Over the last six years Castell Photography Gallery has organized an uninterrupted roster of the most innovative and intelligent photography exhibitions that Asheville has yet seen. The gallery has shown some of the medium’s greatest practitioners — historic and contemporary, national and local. But that has now come to an end.
Corn Close: A Cottage In Dentdale, otherwise known as Jargon #116, debuts Thursday, June 18 at The Captain’s Bookshelf. PUSH Skateshop and Gallery debuts its second full-length skate video, Left On Red, and PUSH: A Retrospective at PUSH Gallery, an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia.
Photography was only a fledgling art form in the early 1850s when it became a vital source for documenting otherwise unseen corners of the American West. Despite the technical difficulties, the resulting images — sweeping, magisterial views of plains and cliff sides — are unforgettable. The process has found new life in Objects in Perspective, an invigorating collaborative exhibition by Charlotte-based artists Aspen Hochhalter and Natalie Abrams.
Cartier-Bresson, Kertész, Cunningham, Friedlander, Hugnet, Mann — together, these names read like a checklist from a MoMA photography exhibition. They just so happen to be among the more than two dozen artists featured in MERGE, on view through September at Asheville’s Castell Photography.
ZaPow! and Castell Photography both hosted openings on Friday night. Here’s what they looked like.
Following tonight’s opening reception for juried show Manipulated, juror Ariel Shanberg will be available for questions during a meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Asheville’s first downtown art walk of 2011 kicks off this Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m., as does the Altamont Theatre’s grand opening bash.
Art and music dominate this weekend’s to-do list, so don’t forget your monocle and earplugs. And while you’re here, check out Clubland for a complete schedule of the weekend’s music.
View works like “Untitled” by Aspen Hochhalter (seen here) at the December downtown art walk, tomorrow.