February 2, 2018 – March 30, 2018
AAAC is excited to be welcoming painter, Christine Longoria into the Front Gallery of the Refinery Creator Space!
Christine Longoria is a graduate of Trinity University, where her mentor was a student of Hans Hoffman. She was greatly influenced by him, and by Richard Dibenkorn. She has a graduate degree from Western Carolina University.
Longoria was a founding member of the Asheville Gallery of Art, and displays work at galleries throughout North Carolina. She has work is hanging in many private homes and corporations throughout the United States. Until 2015, she was represented by the American Folk Gallery, as their only trained artist.
“My life has certainly been changing, and it’s reflected in my work. All artist bring their life experiences to the table… and growth is always the goal. Congruence also comes to mind, you always reflect what is inside, so you better do your inner spiritual work, or whatever it is you personally need to grow. The world need us to do our inner work . ”
“I don’t approach a canvas with anything in mind except making marks. Those marks move you to the next marks. You look and look, and soon you begin to see the unfolding. You just keep marking until you see “it”. I rarely say, “I think I’m going to paint an apple today.” I just make marks. It’s a mysterious process, and some times it works out in a great way and sometimes, not so much. Knowing when to put it aside, or move on is almost always a question. Sometimes I just say, “Well, that’s all I want to say about this.”
An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Refinery Creator Space.