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Andy Herod at PUSH Gallery
Written by Push Toy Project   
Thursday, 18 August 2016 20:28

Andy Herod – Sorry I Made it Weird: Portraits of People You May Know
PUSH Gallery | 25 Patton Ave - Asheville, NC 28801
Opening Reception: August 19
th | 6-9pm

PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW: Artist Andy Herod's latest collection opens at PUSH Gallery on Friday, Aug. 19 and runs through Tuesday, Oct. 4. Who knows, maybe your image will be among the featured works.

What is the algorithm Facebook uses to assign the suggested connections for each user?
Do they look familiar? Do we already know them? Should we? How and why do we have
access to them? These are all questions Andy Herod will be exploring in his new series
Sorry I Made it Weird: Portraits of People You May Know. Nationally known as a
printmaker and multidisciplinary artist and musician, Herod is unpacking the cultural
zeitgeist of social media with this work, attempting to tackle the unseen narratives which
tether us through the internet, following a thread through social media, out of the computer
screen, and in to our homes.

Herod has chosen to paint people he decidedly does not know for these portraits, causing
both the subject and artist to consider access and privacy. Well known for his non-human
subject- matter, Herod is interested in experimenting with portraiture, and states “this is a
departure for me - Facebook is a part of my everyday life, and I'm interested in what I don't
like about it, and in the privacy we have given up in our lives because of our reliance on social

Herod incorporates the use of painting and printmaking processes to produce images rooted
in classical portraiture based on the most common contemporary application of the portrait:
the profile picture. By culling the “people you may know” section of Facebook for portraits
and re- contextualizing them on the gallery wall, Herod is shifting these real people to
fictionalized characters, and from one box to another – the computer screen to the “white box.”

Inhabiting the spaces between familiar and strange, acquaintance and friend, intimate and
antagonist, these works ask for a willingness to engage from the viewer, who might encounter
people they may know, or want to know, through this exhibition.

PUSH is pleased to host Sorry I Made it Weird: Portraits of People You May Know, new
work from Asheville artist,
Andy Herod on August 19th from 6-9pm


Sunset Motel art show at PUSH Gallery
Written by Push Toy Project   
Thursday, 23 June 2016 21:50


Sunset Motel
Reception: Friday, June 24 6-10pm
PUSH Gallery 25 Patton Ave. Asheville

“Sunset Motel” marks the 3rd exhibition by artist couple and collaborators, Brock Forrer and 
Ally Alsup. Since moving to North Carolina from Alaska a year ago, Alsup and Forrer have
changed their medium and direction from printmaking and sculpture, to large scale acrylic
paintings. Their imagery is a combination of graphic portraiture, architecture, and vintage
ephemera. With no obvious concepts being drawn on, the duo relies on the narrative between
their work and imagery to convey meaning and intention. Overall, “Sunset Motel” is the artists’
everyday depiction of what it has meant to leave home and start over in a completely new place. 

Look Back Library!
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PUSH Skate Camp 2016!
Written by Push Toy Project   
Friday, 15 April 2016 23:26


It's that time of the year again to start thinking about PUSH Skate Camp. 
Skateboarders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Call us at 828-225-5509,
email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or come by the shop at 25 Patton Ave for
questions or to sign up today. It's gonna be a blast! 

"April Fools" art show at PUSH Gallery
Written by Push Toy Project   
Friday, 01 April 2016 03:18

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Arroyo & Levy: April Fools!
Art Opening at Push Skate Shop & Gallery
Friday, April 1st at 7pm
25 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC
Fian Arroyo has been creating award winning illustrations and character designs for many
Fortune-500 companies including advertising, editorial, toy & games and skateboard
companies for over 20 years. For this show, Arroyo has created a collection of must-see
fantasy, pop-surrealism and skate art.  Fian relocated to Weaverville from Miami, Florida in
2009 and is currently being held hostage by his wife, two kids and a mortgage.

Joshua Marc Levy has worked as a rock & roll artist over the past 20 years for everyone
from AC/DC to The Black Crowes. For this show, Levy has produced 11 original skate
decks, wild blotter art collages, original drawings and screen prints. Levy lives in Asheville
and heads the Asheville Art Family, a full service design, illustration and photography studio.

Don’t miss this super-fun, energetic & colorful art experience! 
Refreshments graciously provided by the fine folks at Hi-Wire Brewing. 
PUSH Skateshop & Gallery
25 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
Gus Cutty "Satanic Panic" at PUSH Gallery
Written by Push Toy Project   
Friday, 30 October 2015 16:41


Gus Cutty presents “Satanic Panic” opening reception

Featuring completely new works by Asheville aerosol artist and WNC’s #1 mural artist Gus Cutty in celebration of

Halloween and horror movie and heavy metal culture of America in the 1980’s.

where : Push Skateshop and Gallery, 25 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC

when : Opening reception will be from 7-9 pm Friday October 30th and the exhibit will hang through the month of


Costumes are encouraged. 

Remember that time in 1984 when we found your brothers Judas Priest record and went into the attic and lit candles

and played it backwards and it told us to steal my sisters barbies and melt their heads together til it looked like a rad

goat headed demon then we had to hide the evidence in that abandoned school in the woods behind our neighborhood

so we wouldnt get caught and we found all those playboys in the leaves with the eyes cut out and pentagrams drawn all

over em?!?

