“Dissolution” – Funerary Urn Art Exhibit to Open at UNC Asheville
Mon, 04/23/2012 - 3:50pm
"Dissolution," an art exhibition of stoneware funerary urns by UNC Asheville senior Tiffany Purser, will be on view May 4-15 in the Highsmith University Union Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the gallery. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
Purser, who is studying art and philosophy at UNC Asheville, created this exhibit around the idea that "a custom-made urn creates a home and final resting place of great character." The exhibition expresses the Japanese aesthetic of "wabi-sabi," which, according to Purser, "encourages acceptance of transience," and "is best discovered through desolate melancholy."
"Dissolution" is Purser's BFA senior exhibition; gallery viewing hours will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, visit the Highsmith Gallery website or call 828.251.6991.