MEMPHIS, Tenn. – David Lusk Gallery Memphis kicks off 2018 with Jared Small’s third solo show, Dimension, that will be on display Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2018 at David Lusk Gallery.
The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Jan. 5 with the Artist Talk, featuring Jared Small discussing his work, taking place 11 a.m. Jan. 20.
A collection of paintings on panel and velum, his newest body of work features flowers floating in ethereal spaces and Southern homes exist in ambiguity.
Small’s ability to accurately detail exactly what he sees is one of his greatest talents. The flowers drip and meld on the surface of the painting, harnessing a style similar to magical realism.
Small focuses the center of each painting on an accurate image of a house or flower while the background dissolves into abstract elements that devise an emotional and dramatic interpretation of the subject. This technique allows small to hypnotize the viewer into a dream-like state, caught between the realities of the obvious image and the possible mysteries that lay beneath the surface.
Public and private collections boast his work, including the monumental allegorical painting True Blues in Nashville Music City Center’s permanent collection. He’s shown his work in galleries and museums, including the Dixon Gallery and Gardens and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, where one of his paintings is included in the permanent collection.
David Lusk Gallery is located at 97 Tillman. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.davidluskgallery.com.
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