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Current Exhibition //

Echoes of the Past, Visions of the Future

by Ivan Potter-Smith

July 12 – Sep 2

Opening Reception July 12 at 5 PM

Next Exhibition //

Echoes of the Past, Visions of the Future

by Ivan Potter-Smith

July 12 – Sep 2

Opening Reception July 12 at 5 PM

About the Artist

Ivan Potter-Smith is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer native to North Carolina. He grew up in Asheville, raised by a family of artists who encouraged him to explore his creative side and recognize the inherent beauty in the world around him. In 2008 Ivan moved to Winston-Salem for High School and College at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied Visual Art and Scene Painting. Ever since his graduation in 2015 Ivan has pursued a freelance career encompassing Illustration, Graphic Design, Technical Theatre, and Teaching. He can be found here in Winston-Salem, and is always excited to collaborate on new and interesting projects.

http://ivanpottersmith.com 

http://instagram.com/ipottersmith

ivan@ivanpottersmith.com

Next Exhibition

Previous Exhibitions

Fowl Feathers by Victoria Bartle, May 2017

About the Artist

Victoria Bartle is a 23 year old artist living in Winston Salem, NC. She has been drawing and painting since the day she could hold a pencil. Her favorite media to work with is watercolor, but lately she has been exploring in digital art. She sells original paintings, and take on commissions. Victoria recently started her own online business, Break A Wish Illustrations. // CONTACT: @breakawish.illustrations, @victorias.art.and.junk, toribartle@gmail.com

The Christchurch Landscapes by Sean McNamara, Mar. 2017

About the Artist

Sean McNamara was born in Hudson, New York in 1984. He now lives in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife, son, and is expecting a daughter in April. // CONTACT: @seanrmcnamara

Trashy Tape Collages by Jon Foster, Nov. 2017

About the Artist

Jon was born on a cold January morning in Lexington in the year of our lord 1981. His loving parents, Ricky and Debbie taught young Jon the importance of honesty and hard work during his formative years in Reagan’s America. In his tweens Jon developed a strong love of music after attending family gatherings and rocking out to his cousin’s hair metal tapes. His love of music would lead him into hardcore and punk rock like Minor Threat and Fugazi. Punk demonstrated to a young impressionable boy how to live DIY, or “do it yourself” ethic that would becoming very important to Jon. Writing his many blogs or zines, his numerous musical projects, or his prolific ability to create stunning collages in the mail art medium, Jon has always found ways to express his thoughts and feelings. Traveling has also played a huge influence on the man, having been to Japan, China, and most of the countries in Europe that were involved in the World Wars. – Jeremiah Burns // CONTACT: https://www.facebook.com/groups/340183173043813/

There and Back Again by Justin Richardson, Apr. 2017

About the Artist

Justin Richardson is a landscape photography enthusiast living in Winston-Salem, NC. His interest in photography grew once he started traveling both locally and abroad within the last five years. Initially self-taught, he has become more dedicated to and invested in the craft. He is excited to share the special scenes the world provides. // CONTACT: www.jrich.photosinstagram.com/jrich.photosjustin@jrich.photos

Anna Tucker, Nov. 2016

About the Artist

Anna Tucker lives and works in Winston-Salem, North Carolina but traveling is where she’s most happy. Her photography is complemented best through the early, slower methods of photography such as 35mm and medium format film. Through her love of travel and wonder to experience new things her work gravitates towards capturing people who are passionate about what they do and the spaces around them.  // CONTACT: annatucker.coannatuckerphotography@gmial.com

Beach Portraits by Kristen M. Bryant, Sep. 2016

About the Artist

Before coming to a/perture, Beach Portraits was a collection included in Depiction – a larger show including fellow photographers from South Carolina. The collection was composed of four portraits taken in 35mm film by photographer, Kristen M. Bryant at Edisto Beach in South Carolina. When Beach Portraits later appeared in a/perture’s Gallery, from September to November of 2016, it included these three of the portraits from the original grouping and three landscapes. // CONTACT: kristen@kristenmbryant.com

Allison Daniel, Apr. 2016

About the Artist

Allison Daniel is an an artist based in Greensboro, NC. Her current practice is based in functional ceramics and she also uses multimedia to create sculptures and paintings. Her work represents the tangibility of memory and thought through surface textures, ghostly forms and bold colors. She received a BFA in Sculpture and Ceramics from UNCG in 2015 and runs a glass and ceramics studio in Stokesdale, NC called Sunshine Art Studio. // CONTACT: agdaniel92@gmail.com; (336) 408-3867;  http://www.sunshineart.studio

iWash by Eric Juth, Dec. 2015

About the Artist

Eric Juth is an artist and educator currently based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His projects tend to be developed around technological and media artifacts. In 2014 he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Documentary Film Production and in 2011 a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies, both from Wake Forest University.  As an undergraduate Juth studied painting and art history at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. During this period he also studied at Yale’s Norfolk Summer School of Art, Temple University’s Rome, Italy program, and at Webster University in Vienna.  You can learn more about Juth’s current projects and exhibitions by visiting his website (www.ericjuth.com) or following him on Instagram (www.instagram.com/ericjuth).  // CONTACT: juth.eric@gmail.com

Timothy Valshtein, Nov. 2015

About the Artist

I am a freelance photographer based out of Brooklyn, NY and have worked in a wide range of contexts, ranging from college sports to gallery showings. Influencing my aesthetic intuitions, much of my time is spent in a psychological science research lab as a doctoral student. I am also a marathon runner, a collector of cheap vinyl, and a coffee nerd. // CONTACT: Timothy Valshtein, (973) 670-9722; valshteint@gmail.com; highwirephoto.com

Other previous gallery artists

Amy Badgett, Feb. 2016
Tommy McGlaun & Riede Dervay, Jun. 2016
Sebastien Carpentier, Jan. 2017
Cinema Therapy, Jun. 2017

The ga//ery space

The a/perture ga//ery is currently curated by Maria Wurttele. For inquiries, please email gallery@aperturecinema.com