August 21, 2013
Exhibition: UNENSLAVED: Rice Culture Paintings by Jonathan Green
Opening Exhibition and Reception for UNENSLAVED: Rice Culture Paintings by Jonathan Green on August 29, 2013 at 7:00pm.
UNENSLAVED: Rice Culture Paintings by Jonathan Green is a body of work inspired by Lowcountry rice culture and Green’s involvement with The Lowcountry Rice Culture Project. The exhibition will feature 25 of Green’s original works that highlight the prominence and prevalence of rice and its lasting impact on culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry. The opening reception is FREE and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through December 15, 2013.
About the Artist:
Jonathan Green is an international professional artist who graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1982. He is considered by many art critics and reviewers as one of our nation’s most outstanding African-American artists and highly recognized visual master for capturing Southern culture and traditions. His high level of social interest and cultural commitments, and exhibitions have brought him international recognition through his travels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico the West Indies, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Japan.
While Green’s work has ranged in styles, his best known approach to painting may be termed “narrative realism.” It is through his narrative art style that Green captures and records his life experiences and the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah community in which he was raised. It is Green’s mastery of color and skillful use of the human figure, which allows him to preserve and share with the viewer a deep sense of community, and how the challenges of love, work and belonging are met.