WHEN: November 9th – January 8th Artist Reception is Friday November 9th 7pm – 10 pm
Gullow’s newest series of paintings is based on photographs taken of her and her five siblings during the mid 70’s. KIN is a personal exploration of the intersection between memory and documentation. The creation of each painting is the materialization of shadowy recollections merging graphite, acrylic and oil mediums, and many are larger than life-size.
For “KIN” Gullow will also install a collection of used artist palettes amassed over the last year. Says Gullow, “Just as my used palettes evidence activity of paint-mixing that I hardly remember, my paintings are evidence of a time I barely remember, but was, indisputably, a part of.
Ursula Gullow is a visual artist who has been investigating the potency and limitations of paint for nearly 12 years. Known primarily for her narrative paintings, Gullow frequently challenges traditional structures of painting by incorporating installation and interactive elements in her work which one critic describes as “folksy, epic and quietly revolutionary.”
We would like to invite you to the opening of PUSH Tunisia on August 24th at PUSH skate shop and gallery on 25 Patton avenue in downtown Asheville. The event is free and begins at 6pm. PUSH Tunisia is a skateboard 'artivism' film and art mashup featuring a group of skateboarders and street artists in Tunisia eleven months after the revolution. This eclectic crew - known collectively as theBedouins and hailing from Tunisia, the U.S.A. and the Middle East – took respite from the chaos in the streets to turn the looted house of the incarcerated politician Imed Trabelsi, nephew of former first lady Leila Ben Ali, into a makeshift skate park and street art exhibition. PUSH Tunisia shows how it is possible to inspire a change in human perspective away from destruction and complacency towards proactive peace through creative oppositions and celebrations of the positive in our world.
A number of those involved in the project will be at the opening and the show will be up through the month of September
Tom Pazderka (b. 1981) is a Czech born conceptual artist, painter, sculptor and musician.His work focuses on suppressed and idiosyncratic aspects of Western culture, particularly the American culture he adopted upon immigrating to the US eighteen years ago.Tom began drawing at the side of his maternal grandmother in the Soviet housing blocks of his childhood village outside Prague.His first art exhibition was in a group show in New York City in 1994, shortly after his arrival in the U.S.His work has been exhibited in a number of galleries and museums since then.In 2011, one of his pieces hanged alongside such greats as Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hoffman and Pat Passlof.He lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina.
Reception will be from 7-10. Music by Shane Perlowin at 7:30. Beverages graciously provided by Foothills Brewery.
Come check out the collective awesomeness in our 4th installment of Stalefish. Reception is Friday, June 1 from 7-10pm (even though the flier says 7:30). Refreshments graciously provided by Foothills Brewery.