Press release from Ralston Fox Smith:
Asheville, NC contemporary artist, Ralston Fox Smith, is proud to announce a solo exhibition of his paintings at Pink Dog Gallery (348 Depot Street) in Asheville’s River Arts District. The show, Furtherance, will run from November 10th through December 17th, with an opening reception on November 10th from 6-9pm. Fox has earned a strong following among collectors: his paintings hang in private and public collections around the world.
Furtherance represents a progression and transformation of vision as Fox has explored abstract and surreal landscapes and pushed beyond into the world of pure geometric abstraction. This exhibit is an opportunity to explore that evolution and to revel in his most recent compelling work.
The geometry of nature – from tree trunks and boulders to vast crop fields – have long been the building blocks of Fox’s work. The sharp lines and angles of man- made structures have also fueled the evolution of clean and ordered constructs in his work. With his newest collection, Fox has pushed further into the role of geometry, spatial relationships, and inherent positive and negative balance. On a two-dimensional surface, Fox expresses his response to chaotic energy through dynamic geometric constructs in a clean hard-edged manner. Furtherance is your chance to tap into that spirited power, which Fox calls both “honest and uplifting.”
Ralston Fox Smith grew up in southeastern New Hampshire and later attended Amherst College as well as the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture. He lives in Asheville, NC with his amazing wife, two children and large dog, and shares a large studio north of downtown on the French Broad River with three exceptionally talented artists.