Price: Free Admission
To whom this may concern,
The Georgetown Art Center's upcoming exhibit is featuring Austin artist, James Tisdale and we're hoping to have the date and information added to your calendar(s).
Entitled "made for you AND me," his newest body of work takes a look at the social and political issues scattered across the American landscape, including issues created from our past that continue to follow us to this day and stretch from coast to coast.
Our exhibit will run from April 28 - June 4, 2017.
The artist reception and talk will be held the following days and times:
Saturday, April 29
6-7 PM Members Only Reception
7-9 PM Open to the Public
Sunday, April 30
2 PM Open to the Public
Provided the space the artist bio is as follows:
James’ personal iconography is rich with references to the cultural, social, political and religious experiences of growing up in Mississippi. His outlook is humorous, poignant, and sometimes confrontational, as he observes the world around him. The work draws upon both the beauty and the ugliness of this region. His works explore the concepts of what society ordains as acceptable or beautiful, as well as, what it condemns as being ugly and undesirable. Having grown up in the South, he discovered that many situations, events and people are a mixture of both definitions. For him, the intrigue lies not only with the borders of these interpretations but also in how these labels can influence a lifelong attitude.
While James is influenced by all that he sees and hears, his historical art influences range widely from the figurative art works of the Renaissance, to the personally powerful folk art of the South.
James' pieces are constructed using various methods with a heavy grog white clay body. Once the form is established, the surface is then finished with several layers of under-glazes, stains, and glazes. With each added layer, the work is subjected to another firing. The initial firing is to cone 1 followed by lower temperature firings to cone 04. This process of layering colorants is used to add depth to the surface and a look of distress to the peace.
James Tisdale’s newest body of work takes a look at the social and political issues scattered across the American landscape. Issues created from our past, follow us to this day and stretch from coast to coast.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Chloe C Jones
Georgetown Art Center
816 South Main Street
Georgetown, TX 78626