The Framemaker proudly presents photography by graphic designer Kim Balevre as part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on November 7, 2013. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit, entitled “Elements,” will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of November during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
Kim Balevre completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications in 2008 at Austin Peay State University where she now works as a graphic designer in the Public Relations and Marketing department. She has exhibited in several solo and group art shows in the Clarksville area as well as in Louisvillle, Ky.
Kim states, “During the course of my profession as a graphic designer, I have developed a fine sense of interpreting design elements such as composition, negative space and color. Photography allows me a way to create an engaging visual environment through these elements. It is also a way to experiment with spontaneity and chance. In the past year, I traveled to various places and this is a visual collection of my journey.”
The Framemaker proudly presents photography by husband and wife team, Shane Moore and Jane Moore as part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on October 3, 2013. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit, entitled “Images in E Minor” will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of October during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
The Framemaker proudly presents work by art historian and photographer Laura Golobish as part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on September 5, 2013. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit, entitled ”Breathe and Decay,” will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of September during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
Laura Golobish earned an Master of Arts in art history at the University of Georgia in 2010, and is currently an instructor in the art department at Austin Peay State University. Her most recent art and research has considered the body in the context of a variety of philosophical and religious structures.
In the series “Breathe and Decay” Golobish uses the language of yoga to address issues of balance and adaptability. She states, “I began practicing yoga two years ago with hopes of improving my flexibility and balance. Those elements have improved…slowly. Before I noticed any of those benefits, the practice offered an interesting perspective. Yoga frustrated and upset me as a new practitioner. I felt inadequate in comparison to students capable of expressing more advanced poses while I struggled to touch my toes.”
Golobish continues, “In yoga, we’re challenged to pull deep into the moment and fully surrender to the essence of our being. To complement the images of asanas (yoga poses), I developed a series of photograms. These are cameraless photographs that require placing an object on a piece of light-sensitive material and exposing it to light. I asked each of my subjects to lend me an object that described them or was important to them. These became the subjects of my photograms. The process can be used to produce a basic outline, but these images bear little resemblance to the original object. They’ve become abstracted just as our essence or outline becomes distorted by layers of distraction. As an act of process, I have to breathe, accept myself as I exist in the present and allow everything else to decay into the universe.”
Be sure to catch Framemaker friend Mike Andrews at his gallery talk today (Thursday, July 25) at 12:15 in the Customs House Museum. Take a lunch break and learn more about this very talented artist!
July 1 – July 31
These works address ideas about how we observe and interact with the world. They combine concepts of identity with the natural world. The collages utilize appropriated imagery from magazines, antique documents, found papers, silkscreen prints, etc. to create new works that have a unique meaning.The works in this show were made collaboratively between Garrett and Wurts. The artists made the collages by exchanging the collages between themselves throughout the process. They worked in layers, with each artist making a layer and trading it off until both artists felt the piece was resolved. The collaborations utilized playing cards as a collage surface. Using playing cards as substrate giving the works an intimate size and unique shape, with often rounded corners. Playing cards make themselves an ideal surface for collage and collaboration, by being a readily available surface that is both sturdy and portable. This show represents a new level of experimentation with imagery between the artists. While both artists had worked in medium of collage prior to this, neither had collaborated on works to this extent. To create a whole series of collaborative work together was in itself a challenge.
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About the Artists
Alexander Wurts is an artist specializing in the medium of collage. His recent work involves carefully cut and arranged fragments of color and images. Wurts lives and works in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is studying Studio Art at Austin Peay State University. After graduating he plans to pursue a MFA and work as a studio artist.
Corey Garrett is a recent Austin Peay graduate with a degree in Studio Art. Garrett plans to extend his experimentation from this show by working on three-dimensional collages that combine hand drawn and silk screen images. He is currently living and working in Clarksville, Tennessee.
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First Thursday Art Walk
The Framemaker proudly presents work by collage artists Corey Garrett and Alexander Wurts as part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on July 11, 2013. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display throughout the months of July and August during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).