SAY IT LOUD opening reception

  • 22 London Road

  • Address: 22 London Road, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Times: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull
  • Phone: (828) 216-1331
  • Email: hedfisch@gmail.com

SAY IT LOUD, an exhibition of contemporary art from the Collection of Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull explores the difficult and complex cultural and political issues facing America today. The exhibition illustrates the struggles and achievements of African Americans and challenges dominant historical perspectives with powerful work that is sometimes tough and raw but squarely focused on narratives of ethnic identity, institutional racism, gender and beauty. The exhibition includes work from prominent African American artists including Kehinde Wiley, chosen for the official portrait of President Barack Obama and 92-year-old Betye Saar, a founding member of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s.SAY IT LOUD invites the public to the opening reception on Saturday September 29, 2018 from 6–10 p.m. at22 London Rd. Asheville, NC, the 10,000 square foot studio of artist Randy Shull and an exhibition space forcurated contemporary art events.SAY IT LOUD includes MacArthur award winner Kerry James Marshall; Alison Saar, winner of a GuggenheimFellowship & a US Artists Fellowship; Rashid Johnson, the first African American artist to be a trustee at theGuggenheim Museum in NYC and included in the 2015 Venice Biennale; Trenton Doyle Hancock, winner of the 2013 Greenfield Prize; Mickalene Thomas, whose work is included in MOMA, the Whitney and the Guggenheim Museums; Hank Willis Thomas, the first recipient of the Aperture West Book Prize for his book Pitch Blackness; McArthur Binion who was included in the 2017 Venice Biennale; Sanford Biggers, 2010 Greenfield Prize winner; Rodney McMillian whose solo exhibition, Against a Civic Death, opened at The Austin Contemporary in 2018; and Paul Mpagi Sepuya who is included in Being: New Photography 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, among others.SAY IT LOUD follows the successful ¡Viva!, an exhibition at 22 London in 2017 of Latin American contemporary art from the Fischer/Shull collection which explored important contemporary issues in Latin America through sculpture, painting, photography and video and traveled to the Projective Eye Gallery at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC and the successful international video exhibit, Love, Devotion and Surrender in May, 2016 organized by Randy Shull & David Raymond which included work from prominent contemporary video artistsincluding Bill Viola and Tony Oursler and reviewed by former Aperture senior editor Diana Stoll in Burnaway:https://burnaway.org/review/new-asheville-art-space/SAY IT LOUD will be open to the public by appointment until October 28, 2018. Image: Kehinde Wiley, Prince Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria, 2013, Oil on canvas, 72” x 60,” Photo by Tony Powell, courtesy of Art in Embassies, US Department of State, Collection of Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer For more information please contact Randy Shull, randy.shull@gmail.com or Hedy Fischer, hedfisch@gmail.com