Atlanta Gallery Presents Solo Exhibition By Raleigh Artist Jason Craighead
“From The Soul To The Heart” opens September 13 in Thomas Deans Fine Art.
Gallery owner Thomas Deans describes the upcoming exhibition as “compelling [and] powerfully expressive work that combines elements of drawing, painting, collage, graffiti, and process art.”
This past spring, Flanders Gallery in Raleigh mounted a Craighead show that was driven by one cohesive idea: text as a method of mark-making. Driven by this idea, he created a tightly knit collection of paintings, assemblages, and installation pieces.
In contrast, the Thomas Deans exhibition finds the artist in a state of flux where “inconsistency is the only consistency,” he says. The pieces, primarily paintings, are “intuitive and emotionally driven mark-making -- an ongoing evolution of self-discovery and personal truth.”
The gallery’s description of the upcoming show explains Craighead’s process as “paintings [that] often begin as bare canvases on the studio floor. As the artist walks over them—and sometimes spills on them—in his daily activities, ideas begin to emerge. The canvases then earn a spot on the wall, where Craighead’s emotional energy and technical aplomb are channeled into finishing what began as nothing more than a floor cloth... The result, whether lyrical or dramatic, is always vibrantly alive and authentic.”
For more information on Jason Craighead, visit www.jasoncraighead.com.
About Jason Craighead:
Jason Craighead is a recognized leader in the southern art scene and maintains his studio in Raleigh, NC. His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the Southeastern United States. He has received numerous awards and served as a juror for various art shows. He has been selected as Signature Artist for charitable art auctions, and his work has been featured in a number of publications, including Artists & Art Galleries of the Southeast. He has also been an active participant in the Raleigh arts community for many years and is a member of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission. He is represented by Flanders Gallery in Raleigh, by Broadhurst Gallery in Pinehurst, NC, by Thomas Deans Fine Art in Atlanta, GA., and by Cheryl Hazan Contemporary in New York City. For more information: www.jasoncraighead.com.