Psychodrama Exhibition Reception & Artist Talk
Part of the exhibition "Psychodrama" featuring the works of Janie Askew, Scott Eagle, and Tim French running from January 25 – February 18, 2016
Janie Askew received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Georgia on a full scholarship and her BFA in Printmaking from East Carolina University. Askew has been featured in Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design. Her recent exhibitions include: the Bradley International Print Exhibition, in Peoria, IL, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, Kleio Projects, New York, NY, MOCA GA Expansion Gallery, Atlanta, GA, and the Rainbow Gallery, SUNY Brockport, NY. She is included in the special collections at Yale University, New Haven, CT and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Of Askew's works, Prof. Jessica Whol at the University of the South states "…human and animal hybrids, Christ-like figures, dogs with gnashing teeth and bare carcasses all come together in surreal worlds where viewers are confronted with a marriage of alluring textures, and grotesque imagery."
Tim French received his MFA from East Carolina University and a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art. His work has been featured in Direct Art magazine and New Art International magazine, including the cover. Presently French is employed as adjunct professor of painting at Pitt Community College in Greenville, N.C. The artist exhibitions include: "Psychodrama" Emerge Gallery, "Anomalies" Corpo Gallery, Santa Monica, California, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California, and the Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York. French describes his work as "… an examination of the dark aspects of my personality. For me, art making has never been a choice, but rather a catharsis, or a psychological need to purge the contents of my mind."
Scott Eagle serves as the Assistant Director of the School of Art and Design, Graduate Studies Director, and Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. His artworks have been exhibited and reproduced internationally. Publications featuring his artwork include The Oxford American, The New York Times, and the Cleveland Plains Dealer, Wired Magazine, and Juxtapoz, He was selected by Creative Quarterly Magazine as one of their top 100 creatives for 2013. He works in a wide variety of media including digital and is especially interested in the idea of the creative act as "thinking through making". Eagle states his work "…is the exploration and expression of personal spirituality and psychology through the use of imagery derived from my environment, dreams, mythology and artistic masterworks."