Exhibitions

 Royalings

The Ceramic Sculptures of Peter Alf Anderson

in the Nicholson Gallery

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The Royalings series is a grouping of mostly clay ceramic busts based on the power narrative found in Chess.  This series is influenced by the fusion of pop culture vinyl sculpture and the Classical bust form.  Within the individual works, meaning is catalyzed through experimentation in semi-abstracted symbolism.  Based loosely on Umberto Eco’s essays, “Travels in HyperReality”, the series seeks to connect with Eco’s ideas on Neo Medievalism.

 

http://peteralf.com

 

Opening Reception: Friday, February 12th, 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The exhibit will be on display February 1-28.


Katherine Armacost

in the Nicholson Gallery

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“My work is directed by nature, history, architecture, dreams, everything I come in contact with. I don’t always know how a painting starts; sometimes an image or color, texture, music or even a scent will stay with me and push me toward a beginning. I don’t have a fixed idea, but I like to bring to the work all the contradictions, doubt and humor of the day. I make decisions and change my mind; I talk to work in the past as I push to somewhere I haven’t been. Success is relative. My goal is to keep the work alive.

 

My favorite artists are Giotto, Goya, Velasquez, de Kooning, Diebenkorn, and the Catalan master Antoni Tapies. I admire them wholeheartedly and hope they somehow inform my work.”

 

www.katherinearmacost.com

 

Opening Reception: Friday, February 12th, 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The exhibit will be on display February 1-28.

 


February’s Emerging Artist: Revolver Dolls by Juliana Rodriguez

in The ArtsCenter’s Corridor

Rev_dolls_turner_01Juliana Rodriguez is an Argentinian visual artist and cinema director based in Raleigh. In celebration of the 7th anniversary of her digital art project Revolver Dolls, Rodriguez has chosen a selection of her current series not exhibited before. In this series Private World (2013-present), the viewer will see the evolution between dolls and digital creatures more closely related to human beings through abstract figurativism.

 

Revolver Dolls is a mixed media visual project with a final photographic format. Rodriguez systematically approaches various topics using dolls (mostly Barbies) as protagonists. She uses a compositional method of creating film sets, where locations are scenographically made, cameras prepared, lights arranged, space is available as a stage and the correlation of the sequences is projected in shots. This method is familiar for Rodriguez as she is a trained filmmaker. This method allows her to explore the use of Barbies instead of actors or models. Working with dolls allows characters to assume several roles and ultimately creates its own entity and visual language.


http://www.revolverdolls.com/

http://instagram.com/revolverdolls

 

Opening Reception: Friday, February 12th, 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The exhibit will be on display February 1-28.

 

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If you are interested in exhibiting in the Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter, click here for an application. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for the Nicholson Gallery. Applications for the Emerging Artist Series will be accepted during select periods. The ArtsCenter will be accepting EAS applications again in the Spring 2016. For more information, contact the Gallery Coordinator Heather Gerni at hgerni@artscenterlive.org.

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  • Annual ArtsCenter Exhibits:

    • Student Exhibit (March)
    • Instructor Exhibit (September)
    • Community Art Exhibit (December)

 

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