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Contrast | Black and White

New Show at Blue Spiral GalleryBlue Spiral 02

Prior to some meetings downtown I popped into the Blue Spiral. One of the current shows features a variety of their artists using works in Black and White only. Included were a couple of our team favorites such as artists Hoss Haley and George Peterson. Take a moment and stop in the next time you are near Biltmore Ave. Cheers!Blue Spiral 01

Blue Spiral 1 | Hoss Haley

Blue SpiralI stopped and talked with gallery director Brandon at the Blue Spiral 1 today to see how the new show was going. I loved seeing Hoss Haley’s latest work as always. Here it is juxtaposed over a Michael Barringer painting. Stop by this weekend and check out the show. Cheers! Troy

TGIF | RAD-Style

wedge_dockFriday night was a perfect “Troy” ending to a perfect Friday to a perfect Modern Asheville week. {Art + Cocktails} After Kelly and I successfully completed negations today on a cool, mid-century home in the Forest Park neighborhood of North Asheville for one of our buyer clients I headed down to, where else, the River Arts District.

Following some solo relaxation, sketching and a sip of Derailed at the Wedge Brewery {center of the RAD Universe} I headed up to Pink Dog Studios. There our favorite Asheville sculptor, Hoss Haley, was curating a show called “Look Again” at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery shown above. Check it out.

IMG_4651Visually stimulated I strolled a few doors down to the Junction for some creative southern inspired food to attend to my other senses. Before my Friend Chicken and Collards could hit the bar top I bumped into artist Cleaster Cotton and got the skinny on her exhibit there called “Still Life and Living Whimsey.” Cleaster’s vibrant spirit shows in her work and brought sunshine to the dark space with both. She is passionate about her work and is eager to raise revenue through her art to support ALNUGE – a teaching method she crafted. I know she would love your support.

So this weekend promises to be the 2nd most beautiful weekend of the year for 2014. Get out and enjoy all the cool things Asheville has to offer. See you out there. Cheers!




Graphic Elements

Bob Pazden captures Hoss Haley’s “Radius” show at Blue Spiral

Photographer Bob Pazden’s eye is drawn to graphic elements such as pattern, color, line, shape and form.  Which is the reason artist Hoss Haley calls Bob when he wants his work professionally documented.  Hoss’s creations have a quiet, graphic strength to them while Bob likes to quietly connect with what he is photographing.  Bob says, “Whether he is photographing architecture or people he is drawn to details and intimate experiences.”

Hoss Haley currently has a one man show at the Blue Spiral gallery on Biltmore Ave. in Asheville.  In his artwork he uses concrete, steel and bronze to create two and three-dimensional artworks.  Favoring industrial materials and fabrication methods reminiscent of his past working on machinery in the west, his paintings and sculptures explore the use of forms, lines, surfaces and textures.

Hoss says, “We strive to bring our vision of order and progress to the world; but as quickly as our monuments beginning to dot the landscape, they are reclaimed by the forces of nature that we can never control.  I find great beauty in this inevitable contrast.  That is why I like to use steel.  It rusts; it shows age; it deteriorates.”  Bob took notice of the rich rust color and how it radiates off of the white walls of the gallery space.

One of my personal favorite pieces at the show was Hoss’s version of a big spiral-graph machine that etched through enamel coated steel to leave a pattern that is both geometric and organic.

Hoss was one of the select artists whose work went public in Pack Square.  This rhythmic trellis that helps tie together the two government buildings reflects the mountains scene behind. Below are a few detail shots of the trellis at night.  While photographing Hoss Haley’s artist constructions Bob captures graphic compositions and creates new pieces of art with his camera.

Photographs by Bob Pazden (www.bobpazden.com), Article by Troy Winterrowd