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Upcoming holiday celebration with featured artist Nancy Tuttle May:
Friday Dec. 4th from 6 to 9:00 pm
NANCY TUTTLE MAY 'CELEBRATING 40 YEARS'
'Celebrating 40 years' is a marker of the number of years Nancy has made a living from her extraordinary art - and that is truly something to celebrate! This will be our annual Holiday Celebration with all Eno artists work and featuring the work of Nancy Tuttle May
TWO CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:
' FINE SOUTHERN CLAY '™ This exhibition features 21 of some of the finest contemporary clay artists in the South -- more info below
Michael Brown b.1955 - a Chapel Hill, NC native, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1977, while at the University, Brown was honored as a North Carolina Fellow. Brown worked at The Guggenheim Museum in New York from 1979 to 1981, designing and implementing art programs. Brown has been working as a professional artist for 38 years.
This Eno Gallery exhibition includes Brown's landscape paintings of North Carolina vistas during his travels throughout North Carolina in the past two years.
Michael Browns inspiration comes directly from nature... he deftly captures the essence of the North Carolina landscape with a sense of spontaneity. However, his seemingly loose brushwork reveals a carefully constructed composition that invites the viewer to share in the contemplative experience...
Browns new work successfully expresses his perceptions of nature, rather than creating exacting representations.
Brown states "It's no surprise that painters still turn to the natural world to explore their visual understanding and express their artistry. There is no richer interplay of shape and color than that found in nature."
Unconcerned with the actual depiction of physical objects in front of them, the Impressionists learned how to transcribe directly their visual sensations of nature. Rather than delineating the details of the subject, they sought to depict the play of light and its changing qualities with bright and varied use of color.
Brown brings a fresh and original vision with his evanescent atmosphere of outdoor scenes. He is unhindered by traditional formulas or ideas of composition. His works challenge a wide range of artistic movements and styles.
Browns inspiration comes not only from nature, but also from his desire to express line and color in an abstract manner. Using consciously planned broken brush work, Michael Brown masterfully uses prismatic techniques to make his paintings pulsate with life.
The exhibition features 21 of some of the finest contemporary clay artists in the South. Artists from Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and beyond are represented. The work includes both Studio Ceramics and Sculptural Clay.
The work of many of these influential artists are in important public collections and Museums including The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona CA - The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - The Asheville Art Museum, NC - The Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, SC - The St. Louis Museum of Art, MO and The Smithsonian in Washington DC.
We are honored to bring the work of these accomplished artists to the Triangle region.
Preview a selection of exhibiting artists.
View the Fine Southern Clay online catalog here. Print copies of the catalog will be available at the gallery
Eno Gallery Artists exhibiting in the main gallery
Molly Cliff Hilts
Nancy Tuttle May
Alberto Ortega Rodas
View exhibition news, updates and images of new work at the ENO Gallery Facebook page