Works by Cuban-American artist Gory at UNCA, Aug. 24-Oct. 5

"Ausencias" by Gory, image courtesy of UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville:

New Exhibits of Works by Cuban-American Artist Gory (Rogelio López Marín), and by UNC Asheville Staff and Faculty, Open in August in Campus Galleries

UNC Asheville will host two new exhibitions opening in August:

The Decisive Dream – Photographs by Cuban-American artist Gory (Rogelio López Marín)

The Decisive Dream, featuring the photographs of Cuban-American artist Gory (Rogelio López Marín), will be on view Aug. 24-Oct. 5 in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall. An opening reception with curator Cynthia Canejo, UNC Asheville associate professor of art history, will be held in the gallery from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.

“Gory is one of the most important artists from Latin America,” notes Canejo. “He is both a photographer and a photorealist painter who came to the U.S. in 1991. Using a variety of techniques, his photos extend beyond physical reality. His presentation last spring at UNC Asheville received such a great response that we are excited to be able to exhibit his photographs now in Asheville.”

Gory was a 2017 recipient of a prestigious Pollack/Krasner Foundation grant and his works are in many permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Havana’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

S. Tucker Cooke Gallery is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekdays and the exhibition is free and open to everyone. For more information, visit

Campus Creatives – Works in many media by UNC Asheville faculty and staff

Campus Creatives, featuring works in many different media created by UNC Asheville faculty and staff, is on view now through Sept. 30 in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, in Blowers Gallery. The works include mixed media pieces, paintings, sculptures, wood-turned pieces, photographs, drawings, poems, and hand crafted furniture which have been submitted from all over campus.

Admission to Ramsey Library is free and open to everyone, and the exhibition is on view during regular library hours. For more information, visit

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