CHARLOTTE - July 1, 2014 - Works by three artists comprise “CHROMA: lyrical lines and compulsive color,” which opens Saturday, July 12, at the Projective Eye Gallery in UNC Charlotte Center City.
The display will feature color-soaked abstraction in oil paintings by Linda Luise Brown, acrylics and collage works by Marge Loudon Moody and the intricate surface design on ceramic objects and installations by Greg Scott. One of the highest-selling genres, abstract art is often one of the most misunderstood, too.
An opening reception for “CHROMA” will be from 6 to 8 p.m., July 12, and it will feature a performance by pianist Dan Knight and conversations with the artists. The exhibit will run through Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Brown is a painter, writer and teacher in Charlotte; she has more than 30 years of experience as a professional artist and is a published writer in regional, national and international media. She holds a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in aesthetics from the University of Texas at Dallas and an M.F.A in painting from the University of Oklahoma. Brown’s works hang in private and corporate art collections across the nation, including Bank of America, the Federal Reserve, Commerzbank and IBM. She is a fellow of the internationally renowned MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and was an affiliate artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art from September 2004 to March 2006. In March 2013, Brown was an artist-in-residence at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle. From April 2013 to July 2014, Brown returned as an affiliate artist-in-residence at the McColl Center.
Since graduating from Art College in Scotland in 1972, Moody has continued to develop her work in painting, drawing, collage and mixed-media. She describes her work broadly as being landscape-based, emanating from her experience of place through traveling, as well as from her imagination. Moody has exhibited her work in Great Britain, Washington D.C., New York and in various galleries in the southeastern United States. Recent solo exhibits in Chicago and Great Britain were part of her “Made In America: 1983–2013” series, and she is planning another solo show for Portugal in 2015. She teaches at Winthrop University.
Originally from Macon, Ga., Scott completed a B.F.A. from East Carolina University. He has exhibited his work at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, the McColl Center for Visual Art and Clayworks, and he was chosen as a public art muralist for the Arts & Science Council. The objects he creates embody notions of ritual, change and transformation that comprise the journey of art experiences and process. Scott likes to be involved in community education. As an instructor at Clayworks, he has worked with established clay artists and with K-12 students as artist-in-residence at several Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. A segment of his installation at UNC Charlotte Center City will include works from his students at Northwest School of the Arts.
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