New Image Gallery

New Image Gallery features contemporary photography and new media by regional, national, and international artists. The exhibitions in New Image Gallery change at least twice per semester and are sponsored by the School of Art, Design and Art History and other partners. For information on exhibitions and related programming, please contact Corinne Diop: 540.568.6485.  

Just a short walk down Grace Street from Duke Hall, New Image Gallery is located at 131 W. Grace Street in a second-floor loft space located in the former Graves Electric building that can be accessed using the entrance facing Main Street.

Regular gallery hours are held during the academic year only: Monday– Friday, 11–3pm; Closed Saturday and Sunday. (Other times by appointment only.) For information on exhibitions and to verify hours of operation, please call 540.568.7175.


Eich's b&w photo, man seated getting haircut, children look on

Information for Photo: Eich, Matt. Backyard Haircut, Norfolk, Virginia. 24x30" Archival Pigment Print. 2015. From the series, I Love You, I'm Leaving.

Matt Eich, "I Love You, I'm Leaving"
Mon, Oct 23rd Events

Artist's Talk: 10:45AM
MHAC 1019

Gallery Talk: 4:30PM
Opening Reception: 5-7PM
New Image Gallery, 131 W. Grace St.

Entrance facing Main St, second floor, located inside artWorks Gallery.
Non-permit parking is available by the gallery and the Design Center lot.

Exhibit runs through Dec. 1st

Matt Eich (b. 1986) is a photographic essayist working on long-form projects about the American condition. His work is widely exhibited and has received numerous grants and recognitions, including PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch, the Joop Swart Masterclass, the F25 Award for Concerned Photography, a VMFA Professional Fellowship, an Aaron Siskind Fellowship, two Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, and many others. Eich’s prints and books are held in the permanent collections of The Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The New York Public Library, Chrysler Museum of Art and others.

Eich studied photojournalism at Ohio University and holds an MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School’s International Limited-Residency Program. His first monograph, Carry Me Ohio (Sturm & Drang, 2016) sold out quickly and his second monograph, I Love You, I'm Leaving (Ceiba Editions, 2017) is nearly sold out. He has three forthcoming monographs scheduled between 2018 and 2020.

Eich is a Professional Lecturer of Photography at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and two daughters.


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