Friday, May 14, 2010


May 28, 2010, 6 – 9 pm.
The paintings will be on display until June 12, 2010.  CLICK HERE  for a PREVIEW.

North Carolina abstract-expressionist painter Ashlynn Browning is a recent addition to if ART Gallery. Applying vigorous and robust layering and brush work, her paintings center on line and its ability to convey emotional information. "Experimenting with different line qualities and layers," Browning says, "is an integral part of my process, which involves a lot of drawing." Browning is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and has exhibited at New York’s CUE Foundation and Lincoln Center. Other recent exhibitions include those at Hallway Projects in San Francisco and Flanders Gallery in Raleigh, N.C. Browning has received grants and residency fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the United Arts Council and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her work was featured in the 2009 Southern edition of New American Paintings. Browning was born in Charlotte, N.C., and lives in Raleigh.

For Ashlynn Browning's artist's statementCLICK HERE
For an April 21, 2010,  review on nc artblog of Browning's recent exhibition of new work at Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill, N.C., CLICK HERE. The exhibition presents Browning's most recent paintings; if ART Gallery will present works from 2007-2008 on May 28, 2010.
For a April 11, 2010,  Raleigh News and Observer article about Browning, CLICK HERE.
For 2007 review on IndieWeek.comCLICK HERE.

Monday, May 10, 2010


if ART artist Laura Spong has recently completed a large triptych called Once In A Green Moon. The painting measures 40 x 90 inches. The image is below, as is an image of Spong hanging the painting to be photographed.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Greenville, S.C., ceramic artists Russell Biles has joined if ART Gallery. Biles creates satirical cast-porcelain sculptures with a political, cultural and social bite. He is among South Carolina's nationally most prominent contemporary artists. Biles will be in the Columbia Museum of Art exhibition SC6: South Carolina Innovators In Clay, which opens in June. He has been represented by major league contemporary-ceramics galleries such as Garth Clark Gallery in New York and Massachusets' Ferrin Gallery. Biles consistently shows in museums, art centers and galleries across the country, and his work has been in several S.C. Triennial exhibitions. His sculptures are  in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. At if ART, Biles is showing small, totem-like porcelain sculptures from his So Fresh series. The sculptures are assembled from shards of Biles' Wee Art Club series, which consists of three-inch sculptures of different prominent figures. Included in the Wee Art Club series are Barak Obama, George W. Bush, the Frankenstein monster, Kim Il Sung, Andy Warhol, Michelangelo's David and others. The So Fresh sculptures combine parts of these and other figures in vertical structures five to 11 inches tall.

For IMAGES of Russell Biles sculptures at if ART Gallery, CLICK HERE.