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October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Exhibition title: _i_u_
Venue: Pink Dog Creative Gallery, 348 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801 in the River Arts District
Dates: October 12–November 11, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 12, 6–8 pm
_i_u_ is subtraction, deduction, rejection, neutral, quiet, silent, truth, literal, deliberate, less, simple, orderly, systemic, temporal, phenomena. Intentionally cryptic and a double entendre, it is the result of both initiating and responding to various catalysts. Arcane systems that in some way serve to explain our world have me constantly posing what if type questions and exploring ways of noting observations, and this ask-answer sequence fuels my practice. One particular question—how does form come into being—has led me towards creating these phenomenological meditations.
Kenn Kotara works in a variety of media and substrates on painting, drawing, sculpture, structure and installation. Earning a BFA in Graphic Design and an MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech University, Kotara’s architectural background and Louisiana southern roots permeate his work. The underpinning of his work is structured upon systems using the grid, language, and maps on which to hang his subject. His work has been in over one hundred fty (150) exhibitions, and is in the permanent collections of the Asheville Art Museum, Louisiana State Museum, U.S. Embassy in Jamaica, University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Bellagio (Las Vegas), Neiman Marcus, Peninsula Hotel (Paris), Sumisho (Tokyo) and Western Asset Management (Sao Paulo). Kotara maintains an active studio practice in Asheville and is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Mars Hill University.
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