Painter and visual artist Margaret Curtis embraces the unpredictable in her new show, Collide-O-Scopic/Conflate-O-Matic. Curtis spent 16 years in New York City, where she exhibited at venues including the New Museum of Contemporary Art and earned editorial nods from publications such as New York Magazine. Today, she calls Tryon home, but she’s still engaged in the greater American art scene, with recent shows in Hickory and Columbia, S.C. Her work also remains nationally relevant; Collide-O-Scopic/Conflate-O-Matic considers timely societal and political fears and the artist’s role in the resistance. Curtis’ solo show runs through Sunday, July 2, at The Satellite Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m. Free. thesatellitegallery.com.”Trial by Water: The Pool Party” by Margaret Curtis
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