Nature’s Calling Opening Reception

04/09/2014, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Information Line 901-636-4100



Meet and greet the artist behind this month’s exhibit, enjoy light complimentary refreshments and view new works in the Visitors Center Gallery.

Open to the public. Call 636-4100 for information.

About the artist: Jane Williams

Jane Williams Nature’s many facets provide the source for my paintings.

My expression of nature goes far beyond the traditional landscape. Through textured surfaces and rich color, I express nature’s mutability, her disintegration and renewal. The heavily collaged surfaces contain highly personal found objects.

I am an inveterate gatherer and collector of materials such as weathered metals, distressed copper, old linen, lace fragments, and splintered wood. I use these to express my strong need for teture and an earthiness I must reveal.

My walks around a farm that has been in the family for generations provide a stimulus and a source of many pictorial images. Remembrance is strong. Decaying barns, washed out gullies, ancient and hidden piles of discards in deep wood lend mystery and excite the imagination.  

My intense interest in the sea also provides a stimulus for my work. Observations of the constant change at ocean’s edge capture a primordial mood. Seed pods, shells, pebbles, roughened glass, and eroded beaches all speak to my inner being. Feelings and ideas gathered at these sites are committed to memory.  

My work is highly intuitive and may undergo a number of changes in the creative process. Surfaces are built up and distressed. Color sets the mood and unifies the collage elements. I like to contrast rough against smooth and bright against somber.  

The evolution of ideas is taking me still further into that world of personal iconography. I strive to present spiritual experiences in a concrete yet abstract form. Symbols keep repeating; marks take on mythic character. Icons become more forceful, purified by time.    


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