Gallery gossip

• Do you happen to remember the abstract paintings of a German artist named Martin Conrad that were shown in Asheville about 10 years ago? Well, Conrad’s profile has raised a bit in the last decade, and his latest exhibition will open at the Goethe Institut in Hamburg later this month. But we had him first!

• The Flood Gallery keeps up its vision of bringing exciting contemporary work to Asheville with an exhibition of paintings by Ari Richter. Richter, who earned his Master of Fine Arts from UNC-Greensboro, explores our relationship to domesticated animals in a unique way, by using “various renewable and nonrenewable materials” from the animals themselves.

• After the removal of work depicting nudes by photographer Stewart Gerard at Winston-Salem’s Downtown Arts District Association Community Center, DADACC Director Amy Garland was quoted in the Winston-Salem Journal as saying “I’m not showing nudes in my gallery. We live in the Bible Belt. We’re in the South.” Is it any wonder that the only group you can still make jokes about and not be called politically incorrect are Southerners?

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  1. coonpuppy

    moderated before going on line, bible belt, the blight of organized religion will be soon lost in real time

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