Constant Bearing

Constant Bearing

Opening Reception
Saturday 7/22, 6:00-9:00pm

Closing Reception
Saturday 7/29, 6:00-9:00pm
Artist Talk, 7/29, 7:00pm

Gallery Hours by appointment

Constant Bearing: 
A nautical term describing a situation in which two ships approach one another while maintaining the same relative bearing, indicating a collision course.

Through meticulously hand drawn images the exhibition, Constant Bearing, represents the artist’s view of the current climate of the world, both political and environmental. Eichenberger uses animal allegories to express the frustration he feels watching the country’s two major parties use hostility and fear to promote a culture of denial. Created during the 2016 election year and post-election 2017, this body of work reflects the sense of uneasiness that gripped the nation, spurred on by the twenty-four hour news cycle. The events surrounding the presidential election have obsessed the artist, sparking debates amongst family and friends, and a deep feeling of dread. Instead of turning away from such difficult feelings Eichenberger has chosen to embrace them and let them fuel his practice. 
The major themes of Constant Bearing are self-destruction, defeatism, and the fight or flight mentality. Eichenberger uses iconic symbols of history such as the scarab, the serpent, the elephant and the donkey to create imagery that appears innocuous but contains a darker underlying meaning.

The Anxious Condition

The Anxious Condition

Opening Reception, Friday, May 12, 6-9pm

Gallery Hours: Saturday, May 13, 12-5pm

This 2-day exhibition is a result of UNC, Chapel Hill’s spring MFA Seminar. In the seminar, Professor elin o'hara slavick and students focused on curating – from Hans Ulrich Obrist, Paul Virilio and Theaster Gates’ theories and practices to their own. THE ANXIOUS CONDITION is the 4th and final collaborative/curatorial project of the seminar. Drawing from the previous exhibitions at atypical sites and their studios, slavick has selected work that touches upon anxiety. In this unpresidential time of ...

New works by Luke Miller Buchanan

New works by Luke Miller Buchanan

We are thrilled to host an exhibition of new mixed media works by Anchorlight resident artist Luke Miller Buchanan. 

Opening reception: Saturday, April 22, 4:00-7:00

Closing reception: Saturday, April 29, 4:00-7:00

Gallery hours by appointment

From the artist:

Bricks Need Mortar, William Paul Thomas

Bricks Need Mortar, William Paul Thomas

William Paul Thomas is a painter whose work explores broad human themes such as the relationship of family to community, through representational portraiture and his ongoing multimedia project, Hot Pink Brick.

His current body of work, represented at Anchorlight in the exhibition Bricks Need Mortar, expands upon the concept of community created through family to consider larger communities as structures, and the people participating in those communities as binding agents. Inspired by realizations about his own familial community made while rummaging through old photos, Thomas has created a body of work that reflects on the ability of an image to create bonds among people as well as to remember them by. Bricks Need Mortar uses the reoccurring image of the cinderblock to process the collision of childhood memories with adult insights.

Brought to you by The Black on Black Project

Opening Reception: Saturday February 18th, 4:00-7:00

Reception sponsored by ArtsNow

From the artist:

“Thumbing through some of the snapshots from a photo album that my mother began compiling in 1992, brought me to an adorable image of my younger sisters and myself at home in our Catholic school uniforms. More interesting than how cute we are in our matching maroon and grey outfits, is the background against which all that awkwardness and charm is positioned. My mother, possibly with the help of my grandfather, had painted the cement wall and staircase, a vibrant hot pink. I have thought about this picture, that staircase and wall, for the past 5 years on a consistent basis.

That remarkable color and my mother’s artistic choice to bring warmth to that cold apartment unit for her family, my sisters and I, has left an indelible impact on my thoughts about how aesthetics overlap with bonding and nurturing practices. I make images to bond with and remember people. My latest project involves inviting others to help me reinforce the memory of my mother’s painting. I have used social media to distill that memory down to a “pink brick.” Others can interpret this form through their own lenses at http://hotpinkbrick.tumblr.com.”