Press Release from David Perry Smith Gallery Press Release:
What: Opening Reception, “Fresh Horses”
Paintings by local artists Mary Cour Burrows and Mary Reed. Sculpture by local sculptor Holly Fisher. All 3 artists will be in attendance at the opening reception.
David Perry Smith Gallery
703 New York
Memphis, TN 38104
When: Friday, June 3, 2011, 5-8 p.m.
Dates: May 28th – June 30, 2011
Contacts: David P. Smith
Email list: email@example.com
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10-5
Mary Cour Burrows and her large equestrian encaustics have taken a turn for the allegorical. Combining her usual traditional horse subjects with her the capricious bent that is seen in her public works, these pieces tell a bit of a story, but still retain the richness and layers of the encaustic and pigment.
Holly Fisher is quite a fresh new horse herself in Memphis. She has moved here from Michigan and is artist in residence at the Ornamental metal museum. She uses traditional blacksmithing techniques with all the history of that ancient art combined with wonderful equestrian subjects.
Well known Memphis Artist Mary Reed, kinda has been feeling a bit horse crazy lately. Horses have been a well-loved subject for her in the past, and lately she has been drawn to “revisit the equestrian” with her gorgeous oil and paper piece.