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Monday, August 15, 2016

Work of the Week — Ronald Robertson

by Jason T. Perry Ronald Robertson created his painting Studies Building at Black Mountain College in 1951, and it fits perfectly into the Museum’s new exhibit Geometric Vistas: Landscapes by Artists of Black Mountain College. This piece is special because it’s not just a geometrical landscape by a Black Mountain College artist; it is a… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, August 1, 2016

Work of the Week – “Christine: Figure and Light Study” by Stephen Dell

by Jason T. Perry Elegance is what I saw the first time I viewed Stephen Dell’s photograph Christine: Figure and Light Study. I hold my breath every time I study it because, although I know the image is forever frozen in time, I am still afraid it will go away. Dell photographed this image in… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, July 22, 2016

Black Mountain College Exhibition Artist – W. “Pete” Jennerjahn

by Jason T. Perry The Asheville Art Museum is preparing for its latest exhibition Geometric Vistas: Landscapes by Artists of Black Mountain College, which will open on August 6. Two works are by former BMC student and professor, Warren “Pete” Jennerjahn. Based on the title, Through Studio Windows (Paris) seems to be Jennerjahn’s view of… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, July 18, 2016

Work of the Week – “June” by Charles F. Quest

by Jason T. Perry This week’s Work of the Week is June by artist Charles F. Quest. June portrays that universal mid-range shot that is standard to portrait works. But a close look at Charles F. Quest’s June shows that it is anything but standard. The work is a woodcut on paper, and the buildup… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, July 15, 2016

Black Mountain College – A History

by Jason T. Perry A mid-20th century photograph by Hazel Larsen Archer of a building on the campus of Black Mountain College. Some are surprised to learn that Western North Carolina was home to one of the most influential cultural hubs of the 20th century. In 1933 an experimental college was built near the small… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Work of the Week – “Mirrored Flag” by James Rosenquist

by Jason T. Perry This week’s Work of the Week is Mirrored Flag by American artist, James Rosenquist. The American flag has been an iconic symbol for over 200 years. Soldiers look and see the men and women who have died for the flag. Leaders might see their political stance inside of it. To some,… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, June 24, 2016

Intern Spotlight – Parker Louise Bobbitt

by Jason T. Perry This week’s Intern Spotlight is Communications Intern Parker Louise Bobbitt.  Age: 20 Hometown: Asheville, NC Favorite Color: Indigo Blue Favorite Art Piece: Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #618 Parker worked as a Gallery Attendant for over a year and a half before becoming an intern for the Asheville Art Museum. While working… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, June 20, 2016

Work of the Week – Sigmund Abeles Collection

by Jason T. Perry This week’s Work of the Week contains pieces from artist Sigmund Abeles, which include: Crouched, Space Issue #2: Northwood, New Hampshire, and Fisherman’s Shack, Myrtle Beach. Abeles wanted to be an artist ever since he was 14. He used to try to draw the people who rented rooms from his house.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, June 6, 2016

Work of the Week – The Heart and the Wall (on 4 Sheets)

by Jason T. Perry This week’s Work of the Week is The Heart and the Wall (on 4 Sheets) by Jim Dine. The heart is a universal symbol that is easily recognized, yet it can contain a mixture meanings: love, hope, pain and sadness. It all seems to be present in Jim Dine’s The Heart… Click to read the rest of the blog post