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Department of Art + Design

Jul 24 2015 - 8:23am

Paul Collins APSU Art & Design

Golden Lights: New Work by Paul Collins

The Framemaker proudly presents Golden Lights: New Work by Paul Collins. The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on August 6, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at The Framemaker throughout the month of August during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Paul Collins is an Associate Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University. He creates paintings, drawings and sculpture that combine humor, tactility and observation to examine the world. Collins earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University and has been an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Vermont Studio Center. His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Art Voices, Fresh Paint Magazine and has been exhibited across the United States. Paul Collins is represented by Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville.

According to Collins, “This exhibit examines the construction of natural beauty under the scouring light of ecological armageddon. My work pits the imagery of the inspired-but-needy naturalist with the indifferent gaze of nature itself. These works utilize layering, intense chroma and gesture to bring discrete realities into conversation. In doing so, these works act as ‘flytraps’ for the contradictions that embody the ambivalence of our place in the natural world.”