A collection of hand-drawn lithographs and one hand-pulled serigraph by renowned artist Jonathan Green is on display January 14 through February 28 in the Blowers Gallery.
A reception will take place Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6-8 pm in the lobby. Special guest speaker Harry Harrison, Director of the YMI Cultural Center, will speak at 7pm in the gallery.
Born and raised in Gardens Corner, South Carolina, Green transforms his memories of the Low Country into highly praised and inspirationally colorful paintings. Green's works promote the importance of community rituals and traditions. Vividly capturing the community spirit of the Gullah people, the series of prints celebrates the interactions of shared labor, ceremony and recreation. These pieces highlight societal interactions of Gullah African Americans with a provocative and unique perspective. Although Jonathan Green currently resides in Naples, Florida, the memories of his Gullah childhood continue to influence his work and life.
In his art Green draws upon his
own intimate personal experiences, steeped in the traditions of family,
community and life in the Southern United States. Each of his paintings
is a testament to the motivating power of place. The celebrated print series
Sharing the Chores: Works on Paper captures the vibrant and rich colors for which Green has become so well
recognized. They also showcase Green’s diversity as an artist who,
in addition to his incredible talent as a painter, possesses an affinity
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