Exhibit on display: Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, April 21
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
(Please note that the Gallery is closed for spring break)
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.
The gallery talk will feature Harry I. Naar and David Dewey discussing the extraordinary exhibition of drawings by Joseph Fiore that is now on exhibit in the gallery. Fiore was a student at the important Black Mountain College, and he also became a teacher there. At the time of his association Black Mountain had an impressive line-up of faculty, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Buckminister Fuller.
The discussion will also include a preview showing of the new documentary film Joseph Fiore: The Nature of the Arts. The film features artists talking about Fiore, including Alex Katz, Rackstraw Downes, Paul Resika, Lois Dodd and the poet Vincent Katz. It is directed by Rich Kane as part of his series The Maine Masters Project.
This retrospective of Joseph A. Fiore, who passed away in 2008, is a traveling exhibition includes a catalog published by the Fiore estate. The catalog will include an essay by Ted Prescott and individual essays by former students. Mr. Fiore was a professor of art at the Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) and Maryland Institute College of Art. His work is in many public and private collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City), the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and the Black Mountain College Museum (Asheville, N.C.).
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