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  • 100 Miles II

    GALLERY: Bunzl Gallery
    ARTIST(S): Various
    ON DISPLAY: January 26, 2021
    THROUGH: April 24, 2021
    MEDIUM(S): Various

    After a successful inaugural exhibition in 2020, 100 Miles II continues the tradition of showcasing new artwork by faculty and their students from surrounding colleges and universities. This diverse exhibition provides emerging artists and established instructors the opportunity to come together for professional development in a gallery setting.

  • Curious Terrain: WNC from the Air

    GALLERY: Bunzl Gallery
    ARTIST(S): Alex MacLean
    ON DISPLAY: September 28, 2020
    THROUGH: January 9, 2021
    MEDIUM(S): Photography

    It is curious to see the world from the air. As we rise above our usual ground-level vision, we gain a broader perspective on our built environment and the human impact on the land. Terrain that is familiar to us takes on new form, and unexpected marks and monuments reveal themselves.

  • Re: Play

    GALLERY: Bunzl Gallery
    ARTIST(S): Various
    ON DISPLAY: September 13, 2021
    THROUGH: December 30, 2021
    MEDIUM(S): Various
    GUEST CURATOR(S): Gregor Turk

    ShawnCampbell RideorDie

    "Ride or Die" Shawn Campbell

    Regarding play...it starts out innocent enough (fun and games as they say) — infants with a rattler, toddlers with blocks, and things progress from there — tag-you’re-it as children, strumming the guitar as kids, competing in sports as teens, performing in a theatrical play in high school— then on to playing quarters, getting played, being a player, and finally — getting played out.

    From casual pursuits without fixed rules to more structured games, play can be elusive to define and difficult to explain exactly what it is and what it does. Far from just a human characteristic, we frequently observe animals at play, even interspecies romps.  Often derided as not serious or a mere diversion, play remains the lifeblood of creativity and artistic pursuits. No wonder recreation and re-creation converge as words.

    The word “play” is versatile if not playful itself.  In addition to its numerous parts of speech, the word possesses a wide array of subtle twists in meaning - from straightforward to darker connotations.  This exhibition too plays with “play” covering a multitude of interpretations through sculpture.  

    Sculptors inherently play with materials. Meaning, durability, viewer response, and inherent/perceived value are all affected by an object’s composition. The physical properties of a material serve to help convey the concepts the artist is presenting.  This exhibition includes works of marble and steel, but also foam rubber and Astro Turf.  Repurposed and appropriated materials allow for altered and playful meanings to be presented - referencing both the material’s source and a creative replay.

    —Gregor Turk, curator  

    gregorturk.com

  • Re: Play

    GALLERY: Bunzl Gallery
    ARTIST(S): Various
    ON DISPLAY: September 13, 2021
    THROUGH: December 30, 2021
    MEDIUM(S): Sculpture
    GUEST CURATOR(S): Gregor Turk

    Regarding play...it starts out innocent enough (fun and games as they say) — infants with a rattler, toddlers with blocks, and things progress from there — tag-you’re-it as children, strumming the guitar as kids, competing in sports as teens, performing in a theatrical play in high school— then on to playing quarters, getting played, being a player, and finally — getting played out.

    Re: Play

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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Learn more at http://www.ncarts.org.