Ray Spillenger studied with Willem de Kooning and Josef Albers at Black Mountain College during the summer of 1948. This exhibition comprises two decades of his work from the BMC era to the late 1960s. Spillenger’s paintings demonstrate a total commitment to abstraction and a passionate love of color. read more
Ray Spillenger, Untitled (Small Zig 10), c. 1965-70, oil on canvas, 19.75 x 29.75 inches. Estate of Raymond Spillenger. WBO-25. Photo: Leslie Schwerin
Ray Spillenger: Rediscovery of a Black Mountain Painter celebrates the work of a relatively unknown Abstract Expressinist painter, Ray Spillengert. Now, unearthed from his 10th Street apartment, cleaned and framed on the wall of our gallery at 56 Broadway, Ray Spillenger’s paintings are finally shining.
Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
It’s been over sixty-five years since Jerrold Levy and Richard Negro composed, circulated, and performed Poems by Gerard Legro on the campus of Black Mountain College. Dr. Alessandro Porco will discuss the history of Poems by Gerard Legro and read a short selection from the book. Free Admission
April 8 – 29, 2016
Occasionally, when the college atmosphere became too intense, Josef Albers would announce a week-long “interlude” when everyone in the community was expected to take a break from their studies and pursue activities unrelated to their course work. It was a time to recharge, recalibrate and refocus