Category: Art from the Collection

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
Monday, July 11, 2016

Work of the Week: Untitled (S.372) by Ruth Asawa

by Parker Louise Bobbitt Passion, patience and perseverance were the qualities that my high school art teacher once told me were necessary in the making of art. While these characteristics can be applicable to work in any field, Ruth Asawa’s life and wire sculptures clearly embody each of these elements. Untitled (S.372) is a hanging… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Intern Spotlight – Jason Perry

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Intern Spotlight is Communication’s intern Jason Perry. Age: 20 Hometown: Patrick County, Virginia Favorite Color: UNCA Blue Favorite Art Piece: Jim Dine’s The Heart and the Wall Jason Perry is a summer intern at the Asheville Art Museum who is passionate about pursuing his career in Mass Communications. As… 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
Monday, June 27, 2016

Work of the Week – Night Scene by Neil Welliver

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Night Scene by American landscape artist, Neil Welliver. Some things are more complex than they may first appear. While Welliver’s Night Scene appears to be a simple landscape, the intricacies in the process and finished wor are clear with deeper exploration. Just as you… 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
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sharing the Permanent Collection: The Past, The Present, The Future

by Parker Louise Bobbitt The Asheville Art Museum’s Permanent Collection includes thousands of works encompassing a range of era, place and media. As the only resource of its kind in WNC, the Museum’s mission is to “engage, enlighten and inspire individuals and enrich community through dynamic experiences in art.” Reaching its region in the Southeastern… 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 13, 2016

Work of the Week – From the Lowgrounds by Maud Gatewood

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is From the Lowgrounds by North Carolina artist Maud Gatewood. Because of differing experiences, understanding a perspective that contrasts with our own can be challenging at times. Art can allow us to see the world through another’s eyes. Maud Gatewood’s From the Lowgrounds is a… 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
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Work of the Week – Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, Paris by Matthew Pillsbury

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, Paris by Matthew Pillsbury. Everyday items and places are often made to be used or viewed in a particular way whether this be a television, a piece of furniture or a museum exhibition. In Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, Paris, along… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, May 16, 2016

Work of the Week – Composition 1967 by Louise Nevelson

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Composition 1967, a photograph by Louise Nevelson. The meaning of the phrase “seeing the world through rose-colored glasses” is understood as seeing the world idealistically because of the connotations we have with the color “rose.” In Louise Nevelson’s work, we see the world in… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, May 9, 2016

Work of the Week – Carioles by Lorrie Goulet

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Carioles by American sculptor Lorrie Goulet. Throughout history, art has been used to express and connect with the spiritual. In 4000 BCE, the Sumerians created sculptures for the worship of gods and nature and in 1910, Wassily Kandinsky published ‘Concerning the Spiritual in Art,’… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, May 2, 2016

Work of the Week – Rainbow Lake by Raoul Hague

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Rainbow Lake by American wood sculptor Raoul Hague. Recently, the term “slow living” has been presented as an alternative to our excessive use of social media, fast fashion and other aspects of modern industrialized culture. Rather, “slow living” praises quality over the quantity that… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 25, 2016

Multi-sensory Art Experience with Sol LeWitt and Roomful of Teeth

by Parker Louise Bobbitt Throughout much of history, artwork was generally considered to be immediately recognizable representations of the world. Then this belief shifted in the 19th century. Artists began to explore non-representational forms and later, the term “concept art” was coined by artist Henry Flynt. In 1934, John Dewey wrote on “art as experience,”… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 18, 2016

Work of the Week – Dragon Arum by Judy Pfaff

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Dragon Arum by Judy Pfaff. Throughout history, the works of art created have been innumerable and have presented seemingly endless ideas before the world. While some may be tempted to believe that all that remains is repetition, artists continue to innovate, expressing new ideas… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 11, 2016

Work of the Week – Sculpted Form by Karen Karnes

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Untitled Sculpted Form by American ceramicist, Karen Karnes.  More than any other quality, passion drives people towards success and greatness. It inspires individuals to dedicate their lives wherever their passion lies and impact the world. Untitled Sculpted Form is a salt-glazed, stoneware ceramic that… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 4, 2016

Work of the Week – Stowage by Willie Cole

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Stowage by Willie Cole. “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it,” philosopher George Santayana once said. There are certain events in history where repetition should be avoided. In Stowage, artist Willie Cole explores this idea, analyzing the continuance of oppression… Click to read the rest of the blog post