But what is “ROAD?” “ROAD” is a photo competition and exhibition that was judged and curated by William M.Hunt, a well-known collector, curator and consultant based in New York City. Mr. Hunt had the task of reviewing more than 600 works from artists from around the U.S. and as far away as Italy and South Korea. Ultimately, Mr. Hunt selected images which fit a very specific curatorial vision and I have been honored to have two of my images selected for this exhibit, “Forgotten” and “Smooth Ride.” This exhibit opens Friday, October 19th with a reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Castell Photography Gallery in downtown Asheville. Mr. Hunt will also be giving a talk on his ROAD selections during this reception. Be sure to mark your calendar and join me for this reception. The exhibit will run through November 28.
W.M. Hunt – Bill Hunt – is a self described champion of photography: collector, curator and consultant, who lives and works in New York City. His book “The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious” was published last fall by Aperture in the US, Thames & Hudson in the UK, and as “L’Oeil Invisible” by Actes Sud in France. “The Unseen Eye’ is based on his forty years as a collector. He is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, and he has been on the boards of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, AIPAD, Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. He has been profiled in The New York Times, PDN, The Art Newspaper and many blogs. As a dealer, he founded the prominent gallery Hasted Hunt after many years as director of photography at Ricco/Maresca.
Click here to read interview of W.M. Hunt in Burn Magazine – a great insight into photography: http://www.burnmagazine.org/in-the-spotlight/2012/04/decision-makers-a-conversation-with-w-m-hunt/
Mr. Hunt will also be presenting a lecture on his collection and book, The Unseen Eye, at Black Mountain College Museum on Thursday, October 18th at 7:30 p.m.
I hope you will mark your calendar and join me for the opening reception on Friday, October 19th from 6-8 p.m. at the Castell Photography Gallery in downtown Asheville.
It’s great to be on the “ROAD” again. Hope to see you there. ~Barbara
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