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Making Meaning: Works from UNC Asheville Alumni

On view

Nov

16

Jan

7

On view

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.

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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

ARTISTS

Kate Averett

Carley Brandau

Bobby Emrick

George Etheredge

Leslie Frempong

D. Forest Gamble

Sally Garner

Lillian Bayley Hoover

Chas Llewellyn

Tatiana Potts

Hunter Stamps

Jason Watson

Kevin Watson

Matt West

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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Carley Brandau

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George Etheredge

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Leslie Frempong

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D. Forest Gamble

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Lillian Bayley Hoover

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Chas Llewellyn

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Tatiana Potts

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Hunter Stamps

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Making Meaning: Works from UNC Asheville Alumni

is

curated by Marilyn Zapf

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organized

by

the

Center

for

Craft.

The

Center

for

Craft

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supported

in

part

by

the

Since its inception in 1964, the North Carolina Arts Council has imagined and executed an innovative vision for arts development that touches every corner of our state — all 100 counties — from the mountains to the coast.

,

a

division

of

the

Department

of

Natural

and

Cultural

Resources.

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.

and

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

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