Join us Friday, February 8th from 6-8pm for the opening reception of a joint show for EMYO and Christy Kinard! EMYO comes to us from Tennessee where she, her husband, and six children live and make art. Her life resembles her paintings: loose, lively and full of color. Christy Kinard draws inspiration for her mixed media pieces from Southern life. Her work reflects the experience of a southern woman: beyond the well-kept exterior and femininity, they are strong, creative, and playful. Come to the opening to see the work of these two talented female artists!
Join us Friday, March 8th from 6-8pm for the opening reception of a solo show for Andy Braitman! It's impossible to be in the Charlotte without recognizing Andy Braitman's and his expressive, impasto style. Not only does he create vast and unique landscapes, but he dedicates his time to teaching aspiring artists in Charlotte at Braitman Studios. Come to the opening of his show to meet him and see new work!
Jameson's passion for history and nature allow him to create introspective landscapes embodying the full range of local color and timeless contrasts, whether the setting captures the brilliant, warm colors heralding the arrival of fall in the North Carolina mountains or the rich Tuscan countryside dotted with cool blue/green olive fields in bloom among the red-earth shades of freshly upturned soil. Rejecting the term “scene” in reference to these works, Jameson defines his landscapes as “explorations.” This approach to his subject matter enables him to create compositions that go beyond mere depictions of the surface beauty offered by the environs. Jameson explores his subject matter in detail, in the process revealing the mystery and profound power of nature. The effect is a literal and sentimental interpretation of nature; each painting is a reflection of the dual-relationship between man and nature; painter and observer. David Houston, Director of the Ogden Museum of Art, University of New Orleans, describes Bill’s paintings as “carefully considered explorations of both visible and intangible characteristics of the natural order.” Houston notes Jameson’s evolution as a painter, asserting that, “[his] journey as an artist has traveled full circle, from an early realism through minimalism and conceptualism, to a reviewed, but altered realism.” Jameson acknowledges the change and growth in his artistic style since beginning his journey as a painter over forty years ago.