The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Surface Studies,” an exhibition of paintings by Jill Grimes. The exhibit opens on Tuesday, December 4, and runs through January 8. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artist will take place on Thursday, December 6, from 7-9 pm.
This exhibition represents almost 10 years of paintings that explore the expansive nature of representation and close observation. Grimes’ work is based on information developed from the textured surface of fabric - and most recently - tree branches. Working from observation in the still life tradition, she explores a variety of ways to consider and respond to these textures and forms, redefining her subject in the process.
Grimes is a Lecturer in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout New England and the United States, and has been reviewed in the Boston Globe,Art New England and the Kansas City Star.
The University Art Gallery is located on the Lower Level of the Education & Technology Center on the University’s Northeast Philadelphia campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public.