Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Laurel of Asheville coverage/August exhibit at 16 Patton

Sterling Edwards and Denise Stewart- Sanabria at 16 Patton Fine Art Gallery

An exhibit of impressionistic and abstracted paintings by Hendersonville artist Sterling Edwards will be on exhibit at 16 Patton Fine Art Gallery in Asheville from August 10 through  September 9. Works will include wooded scenes as well as architectural themes that are mostly on canvas and painted in his interpretive style with an emphasis on choreographed colors  and expressive shapes. Sterling is a world-renowned and award-winning artist, author, and teacher. His paintings are in corporate and private collections around the world, and have been featured in several magazines and books.
Also on display from August 10 through September 9 will be paintings by Denise Stewart-Sanabria, of Tennessee, in an exhibit titled Epicurean Disturbance. “In an age of advertising gone wild, certain foods have achieved both iconic and cult status,” says the artist. “Whether it is junk food, or gastronomic pleasures past cultures venerated, what we eat often has achieved a  personality and life of its own. She adds, the paintings in this exhibit “hint at the behaviors of our culture, and I hope most of them are ambiguous enough so that the viewer can interpret them  in any way they wish.”
Denise paints both hyper-realist “portraits” of everything from produce to donuts, in addition drawing full-size portraits in charcoal on plywood and then cutting them out, using them to create  conceptual installations. There will be a reception with the artists from 5–8 p.m. on Friday, August 3, coinciding with the Downtown Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 16 Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville. For more information, visit or call 828.236.2882

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