Gerard LangeFriday October 22, 2010 - November 14, 2010 WILSON NC2007–present

Part of being a photographer is simply to observe one’s environment. Typically the medium has the built-in assumption that the object under scrutiny is a “real” thing, an actual object or a scene, which truly took place. Upon moving from Atlanta to rural Eastern North Carolina I became interested in the façades of buildings and how the physical presence of that business functions as a package identity. Business identities are worn on the façades, and often exude a cultural message. Some businesses are new and portray an ethnic identity, while others appear to have remained unchanged since the 1960s. For aesthetics, these scenes were photographed to look like scale models and toy structures. A pun and cliché that I am intentionally exploiting in the images is the concept of a “model community.” When hobbyists construct an artificial environment they do so to suit their own predispositions and ideals. Every self-made business person also aspires to some ideal, manifest in the visual identity of their business. Likewise, this reduction of façades to a model-like appearance captures the essence of these anthropological. gems from my own point of view.Third Friday November 19, 2010, Opening Reception for RCA's December Holidays Exhibition
Saturday December 11, 2010, December Holidays Art Faire!  Join artists from our greater triangle area.  December Holidays accompany gift giving.  We feel art is the best gift to give.  It supports the local economy and bring a warm smile to friends, co-workers, family, and that special person in your life.  10:00 am till 6:00 pm (or until the ul log burns out or we run out of nog).  Special music provided by Silber Records.  (Their Christmas records are all avail for free download @ http://.www.Silbermedia.com .  Artists interested in reserving a space are suggested to do so asap before space is all taken.Third Friday December 17, 2010, As part of Smithfield's Third On Third, RCA will be open for folks to come and check out our wonderful selection of gifts.  7:00 pm - Midnightish."Abstract Expressionism"
June 18 - July 12, 2010

May 28 - June 14, 2010

"Artists For Tomorrow's Artists: A Benefit for Neuse Charter School's Art Department"
April 16 -  May 17, 2010

March 19, - April 12, 2010

"New Year, New Space and new Werks".  
January 15, - March 15, 2010