Check out a few pieces from illustrator Kreh Mellick’s series titled Ghosts + Bathers. Kreh lives right here in Asheville and if you’re lucky enough to live here, you can still buy some of these delicate little beauties over at Harvest Records. Read the rest of this entry »
Nava Lubelski is a multi-medium artist based in Asheville, NC. While she dabbles with a variety of materials, I think it’s her work with thread & canvas that really stands out. Throughout the series an amazing sense of biology is captured in the interplay between the cellular stitching and the webbed rips in the canvas. Nava says her work explores the relationshiop between ‘impulse to destroy and the compulsion to mend.” Conceptual prodding aside, her mastery over thread & her ability to make it look like paint is pretty damn rad. Her thread & canvas work is currently on display at Artspace in Raleigh.
I went to Asheville this past weekend, and whilst perusing the work of local artists at the Woolworth gallery I stumbled upon these beautiful pieces by Heather Knight. Heather got her BFA at UNC Asheville and then started her studio, Element Clay Studio, in 2007. All of her pieces are 100% hand made and inspired by natural textures and forms. I want one of everything!
Asheville’s Galen Frost Brenard won’t hesitate to include ash, beer, bugs, hair and a little bit of spray paint in his work. It’s weird, but it kinda makes we want to step into these dream worlds just to take in the smell.
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