Connie Bostic: March, 2013 --The Gun Show
Connie Bostic is considered by most, the President Emeritus of all things ‘art’ in Western North Carolina. She opened the first contemporary art gallery in Asheville, Zone One, more than thirty years ago. Her work spans decades and is filled with social and political insight.
Margaret Curtis: April/May, 2013
For almost twenty years Margaret lived and worked in New York. Her work has been frequently seen on gallery and museum walls both in the city and in Chicago, London and at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, to name a few venues. Her work has addressed gender and sexual politics as well as other social issues. She currently resides in North Carolina.
Cory Bradley: June/July, 2013
An 80’s baby, Cory Bradley is originally from Columbia, South Carolina. He first exhibited at the Flood Gallery in 2006, and we are honored to have him return this year! His work is powerful and provocative. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design and currently resides in New York City.
Cibele Leonetti: August/Sept. 2013
A native of Brazil, Cibele Leonetti was born in Sao Paulo in the 40’s. When she was 17 years old, she attended the Pan-American School of the Arts. Later on in the late 70’s Cibele Leonetti opened an art school for children. This developed over the years to include classes for adults and special children. She works in water colors, depicting breathtaking images of her homeland. Cibele Leonetti has traveled in France, Italy and Sicily to paint, and her work has been exhibited all over Brazil.
October 2013: In Search of Lost Causes--Images of the Iranian Revolution-Paradox, Propaganda, and Persuasion.
Lost Causes is an exhibition of Poster Art, Film, Architecture, and Photography from or as a result of the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The 140 never before exhibited posters, courtesy of the Courtyard Gallery Collection are from the period of the late sixties through eighties and have been described as important to the understanding of illustration and poster art: “because the traces of the American, French, Russian, and even Cuban revolutions are all evident it this collection…the significance of this collection is beyond just Iran and reaches a much wider circle.” states Hamid Dabashi, an Iranian Poster Art and Film expert currently at Columbia University.