Handcrafted Auguries will be on view in The Milliken Art Gallery beginning January 8, 2015. In this solo exhibition, Asheville artist Bridget Conn will present a large selection of her work. Conn says, “This body of work deals with my evolving themes of ritual, tradition, and inheritance, as they blend with nature and science. I find equal wonder in the traditional ‘women’s work’ activities of baking and cooking as I do in studying geography, astronomy and biology. These images are created to express the wonder I see in the every day; the lurking sense of order and sacredness that imbues even the most mundane of objects. I strive to cross-breed the spiritual and the analytical, rather than separate them into two distinct languages.”
Conn is currently the Photography instructor at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina. She also teaches Photography at The Asheville Darkroom, a non-profit art educational facility which she founded in 2012 and serves as Director. In addition to teaching, she continues to make her own artwork, and write stories about other artists and their work for regional magazines such as Verve and Bold Life.
Handcrafted Auguries will run from January 8- February 5, 2015. Conn will present a Gallery Talk on January 8th at 6:00 pm in the gallery followed by a reception from 6:30-8:00 pm.
The exhibition is located in the Milliken Art Gallery and is free of charge. Gallery hours are 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday-Friday and 2:00-5:00 pm, Sunday. The Gallery is closed during school holidays.
Featured image: “Three Tries” by Bridget Conn