Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fine art photography in Asheville

Photo by Danel Kariko

In spite of the bounty of Asheville-based photographers, there is a dearth of fine art photography galleries in Asheville. To deal with this, photographer Brie Castell has opened a gallery right off of Eagle Street in downtown Asheville. Refreshingly, the gallery is dedicated to featuring only photo-based media -- a departure from the galleries in town that exhibit mostly paintings and sculpture.

Much of the work in the gallery is of internationally based artists, and it's nice to get a whiff of the outside world here. At the moment Castell and Bridget Conn are the only local photographers exhibited.

Currently Castell Photography Salon & Gallery exhibits the photography of Daniel Kariko. Using a pinhole camera, Kariko documents the Louisiana wetlands post Katrina for his compelling Storm Series collection.

If you have a penchant for fine art photography and nifty off-the-beaten-path places, I would like to encourage you to check this gallery out.
2C Wilson Alley Asheville, NC
open Wed-Sat. 12-5
or by appointment
828.255.1188 to see more of Castell's work and a look at the gallery to see more of Florida-based artist Daniel Kariko to see more of Asheville-based artist Bridget Conn


pomme said...


zen said...

Excellent! I'll have to get by and see.