The North Florida Community College Art Department invites the public to an art exhibit and reception featuring works by artists Matthew Patterson and Anna Reynolds on Monday, Sept. 16 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Hardee Center for the Arts (Bldg. 11, NFCC campus). The artists will discuss their featured work in the Hardee Center’s September exhibit entitled “Out of the Gray”; gallery talks will begin at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.
“Patterson’s drawings are unique, inventive structures with anatomical references and Reynolds’s drawings are modern takes of classical artworks where she inserts herself, domestic elements and often her children as well,” said Lisa Thompson, NFCC Art Instructor and Gallery Director. “This should be a very interesting talk and I hope to see you there.”
Matthew Patterson has lived all over America, from Honolulu to Brooklyn, and is currently based in Florida. Despite being interested in a range of artistic practices, he often returns to drawing as the favored method to address issues of spirituality, the body, fringe belief structures, witchcraft, symmetry, self-control and obsession. Patterson has a bachelor’s degree in painting and drawing from the University of North Florida. More information about Patterson and his work can be found at www.matthewpattersonart.com.
Anna Morgan Reynolds received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida and her master’s degree from Florida State University. Reynolds currently resides in Jacksonville and teaches for St. Johns Country Day School. Her current work on display at NFCC is a series of portraits that combine her own life with classical imagery. In both series, The Great Mothers and I’ve Made My Bed, “motherhood” defines her identity as an artist. Reynolds has taught painting, drawing, and design for both UNF and Florida State College at Jacksonville. Reynolds served as Artist-in-Residence for Duval County Schools and has taught workshops for the Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens and the Jacksonville Women's Center. She was the recipient of an Art Ventures: Field of Interest Grant from the Community Foundation, Inc. of Jacksonville in 2008. More information about Reynolds and her work can be found at annamorganreynolds.com.
The “Matthew Patterson and Anna Reynolds: Out of the Gray” exhibit is open now through Sept. 30 at NFCC’s Hardee Center for the Arts. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact NFCC Art Instructor and Gallery Director Lisa Thompson at (850) 973-1642 or ThompsonL@nfcc.edu. More information is also available at www.nfcc.edu/departments/academics/visual-arts/hardee-center-for-the-arts.