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Oscar Bailey, Untitled, infrared photograph on paper, 13.5 x 10.5 inches. Gift of Anne Kaplan, 2013.07.02.91. © Estate of Oscar Bailey.

Exhibition opening: In the Midst

Friday, October 5, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join curatorial staff for the opening of our newest pop-up exhibition, In the Midst: Environmental Imagery from the Asheville Art Museum!

In the Midst 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.

Asheville Art Museum
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10 Brook Street, Suite 130
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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