Voices of the Delta: Kellie Lehr

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Kellie Lehr, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Embedded Possibilities, 2016, oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches I am interested in creating spaces where natural and digital worlds overlap. Within each painting the forms, as well as the negative space, become structures with patterns to be explored and questioned. The building up of mark and color within a painting and the removal of paint as I go along, relates both to … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Ryan Steed

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Ryan Steed, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, lives in Memphis, Tennessee, Damn the Headlights, 2015, chromogenic print, 18 x 24 inches Damn the Headlights from the Photographic Series Went out for Cigarettes “I can understand why Southerners are haunted by their own landscape and in love with it.” – Walker Evans – Ryan Steed – Ryan Steed Share this Post

Voices of the Delta: Wayne Amedee

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Wayne Amedee, born in White Castle, Louisiana, lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, Chrysalis XII, 2016, digital imagery, paper collage, foil, and acrylic on paper, 39.5 x 28 inches My most recent body of work is Chrysalis, a group of collages with acrylic paint, foil candy wrappers, small photos, and fragments of written text. In 2013, I found my late wife’s collection of foil candy wrappers. I didn’t know that she had been collecting them over … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Dennis McCann

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Dennis McCann, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, lives in Maumelle, Arkansas, Working Class, 2016, pastel on paper, 37 x 42 inches Dennis McCann, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, lives in Maumelle, Arkansas, Blue, 2016, pastel on paper, 20 x 44 inches Like most artists, my work has periods of change or growth as I adapt to new techniques and experiences. These changes deal mostly with subject matter, scale, and process. Most of my artwork uses … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Robin Parker

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Robin Parker, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, Fumage #1 (Can you see the faces?), 2017, smoke on canvas, 36 x 36 inches It is said that the average person only looks at a work of art for 15 – 30 seconds. With this piece, as with others in my series, “The Smokes,” I hope to challenge that. My objective is to engage the viewers and to let their eyes wander and … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Patrick Fleming

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Patrick Fleming, born in Hammond, Indiana, lives in Roland, Arkansas, Sandra’s Garden, 2015, oil on canvas, 54 x 61 inches I’ve challenged myself with the perception of negative space to illuminate the duality of human nature; the presence of vice and value, pure love and pure hate. Articulating these oppositional concepts, I’ve taken the canvas and fabricated an opposing abstract image, utilizing dimensional canvases. My inspiration comes from French author, Charles Baudelaire, and his book … Read More