Folk Fiction is a group exhibition that will be on display in the Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery, located on the 6th Floor of the Fine Arts Building at Murray State University. The show runs through November 6. Admission is free and open to the public.
This group exhibition features 11 artists. Their work explores both narrative and the figure, in two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork.
Baade, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University, works in materials and techniques used by the Old Masters - including egg tempera and indirect oil glazing. Her paintings are exhibited in museums and galleries both nationally, and internationally.
Elrod is a practicing artist in New York City whose images arise from personal experience that can be encountered on a “means and materials level, as well as being read for representational content.”
Gorman is an environmental artist whose materials, sculptures, and installations occur at the Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, Indiana. Much of his work finds its way into galleries as well as into natural installations.
Herrin is a metalsmith and figurative artist who incorporates elements of nature and the body to create narrative objects, jewelry, and sculpture.
Jackson, Professor of Painting at The University of Memphis, creates figurative oil paintings that are inspired by fashion magazines, movies, the literary community, and many other twentieth-century cultural sources.
Castrop, a sculptor living and working in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, works in primarily narrative multimedia installation, utilizing found objects and the figure, which are meticulously modeled and cast in plaster.
Massey is Chair, Associate Professor of Art, and Gallery Director at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. His drawings on paper and other artwork are intensely narrative and informed by his Appalachian roots.
Monroe lives and works in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. After several years as a predominately abstract artist and at mid-career, Monroe began to work in figurative drawings based on Southern narratives.
Stewart-Sanabria’s charcoal on birch plywood drawings incorporate the figure as focus in life-size and outsized representations in actual space.
Vogel’s artwork focuses on interactions among people, identifying a narrative “focusing on chance meetings in groupings and gatherings, and searching for interaction or disconnection.”
Wertz, Associate Professor of Fine Art in Painting at Columbus State University, is interested in developing “a mythology suitable to a consumerist era” in works that borrow aspects of Renaissance painting and video games.