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2013 Push Gallery Shows
SLACKERS Art show! Friday, March 17 from 6-11pm
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Friday, 17 March 2017 03:43

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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 at PUSH Gallery
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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
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 art show at PUSH Gallery
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Thursday, 23 June 2016 21:50

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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. 

 
"April Fools" art show at PUSH Gallery
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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.
www.fian.com

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.
www.ashevilleartfamily.com

Don’t miss this super-fun, energetic & colorful art experience! 
 
Refreshments graciously provided by the fine folks at Hi-Wire Brewing. 
 
Thanks,
PUSH Skateshop & Gallery
25 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
pushtoyproject.com
828-225-5509
 
Gus Cutty "Satanic Panic" at PUSH Gallery
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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

November. 


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.”

 

 
Brainstorm Art Show/Launch Party!
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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:29

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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.
 

 
Lance Turner art show at PUSH Gallery this Friday, Sept 5
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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.

www.pushtoyproject.com
 
"Our Favorite Toy" Foundation Fundraiser Art Show
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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.

 
Bigfoot Art Show at PUSH Gallery!!!
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Wednesday, 11 June 2014 17:59

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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!!

"UNMASKED IN ASHEVILLE"

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.

PUSH SKATESHOP 
25 Patton Ave. 
Asheville, NC 
28801

Friday JULY 18th, 2014 
7-10pm

Bigfootone.com

 

 
Nathanael Roney show at PUSH Gallery
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Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:03

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Age Cowboy presents Slown Down Pictures, a new collection of artworks by Nathanael Roney and an original soundtrack by J Seger, to open at 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.

Seger on the other hand, just don't give a fuck

 
ANTHONY BELLEMARE SHOW AT PUSH GALLERY FRIDAY, MARCH 7
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Thursday, 06 March 2014 02:43

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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.

 

 
Adam Void art show at PUSH Gallery Friday, December 6 from 7-10pm!
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Monday, 02 December 2013 21:45

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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

 

 
Halloween Art Show and Costume Party Friday, October 25!
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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 23:35

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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.

 
PAPER: GROUP ART SHOW THIS FRIDAY AT PUSH GALLERY!
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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 17:12

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Refreshments graciously provided by Asheville Pizza and Brewing.

 
PAPER: GROUP ART SHOW THIS FRIDAY AT PUSH GALLERY!
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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 17:12

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Refreshments graciously provided by Asheville Pizza and Brewing.

 
Scott Hilton reception at PUSH Gallery Friday, August 16
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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:57

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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.

 
RICHARD KIRBY ART SHOW FRIDAY, MAY 3!
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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 03:26

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Larry Turner art show reception this Friday, March 8
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Tuesday, 05 March 2013 03:06

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Larry Turner debuts new exhibition at PUSH Gallery--"Pointer-The Doubting Thomas"
Opening reception: Friday March 8th, 7-10pm
PUSH Gallery
25 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC

 
Gus Cutty "Time Brought Age" art opening promo
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Sunday, 13 January 2013 01:42

 

 
GUS CUTTY ART SHOW RECEPTION FRIDAY JAN. 11
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Tuesday, 08 January 2013 16:27

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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.