“Artifacts,” an exhibition of photographs depicting Asheville's historical Biltmore Industries Homespun Shops factory, will be on display from Oct. 28-Nov. 8, in UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery.
“Artifacts” is the Bachelor of Arts in Photography Senior Exhibition by Charles Johnson of Black Mountain.
Charles Johnson, "Full Bags"Charles Johnson, "Full Bags"
The photos depict the factory--which was once the site of custom woodworking and wool production and still houses original equipment and wool remnants that were in use in a typical work day--in “a unique state of limbo between degradation and preservation,” according to Johnson. “The images portray individual work spaces as they existed when operations ceased in 1981, giving the impression that the workers seemed to vanish, leaving behind an eerily beautiful silence.”
The exhibition is free and open to the public, with gallery hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. For more information, visit or art.unca.edu call 828/251-6559.
This article was originally published 2011-10-27 04:52:46 PM
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