Art Bets: Patterns

Patterns is a broad theme for the broad range of art now on display at COOP studio, gallery and performance space in downtown Asheville. There are the geometric patterns drawn in ink by Molly Rose Freeman, and more organic ones painted onto busted skateboards by high-school artist Coleman Dove. Another teen, Alice Byrd, has prepared some poignant collaged texts that are quite punk rock in their sentiment. Other notable work includes monochromatic watercolors by Emily Roberts, tattoo art stylings by Wade Elder, gestural pieces by Constance Humphries and a giant Saltine cracker by Michael Ohgren. The “marginalized artist” distinction goes to Erin Fussell, a photographer, whose tender photos of low-income housing are relegated to a storage-closet door in the corner of the upstairs gallery. Patterns closes this weekend, Oct. 1. Coop is at 25 Carolina Lane.


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