Smart bets: White Wolf Kin

Mother-and-son artists Cher Shaffer and Gabriel Shaffer launch the shared exhibit, White Wolfe Kin, at The Satellite Gallery. While the show has been in the works for a year and a half, “a few months ago we decided we wanted to make this one different,” says Gabriel. “It’s gonna be a bit more personal mythology and spiritually based work.” The title of the exhibit relates to the Shaffer family genealogy and Cherokee roots. Among the works on display, Cher has bold, haunting large-scale paintings as well as giant dolls and puppets. Gabriel, who is readying for a solo show at Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans this fall, will exhibit some of his recent pieces. Abstraction, barn quilts and new combinations of mediums are some of the ideas he’s been working with. “Sacred geometry, the Underground Railroad, Op art, comic books, Return of the Jedi, boxing, death and the afterlife,” he says of themes. The exhibit runs through Sunday, July 12, with an opening on Friday, June 5, 7-9 p.m. thesatellitegallery.com. Image courtesy of Gabriel Shaffer

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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