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July Issue 2010
Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by Keith Norval
Artspace in Raleigh, NC, will present the exhibit, The Fish Show, featuring works by Keith Norval, on view in the Artspace Lobby from July 2 31, 2010.
Norval's new body of
work is a celebration of fish. These oil paintings explore the
intricacies and anatomies of fish in his painterly, whimsical
style. Although upsetting to some ichthyologists since these fish
aren't totally accurate, Norval works from the idea of a fish,
rather than from a specific reference. With the news of the acidification
of the ocean, oil-spills, over-fishing, and the giant pacific
garbage patch, Norval aims to raise the public's awareness of
marine life. "This show is for all the fish out there, even
the ones that we don't know about yet."
Norval was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2000. Since relocating to Raleigh, NC, he has been active in the arts community. Norval works in his studio at Artspace, teaches painting and printmaking at the Pullen Arts Center, and sessions during the Summer Arts Program at Artspace. Norval was awarded the Regional Artist Project Grant from the United Arts Council in 2003, and has painted murals in York Elementary in Raleigh and at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. His work has been shown in Columbia, MO; Vail, CO; San Diego, CA; Greensboro, NC; Miami, FL, and NYC.
Artspace, a thriving
visual art center located in downtown Raleigh, brings the creative
process to life through inspiring and engaging education and community
outreach programming, a dynamic environment of over 30 professional
artists studios, and nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Approximately
95 artists hold professional memberships in the Artspace Artists
Association. Thirty-five of these artists have studios located
at Artspace. Artspace is located in Historic City Market in Raleigh
at the corner of Blount and Davie Streets.
Artspace is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, the Raleigh Arts Commission, individuals, corporations, and private foundations.
For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the center at 919/821-2787 or visit (www.artspacenc.org).
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