Flood Fine Art Center is a non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to advancing the careers of emerging and mid career artists, as well as educating the public and furthering the understanding of contemporary art and its importance within the community and beyond. We aim to provide a stimulating environment for artists so that they will successively enlighten, challenge, inspire, and elevate awareness for the necessity of art in contemporary culture.
Flood Fine Art Center seeks to be a vital cultural resource for Asheville through providing funding and space for innovative local and national artists as well as curators who stretch boundaries in all media. Through our extensive exhibition schedule, residency program, educational activities, presentations and publications we aim to serve a diverse audience that will in turn enhance quality of life and provide opportunities and experiences that would otherwise be unavailable.
Explores Faith, Time, and Space
"St. Frank and the Wolf" is a series of solo, improvisational
multimedia performances that explore the irreducible aspects of
faith. Abstractly based on the story of St. Francis making peace
with a wild wolf, these performances dialogue with sound and light in
order to saturate time and space with the presence of God.
The performances consists of two separate audio/video loops projected
onto the artist who uses a theremin, an analog synthesizer, and voice
to mix between these two loops. The results blur the distinction
between real/virtual, live/pre-recorded, and matter/spirit.
The performances will take place in the cave-like side room of the
Flood Gallery between 7-9 PM. on Friday, February 23. Each
improvisational performance lasts between 10-20 minutes, and there
will be several performances throughout the evening. Between
performances, the audio/video loops will continue running,
effectively remixing themselves, functioning as a kind of generative
Curt Cloninger is a new media artist living in western North Carolina. His work explores intersections between the invisible God and the tangible world. He is a lecturer of Multimedia Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and an MFA candidate at Maine College of Art. Cloninger's work has been featured in I.D. Magazine, The New York Times, ABC World News, and at multimedia arts festivals from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition venues include Digital Art Museum [DAM] Berlin, L'Instituto de México à Paris, and The Art Gallery of Knoxville. He regularly speaks at international art & design events like HOW Design, South By Southwest, and FILE. Cloninger also maintains the Deep/Young Ethereal
Archive and playdamage.org in order to facilitate a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Essences of Wonder.