New Narrative Drawings
by Emerging Artist J. M. Culver
Saturday, March 6 from 7:00 to 11:00pm
Featuring live music by Aby Wolf with Josh Granowski
Free and open to the public
SSCA Gallery hosts this special solo exhibition from March 6 – April 4
J. M. Culver’s first solo exhibition Conjured Memories is a series of narrative work that depicts childhood memories integrating universal themes of the human condition; a celebration of life at its darkest and brightest points. J. M. Culver narrates her experience of growing up with a schizophrenic grandfather and the impact of this relationship.
Conjured Memories is a series of life size drawings that provokes the senses with memorable imagery and inspires the mind inviting the viewer to an unforgettable emotional and thoughtful experience.
Each drawing is a story in itself, assembled in expressive layers of charcoal and acrylic and rich details, capturing human expression and the moment of memory with sweetness and distress. Built into the narrative are familiar characters, such as Pinocchio, that represent the duality of the real and artificial self and the innocence of childhood.
With Conjured Memories, J. M. Culver achieves with great 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.
Originally from North Carolina, J. M. Culver relocated to Minneapolis a decade ago to attend Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Since attaining her BFA in Painting, she works full time in her studio and plans attending graduate school and opening her own gallery to exclusively feature figurative artwork.
SSCA Gallery (Stevens Square Center for the Arts) is privileged to host this important solo exhibition of life size drawings by emerging figurative artist J. M. Culver. A special live performance by ambient vocalist Aby Wolf (named 2009 Best Female Vocalist by City Pages) with upright bassist Josh Granowski compliments the opening reception March 6.
J. M. Culver can be contacted directly at email@example.com and 612-360-3644.
A free opening night reception for Conjured Memories, featuring music by Aby Wolf and Josh Granowski, will be held on March 6, 2010, at SSCA Gallery, from 7-11 pm.
SSCA Gallery (Stevens Square Center for the Arts)
1905 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404