Category: Artists

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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

by Jason T. PerryThis 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 BobbittThis 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 BobbittThe 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 BobbittThis 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 BobbittThis 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 BobbittThis 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 BobbittThroughout 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 BobbittThis 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
Monday, March 28, 2016

Work of the Week – The Glade by Jorge Fick

by Parker Louise BobbittThis week’s Work of the Week is The Glade by Black Mountain College graduate, Jorge Fick. Gaining new experiences through exposure to other cultures and new environments is a valuable source of inspiration for many. Oftentimes, integrating the knowledge we gain from these experiences into our daily lives can lead to… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 21, 2016

Work of the Week – Cancer by Pinky/MM Bass

by Parker Louise BobbittThis week’s Work of the Week is Cancer (from Contemplating My Internal Organs) by contemporary artist Pinky/MM Bass. At times, we may feel far too familiar with the subjects of pain, illness and loss. Our journey on Earth is not always easy and we are often inclined to seek out a … Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 14, 2016

Work of the Week – Spring by Wendy Red Star

by Parker Louise BobbittThis week’s Work of the Week is Spring by contemporary artist Wendy Red Star. We are often presented with Native American tropes in our day-to-day lives whether through sports team mascots, Halloween costumes or cartoon depictions. These frequently lead to misconceptions about Native American culture and its authenticity. Wendy Red Star’s… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sharon Louden Brings Bling to Asheville

by Crystal Woods Moore It has been my great honor to have been selected to apprentice with Sharon Louden, installation artist from New York. The opportunity to watch her process as the installation Community at the Asheville Art Museum was perhaps the most beneficial experience I have had in training for the art world. She… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, July 11, 2014

Artist Sharon Louden Brings “Community” to the Asheville Art Museum

Earlier this year, the Asheville Art Museum released a call for local artists to be involved in the installation of a very unique exhibition. The Museum had been coordinating with artist Sharon Louden to bring her installation Community to Western North Carolina by installing it in the Museum’s Artworks Project Space. Initially, the Museum was… Click to read the rest of the blog post