Hannah Cole Solo Exhibition at the Turchin Center for Visual Art

Hannah Cole Solo Exhibition at the Turchin Center for Visual Art

July 6, 2018 - January 12, 2019

“I paint the daily surroundings that normally go unnoticed—a glimpse of the bookshelf, the manhole cover I walk over on my route to the grocery store, my pliers hanging on a pegboard.

My paintings are at once rooted in the unique experiences of my own life, and in conversation with the larger history of American painting. If you’re an art nerd like me, you may notice some cheeky nods to our painting forefathers; Agnes Martin, Franz Kline, Barnett Newman. I make every mark by hand, without shortcuts. This practice is one part meditation, one part Yankee work ethic.”

Rollins College acquires Dawn Roe photograph

Rollins College acquires Dawn Roe photograph

The Admissions department at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL has acquired a photograph for their offices by gallery artist Dawn Roe. Roe is currently the Associate Professor of Art and department Co-Chair. 

Roe teaches photography and digital imaging courses that align the practice and content of lens-based media. Her research focuses upon temporality, memory and perception in relation to the camera image. Roe's work is exhibited regularly throughout the U.S. and internationally.‚Äč

Kirsten Stolle included in "The End is Where We Start From.  On Tsunamis, Nuclear Explosions and other Fairy Tales" at Balzer Project, Basel, CH

Kirsten Stolle included in "The End is Where We Start From. On Tsunamis, Nuclear Explosions and other Fairy Tales" at Balzer Project, Basel, CH

June 6 - July 21, 2018

The exhibition The End is Where We Start From. On Tsunamis, Nuclear Explosions and other Fairy Tales brings together works of eight international visual artists whose work navigates on the intersection of art and long-term scientific research. While examining the relationship between nature, time and human intervention, and translating this in strong visual work, these artists generate new readings of our surroundings and possible perceived futures.

Kirsten Stolle included in Paper Cuts: Large Scale Collage at the City of Palo Alto Art Center

Kirsten Stolle included in Paper Cuts: Large Scale Collage at the City of Palo Alto Art Center

June 16 - August 26

Collage is one of the most accessible artistic mediums. Requiring nothing more than paper and glue, it is easily achievable by people of all ages and skill levels. Often relying on found imagery, collage circumvents the need to generate new content and is a refreshingly non-intimidating form of self-expression. However, its seeming simplicity belies an influential, potent, and rebellious underbelly.


The method and the word, collage, first became popular through the work of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Happy to upset the status quo, they began pasting paper from various sources onto their paintings. This seemingly small act marks what we now recognize as a pivotal moment in art history. It upset hundreds of years of Western painting tradition and influenced the shape of subsequent movements, such as Dada and Surrealism.


The artists in this exhibition are also breaking with tradition, rebuffing the commonly intimate scale of contemporary collage. The large scale of their work beautifully illustrates the power of the medium. The energizing, bold collages of Rina Banerjee, Manuel Ocampo, and Travis Somerville read as brave declarations. The kaleidoscopic work of Sanaz Mazinani mirrors the inescapable collage of digital media permeating our daily lives. Ben Venom’s iconographic quilts are a sassy blend of collage and punk rock. Ray Beldner and Anne Weber’s creatural forms literally bend the medium by bringing it into three dimensions. The delicacy and seamless detail of Lisa McCutcheon, Catie O’Leary, and Kirsten Stolle reflects their use of paper as a tool for mark making, becoming as much drawing as collage. And Efren Alvarez and Mary Anne Kluth both succeed in tickling the mind with their edible, pulsing colors palettes and playful materials.


The accessibility of collage, coupled with the rebellious spirit of these artists, make this exhibition an exceptional opportunity for you to see art, be inspired, and hopefully remember to indulge your own inner maker.

 

       
Dawn Roe featured in 2018 Rollins College Faculty Exhibition

Dawn Roe featured in 2018 Rollins College Faculty Exhibition

April 14 - May 13, 2018

The 2018 edition of the Rollins Faculty Exhibition showcases new or recent work by Rollins College faculty artists Joshua Almond, Rose Casterline, Dana Hargrove, Dawn Roe, and Rachel Simmons.

