ART BETS

Think of Black Mountain College, and it’s likely that John Cage, Merce Cunningham and postmodern 1950s evenings come to mind. But beyond these were dozens of artists that existed before, with and after the former group, including the BMC+AC’s current exhibition artist, David Weinrib. Weinrib arrived in Black Mountain in the summer of 1952 as a potter-in-residence and guest faculty member, staying two years. But with the exception of a panel offering a brief timeline, the show doesn’t provide much linkage to the college. A few ceramic pieces line the left entrance, but quickly transition into a group of more colorful works that flood the viewers’ retinas. A black mass surrounded by pinkish-red panels fills the back wall, while a green wave comes at you from the right. The artist draped these multicolored floral-patterned paper cutouts, now sealed behind plastic, over his body for series of photographs that hang across the wall. Up through Sept. 8. blackmountaincollege.org.

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