Artist fellowship exhibition in Raleigh features Asheville artist Daniel Nevins
The North Carolina Artist Fellowship exhibition showcases innovative installation, video and multimedia work â€” providing a glimpse into how artists use current technologies and forms to sharp creative expression.
Held this year at the Contemporary Art Museum(CAM) in Raleigh the exhibition also features impressive examples of paintings and imaginative works of craft. Together, they offer a snapshot into what some of the best artists in North Carolina are doing and why they were recipients of the prestigious award.
The 15 artists participating received the 2013 Artist Fellowship Awards from the North Carolina Arts Council. Their work will be on display at CAM through Sunday, April 27.
Artists featured in the show include Ryan C. Buyssens, visual artist (Mecklenburg); Notasia DeRubertis, filmmaker (Durham); Travis Donovan, visual artist (Watauga); Scott Hazard, visual artist (Wake); Brandon Jones, visual artist (Guilford); Becky and Steve Lloyd, ceramists (Haywood); David McConnell, multimedia artist (Wake); Daniel Nevins, visual artist (Buncombe); Marek Ranis, visual artist (Mecklenburg); Dana Raymond, visual artist (Wake); Amanda Small, visual artist (Orange); Tracy Spencer-Stonestreet, visual artist (formerly of Guilford); Leigh Suggs, visual artist (Orange); Sarah West, visual artist (Wake); and Jeff Whetstone, filmmaker (Durham).
Asheville visual artist Daniel Nevins selects forms from the natural world and re-contextualizes them to create new representations of nature, dictated by emotions and aesthetic sensibilities. His forms and compositions are worked out on the surface of the canvas, creating layers of visible alterations. Nevins’ work has been exhibited at the Blackett-Peck Gallery, New Orleans; Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville (five times); and has appeared on more than 30 album covers. He holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Florida.
In His Own Words
The two paintings of mine (Number 13 and Number 14) on display in this exhibition are the first two paintings that I completed after receiving the fellowship grant. They show a ripening, a maturing, of the work I was doing before receiving the grant. They are grander in scope and darker in their themes, more operatic in nature and execution.