Encounters: Jared Small
On Display February 3 – May 19, 2019
Members’ Lecture and Preview Party
Friday, February 1, 2019
Lecture by Jared Small: 6 p.m.
Reception catered by Chef Narvell: 7-8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Special Committee
Member Tickets: $25 | Non-member Tickets: $50
Tickets available on January 10th
Seating limited to 175
Join us for the Members’ Lecture & Preview Party of Encounters: Jared Small. This exhibition focuses on the accomplished paintings of this emerging Memphis artist. Small’s paintings on panel and vellum often feature flowers floating in ethereal spaces and Southern homes existing in ambiguity. Essentially self-taught, Small’s ability to detail exactly what he sees is one of his greatest talents. He describes his practice as, “…trying to accomplish a dreamlike state. I’m imagining other people’s memories — fading, but still there.” Small harnesses a style similar to magical realism, with the center of each painting focused on a painstakingly accurate image while the background dissolves into abstract elements. This technique allows the artist to hypnotize the viewer into a dream-like state, caught between the realities of the obvious and the mysteries that seem to exist beneath the surface. Organized by HMA.