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8 Mid-Century Photogaphers

The mid-century modern period of architecture and design, which ran roughly from the 1930s to the 1960s, gave us such iconic architects as Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe. However, our understanding of these buildings is informed through the photographers who chronicled their designs — adding perspective, context and sometimes a little drama. Although we can still visit many of these buildings today, the following photographers allowed us to see the work of acclaimed architects as they saw it themselves.  See the rest of this article by Daisy Alioto here. Enjoy!

Catching up with Artist Barbara Fisher

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Images from January 2009 article.

I’ve always had a passion for art and artists and have spent my past professional career working with and supporting them. When launching this Blog I, undoubtedly, had to include artists. Today marks six years since I first wrote about painter Barbara Fisher. With that in mind I stopped to visit with Barbara last week to get an update on all she is working on this winter.

IMG_0083Recently, international photographer Norbert Guthier was driving through Asheville and stopped into visit Barbara and her paintings. He was so compelled by her work and commitment he extended an invitation to her to do two exhibition pieces with him for upcoming shows. Shown above is the first called “Heaven and Earth” with Norbert’s photography on the left and Barbara’s painting on the right. To see more on his interesting co-works series visit here.Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 2.36.05 PM

Barbara recently sold the above painting to an art consultant who placed it in this home in California.Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 2.39.33 PM Both Kelly and I love the black and white.

Barbara will be in an upcoming show at March 21st at the Upstairs Art Space in Tryon, along with, artist’s Betty Clark, Greg McPherson and Katie Walker. Road trip!Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 2.33.46 PM

Last, for the first time Barbara is making prints of her paintings available. Visit this link to view her Etsy site and a way to buy high quality reproductions of her originals.

Don’t forget to stop by tonight to visit with her and see her paintings at our Modern Mixer. Again, it is from 5 to 7pm at 828 Design.

Working with Parker J. Pfister

Photographer Parker Pfister, one of the creatives in our Modern Asheville Collective and good friend, has been busy working with Kelly and myself on  photos, upcoming events and listing his personal home. Here is a recent shot he did or our dynamic duo at Modern Asheville Real Estate. 140205_TK_14-Edit

Soon to be listed is Skyfall Lodge, the Parker family’s hip, countryside retreat where they escape to watch their collection of Bond films and live with nature in the pastoral setting of Leicester. More on this coming next week._X2A7497

For more information on the photographic work of Parker Pfister visit his website.

Walter Arnold Photography: Saturday Night Opening

Hi Folks! Come join me at this photography exhibit tomorrow evening. Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park presents an exhibit of photographic works by local area artist Walter Arnold.PEOPLE-Walter_Arnold_Photography-13a

The public is invited to meet the artist and view the show at a reception on Saturday, January 11, 6pm-8pm in the Pisgah Ballroom, lobby level. Refreshments will be served. Works will remain on display through April 7. Visit the artist’s website to see examples of his work: www.thedigitalmirage.com

The hotel is located at 43 Town Square Boulevard (Long Shoals Rd. exit, off I-26). The exhibit and reception will be held on the Lobby Level, adjacent to the Pisgah Ballroom.

See you there!


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