Located on the second floor of the historic cotton mill building in Asheville's River Arts District, our mission is to gather in one place the creative energies of the Asheville area, represented by a variety of viewpoints, forms of expression, markets and communities, and to reach out from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the visual and intellectual landscape of the US and abroad. We plan to generate conversations that inspire collaboration across media, disciplines, identities and agendas via our workshops, seminars and various cross-disciplined events.
In addition to the creation and display of new art, we will build an open space where artists, writers, scholars, the creative community, and audiences can come together to foster inquiry and expression, learn new methods and media, exchange ideas, laugh, dream, brainstorm, celebrate and complain.
We view CRAFT as a mindset as well as a practice. We want to question the lines drawn between artist and audience, image and idea, inspiration and technique.
REVOLVE seeks to evolve how we humans view the world and transform how we both share and shape that vision.
Also housed within REVOLVE is the studio of Colby Caldwell. He graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in 1990. From 2002 – 2012, he was an Associate Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally since 1988. His last two solo shows – gun shy and spent – opened concurrently at Hemphill Gallery and Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC, in March of 2012, and were reviewed in Art Forum, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and other publications. In the Art Forum review critic Nord Wennerstrom wrote, “The physicality of traditional photography has long been a driving force behind Caldwell’s work, but his most recent work represents his parallel dedication to the use of digital imaging. The quality of his presentation remains consistent across media – refined and elegant, here also benefiting from exceptionally careful installation.”
Caldwell is featured in the book, “100 DC Artists”, which was published in 2011. Currently, Caldwell is working on his first monograph tentatively titled small game. His work is represented by HEMPHILL in Washington, DC, Haen Gallery in Asheville, NC, and Atelier Gallery in Charleston, SC.
REVOLVE upstairs at the cotton mill studios
colby caldwell - untitled (red), 2014, archival print mounted and hand waxed on dibond
colby caldwell - how to survive your own death (151), 2012, archival print mounted and hand-waxed on dibond