January 18, 2019 – February 22, 2019

The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to welcome Carve: Process of Reduction, curated by Nina Kawar, into the Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Space.

Process is an important aspect to creating art and often concept and form emerge from the act of making. Whether working in wood, clay, glass or other medium, it takes patience and understanding of the material to manipulate and find its form.

This exhibition’s intention is to reveal the artists of our community working in a variety of different materials and using diverse approaches to carving. It will consist of seven different artists working with clay, wood, glass, printmaking techniques and paper. Each artist has a unique voice that speaks to the process of reduction. With both sculptural and functional objects, the exhibition will feature artworks that demonstrate how these fine artists are crafting and pushing the limits of a material that speaks to them.

Whether carving hard or malleable materials, it requires diligence and dedication. The artists of Carve: Process of Reduction are passionate individuals committed to their craft and have spent years developing their skills and collecting specific tools to create a piece of art that reflects their point of view.

Carve: Process of Reduction will be on display from January 18 – February 22, 2019. A reception will be held on February 1, 2019 in the Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Space from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The artist talk will begin at 6:30 pm.

Images by: Nina Kawar and Noah Prinsen