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  Our Current Exhibition  
Chris Mason   Gregg Coker   Jackson Hammack
January 10 - February 14, 2015
Opening Reception, Saturday, January 10th, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
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Craighead Green Gallery opens 2015 with a three person exhibition featuring
sculptures by Chris Mason, abstract paintings of Gregg Coker
and the figurative paintings by Jackson Hammack.

 
    Pease join us for the opening reception Saturday, Januray 10th, 5:00 – 8:00 PM  
       
   

Chris Mason

 
       
       
     
    Chris Mason    "The Climbers"    size: variable    aluminum wire  
 
     
   

Chris Mason is presenting his new collection of figurative sculpture using wire as his medium. His work is whimsical and studies the human form, typically in the mode of climbing figures. Mason comments that “This form reflects on the literal meanings of descendants, visually demonstrating the offspring as they climb down the wall”.  The figures are often created in groups of 2 or three climbers, connected and often one supporting the other. Not only is this a fact of life for climbers but it is Mason's comment on society. These figures are graceful and intricate, the shadows cast by each climber and their wire "rope" are often as interesting as the figures themselves. Mason was born in New York in 1970. He received his BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1992.

 
   
 
   

Gregg Coker

 
       
       
     
    Gregg Coker    "Untitled I"    42" x 60"    oil and graphite on mylar  
     
    Gregg Coker is returning for his sixth exhibition with Craighead Green Gallery.  Coker was born in Jacksonville, TX. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received his Masters of Fine Arts. Earlier he attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX where he received his Bachelor of Fine Art. Historically, Coker's abstract paintings deal with form, shape and shadows. These paintings have been composed on canvas, Mylar and paper. Coker comments on this new body of work saying “In light of my present work, I am concerned with the form and its relationship to the space around it, as well as the area between the viewer’s eyes and the surface of the painting".  Coker starts with an object; ideas arrive through manipulation of the object, studying the different shapes, shadows and patinas. From these studies, Coker translates what he sees into his art.  His colors are rich with sharp contrast accentuating the shade and shadows cast.  
   
 
   

Jackson Hammack

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    Jackson Hammack    "Into the Sunset"    48" x 60"    mixed media on canvas  
     
   

Jackson Hammack, a long time Dallas resident is presenting a new body of figurative paintings. This will be his fifth exhibition at the gallery.  Hammack, a self-taught artist, attended the University of Arkansas where he received his Bachelor of Science. The figure is his primary subject. He comments that "my paintings are not intended to be conventional expressions of people but instead, I want my paintings to evoke what it is to be in the state of being human." Hammack's paintings are bright with color and vivid shape. His subjects are full of character and mood. The viewer is often trapped by the mystery that is found in the paintings.

 
    Please join us for an opening reception on Saturday, January 10th,
5 – 8 PM. For further information or additional images contact Scot Presley or Kenneth Craighead at: 214.855.0779 or email
 
       
 
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Jeanie Gooden, Norman Kary, Carolyn McAdams, Todd Carpenter
   
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