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On View 

Making Meaning: Works from UNC Asheville Alumni

Making Meaning: Works from UNC Asheville Alumni

On view

Nov

16

Jan

7

Through

Nov

16

Jan

7

When

Nov 16, 2019

Jan 7, 2020

Photo credit:

Work by Carley Brandau, courtesy of Jim Prinz

Current Exhibition

UPcoming Exhibition

past Exhibition

On View 

Making Meaning: Works from UNC Asheville Alumni

On view

Nov

16

Jan

7

Through

Nov

16

Jan

7

When

Nov 16, 2019

Jan 7, 2020

Photo credit:

Work by Carley Brandau, courtesy of Jim Prinz

Current Exhibition

UPcoming Exhibition

past Exhibition

On View 

Making Meaning: Works from UNC Asheville Alumni

On view

Nov

16

Jan

7

Through

Nov

16

Jan

7

When

Nov 16, 2019

Jan 7, 2020

Photo credit:

Work by Carley Brandau, courtesy of Jim Prinz

FRONT & CENTER

Front & center

The inaugural exhibition of the John Cram Partner Gallery at the Center for Craft, Making Meaning, brings together fourteen UNC Asheville alumni whose work shifts perceptions of material, method and meaning, creating new vocabularies in clay, digital media, photography, printmaking, assemblage and textiles. Through interdisciplinary practice, rooted in their experiences within a liberal arts model, these artists present expanded possibilities for innovation.  

Carley Brandau employs textiles to immerse us in swaths of language; Bobby Emrick’s renderings transport us to views of the world beneath our feet; George Etheredge’s photojournalism carries us into the lives of others; Leslie Frempong embraces absence in her digital photographs; Sally Garner weaves VHS tape, enveloping us in a new textile landscape; 

D. Forest Gamble characterizes sound through 3D animation; Lillian Bayley Hoover’s paintings preserve spaces for a better future; Chas Llewellyn marries our “junk” with emerging technologies, inviting us to play; Tatiana Potts builds upon the architectural past and future through printmaking and folded paper reliefs; Hunter Stamps confronts us with perceptions of our bodies through the visceral manipulation of clay; Jason Watson's paintings, cut-outs and found objects present fragmented narratives, making new meaning from old archetypes; Clay and digital manipulation meet to build Kevin Watson’s carnal world; Matt West melds the organic and mechanical in hydroponic, living works of art.


Making Meaning looks towards the spaces where these artworks collide and converge, where the viewer is called to change their own perspective and embrace new material languages that create meaning and imagine futures.

Cover image: Land of the ___., 2018, Carley Brandau. Image courtesy of Jim Prinz.

SUPPORT

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OPENING RECEPTION

Sat

,

Nov

16

,

2:00 pm

6:00 pm

Where

Center for Craft, John Cram Partner Gallery

67 Broadway St., Asheville NC 28801

CURATed By

Curated by CFC Partner Gallery Faculty Advisory Committee, organized by UNC Asheville:

Suzanne Dittenber, Assistant Professor of Art

Lei Han, Professor of New Media

Jackson Martin Associate Professor of Art

Jonathan King Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Leah Mathews, Professor of Economics

Lise Kloeppel, Associate Professor of Drama

Susan Reiser, Senior Lecturer and Special Assistant to the Provost

Dr. Leisa Rundquist, Professor of Art History and University Curator 

Brent Skidmore Associate Professor of Art and Public Arts & Humanities Chair 


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Meet the artists

ᏚᏍᏓᏯᎫᎾᏱ Gabriel Crow

Cherokee, NC

Faye Junaluska

Cherokee, NC

Lucille Lossiah

Ramon Lose

Cullowhee, NC

ᏯᏗ ᎺᏂ Betty Maney

Cherokee, NC

ᏗᎳᏂ Dylan Morgan

Cherokee, NC

ᎺᎵ ᏔᎻᏏᏂ Mary W. Thompson

ᏎᎳᏂ ᏔᎻᏏᏂ Sarah Thompson

Patricia Welch

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about the artists

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

exhibition Images

exhibition Images

Making Meaning: Works from UNC Asheville Alumni

is

curated

by

Curated by CFC Partner Gallery Faculty Advisory Committee, organized by UNC Asheville:

Suzanne Dittenber, Assistant Professor of Art

Lei Han, Professor of New Media

Jackson Martin Associate Professor of Art

Jonathan King Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Leah Mathews, Professor of Economics

Lise Kloeppel, Associate Professor of Drama

Susan Reiser, Senior Lecturer and Special Assistant to the Provost

Dr. Leisa Rundquist, Professor of Art History and University Curator 

Brent Skidmore Associate Professor of Art and Public Arts & Humanities Chair 


and

Organized

by

the

Center

for

Craft.

The

Center

for

Craft

is

supported

in

part

by

the

,

a

division

of

the

Department

of

Natural

and

Cultural

Resources.

The Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship is generously supported by the Windgate Foundation.

This

exhibition

is

supported

in

part

by

the

the

and

For a full listing of the generous funders supporting the Center for Craft and our programming visit centerforcraft.org/support

This

exhibition

is

supported

in

part

by

the

the

and

the

a

division

of

the

Department

of

Natural

and

Cultural

Resources.

For a full listing of the generous funders supporting the Center for Craft and our programming visit centerforcraft.org/support

The

Center

for

Craft’s

John

Cram

Partner

Gallery

presented

in

collaboration

with

UNC Asheville transforms lives through leadership and education. The designated liberal arts and sciences institution for the UNC System and one of the nation’s top 10 public liberal arts universities, UNC Asheville enrolls 3,600 students and offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. UNC Asheville also encourages students to take part in a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and participate in interdisciplinary learning. From internships and hands-on projects, to study abroad and community engagement, students experience an education that extends beyond campus into the vibrant City of Asheville, the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and the world.

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A liberal arts college grounded in social responsibility, where hard work and community are more than just words.

.

This

exhibition

is

supported

in

part

by

the

the

and

For a full listing of the generous funders supporting the Center for Craft and our programming visit centerforcraft.org/support

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