Asheville Art Museum
On our short trip to Asheville this weekend, we spent a little bit of time at the Asheville Art Museum. I went for the new media gallery to see the Fluxus films, Flux Cuts, but there were some gems in the rest of the Museum:
- Hoss Haley‘s sculpture, Cycle, that I believe was built in that space. That, and his light fixtures in the foyer, make for one interesting artist..
- Erich Hartmann’s photographs of concentration camps with the exhibition In The Camps. The room itself was eerily perfect for the show..
- A sculpture outside the museum that I don’t even know who or what it is- but basketballs and nets were used to create giant grape vines to dress up the outside of the Museum. brilliant.
- My favorite by far was the The Philadelphia Story: Contemporary Figurative Work Drawn from the Academy, especially the sculptures. You have to see it for yourself, but there is something amazing there in those works.
- And of course the Flux Cuts. You can sit in the media gallery for over an hour and watch them all. Conceptual and repetitive and flashy and short.
- And then you can go up to the art center (for kids, but whatever), and make some art. Here is our go at it. Square Peg.