October 29, 2015

Current Exhibitions at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts‏

November 6, 2015, from 6-10 PM:  Fall Exhibition Celebration!  The Turchin Center invites you inside after hours, to “engage, discover and connect through the arts.” Held several times a year, these celebrations offer a chance to meet the artists and enjoy a cocktail while wandering one of the most exciting venues in town: a collection of six galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art from local, regional, and international artists. This Celebration will include live music, and a chance to win a TCVA wine tour. Learn more...

KIARA, Pigment print, 30″ X 40″
The Performance Review: Endia Beal “What’s really going on here?” That’s a question the artist Endia Beal asks throughout her work, which shines a bright, unwavering light on the ways in which black women are relegated to obscurity in our culture. “Beal is acutely aware of the under-representation of minority stories in contemporary art circles; it is even more rare to find stories of black women working within the structures of corporate America,” say Turchin Center Curator Mary Anne Redding. In fact, the title of her show refers to an experience Beal had working as a tall, young black woman in a mostly white IT office; she found out through the grapevine that her male colleagues were fascinated with her hair and wanted to touch it. So she let them—then documented the unorthodox office experience in one of the videos featured in her Turchin Center show. Learn more.   Exhibition ends: Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Intervention: Kirsten StolleTake a closer look at the pretty floral wallpaper featured in the multimedia artist Kirsten Stolle’s mid-century kitchen, “Miracle Grow,” and you’ll notice not-so-innocent pesticide cans and herbicide containers where a daisy’s cheery center should be. “Stolle’s installations examine the influence of corporate agribusiness and biotech companies on the food supply,” says Redding, and to do that the artist uses text-based embroidery, manipulated audio loops, and such reference materials as vintage medical books, 20th century agricultural magazines, USDA promotional videos, and mid-century chemical-company print advertisements among other materials,  “I strive to create elegant environments within the context of disturbing genetic realities,” says Stolle.   Learn more.   Exhibition ends: Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Sightings: Ruth Ava Lyons
Sightings: Ruth Ava Lyons.  “The artist Ruth Ava Lyons is inspired by her passion for diving, endangered watery ecosystems, natural disasters, and other environmental factors,” says Redding. The artist’s experiences at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Florida Everglades, Congaree National Park, Cumberland Island and other national parks and forests have intensified her concern for the negative effect of man’s behavior on the natural world. Rather than a dark and gloomy vision, however, Lyons has translated her preoccupations into ‘brightly colored mixed media paintings that evoke the shimmering hues of the sea and the sensuality of moist surroundings,” says Redding.   Learn more.    Exhibition ends: Saturday, December 19, 2015.

STREAM: Razi Projects, the Collaborations of Suzi Davidoff and Rachelle Thiewes.  We began our collaborative partnership in 1999. As artists from very diverse disciplines, we found common ground in our interest in the landscape, pattern, light and one’s perception and navigation of the natural world. Our projects have ranged from artists books to installation to video with a focus on human interaction with the environment.   Learn more.  Exhibition ends: Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts‏  is located at 423 West King Street in Boone NC


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