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Chattanooga Artist’s Work Scheduled for Show at FHU

Henderson, Tenn. - Jan 17, 2017

Chattanooga artist Amanda Brazier will display her work Feb. 2 - March 3 at Freed-Hardeman University’s Troy Plunk Gallery in Bulliner-Clayton Visual Arts Center. The exhibition is entitled "The Gardener and the Carpenter."

Brazier is a 2007 summa cum laude graduate of FHU. She received a Bachelor of Arts in art and in Spanish. Since that time, her work has been shown at exhibitions in Henderson, Chattanooga, Dickson, Nashville, Knoxville and New York City.

Brazier makes her own paints from pigments processed from the soil near her home. “My work explores man’s elemental interaction with his environment, particularly in the measured way he builds and inhabits shelter. Influenced by the forms and materials of primitive earth dwellings, my visual language is grounded in architecture and repetition. Like the building process, the paintings develop through stacking, weaving and assembling simple forms. In addition to referencing the physical structure of a home, the textures and patterning of the paintings suggest woven cloths or quilts, also symbols of protection and comfort,” she said.

A reception and artist’s talk are planned for Feb. 2, 5:00 - 7:00pm. The public is invited to attend.