theArtWorks™

theArtWorks™ houses  a 7K square foot gallery, artists studios, coffee shop, wifi, and more.  The gallery gives artists a place to work their work, the community an event venue.  Studios include workspace, individual galleries and shop.  Meeting and classrooms are also available. And of course, the coffee shop and wifi enhances space for conversations, meetings, and social interaction.

 

OPENING "Perspective" of Topher Alexander 6-9 PM

Topher Alexander: Perspective

 

In a society obsessed with technology, my artwork is grounded in traditional mediums and materials.  This exhibit is a survey of work from the past ten years including Vietnamese lacquer painting, oil painting, woodcut, intaglio printmaking and more.

Experimenting with multiple mediums allows me to constantly learn from creating art, each project informing the next. The past five years I have been particularly drawn to the umbrella of printmaking, creating multiple impressions is conducive to trying new approaches; each print the record of an evolution.

 

 

Topher Alexander earned a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. A Husband and father of two, he currently serves as the Assistant Gallery Director at UNCW CAB Art Gallery and is printmaking instructor at the Cameron Art Museum School.

 

 

 

Teaching / Exhibition History:

2015-              Printmaking Instructor, Cameron Art Museum School

2014-              Assistant Gallery Director, CAB Art Gallery UNCW

2013               Studio Assistant, printmaking department UNCW

2006-2009     Apprenticeship in Traditional Vietnamese Lacquer Painting. Hue, Vietnam

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2016               Varied States, Flytrap Brewery Wilmington NC (solo exhibition)

                       

2015               No Boundaries International Art Colony Exhibit, Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, Wilmington NC (group exhibition)

 

Inside Out , Bottega Art Gallery, Wilmington NC (w/Blair Nidds)

 

2nd Annual Print Big!, Mezzanine Gallery, UNCW Cultural Arts Building, Wilmington NC (g)

 

2014               5th Annual Tapped Exhibit, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio (g)

 

No Boundaries International Art Colony Exhibit, Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, Wilmington NC (g)

 

State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum NC (g)