This is gonna be just like that.”


10 Year Anniversary Weekend!
Written by Push Toy Project   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 04:09


Come celebrate 10 years of PUSH Skateshop & Gallery this weekend
with the premiere of our new video "Left on Red" Friday, June 19 at
Asheville Music Hall at 9pm (31 Patton Ave-doors open at 8pm-music
by DJ Hillbilly Ocean and DJ Franco Nino) and the reception for PUSH:
a retrospective art show looking back on the last decade at PUSH Gallery
on Saturday, June 20 from 7-10pm (music by DJ Hillbilly Ocean). Also
come out for our Go Skateboarding Day skate celebration earlier on
Saturday at the Foundation Spot from 1-3pm and stop by PUSH anytime
during business hours (11-7) and take advantage of our 10 Year Anniversary
Sale as well as the release of our anniversary decks and tees with artwork by
Alli Good!

Brainstorm Art Show/Launch Party!
Written by Push Toy Project   
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:29


Where do ideas and inspiration come from? Push Gallery's first show of the year,
Brainstorm, opens this Friday, May 8th and explores this question through the artwork
of over a dozen creatives from a range of mediums. Featured artists include Bigfoot,
Adam Void, Gus! and Nathanael Roney.  The group exhibit will also serve as a launch
party for a new local skateboard company by the same name founded by long time
PUSH employee, Eric Hunt. Several of the featured artists' works make up the company's
first round of board graphics and T-shirts which will be available at the opening. T-shirts
will be screen printed live on site by Green Light Ink.

Brainstorm: Group exhibition and local skateboard company launch. Reception at PUSH
Gallery Friday, May 8 from 7-10pm. Show will run from May 8 until June 16.

Written by Push Toy Project   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 18:29


It's that time of the year again to start thinking about PUSH Skate Camp.
Skateboarders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Call us at 828-225-5509,
email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or come by the shop at 25 Patton Ave for
questions or to sign up today. It's gonna be a blast! Check out the camp blog from
last year under the skate camp header on to see all of the
photos from last year.

PUSH Skateshop After Thanksgiving Sale!
Written by Push Toy Project   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 22:03


This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (November 28,29,30) we will be having our
AFTER THANKSGIVING SALE! 25% off all clothing and footwear. That includes
all the new stuff just in from companies like Nike SB, Volcom, Polar, RVCA, Huf 
and Emerica (excludes Nike SB "Northern Lights" that release Saturday). We 
will also take an extra 10% off all sale items (tons of new items on sale-up to 
60% off). Come support local businesses this Holiday Season! We love you.

Video Premiere at Thrashville!
Written by Push Toy Project   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 14:47


Lance Turner art show at PUSH Gallery this Friday, Sept 5
Written by Push Toy Project   
Thursday, 04 September 2014 17:49

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Exhibition: Systems and Portraits
Artist: Lance Turner
Run Dates: September 5th-October 10th, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5th, from 7-10pm.

Push Gallery is pleased to announce the latest exhibition of new work by local artist Lance Turner with an opening reception of Friday, September 5th, 2014 from 7-10p.m. at the gallery. The exhibition will run through October 10th.

Lance Turner's latest installation of portrait paintings and moving images intend to further refine our understanding of the mechanics of painting, infinity, and the situation of the viewer through a seemingly limitless amount of patterning, mirrors and Photo-realist painting. He has recreated the PUSH gallery through murals of abstract landscapes that contain psychedelic systems of teeth and eyeballs that draw on a wide range of influences from Rococo painting to skateboard graphics to process art. The gallery is filled with moving images and paintings that incorporate the viewer as subject matter. These are placed on top of murals to immerse the viewer into a total work of art conveying information overload and rapid transition as an exaggeration of our sense of the present.

Lance Turner is from Morganton, NC, and recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in Painting. He has worked at the Asheville Art Museum and the Hickory Museum of Art. He has recently shown work at the National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, TN; The Hickory Museum of Art in Hickory, NC; the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, GA; and the Farmington Museum of Art in Farmington, NM. PUSH gallery is proud to present his latest work in this exciting new show. The event is free so come out and enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, and beverages! Artist Reception Friday, September 5th from 7-10pm.
Bigfoot Art Show at PUSH Gallery!!!
Written by Push Toy Project   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 17:59


BIGFOOT art show in Asheville North Carolina!

Bigfoot is coming to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain city of Asheville, North Carolina in July of 2014!!


With an exclusive appearance at the illustrious PUSH Skateshop on Friday July 18th, the local humans will be sure to either be appalled, or throw up their hands in applause.

Push skateshop will be producing a run of 200 decks dived up into 3 different color versions... A t-shirt and a matching sticker designed by the artist.

25 Patton Ave. 
Asheville, NC 

Friday JULY 18th, 2014 


Bender / Thrashville
Written by Push Toy Project   
Friday, 30 May 2014 19:57


"Our Favorite Toy" Foundation Fundraiser Art Show
Written by Push Toy Project   


Come out Friday, May 30 from 7-10pm for the group art show fundraiser "Our Favorite Toy" at PUSH Gallery. Curated by our very own Eric Hunt, all proceeds will go towards our DIY Foundation skate spot down in the river arts district. Refreshments graciously provided by Asheville Brewing Co. Come buy art and support the cause.

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