We're excited about Saturday May 4's opening reception for "Amalgamated Transmutations: Flight, Growth and Breaking Open." Artists Nicole Uzzell, Millicent Greason and Woodie Anderson present new work examining transformations of the physical and mental self under pressure. Together, these three artists use trusted skills and materials combined with unfamiliar techniques and new mediums to explore themes of distortion, mutation and renewal-leading to fresh, unexpected perspectives. The results are both beautifully authentic and unexpectedly raw.
The exhibit includes: paper, wire and ceramic sculptures by Nicole Uzzell, mixed media assemblages by Millicent Greason and large-scale screen printing on found fabrics by Woodie Anderson. Together they collaborate on three sculptural, life-size self-portraits built from paper casting and other found objects and materials as a focal point for the exhibit. Visitors may join the conversation on self-image and social expectation through a interactive installation that will evolve throughout the exhibits duration.
It's that time of year
again! Wonderful, unique handmade items made in good ol' Winston-Salem
and nearby. There will be vendors in the performance space, art studio,
and gallery so make sure to check out all 3 rooms!
Caroline Sanders is bringing her beautiful print making skills to the EM gallery.
We will have an opening reception on March 10th from 7-9 p.m.
The show runs through March 31st, so if you can't make the opening, try and stop by sometime in March.
Winston native Daniel Peddle comes to town with his collection of
paintings inspired by his feature length documentary, Trail Angels.
Opening reception is Friday December 2nd, 7-9p.m. Show runs through December 31st.
Trail Angels will be shown at 8 p.m. A brief Q&A with the director/artist will follow the screening.
"Four years ago, while making his second feature documentary, Trail
Angels, Peddle encountered what hikers call “the green tunnel”, a
hallucinatory effect wherein the woods seem to engulf one’s path. These
dreamlike moments walking behind a friend in the forest became the
catalyst to a much larger truth: “The earth wants you back,” he
explains. “It is always waiting to receive you.” The experience returned
him to a youth spent playing in the abandoned barns and empty houses
immersed in the thickets of rural North Carolina. Peddle’s work comments
on the power and beauty of rot, which points always to this undeniable
fact: in spite of our increasing separation from the natural world, the
frothing shore will eventually devour us."
Peddle’s second film is a portrait of a subculture. Here a community
based on kindness and simplicity emerges from the backwoods of America.
The film follows four unsung heroes, who make it their quest to help the
seasonal thru-hikers of the Appalachian Trail, a pilgrimage of five
million footsteps. The film debuted on The Documentary Channel in 2011
as part of their series “Across America”."