“A gun and a girl” exhibition opens at Asheville Area Arts Council on Dec. 13

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“A gun and a girl” exhibition opens at Asheville Area Arts Council on Dec. 13

Join local artist Taiyo la Paix as he gathers a sample of Asheville’s most talented in a provocative show about love and death, sex and violence, a girl and a gun. Opening at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery on Friday, December 13, a gun and a girl: asheville artists cope with love and death will give viewers an insight into life’s most moving experiences through the eyes of Asheville artists.

Taiyo la Paix is the sixth curator in the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Point of View, artists curate artists exhibition program. Point of View puts local artists in charge of creating a month-long exhibit showcasing the talents of their peers who illuminate the breadth and depth of Asheville/Buncombe County’s creative sector. In la Paix’s artist’s statement, he admits he has a fear of dying and losing loved ones. His approach to this month’s exhibit continues his artistic exploration of sadness and joy by inviting local artists to share their visions of the same. “La Nouvelle Vague filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard infamously said, ‘All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.’ When it comes down to it, sex and violence are our timeless allegories for love and death, our most burning concerns,” says la Paix in describing his vision for his first curated show. Born in Philadelphia, PA, la Paix was raised in Kyoto, Japan and graduated with a BA in Art from Middlebury College in 1994. His artwork has been seen throughout the Southeast United States, and he now resides in Asheville, NC.

Opening reception Friday, December 13, 6:00-9:00pm at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery , 346 Depot St., a girl and a gun: asheville artists cope with love and death is on display through January 24, 2014.

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About Alli Marshall
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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