In the Midst: Environmental Imagery from the Asheville Art Museum

October 3 - December 18, 2018

POP UP! On view at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Asheville, Biltmore Village (10 Brook Street, Suite 130, Asheville 28803)
Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm; weekends: by appointment


In the Midst: Environmental Imagery from the Asheville Art Museum illustrates the inherent grandeur and beauty of nature as well as the human impact on the environment. The primarily black-and-white photographs’ stark contrasts throw subtle details into high relief. Some images capture harsh realities, such as the scars made by roads carved into ancient mountains, overflowing rivers where industrialization has taken hold, or snow blanketing the graveyard of an abandoned manufacturing plant. Others offer a quieter look at coexistence: pecan orchards, a picturesque mill, buildings nestled in their environs, ethereal trees reminding us of nature’s enigmatic spirit. As human-made and natural phenomena become increasingly intertwined, we are reminded of the parallel shifts, interruptions, and journeys that mark the course of the fate of both.

This exhibition coincides with photo+sphere (November 7-11, 2018), a biennial program series that this year aims to illuminate the overlapping realms of art and science and to explore the consequences of human activity in the biosphere.

Established by artists, the Asheville Art Museum is committed to collecting American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Museum would like to thank Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Asheville for collaborating to bring local art into the community while the Museum is undergoing its exciting transformation downtown at 2 South Pack Square.


Related Events

Exhibition opening | October 5, 5 – 8pm

Art Break | November 2, 12pm

View selected works in the exhibition »