Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Look Again" curated by Hoss Haley - Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery

top: Julie Brookman, Limited Expansion(detail)
bottom: Kathleen Crabill, Blanket for a Baby Blue Whale(detail), Post consumer plastic Kroger grocery bags, two miles of black thread, 25' x 10'

Hoss Haley 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. 

The socio-political 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

For more information on Hoss Haley, you can view his website at www.hosshaley.com, or reach him at hosshaley@me.com

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