Local artist Ron Killian, based in Asheville since ’98, says that after a long period of quiet, it’s time to yell loudly. His shout takes the form of a new collection of work with an unusual inspiration: vandalism on a men’s bathroom wall. “Someone had taken a lighter to the plaster,” he writes. “A single shape made by a single flame became the starting point for a series of experiments in applying both open flame and indirect heat to paper to produce images. Some of the works suggest outer space, X-rays, animal and human forms. Some are just plain creepy.” Killian’s exhibition will be on display at Odd’s Cafe (800 Haywood Road in West Asheville), through Sunday, Nov. 9, with a reception on Friday, Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m. ronkillian.com. Pictured: “Textbook” by Killian
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