August 1- 21, 2019
In the Gallery: Thursday August 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday August 2, 2019: 5 – 8 PM
Powerful art triggers something in the viewer; it creates a space for us to be absorbed into the scene, opens a way to be touched by emotion. It can have nothing, or everything to do with what the artist is conveying whilst creating. Creating emotional content successfully is a finely honed skill which often begins with a line. Horizon lines create space and depth; even on a small canvas, a vast landscape can emerge. With a simple vertical line the illusion of height is conveyed. A bunch of lines: depth. One rounded curvy line--a whole body emerges.
Asheville's American Folk Art Gallery presents shows which explore the ways in which the self-taught artist finds their own voice. This exploration of a most elemental element of all art while showcasing the work of our more contemporary/modernist artists the gallery represents. Chief among those painters are Ellie Ali, Ellen Langford, and Chris Bruno; along with woodblock printmaker Kent Ambler. Several pieces of Shawn Ireland’s unique take of modern functional pottery will also be included.
American Folk will preview the show at WWW.AMERIFOLK.COM at 11 am on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
The show will open in the gallery at 64 Biltmore Ave, downtown, at 10 am on Thursday, August 1, 2019.
A reception will be held in the gallery from 5 – 8 pm on Friday, August 2, 2019.