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Alabama artist to show at MacMurray

August 22, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, IL – Jamey Grimes, faculty member of the University of Alabama Art and Art History Department, will provide the inaugural show, push/pull, which opens August 30 at the Applebee Gallery in the Putnam/Springer Center at the corner of Clay and East State streets on the MacMurray College campus.

Grimes, who also teaches in Auburn University’s Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project, has shown his artwork extensively, including exhibitions at the Dunedin Fine Art Center in Florida, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI, as well as many other venues across the United States.

Among the works on display will be "Flow" (pictured), an installation piece made of more than 9,000 individually-cut photocopy transparencies installed in an array specific to the Applebee Gallery.

“My desire to make objects is fueled by encounters with Nature and playful experimentation with synthetic materials,” Grimes said. “For push/pull, I investigate interactions between opposing forces.”

Push/pull continues through Sept. 26, when there will be a closing reception beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact:

Ted Roth, Director of Public Relations
Work: 217-479-7027 | Cell: 217-883-3340
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