Smart bets: Mark Flowers

“My works are ambiguous narratives,” explains local artist Mark Flowers. “They are small stories that have personal meaning, yet also have universal connections.” The mixed-media paintings in Flowers’ new solo exhibition at Pink Dog Creative embody those ideas of personal made public, drawing on current political themes for inspiration. Though Flowers’ works appeal to a large audience, he’s happy to call Asheville home. “We always describe Asheville as ‘having found our tribe,’” he says of his decision to move here full time with his wife, artist Kristy Higby, in 2014. “In many areas, you have to explain what you are. Here, you just are.” Flowers’ exhibit Signs of Life opens with an artist reception on Friday, June 2, at 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday, July 9. Free. “Leaving Denver” by Mark Flowers.

About Emily Glaser
Writer scribbling away in the shaky lines of the mountains.

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