“Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle” retells history at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Kate Crawford, curator of  Jacob Lawrence: The Struggle
Kate Crawford, Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, walks us through what makes the exhibit particularly special. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle is a series that implores viewers to look through an alternative lens of early American history. The preeminent American modernist Jacob Lawrence uses vivid images with a narrative style to showcase how women and people of color helped shape the founding of our nation. Kate Crawford, the Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA), walks us through the significance of this incredible series.

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Layers – A Collaborative Art Show by Paul Wilm & Peter Wilm

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LAYERS – A Collaborative Art Show by Paul Wilm & Peter Wilm

Some have said that Birmingham artists and brothers Peter and Paul Wilm’s styles are like night and day. If that’s so, then this particular exhibit occurs somewhere at twilight. It’s all in the layers. 

Hiding inside Peter’s fantastical, dream-like compositions (which are usually strictly black and white) are Paul’s signature intensely colorful housepaint-on-found-wood and random collage, flowing like an undercurrent. The end result feels oddly complete and strangely satisfying to the eye.

Come see for yourself!

Opening night: Saturday July 13th, 6pm.

Stephen Smith Fine Art gallery to showcase The Secret Painting series by artist Michael J. Pearce

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“I Want The World And I Want It Now” by Michael J. Pearce. Photo Courtesy of stephensmith.gallery.

Starting on November 3, Stephen Smith Fine Art will showcase The Secret Paintings – a nationwide touring exhibit of life-size figurative oil paintings by artist Michael J. Pearce. Continue reading “Stephen Smith Fine Art gallery to showcase The Secret Painting series by artist Michael J. Pearce”