Colby Caldwell to Speak at The North and South Mills River Community Center

Colby Caldwell to Speak at The North and South Mills River Community Center

Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:00 pm

Acclaimed photographic artist and art professor Colby Caldwell will present a program on his career and work at the North and South Mills River Community Center, Sunday, February 25 at 3:00pm.  The program is free and open to the public.

McNair Evans Artist Talk at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro

McNair Evans Artist Talk at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm

North Carolina native McNair Evans photographs the American cultural landscape, exploring themes of shared experience and identity as well as the forces of modernization and those individuals most impacted by these changes. His work presents personal, sometimes autobiographical, subject matter in unconventional narrative form and has been recognized for its literary character and metaphoric use of light. 

McNair Evans Artist Talk at ETSU

McNair Evans Artist Talk at ETSU

Friday, February 16th, 2018, 6:00pm at East Tennessee State University's Ball Hall Auditorium

Award-winning photographer, McNair Evans, will be speaking at Ball Hall Auditorium at East Tenessee State University in Johnson City. McNair will speak on his work which explores themes of shared experiences and identity by photographing the American cultural landscape amidst forces of modernizations. 

Kirsten Stolle included in 12 x 12 Exhibition at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

Kirsten Stolle included in 12 x 12 Exhibition at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

01/20/18

About 12 x 12
An arts initiative sponsored by the Flow Foundation
12 x 12 artist salon series presents 12 artists from North Carolina, the 12th State held during 2016-2017. Each salon is a pop-up exhibition and conversation with the artist. 12 x 12 gives artists from across North Carolina a public platform for continued artistic development and recognition in the place where they live and work, and beyond. Through this exhibition, SECCA seeks to give national exposure and recognition to artists in the region, as SECCA has done historically with the annual awards for the selected Southeast Seven contemporary artists and the Awards in the Visual Arts, recognizing national and international artists.
 
About SECCA
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. seeks to enhance perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas at the intersection of art and its visitors. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The James G. Hanes Memorial Fund and private donations provide additional funding.
 
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susi H. Hamilton, NCDNCR’s mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDNCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Kirsten Stolle on Blue Ridge Public Radio

Kirsten Stolle on Blue Ridge Public Radio

Blue Ridge Public Radio, December 2017

Kirsten Stolle has unwavered through an art career devoted to one concern: The incursion of chemical companies into our food. Stolle merges collage, wordplay and appropriated photos in an exhibition showing through late January at the Tracey Morgan Gallery in downtown Asheville

Asheville Art Museum Acquires Ken Abbott Photograph

Asheville Art Museum Acquires Ken Abbott Photograph

Collectors' Circle Selects Ken Abbott

The Asheville Art Museum has acquired Ken Abbott's work Silver Water Pitcher, from the series Useful Work, for their permanent collection. Each year the museum's Collectors' Circle selects works to add to the museum collection, and we are honored to be included in this year's acquisition.

KIrsten Stolle included in Evidentiary Realism show at Nome Gallery, Berlin

KIrsten Stolle included in Evidentiary Realism show at Nome Gallery, Berlin

Artists:
Sadie Barnette, Josh Begley, James Bridle, Ingrid Burrington, Harun Farocki, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Hans Haacke, Jenny Holzer, Khaled Hafez, Mark Lombardi, Kirsten Stolle, Thomas Keenan & Eyal Weizman
Curated by Paolo Cirio

Evidentiary Realism features artists engaged in investigative, forensic, and documentary art.

The exhibition aims to articulate a particular form of realism in art that portrays and reveals evidence from complex social systems. The artworks featured explore the notion of evidence and its modes of representation.

Evidentiary Realism reflects on post-9/11 geopolitics, increasing economic inequalities, the erosion of civil rights, and environmental disasters. It builds on the renewed appreciation of the exposure of truth in the context of the cases of WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden, the Panama Papers, and the recent efforts to contend with the post-factual era.

General Gallery News

General Gallery News

Photograph Magazine

December 2016

In profile of Tracey Morgan and Tracey Morgan Gallery.

Representing Place

Representing Place

Juxtapoz Magazine

February 8, 2017

Web feature on "Representing Place."