Asheville photographer Ralph Burns just closed what looks like a really fine show of his black and white photographs at Pink Dog Creative, a gallery in Asheville.
Burns has been working as a photographer for a good long time, but this was his first solo show in North Carolina since 2005, and his first in Asheville since 1994, when he exhibited at the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery.
Burns has shown his work previously at places like the California Museum of Photography; The Cleveland Museum of Art; the Tate Gallery, in Liverpool; the Hokkaido Museum of Art, in Japan; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Honolulu Academy of Art; the Contemporary Arts Museum, in Houston; the Asheville Art Museum, in Asheville; and the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Based on the work on the websites and in the exhibition catalog I've just received, this looks like it was a really strong show.
I only wish I had known about it earlier. But at least we can make note fo it and look out for further shwos of this work.
You can learn more about Burns' work by reading the essay by J. Richard Gruber, Director Emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, here.