Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
Motlow's Angela Burks featured at Julia Martin Art Gallery in NashvilleJune 12, 2014
Angela Burks, Motlow College adjunct art instructor, finished her painting "Carnivalata" in December 2013. The oil and fabric piece is on display at the "Bevy: Round One" art show at the Julia Martin Gallery in Nashville through June 28.
Burks, who teaches art at the Smyrna Center, is among four artists featured in the series, which Martin is calling "Bevy: Round One". Burks' floral paintings are inspired by 17th century Dutch still lifes, paintings which capture inanimate objects such as the flowers in Burks' work.
"I loved, loved, loved the Dutch still lifes, especially the floral paintings, all dark and dramatic and creepy," said Burks. "They have the same symbolic meaning that all of my work has always been about, the Vanitas paintings with the transience of life and all that kind of stuff wrapped up in it."
For more information about the art show or viewing at the gallery, call Martin at 615-336-7773 or visit the gallery web site at juliamartingallery.com.