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Jeffrey Whittle: Constructing Fables

Artist's talk and reception Friday, January 29, starting at 4:30 PM in the Carlos Gallery of the Nabit Art Building. 

Visiting Art Faculty Jeffrey Whittle will exhibit artwork for a five week exhibition at the Carlos Gallery in the Nabit Art Building.  The exhibition is on view from January 19 through February 20. An artist talk will take place at 4:30 on Friday, January 29 with a reception to follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.        

Constructing Fables is a body of work created from disparate approaches stitched together through a love of pattern and the notion of mapping in oil paintings and collages. Whittle’s fragmented series of patterns becomes ocean, sky, reflection, and metaphor occupying day time, night time, dream time.

Jeffrey Whittle is an artist, educator, and curator from Athens, Georgia.  He received his MFA in Painting from Cornell University and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has been the recipient of numerous artist’s grants, residencies, and awards.  In 2004 he was invited to be an Artist-in-Residence at the Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain and recently he was selected 100 UNDER 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art by Oxford American Magazine an his work is featured in the current issue as well. Prior to arriving to Sewanee he taught studio courses at the University of Georgia and was the Director of the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.