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May Issue 2006

Merrill-Jennings Galleries in Davidson, NC, Features Group Show of Folk Art

Merrill-Jennings Galleries in Davidson, NC, will present the exhibition, Raw Vision, featuring wild, edgy, and funky outsider, self-taught, and folk art by seven unique painters. The exhibit, including works by Deborah Cavenaugh, Jarrett Earnest, Addie James, Tim & Lisa Kluttz, Gail M. Little, and Matt Sesow, will be on view from May 6 through June 3, 2006.

Deborah Cavenaugh from Wilmington, NC, is best known for her colorful, free-wheeling watercolors of family life and North Carolina scenes (including her famous lighthouse series). Eighteen-year old Jarrett Earnest from Mooresville, NC, whose interpretive acrylic portraits of vamps: classic actresses, rock stars, and poets will be offered before he leaves for art school.

Addie James

Nationally renowned folk artist, Addie James from Statesville, NC, will be complemented by Tim and Lisa Kluttz, a husband/wife team from Salisbury, NC, whose animal, floral, visionary, and political paintings on old doors, barn wood, and other found objects are unforgettable.

Gail M. Little from Lincolnton, NC, will show her unique stick people assemblages, painted boxes, wooden flowers, and acrylic paintings large and small.

Matt Sesow, from Washington, DC, is considered a Brutarian, whose angular, jarring colors applied to the human face and figure can be both powerful and disturbing. Also a filmmaker, Sesow has had solo shows at the Corcoran Museum and has been included in major galleries and exhibitions from coast to coast and in Europe.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings or call the gallery at 704/895-1213.


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