May 5-26, 2017
Stephen Spidell: Iterations of Movement
Opening reception: Friday, May 5, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, May 29.
Save yourselves from inquiring the art’s potential of increasing your self awareness or revealing any aspects of the human condition; my latest body of work, Iterations of Movement exists merely for your aesthetic pleasure. These charcoal and pastel drawings abstract human hair to create close-ups and landscapes. The emotive marks create waves and undulations that replicate the dynamism of the tress while contriving contrasts of value and texture.
Stephen Spidell currently resides in his hometown, Knoxville, Tennessee. His art education started at age seven when he trained under Janice Fancher, and he received his AA in studio art from Pellissippi State. He is mainly known for his charcoal abstractions of hair, but he continues to indulge in other media including graphite, pen and ink, and pastel; his other subject matter includes botany and the human figure.