A solo exhibition by Dick Jemison is set to premiere at Modern West Fine Art during September’s Friday Gallery Stroll. The opening event for Limelight is September 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mixed media painter uses texture, shape and color to display inner emotion, resulting in rich and hypnotic pieces. Set to run September 16 – October 15, the collection focuses on the marks and waste of our civilization.
“I am very much driven by a vague, abstract notion and ideal of beauty,” said Jemison. This is apparent in his work, which constantly pushes outside the borders of abstract art. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Jemison was influenced by Sam Francis and Ida Kohlmeyer to form an intense personal style that continues to evolve. Over the past 45 years, Jemison’s work has been displayed and presented at museums and galleries across the country.
The collection is housed at Modern West Fine Art located at 177 E. 200 S. in downtown Salt Lake City. Created by Diane Stewart, the gallery supports contemporary artists who celebrate the west with their work. Informative events and art discussions are often offered to the public to create a community interest in western-inspired art.
For more information on Modern West Fine Art, visit http://www.modernwestfineart.com/.