• ARTIST

    WILLIAM PAUL THOMAS

    Thomas' portrait series, which gets its name from a medical term used to describe blueness of the skin caused by insufficiently oxygenated blood, began with a painting of the artist’s young nephew, Michael. Thomas painted half of Michael's face blue as a way of emphasizing his brown skin, to make his complexion part of the content and the conversation. The artist says that the underlying, more universal idea behind the half-blue portraits is the fact that we are all dealing with some kind of conflict, trauma or adversity that the people we engage with day-to-day might not know anything about.

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    Jim Lee

    Jim Lee is a multi-dimensional, self-taught artist whose work is heavily influenced by his love of nature, science, psychology, and technology. Working with cameras, scanners, lighting and collections of found and fabricated objects, Lee creates photographic images that range from the darkly mysterious and figurative to the elegantly simple and abstract.

  • PROJECT

    BLACKCATTIPS IN WILSON

    The legend of Vollis Simpson and his Whirligigs is well documented and it's what initially drew Southern Folk Artist and Author KYLE "BLACKCATTIPS" BROOKS to Wilson, NC for a visit. Once Kyle arrived, he instantly fell in love with the town, its people, and the connection they have to the arts. Likewise, Wilson embraced Kyle and his style of work which aims to "paint the world happy" and put a smile on the faces of people who encounter it.

  • project

    Love Over Rules

    What does it mean to let love break the rules we have in our lives? That is the question built into Artsuite’s inaugural project, LOVERULES — a new large-scale installation in Raleigh’s warehouse district created by conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas.

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    KIMBERLY ENGLISH

    Kimberly English is a fibers artist and educator living and working in Asheville, North Carolina. She earned her BFA in Fibers as a Distinguished Scholar from Savannah College of Art and Design, and subsequently earned her MFA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kimberly's textile-based practice is informed by traditional craft processes as they intersect with contemporary garment production.

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    SHAUN RICHARDS

    From complex compositions — that might include stencils, iron-ons or graphite and sometimes more than 12 layers of paint — to pastel portraits of children with black-and-white figures superimposed over them, Richards describes his art as “a focus on our complicity and responsibility for the world in which we live.”

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Artsuite - Ben Alper - Untitled (Metal and Shadow) - Terrain Vague is an examination of space – both physical and psychic. Taken from the term coined by Catalan architect and historian Ignasi de Sola-Morales, terrain vague sites are those that foreground the process of construction and deconstruction and underscore the ambiguous transition from one state of “being” to another.  As a result, these spaces evoke a strong sense of being in between histories, function and time.

Ben Alper

Photography | 2014

 

Taken from the term coined by Catalan architect and historian Ignasi de Sola-Morales, 'terrain vague' sites are those that foreground the process of construction and deconstruction and underscore the ambiguous transition from one state of “being” to another.  As a result, these spaces evoke a strong sense of being in between histories, function and time.  This also activates them to explore a number of seemingly diametric relationships – those between presence and absence, inscription and erasure, preservation and ruination and appearance and disappearance. 

At its most elemental, this work is an examination of space – both physical and psychic.  Our experience of the world is dictated by a few fundamental and interacting spatial and perceptual operations.  It is through these processes that we arbitrate the physical world we encounter everyday.  The brain filters and reconstructs what we see to make it coherent and orienting.  By destabilizing spatial associations within the photograph, I hope to broaden the exploration of space – acknowledging it both as a corporeal experience and a mental construct.  It is this duality, between the physical and the cognitive, that I am attempting to call attention to in this work.

Size

40 x 26 2/3" - Framed  

 

Materials

Pigment print


Edition of 3


Authenticity

Signed by the artist

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Artsuite - Ben Alper - Untitled (Metal and Shadow) - Terrain Vague is an examination of space – both physical and psychic. Taken from the term coined by Catalan architect and historian Ignasi de Sola-Morales, terrain vague sites are those that foreground the process of construction and deconstruction and underscore the ambiguous transition from one state of “being” to another. As a result, these spaces evoke a strong sense of being in between histories, function and time.

Ben Alper

Photography | 2014

 

Taken from the term coined by Catalan architect and historian Ignasi de Sola-Morales, 'terrain vague' sites are those that foreground the process of construction and deconstruction and underscore the ambiguous transition from one state of “being” to another.  As a result, these spaces evoke a strong sense of being in between histories, function and time.  This also activates them to explore a number of seemingly diametric relationships – those between presence and absence, inscription and erasure, preservation and ruination and appearance and disappearance. 

At its most elemental, this work is an examination of space – both physical and psychic.  Our experience of the world is dictated by a few fundamental and interacting spatial and perceptual operations.  It is through these processes that we arbitrate the physical world we encounter everyday.  The brain filters and reconstructs what we see to make it coherent and orienting.  By destabilizing spatial associations within the photograph, I hope to broaden the exploration of space – acknowledging it both as a corporeal experience and a mental construct.  It is this duality, between the physical and the cognitive, that I am attempting to call attention to in this work.

Size

40 x 26 2/3" - Framed  

 

Materials

Pigment print


Edition of 3


Authenticity

Signed by the artist

SEE THIS WORK

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