Into the Blue: Artist Invitational 2018

Paintings by Cleaster Cotton

January 4 – February 23, 2018

A diverse annual exhibition presenting artists who have never before shown in the gallery. This show will offer a wide range of mixed media including ceramic, petrified wood, layered paper, glass, steel, encaustic, and photocopy transfer.

Exhibiting Artists: Robert Burch, Cleaster Cotton, Sondra Dorn, Aimee Farnet-Siegel, John Geci, Nina Kawar, David Kenton Kring, Christine Sajecki, and Katie Walker.

Cotton calls her style “contemporary primitive,” which means, she says, that she’s living in modern times, but the techniques she uses are coming from ancient and primal sources.

There’s a balance of old and new, past and present: “I’ve just introduced what I call ‘millennial tech art,’ where I use texting abbreviations,” Cotton says. Phrases like “omg” and “bff,” in layers of texture and color, rise from the canvas.

Blue Spiral is located at 38 Biltmore Avenue in Asheville. Call (828) 251-0202 or visit for details.

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