MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Photographer Jeane Umbreit showcases her solo show, “Southern Obscura” and John Salvest shows his first solo show at David Lusk Gallery “Arboretum” both on display June 26-July 27 at David Lusk Gallery Memphis.
The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. June 29.
The ultimate goal for Umbreit in “Southern Obscura” is to capture a moment that holds universal appeal. She enhances her images for composition and tones for emotional content. Sometimes she further embellishes an image with layering and intentional double exposures. Umbreit gives her viewers the perfect amount of information to absorb full familiarity and be present with each image. The double exposure of this material is presented in dream-like hues.
Based in Memphis, Umbreit has exhibited across the Midsouth and is featured in a number of collections in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Additionally, she has participated in traveling group exhibitions like “Tennessee Women Artists: From the Mountains to the Mississippi,” curated by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and “19th Annual Prints, Drawings and Photographs Exhibition,” curated by the Brooklyn Museum.
Originally appearing as drawings, the intricately stamped ink trees in Salvest’s “Arboretum” entices vierwers to look closely at each vein, leaf point and trunk marking. These drawings were realized after Salvest’s exploration of creating one full tree using one small handmade, handheld tool.
Based in Jonesboro, A.R. Salvest is a Professor of Art at Arkansas State University. In addition to being reviewed and featured in numerous publications like Art in America, The New York Times, Art Papers and The New York Examiner, Salvest is the recipient of various awards and grants including National Endowments for the Arts Fellowships in 1991 and 1993, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1998. He has completed public art projects for the Cannon Center for Performing Arts in Memphis and the Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport. His work has been presented in solo and group shows throughout the U.S.
David Lusk Gallery is located at 97 Tillman. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information or visuals, contact Lees Romano at 901-767-3800 or email@example.com.
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