MEMPHIS, Tenn. – This summer David Lusk Gallery Memphis presents “Full Tilt” by Pinkney Herbert May 22-June 23.
The opening reception takes place 6-8 p.m. May 25.
In this new body of work, Herbert focuses his attention on the energetic velocity of New York. Since 2008, Herbert has divided his time between Memphis and New York City. Working in both cities has inspired a sense of exploration and a certain amount of nervous energy in his paintings and drawings.
Gestural brushstrokes and bold color speak to Herbert’s interest in the energy of a city. He considers abstraction to be a powerful language where cool and warm, light and dark, soft and hard play off one another to create visual tension. These contradictions capture the artist’s stimulating experience of walking the streets of his two stomping grounds.
Herbert lives in Memphis and maintains studio spaces in Memphis and New York City. He received his BA from Rhodes College and MFA from the University of Memphis. Herbert earned Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission and USIA-Arts America. In addition to exhibiting across the United States, he frequently shows his work in Japan and Southeast Asia. Herbert is widely collected and represented across the Mid-South.
David Lusk Gallery is located at 97 Tillman in Memphis. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays to 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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