“Between the Rocks” Exhibit
April 18 through June 2, 2019
at the Artisan Depot
Friday, April 26, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Andy Gay has spent most of his life in southern middle Tennessee where he has been fascinated by the natural beauty of wildflowers, rocks, and woodlands. Now in retirement, he has been free to again pursue his passion for watercolor. He has twice had paintings in the Tennessee All State Exhibit at the Parthenon Gallery in Nashville, an exhibit of a judged competition sponsored by the Watkins Institute.
Although Andy began with acrylics and some pastel chalks, he long ago gravitated to transparent watercolor. Having utilized digital media in local church publications and web sites, he continues to use digital photography for design and reference. But it is the unique capacity of watercolor – to surprise and reveal – that draws him.
All the work in the "Between the Rocks" exhibit seeks to recreate some aspect of the experience of places Andy Gay has been. Two such places where he spends a lot of time are the trails of the South Cumberland, especially Shakerag Hollow in Sewanee and Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico. Whatever the setting, he looks between the rocks, and all the other “between” places where the great and the tiny, the hard and the delicate, co-exist in beauty, illumined by the multivarious moments of changing light and texture.
Andy Gay is a Tennessee native, living and working in Sewanee, Tennessee. The public is invited to the opening exhibit of his show at the Artisan Depot. The gallery is located at 204 Cumberland Street East in Cowan, Tennessee. For more information about the Franklin County Arts Guild and the Artisan Depot, click here.
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