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


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