The Fall Salon show at the Studios at Flat Rock is a vibrant assemblage of ten artists working in many mediums. If there’s a theme, it’s a collective twist on the ordinary: expected images or structures are tweaked, animated, and infused with a heightened meaning outside of their natural setting.
Featured artists include Mitch Dobrowner, an Ansel Adams-inspired photographer whose landscapes and storm series have been included in National Geographic, Time, and Newsweek; Larry Calkins, a nationally exhibited painter whose narrative, surrealism-tinged works comment on man’s transgressions of nature; and Alan Daigre, a member of the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild and a crafter of innovative rockers.
“[Alan] had the vision of taking an iconic piece of furniture, the rocking chair, and updating it to a stylish post-and-rung rope/wood block chair that combines impeccable craftsmanship and comfort,” notes the gallery’s Suzanne Camarata Ball.
Opening reception is Friday, October 9, 5-8pm, and the show runs through December 30. On Monday, October 19, 5-7pm, Daigre will speak about his collaboration with wood sculptor Michael Bauermeister, on certain included in the exhibit.
Fall Salon Show, Opening Reception October 9, Singleton Centre, 2702A Greenville Highway. www.studiosflatrock.com. 828-698-7000.