MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Paintings by Don Estes and drawings by renowned artist Burton Callicott can be seen April 25-May 19 at David Lusk Gallery-Memphis.
Estes’ show title, “Bluff Poem” references the inspiration Estes finds on the Memphis bluff ridge along the Mississippi River. As an abstract painter Estes interprets horizon lines and landscapes into mixed media works on panel. While earlier works emphasized the layering bands of actual landforms, “Bluff Poem” references atmosphere as well as structure.
Estes received his BFA and MFA from the University of Memphis. While well-known in the mid-south, Estes also has dealers in New York and Boston. His work is in many public collections, including Duncan Williams Inc., Iberia Bank and Deloitte.
Burton Callicott’s “Line and Shadow: Estate Drawings” exhibition features lithographs, charcoal, and graphite works on paper ranging from the early sixties to late eighties.
Rarely seen and never exhibited, Callicotts’s drawings and lithographs offer a view into the contemplative process of a search for beauty within the everyday. Opaque tree branches, geometric exteriors, and triangular shapes house the building blocks of an artist’s process, shedding light on the foundations that led to some of Callicott’s most successful paintings.
Burton Callicott was a founding member of the Memphis College of Art in 1937, and was named Professor Emeritus in 1978. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums across the country. However, it is in Memphis where he built a large and devoted group of corporate and private collectors for his paintings.
For more information or visuals, contact Amelia Briggs at 901-767-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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