“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
In profile of Tracey Morgan and Tracey Morgan Gallery.
Web feature on "Representing Place."