Southeastern art gallery to showcase Tuscaloosa sculptor

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – An exhibit by University of Alabama sculptor Jamey Grimes – titled “Fragments of a Conversation with Nature”—will be on display in Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery Oct. 11 – Nov. 10.
     An instructor of drawing, sculpture, and 3D design and engineering at Alabama, Grimes’ work is described by the artist as resembling corals and lattices of living vines resting on pedestals or suspended from the ceiling.
     The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the gallery. The gallery is located in East Stadium, 411 Ned McGehee Drive. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
     The exhibit, which will be uniquely tailored by Grimes for the CAG’s space, will immerse the audience in an environment of organic forms that are both alien and familiar. In a 2017 interview with Locate Art’s blog “The Focus,” Grimes said that his early interest and studies in biology set him on his pursuit of a career in art rather than science.
     “When studying biology, I discovered that my biggest and best questions fit more appropriately in an art conversation rather than within a scientific career,” he said. “I’ve definitely been inspired by explorations and observations of the natural world.”  

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