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Christopher Charles Curtis / Nature’s Black Crown: Tales of Restoration
June 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The directors of CANVAS ArtSpace invite everyone to the opening of “Nature’s Black Crown: Tales of Restoration,” a solo exhibition of new drawings by Christopher Charles Curtis, on view at CANVAS ArtSpace, 212 South Church St., Hendersonville, from June 8 – July 4. In this body of work, Curtis presents a complex series of illustrated fairytales that allude to a dark overarching narrative. Nature’s Black Crown reimagines the ecological catastrophe that devastated the midwest during the 1930’s, commonly referred to as the “Dust Bowl,” and through elaborate story telling, interpolates a dark universe that explores the relationship between man and nature. Curtis’ intensive and detailed drawings are often sourced from found photographs, and are completed in graphite, colored pencil, watercolor and acrylic. Often drawn on antique paper or book covers, each piece evokes a disquieting archaeological record of a bygone era, prophesizing our own corruption of power. Come meet the artist at the opening reception on Thursday, June 8, from 5-7pm. For more information, visit www.canvaswnc.com.