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210 Princess St., Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-8341 or 484-885-3037
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 11am – 4pm & By Appointment
(Masks/Face Coverings Required)

Upcoming Exhibits

Art in Bloom Gallery is pleased to announce the first exhibits of our 2021 Exhibit Season.

 

“Elements: Bob Bryden”

“Untitled” Printing Ink on paper, 22″ x 30″

“Elements: Bob Bryden” is a showing of art dedicated to the idea that simplicity can reveal great complexity. This show is featured in the gallery along with photography feature, Wm. Fridrich.  The exhibits open on Friday, February 5 and continues through March 14, 2021.

Bob Bryden’s work exists comfortably within the traditions of minimalism and optical art. Utilizing the simple elements of point, line and plane, he creates abstract images which are highly structured and concise while at the same time are optically active and visually illusive. The perceptual experience of his work involves the interaction of seeing and understanding and is directly related to how vision functions. Bob grew up in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. He is a graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. He went on to do graduate work in South Asian art history at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His desire for a greater involvement with creative arts lead to Kentucky and graduate work at the University of Louisville where he received a Masters Degree in Art with a concentration in printmaking. In addition to art he has worked primarily in graphic design and commercial printing. Today he pursues his creative endeavors in his swamp side home/studio in Wilmington, NC.

Click here to view the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S.

 

“Wm. Fridrich: Photographs”
February 5 - March 14, 2021

“Augusta” Cyanotype on paper

Wm. Fridrich: Photographs is an exhibit of photography based works by our first photography feature of the 2021 Exhibit Season. This show is featured in the gallery along with “Elements: Bob Bryden”.  The exhibits open on Friday, February 5 and continues through March 14, 2021.

When speaking about this body of work Wm. states  “Robert Hughes, [when] referring to the DADA move­ment (and Marcel Duchamp in particular), said that “like his Bottle Rack, Bicycle Wheel and other ‘ready­mades’…the world is so full of interesting objects that the artist need not add to them. Instead he could just pick one, and this ironic act of choice was equivalent to creation.

The camera is the definitive instrument for making these ironic acts of choice. Then the function of this device — to record what already exists — in the DADA belief, is equivalent to the act of creation.”

Wm. Fridrich studied art, sculpture and photography at UCLA, motorcycle magazines and in the U.S. Army, as a combat illustrator. He then launched a successful graphic design career in the early 1970s.

Introduced to the Dada and Surrealist movements by his wife, art historian Marsha McKee, William became clinically obsessed with Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and Joseph Cornell: he has not yet recovered.

Click here to view the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S.