News & Events
July 23, 2012
UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery presents a new exhibition, "Invisible Ink: Works on Paper by Gabriel Shaffer," opening Friday, Aug. 10. A reception featuring a short talk by the artist and refreshments will be held in the gallery from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. The reception and exhibition are both free and open to the public.
Based in Asheville, Shaffer fuses elements of craft, graffiti and the conflicted genre of visionary/outsider art to create urban folk art. In "Invisible Ink," contemporary and iconographic characters narrate mythologies based on dreams and experiences. Serendipity and salvaging materials are a crucial part of Shaffer's process.
Shaffer has exhibited across the country and has appeared in many magazines, newspapers and blogs including Raw Vision, Art Papers, The Huffington Post, C-Monster and Juxtapoz. In 2009 and 2010, Mountain Xpress readers voted Shaffer the #1 Visual Artist in the Best of WNC awards.
"Invisible Ink: Works on Paper by Gabriel Shaffer," will be on view 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 12-6 p.m. Sundays, through September 17. For more information, visit the Highsmith Gallery website or call 828,251.6991.