Impromptu, how a second can change the outcome
Curated by Martha Skinner
Impromptu, how a second can change the outcome curated by Martha Skinner will be on display March 28th – April 25th at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery with the opening reception held Friday, March 28th from 6:00-9:00pm. This exhibition is part of the Asheville Area Arts Council’s on going Point of View, artists curate artists exhibitions series, which invites area artist to act as curators. Skinner’s Impromptu invites the viewer to pause and capture the poetic structure of time and place.
Skinner explains her curatorial process:
“I captured a body of works from local artists that also paused and captured as we all do in some way or another, the complexities of the lives we live which transform before our eyes, repeat and cycle yet are never ever the same twice. Unique moments are presented and the work ranges from abstract explorations, to spiritual narratives, to political statements in an array of materials that surprise and rethink the way we represent our ever changing realities as we try to make sense of our world.”
Visual, sound, interactive, and installation works will make up the exhibition, including Lorraine Walsh’s “Voice Me” a sound visualization from a collection of skateparks across the United States, “Sound Painting” by Kima Moore, and “Koori” by Sara Baird that transforms and dissolves during the duration of the exhibit. Other featured artists include: Valeria Watson Doost, Juan Benavides, Kevin Hogan, Alice Sebrell, Jeff Kinzel, Margaret Curtis, Richard Brewster, Nava Lubelski.
About the Curator:
Martha Skinner is founder of 10^10, co-founder of fieldoffice and assistant professor at Clemson University. She studies our built environment as a delicate ecology using representation methods that visualize the cycles of life in order to more acutely address temporal, social and environmental issues. Her work includes several Living Maps of cities, which include NY A/V, PROXY_florence, día de los trastos, and BiCi_N. These projects involve the inhabitants of our cities in their daily routines to affect, in real-time, possibilities for social and environmental change. As the 1999 Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan, Martha developed Notation A/V, a seminar about the merging of drawing and moving image, a methodology she exploits in her work to filter, transmit, capture, and celebrate the intangible qualities of the passing of time with solutions that address the relationships between humans and the ecologies in which they are situated. Her work has been exhibited internationally. Her work has been recognized in publications such as Discover Magazine, ID Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Fast Company, Business Week, Architectural Record, Transmaterial, and WordChanging. Honors for Martha’s work include five awards from I.D. Magazine, a Next Generation Award from Metropolis Magazine, receipt of a People, Prosperity and the Planet Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and inclusion in the 10th Venice Biennale and the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.
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