New Year | New Plans
A few words from our Curator, Edie Carpenter, on what we are looking forward to in 2016
New Year’s greetings to all of you. GreenHill has so much going on this year, as we patch walls and move pedestals after the abundance of Winter Show I wanted to highlight the exhibitions that we are preparing and extend the invitation to you to visit the gallery, whether while listening to music at one of our First Friday musical performances (link) or during the quiet of a late winter afternoon.
Friday January 29 is a busy evening for the arts but don’t miss meeting Donald Martiny, Carolyn Nelson, Margie Stewart and James Williams at the member’s opening of It’s All About the Hue (January 29 – March 24) which begins at 5:30. All four artists have created striking bodies of work for the exhibition, and collectors and admirers of the works of Margie Stewart, Carolyn Nelson and James Williams’ will be able to see new formal investigations and lush pictorial spaces. For those who do not already know his vivid gestural works in the form of monumental brushstrokes this exhibition will be an exciting introduction to the works of Donald Martiny who will be exhibiting in the Triad for the first time. The Hue exhibition will be up through March 24 with talks by the artists on February 17 and March 16.
To welcome the Spring we will present a retrospective exhibition of the beguiling non-traditional landscapes on panel, paper and canvas by Robert Johnson. Johnson’s works, based on studies and observations of different natural habitats around the world over a period of thirty years will be exhibited with the remarkable sculptural books of Daniel Essig in Last Remaining Cathedral: Illuminations of Nature (April 8 – June 12) I hope you will join us in honoring these two leading Western North Carolina artists whose far-ranging imaginations are nourished by man’s essential relationship to the natural world at the exhibition opening on Friday April 8.
The city of Asheville’s vibrant art scene will be the focus of our summer exhibition with the third edition of GreenHill’s survey exhibitions highlighting regional art centers Gallery Nomads Asheville (June 24 – August 21). Accompanied by programs addressing the role of the arts in economic development, Blue Spiral I Gallery, Asheville Bookworks, The Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center and the artists’ collective studio Pink Dog Creative will all curate exhibitions in the gallery. Stop by Davie Street to sample a heady blend of studio practice, innovation and craft beer during the show and get to know some of Asheville’s leading art movers during the Gallery Round-Table on Sunday August 21.
Director, Curatorial and Artistic Programs