Artist Lecture: Gerald Slota

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Artist Lecture: Gerald Slota
April 11, 2013 6:00 pm
April 11, 2013 7:00 pm
$5 general admission, $4 for Museum members and students
Castell Photography
(828) 255 1188
Asheville Art Museum
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2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC, 28802-1717, United States

Gerald Slota lecture imageCastell Photography is pleased to announce an Artist Lecture by Gerald Slota to be held at the Asheville Art Museum on Thursday, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. The lecture coincides with Slota’s retrospective exhibition, Story, opening Friday, April 12 at Castell Photography.

Slota will be discussing the history of his working methods as an artist, as well as touching on the experience of putting together a retrospective exhibition. Story represents a selection of photographs, most of them unique, from five different bodies of work beginning in 1998. Slota, whose entire artistic oeuvre has focused on imagined secret histories and subliminal narratives, often begins work on a new photograph with a sketch in one of his many journals. Much of Slota’s work, often torn and marked, is eerily nostalgic– quirky strange narratives, seemingly referencing other people’s dreams, nightmares, and memories. The lecture will explore numerous bodies of work, Slota’s process, and his artistic projects.

Gerald Slota, a fine artist and photographer based in New Jersey, has been widely exhibited since the 1990’s in both the US and abroad. He has had solo shows at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, and Langhans Galerie in Prague, Czech Republic, SF CameraWork, as well as been at Recontres D’ Arles in Arles, France. His work is included in collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York. Slota is represented by Ricco/Maresca Gallery in NYC and the Robert Berman Gallery in LA, and his images have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Discover, and Scientific America, as well as in BOMB, Blindspot, ARTNEWS, Art in America, and Aperture. He currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and has lectured at many institutions such as the International Center for Photography (ICP). Gerald Slota has garnered many awards including a Polaroid 20”x24” Grant, a MacDowell Artist Residency, and a Mid-Atlantic Fellowship Grant in 2001 and 2009.

Gerald Slota’s lecture is a collaboration of Castell Photography and the Asheville Art Museum, and will be held on Thursday, April 11th at 6:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for general admission (non-members) and $4 for museum members and students. All proceeds benefit the Asheville Art Museum. The opening reception for Story will be held on Friday, April 12 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.