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2 APSU artists exhibit work at Downtown Gallery

Two Austin Peay State University-affiliated artists will exhibit their bold interpretations of nature during a show this month at the Austin Peay Downtown Gallery.

The show, which will feature works by APSU professor of art in painting Suta Lee and recent APSU graduate Lindsey Davis Ward, will be displayed through Jan. 30.
Two Austin Peay State University-affiliated artists will exhibit their bold interpretations of nature during a show this month at the Austin Peay Downtown Gallery.

The show, which will feature works by APSU professor of art in painting Suta Lee and recent APSU graduate Lindsey Davis Ward, will be displayed through Jan. 30.

Lee's work is based on his impressions of the landscapes in Tennessee. These small, intimate scale oils provide a window for looking at the many faces and colors of the local countryside. The gestural style of using thick paint and bold brush marks gives these painting an almost three-dimensional feel.

Lee has been painting around Tennessee for the past 10 years, and these works represent his ongoing search for tranquility and serenity in nature.
Lee will also be exhibiting his recent photographic work, “Masquerade,” during the show.

Ward's work is inspired by water surfaces and their natural tendency to distort the objects below. She uses paint to explore the wonderful abstractions that take place on the human flesh when submerged in the water. Her drawings and paintings carry on a life of their own as the viewer gets lost in vivid color and dramatic brush strokes.

Separate bodies of work by Lee and Ward will also be displayed at the Frame Maker Gallery TN.

The gallery, located at 116 Strawberry Alley in downtown Clarksville, is open from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information on this space or the exhibit, contact the APSU Department of Art at 931-221-7333. -- Charles Booth