Asheville Art Museum has unveiled its new building in North Carolina, and with it, a slew of opening exhibitions. The museum’s own collection is known for its ties to the former Black Mountain College, the N.C. school open between 1933 and 1957 that was tethered to Bauhaus and faculty and students that included Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Ruth Asawa. Their collection has been reinterpreted in a new display at the venue.
Rossina Bossio, born in Bogota, Colombia, crafts mixed-media portraits that contain symbolic flourishes and abstractions. Although the artist seems to focus primarily on women in her series like “Unidades Disponibles,” she intends to create conversations that explore the broader human condition. Or as her statement maintains, “imagining a utopian world where we will no longer need to talk about gender issues when facing images of women in galleries and museums.”
Wayne White, the multi-disciplinary artist, puppeteer, art director, set designer, and musician, comes to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, Nov. 4. White is part of the “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” exhibition, which inhabits the museum through Dec. 31. The artist will narrate a slew of images, offering some banjo and harmonica tunes along the way.
Daniel van Nes, a Dutch artist, draws, paints, engraves, and creates installations and virtual reality experiences in a “machine noir” world. Projects like “SellFable City: Circuit Circus” are immersive experiences that invite visitors into physical and virtual representations of the artist’s charcoal renderings and other traditional work. The circus, hosted by Tetem in Enschede, Netherlands last spring, relates the various talents of Nes.