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Independents | Paintings by Brett Baker, Mark Brown, Ashlynn Browning, Philip Lopez & Bonnie Melton examines the recent work of five of North Carolina’s most accomplished abstract painters.  The exhibition points to Milton Avery as a seminal figure in American abstract painting.  Exhibition runs April 5 - June 2, 2013.

“I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, from a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter.  At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea.” - Milton Avery

Mark Brown, Angel, 2009, oil on canvas, 72 x 96”

Curated by Edie Carpenter, the exhibition examines the strong level of abstract painting being produced by North Carolina-based artists.  “I selected this group of artists because they negotiate their relationship to the world in a different way.  Each is stylistically different and the gallery visitor will find a wide range of approaches to abstraction.The artists represent a variety of experience and age;  ranging from emerging artists Ashlynn Browning and Brett Baker to Mark Brown, Bonnie Melton and Philip Lopez who are at mid-career,” said Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial and Artists Programs.

 Independents provides programming opportunities like the NC Art Outreach Project, a program that has been made available through a grant by the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation.

Member & Sponsors Preview of Independents

April 4, 2013 | 5:30-7:30 pm (Yep, for our members only.  Want to become a member and meet the artists? Click & let us know)

First Friday | Live Music with Sourwood Sweet

April 5, 2013 | 6-9 pm - Free & Open to the public

Panel discussion with NYC-based Lilly Wei, Peter Plagens & Miles Manning

 April 22, 2013 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm - Free & Open to the public

NC Art Outreach Project Pecha Kucha presentations related to abstraction.  

April 23, 2013 | 10 am-12:30 pm, Lunch reception to follow

The project is designed to draw attention and facilitate a two-way dialog between national artists, critics and gallery owners and North Carolina artists. The NC Art Outreach Project is a two-part ancillary program where Greenhill has selected a group of artists to present their work Pecha Kucha-style to Greenhill’s curatorial staff and artist board members.  Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format-each artist will show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically as each artist presents, allowing for a six minute presentation. This artist-directed program provides a forum for North Carolina artists and panel to exchange ideas and information in pursuit of artistic excellence and professional growth. 

List of presenting artists: (links to the artist’s website if available)

Selena Beaudry

Lisa Creed

Linda Ruth Dickinson

Jessica Lauren Dupuis

Kiki Farish

Heather Gordon

Shelly Hehenberger

Warren Hicks

Harriet Hoover

Kenn Kotara

Heather June Lewis

Matt Micca

Carolyn Nelson

Shaun Richards

Margie Stewart 

Leigh Suggs

Christopher Thomas

Felicia van Bork

Cindy Walton

Matt Zigler

CLICK TO RSVP HERE or email info@greenhillnc.org or call us 336.333.7460 ($10/person)


First Friday | Dance Performance with Jan Van Dyke Dance Group

May 3, 2013 | 6-9pm - Free & Open to the public

Tags: Exhibition
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