Friday, June 20, 2008

Time is of the Essence: Contemporary Landscape Art

This Sunday is the last day for the Museum's exhibition in the Appleby Foundation gallery, Time is of the Essence: Contemporary Landscape Art. The exhibition presented an unusual look at landscape art, bringing together a select group of contemporary artists who consider intersections between time and place.

Guest Curator Ann Batchelder assembled works in photography, video, painting, printmaking, film and sculpture from Laurie Anderson, Ken Fandell, Charles Mary Kubricht, Kimsooja, Maya Lin, Sally Mann, Richard Misrach, Kiki Smith and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Create a comment to this post to tell us what you thought of the exhibition. What art works made the strongest impression on you from this exhibition? What did you think of the corresponding programs?

Lunchtime Art Break

Today's Lunchtime Art Break featured Skip Rohde, one of Asheville's local artists. He gave us a personal look at Jerome Witkin's work in the Museum's newest exhibition Uncommon Expressions: The Drawings of Sigmund Abeles and Jerome Whitkin. Skip shared stories of his visit to Witkin's studio and his insights on Witkin's drawing approach and style, providing the group with an in-depth look at this fascinating artist. His talk illuminated the importance of finding personal strengths as an artist and staying loyal to those techniques.

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