Positioning the Splendid: Brent Skidmore & Robert Campbell
December 14 – February 17, 2017
Opening Reception, January 13, 2017
Sculptor and craft educator Brent Skidmore is a professor in the Department of Art & Art History at UNC Asheville. His carefully balanced sculptural objects and furniture pieces defy gravity, exposing the precariousness and fragility of life. Robert (Bobby) Campbell, associate professor of graphic design at UNC Charlotte, is a painter and designer who recasts the overwhelming stimulus of today’s popular culture into tightly woven vector images on plastic, with which he creates wall-size installations of tumbling shapes. Both artists present splendid moments of action, repose, and release.
KEEPING WATCH on HABITAT
February 24-April 27, 2017
Opening Reception, February 24, 2017 6:00 to 8:00 pm
The College of Arts + Architecture presents the fourth and final year of KEEPING WATCH, the multi-year initiative addressing local environmental issues through an alliance of art, science, journalism, and community engagement. The topic for 2017 is habitat and the urban dilemma of coexistence with nature.