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Remnants: New Paintings & Drawings by J. M. Culver (Gallery 122 @ Hang It)
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Gallery 122 hosts this special solo exhibition from March 25 – May 7
Memories define who we are and shape our identities. Remnants takes a look into the nature of memory and a search for personal identity through capturing specific moments from childhood through portraiture, still life, and abstraction.
J. M. Culver’s new work draws inspiration from her interests in the human condition, memory, relationships, symbolism, and allegory. Images of little girls, green apples, broken chairs, birds, and cats take on personal meaning and symbolism while exploring the beautiful and dark complexities of childhood.
Remnants is a continuation of Culver’s Conjured Memories series with a focus on intimate reflection through autobiographical images and the memory fragments that continue to hold meaning throughout one's life.
This theme is explored through traditional and experimental approach assembled in expressive layers of oil, charcoal, acrylic, vintage fabric, and paper. The transitory nature of memory is visualized through the use of selective color, pattern, and texture, suggesting how the mind retains specific details vividly while others remain bleak or disappear into abstraction.
Work on exhibit includes life size drawings on paper, large-scale mixed media paintings on cradled masonite, and oil paintings with vintage fabric on canvas.
With Remnants J. M. Culver achieves with skill the immediate and intimate experience of childhood and the tangible expression of memory, sharing an honest and dignified human experience that we all can relate to.
J. M. Culver lives in Minneapolis where she works from her studio full time. She is actively involved in the local arts community as a curator and Chairperson at SSCA Gallery.
****All original artwork in this exhibition is available for purchase. Limited edition Giclee prints also available upon order. Sample prints are on display in the gallery as well.****
**Artist also available for commissions**
Gallery 122 at Hang It
122 SE Eighth St
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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