The Walters State Catron Art Gallery now features “Regarding the Familiar: Artworks by printmaker Jason Shoemaker. Shoemaker will talk about his work at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 in the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex on the Morristown campus. Both the exhibit and the talk are open to the public and there is no admission.
The Catron Art Gallery is located inside the R. Jack Fishman Library on the Morristown campus. The exhibit continues through Dec. 1.
“Life is forever moving and evolving, the ever changing landscape offers new perspectives and new discoveries,” Shoemaker said. His exhibited work includes a multi-panel piece. Unlike many printmakers, his prints include abstract art.
“The panels derive from a still life construction built from found objects such as paper, wood and plaster. The still life is an agent from which imagery is harvested using a digital camera. This strategy allowed me to discover environments that were before unreachable from a draftsman’s vantage. When taken out of context, these mundane objects form mountains valleys, hopes and fears,” Shoemaker said.
Shoemaker first studied graphic design and fine arts at Austin Community College and earned his B.F.A. in print maker from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his M.F.A. in Printmaker from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2011.
In the photo: From left, Amy Evans, head of Walters State’s art department discusses the work of printmaker Jason Shoemaker with students Ashley Lawson, Megan Schefter and Victoria McBride. An exhibit of Shoemaker’s work continues through Dec. 1 at the Catron Gallery, located inside the R. Jack Fishman Library on the Morristown campus.