“Interlaced” sculptures, drawings kick off The Arts at Pellissippi State

Sculpture by Jamey Grimes
“The objects and environments that I create are fueled by encounters with natural forces,” Jamey Grimes says in his artist statement. “My intent is to remind us of our relationship and scale to the forces of nature.”

Mind-bending sculptural work and lush drawings combine this month in a new visual art exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College.

“Interlaced: Jamey Grimes and Charlotte Wegrzynowski” opens Monday, Jan. 14, and will be on display through Feb. 1 at the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

A reception with the artists will be held 3-5 p.m on Friday, Feb. 1.

The exhibit, the latest installment in The Arts at Pellissippi State, is free and open to the public. The Gallery has expanded its hours and is now open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Grimes and Wegrzynowski are instructors at the University of Alabama.

Grimes’ sculptural work references forms in nature, biological structures and exploring spaces. His relatively simple techniques and forms are recombined in endless variations to create meditations on interconnectivity and structures in space.

Drawing by Charlotte Wegrzynowski
Charlotte Wegrzynowski won second place in the SECAC 2016 Juried Exhibition and received the Best of Show award in the 31st West Alabama Juried Art Show.

Wegrzynowski also delves into forms in space and in light and dark. Her drawings explore the illusion of space as well as communicating strong metaphorical narratives.

“Though they could not be more different artists, both in form and content, the similarities in the ways that their artwork ‘dances’ make this a disparate, but very informative pairing,” said Herb Rieth, associate professor of Liberal Arts for Pellissippi State.

For more information on upcoming visual arts, theatre and music events, as well the Faculty Lecture Series, at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.