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D For Dolls + Chick Lit Candles Trunk Show

  • Quirk Gallery 207 West Broad Street Richmond, VA, 23219 United States (map)

We’re thrilled to welcome Nastassja Swift and D For Dolls back to Quirk along with Lisa
Richmon of Chick Lit Candles. Both artists will be visiting from the Virginia Beach area
and setting up shop in our Main Gallery for this one-day-only event!

D For Dolls is a collection of felted figures that display soft sculpture visuals of girls and
women of color. Each figure is unique in that no two ladies are the same and each
embody their own individual charm, personality, and sass. Drawing inspiration from
African figurines, each felted figure embodies the playfulness and familiarity of dolls with
the statuesque nature of sculpture. Nastassja Swift, a multi-disciplinary artist, is the
creative force behind D For Dolls. Since graduating from VCU with a BFA in Painting &
Printmaking and a minor in Craft/Material Studies, Nastassja’s studio practice has
incorporated explorations using paint, printing techniques, and fiber. Her work is
reflective of childhood, girhood, and identity, specific to race and gender.

Chick Lit Candles are mouthy personalities that riff on relationship quirks in the form of a
signature RANT + CHANT. With it’s yin-yang twist, the RANT has an edge while the
CHANT offers perspective. Chick Lit Candles is the alchemy between a storyteller, a
gifted candle maker, and an exclusive talent pool of designers and illustrators who work
closely with Creator-in-Chief, Lisa Richmon to bring her characters to life. After a long
career as a writer and journalist, Lisa started Chick Lit Candles and Chick Lit Custom as
a way to help individuals and businesses develop their signature brands. She is also the
co-owner of Roast Rider coffee + tea in Virginia Beach.

Later Event: September 17
The Molly Show