Posted on July 25, 2016 by Nikki White
The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to present, ”Life: Rooted,” a fine arts exhibition by Claudia Furlow and Jeremiah Jossim on exhibition August 5-26, 2016 at the Cultural Arts Gallery, with an opening reception on Friday, August 5, from 5-9 p.m. with an artist Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.
This exhibition presents a dual effort to incorporate nature and art utilizing painting and preservations. Furlow addresses her subjects by painting representations of animal tissues sourced from her own photographs. Her content uses binary models of attraction/repulsion, beauty/ugliness and life/death to investigate the aesthetic depiction of visceral matter.
Furlow states that her vision of animal viscera’s are meant to convey an exquisite nature of creative design, pattern, and mystery. With studio practice informed by the Flemish Baroque painters such as Jan Fyt and by the contemporary Victoria Reynolds, her paintings are rendered realistically in oil on canvas. “My images bear witness to the master plan of order present in the bodies’ intricate structure while carrying a subtext of the materiality of death,” said Furlow.
The Cultural Arts Gallery is located at 9 W. Henry St. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free off-street parking is available. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 651-6783 or visit savannahga.gov/arts