“Basquiat’s work was deeply thoughtful—the products of his ravenous observations of the world around him. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he told writer Isabelle Graw in 1986. “I try to think about life.””
As an aspiring artist I found his fearlessness and authenticity inspiring. Alexxa Gotthardt wrote this piece on Basquiat for Artsy that came across our facebook feed. Enjoy the complete article here. Happy Creating!
I NEEDED COLOR ~ Jim Carey
Thanks to our friend Pat for this one. Cheers!
Stop by and see our friend, artist Barbara Fisher, at the Warehouse Studios Open House tonight from 4 to 7pm. And don’t forget the Studio Stroll this weekend. Cheers!
Hi Folks! Don’t forget about our Modern Mixer this Friday the 22nd from 5pm to 8pm co-hosted with Charlton Bradsher Art + Design. We will be debuting the art of Maxey Andress in Asheville and celebrating the 7 year birthday of ModernAsheville.com. Go here for the invite or just show up. All are welcome!
“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order” Carl Jung
I stopped in to visit Barbara Fisher yesterday morning in her studio. We haven’t had the chance properly connect since I landed from all my travels. It is always great to chat with her, share her space and absorb her passion. I can’t think of anyone more practiced and dedicated within her neighborhood of artists. And there is the fact that I simply love her art.
Though I have had the privilege of witnessing the evolution of Barbara’s work for over six years now, I’m going to bow out of discussing it in detail here. Andrew Wengrow recently wrote a wonderful piece on Barbara that spells it all out in an article titled A Different Orbit. He both captures the spirit and evolution of her work and notes her current solo show going on at the Hickory Museum of Art.
As witnessed by the overflow of art outside her studio door, Barbara is in the midst of preparing for a big show in Atlanta at the Mason Murer gallery in May and June. If you would like to see more of her work please visit Barbara’s website. Better yet, stop by her studio at 170 Lyman St for a visit and be inspired!