top: Julie Brookman, Limited
bottom: Kathleen Crabill, Blanket for a Baby Blue
Whale(detail), Post consumer plastic Kroger grocery bags, two
miles of black thread, 25' x 10'
was invited to curate a show as part of theAsheville Area Arts Council
Point of View Program.Hoss is a conceptually focused American
sculptor and painter creating and residing in Asheville, North Carolina.
His public commissions include the Pack Square Fountain, and the Pack
Square Pergola in front of the City & County buildings,
Charlotte-Douglas Airport, N.C. State University. In addition to
multiple solo exhibitions presented by prestigious galleries and
universities nationwide, Haley’s work has been featured in several
Museums, including: New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; Mint Museum
of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC; California Crafts Museum, San
Francisco, CA; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Asheville Art
Museum, Asheville, NC.
Currently Hoss has
been working on a series of sculptures using repurposed washing
machines. Throughout his career, the scrap yard has been an
important source of both material and inspiration. The landscape of
the scrapyard changed dramatically with the declining economy in recent
years. The materials from a decade of explosive growth were
replaced with low-grade materials, including an abundance of old washing
machines. Hoss began working with the “skins” of the washing
machines, manipulating and assembling the repurposed steel into several
sculptures to create the White Series.
component of the White Series resulted as a side effect, but it has
slowly moved its way towards the forefront and is now the inspiration for
LOOK AGAIN. Artists have a unique opportunity to create work, which
encourages people to see materials in a different light. This show will
demonstrate a cross section of artists working in unique ways with
byproducts of our contemporary society including plastic grocery bags,
tin cans, wood, and scrap metal. Participating artists include
Susie Ganch, Jaydan Moore, Tom Pazderka, David Emitt Adams, Kathleen
Crabill, Julie Brookman, Anne Lemanski, and Hoss Haley.
The location is The
Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery, 346 Depot St. Asheville, NC
28801. Opening Reception: Friday May 2, 6 – 9 pm, show runs May
2nd – June 15th
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