Trip out on this! You are invited to the SLACKERS Group Art Show, featuring local Asheville artists LEVY (AC/DC, Grateful Dead, Black Crowes), GREU (AVL tattoo artist) & Introducing rad art by KFEZ. Meet the artists in person opening night, St. Patrick’s Day, FRIDAY March 17th. Live Music by AVL Burnout, Nugget Box (members of Hard Rocket) & Dogwater. Refreshments graciously provided by Hi-Wire Brewing. Please Save The Date. The show stays up for 1.5 months, through May 1st 2017. Thank You! 25 Patton Ave, ALL AGES, 6-11pm, FREE
Andy Herod – Sorry I Made it Weird: Portraits of People You May Know PUSH Gallery | 25 Patton Ave - Asheville, NC 28801 Opening Reception: August 19th | 6-9pm
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 networks.”
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” 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.
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.
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.
Age Cowboy presents Slown Down Pictures, a new collection of artworks by Nathanael Roney and an original soundtrack by J Seger, to openat PUSH Gallery (25 Patton Avenue) on Friday, April 18th from 7-10pm.
Followed by A Newspaper (2012) and The Deepening Blues (2013), Slown Down Pictures marks the third trial of "art show with soundtrack" the two have produced. And for the first time in the series, the individual works themselves have been titled, if not mostly for the sake of mentioning them here — BURDEN, COMPOSURE, SHIT CARS — titles meant to fulfill those traditional purposes of explanation.
Roney's work has been referred to as both "refreshing" and "masturbatory." Some people even hang it in their homes. He hates Rs and Ks and especially Bs, because he has a harder time drawing them than say Cs, Ts or lower case Es. This is not to say he uses the words he writes based on the preference he has in drawing them, but sometimes words and their characters are visually incorrect, making them useless in many cases. He considers the desire to articulate, even the instinct, to be the skin of great weakness. When used poorly, language assumes its power to conclude what it can only hypothesize. He often finds himself in defense from its influence, and at times, frustrated because of it.
PUSH Gallery is proud to present Just Looking-new portrait/street photography by Anthony Bellemare. The opening reception is Friday, March 7 from 7-10pm. Just Looking will be on display from March 7 until April 14. Come one and all. Refreshments graciously provided by Asheville Pizza and Brewing.
Anthony Bellemare, who makes his home in Asheville, NC, uses the camera as a means of capturing, creating and relaying moments — of place and person, and always in time. His photographs take note of brief sidewalk encounters and small-town city life, all in-passing. “I strive to make images that are anchored in a moment,” says Bellemare. “I enjoy wandering with intention, noticing a coincidence and following a hunch, and never wasting an opportunity.”
During the last 5 years Bellemare has contributed photographs for Verve, Bold Life and the Mountain Xpress and will be featuring portraits in the Asheville Citizen Times during an upcoming, month-long photography column entitled “Living Portraits” Just Looking is Bellemare’s second solo exhibition. For more information visit www.abellemare.com.
PUSH Skateshop & Gallery is proud to present the art of recent Asheville transplant, Adam Void. The Crossroads will feature work responding to extensive travel, spiritual quandaries, and political endtimes. Preferring to create an immersive environment, The Crossroads spans the mediums of sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage. The work on display includes a life-sized found object assemblage of a horse-drawn pioneer/gypsy wagon, a site-specific indoor mural, poetically combined cardboard signs, and a curated "show within a show" of works by local and national underground artists. The opening reception will be Friday, December 6 from 7-10pm. Refreshments graciously provided by Asheville Pizza and Brewing. Music by DJ Hillbilly Ocean. adamvoid.com
Come one and all this Friday, October 25 from 7-10pm for The Arts of Darkness 3. Everyone is highly encouraged to come in full Halloween attire and DJ Frankie will be spinning the ghoulish beats. We will also be having a costume skate jam at the Foundation Spot earlier in the day from 4-7pm. There will be prizes for best costume and possibly an impromptu contest.
PUSH Gallery is proud to welcome back Scott Hilton for his 2nd solo show in our gallery. If you were around for the first one, you already know you are in for something truly bizarre and special. Check out this video for a sneak peak http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98RBGABnyCc&feature=c4-overview&list=UUjlTFm4ujwVE1ugnjh9rv4g The opening reception is Friday, August 16 from 7-10pm. Music by Michael Vick and Microtonal-Spears. Refreshments graciously provided by Asheville Pizza and Brewing.
PUSH Gallery is proud to present "Tim Brought Age" new works in aerosol by Gus Cutty. Opening reception Friday, January 11 from 7-10pm.
Gus Is Rich is a designer and muralist who cut his teeth painting rooftops and walls in the south before moving to San Francisco to expand his perspective in 2006. Best known for his large scale spray painted portraits that have sprouted up around Asheville since his return to the area at the beginning of 2012, Gus has devoted himself to the evolution of portrait and the craft of free hand aerosol work.