Environmental Imagery from the Asheville Art Museum
March 26-April 30, 2019
The Collider (1 Haywood Street, Suite 401, Asheville 28801)
VIEWING HOURS: Monday–Friday 12–4pm The Collider will be closed to the public April 1–3
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.
First exhibited as part of photo+sphere (November 7-11, 2018), this installation of In the Midst is part of Climate City Expo (CCx), hosted by The Collider. CCx offers professional and experiential tracks for individuals to explore innovation at the forefront of climate adaptation and resilience. The CCx: Arts track, which includes this exhibition, allows the community to see how artists are using craft, film, photography, and fine art to bring attention to our changing climate and environment. Click here to learn more.
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.
October 3–December 18, 2018: Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Asheville