Portentous and meticulously crafted urban landscapes typify painter Brian Mashburn‘s body of work, which often juxtaposes a calm observer — perhaps iconic of nature or purity — among background rubble. The artist, who has lived and worked in Asheville for more than a decade and garnered increasing national and international attention over the past two years, says his work explores “accumulation and consequence, contrast and depth, narrative and observation.” Mashburn’s latest series of small paintings and sketches will be featured in the F.W. Front Gallery at Woolworth Walk for the duration of January. A meet-and-greet artist reception takes place on Friday, Jan. 2, from 4-6 p.m. woolworthwalk.com. Image of “Kingdom” courtesy of Mashburn
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