FLOOD GALLERY FINE ART CENTER PRESENTS
"No Fear of Content: By Jim Buonaccorsi"
Opening Reception, August 23rd, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
On view August 23rd - November 1st
ASHEVILLE, NC -- (August 2008) Flood Gallery Fine Art Center is proud to present the first Asheville solo exhibition of artist Jim Buonaccorsi, entitled “No Fear of Content.” Buonaccorsi’s work, on view August 23rd through November 1st, acts as salt in the open wound of complacency and translates life’s fears and meanings into a universal language. This underlying theme essentially discredits the idea of "art for art sake." Buonaccorsi’s work is saturated with historical references, and offers its viewers an opportunity to change history by not repeating it.
Buonaccorsi’s work has been included in over one hundred and thirty exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at City Gallery Chastain in Atlanta, Georgia, 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida, Fugitive Art Center in Nashville, Tennessee and Marshall Arts in Memphis, Tennessee. His work has received numerous awards including the Reese Collection Annual Purchase Award at the University of Tennessee and The Martin and Doris Rosen Award at the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. He also received a Georgia State Council for the Arts Individual Artist Grant and the M.G. Michael Award for outstanding research and two Senior Faculty research grants at the University of Georgia.
Buonaccorsi is based in Farmington, Georgia with his wife and fellow artist, LeeAnn Mitchell, along with their Bull Terrier Cosimo. Buonaccorsi received his B.A. from Rhode Island College in 1982 and his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1984. He is currently an Associate Professor with the University of Georgia.
“No Fear of Content,” dedicated to Buonaccorsi’s friends and fellow sculptors John Payne, Charles Hook, and Donna Service, opens Saturday, August 23rd at 7pm and runs through November 1st, 2008. The opening reception, sponsored by “ ,“ is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Flood Gallery located on the second floor of the Phil Mechanic Studios Building.
Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Asheville through the exhibition of established and emerging artists from all over the world. Through artist-residency programs, public events and workshops, and educational activities, Flood Gallery seeks to make art a vital and important part of life in Asheville. The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center is a membership organization. You can find out more by visiting the website at http://www.floodgallery.org
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