Paperworks 2011 – TAG Gallery at the University of West Florida

May 24, 2011 at 8:50 am

Jonas Criscoe, was selected in January to participate in Paperworks 2011, a show of works on paper at the TAG Gallery at the University of West Florida. Mia Kaplan, Director of AMMO in New Orleans, acted as juror for the show. His work continues to travel in Carolinas Got Art!, a traveling exhibition with upcoming shows in Greenville, Sumter and North Augusta S.C. In May, the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will exhibit “Beautiful Detritus,” a show of new works by Criscoe at the Guild Gallery in the Chapman Cultural Center. The Guild will host a reception during Art Walk on Thursday, May 19 from 6:00 – 8:00pm, with a lecture starting at 6:00pm. Criscoe’s work explores the oxymoron suggested by the show’s title, juxtaposing a landscape dotted with the deteriorating infrastructure of old mill villages, empty storefronts, and images of days gone by, with the natural beauty and intense variety of color that engulf the mountains during autumn. Criscoe will have a solo exhibition at The Flood Gallery in Asheville, N.C. in July, as well as participate in a group exhibition in Morehead, K.Y. at the Claypool-Young Gallery at Morehead State University.