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: David Bailin

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I have never thought much about memory and personality, never considered the role memory plays in personality and the preservation and continuity of that personality in lived space. As an artist who is now witnessing the shattering of my father’s personhood through the shattering of his memory, the question is, how to convey this devastating personal, human, experience without relying on visual clichés. The final image in any of my drawings is largely the result … 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

Voices of the Delta: Critz Campbell

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Critz Campbell, born in Columbus, Mississippi, lives in Mississippi State, Mississippi, Harold House, 2015, marquetry (inlaid ash, cherry, oak and maple), 80 x 80 x 2 inches I am striving to add my voice to a rich southern vocabulary through measured craft and familiar form. Like the great writers of the South, I employ metaphor, Southern vernacular and Gothic imagery to reflect start Southern places that are simultaneously haunting and sublime. My current work employs … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Zeek Taylor

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Zeek Taylor, born in Paragould, Arkansas, lives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Aberdeen Calabash, 2016, wood, acrylic, mirrors, and Swarovski crystals, 24 x 22 x 3.5 inches I often use clothed chimps as subject matter in my work. This anthropomorphism of chimps allows me to employ my interest in costuming while creating a visual narrative about the subject matter. Every chimp tells a story. I paint with greater concern for style over realism and with a … Read More