Thomas Stevens Arts

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Open House
Last Fridays Art Walk

Friday, September 24th, 6 - 9 PM

Artist Reception
Friday, October 8th, 6 - 8 PM

Gallery Open House
Wednesday, October 20th, 5:30 - 8 PM

Gallery Open Saturdays 11-3
…and by appointment 7 days/week

variation or fluctuation between two extremes of opinion, action, or quality.

How can I describe these remarkable works…
They are colorful despite emphasis on marks in black; at once both playful and serious, joyful and provocative, and as the artist states intended to avoid dwelling in one’s comfort zone. These are works worth seeing in person, photographs hardly do them justice.

Artist Statement

This series embodies the fluctuation an artist must develop to broaden their aesthetic boundaries. Each piece evolves by recurrent multimedia application of fresh material over earlier layers, widening my artistic perspective with each pass of the artistic pendulum. As the work unfolds I push against the level of comfort I have attached to its previous state, stimulating growth. The work speaks less about hidden meaning, more about revealing the artist’s process with each oscillating mark. I don’t want to settle for complacency, I want to push forward on creative limits. To do this we must not dwell in our comfort zone but seek perspective by letting go of our own attachment. ~
Ashley Swindoll
About the Artist
Ashley Swindoll is a local mixed media conceptual artist based out of Hillsborough, NC. A native from Oregon, she attended Oregon State University and completed a dual degree in sculpture/painting and art history. Swindoll has exhibited work Internationally for over 15 years. By applying mixed media over dozens of visceral layers she channels creativity in a way that evokes powerful healing and aesthetically pleasing bodies of work.
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