Through their respective media–image and word–Kevin Calhoun and Eric G. Wilson explore strange relationships between life’s great oppositions: innocence and experience, melancholy and joy, order and chaos. Both artists wonder how the dark informs the light, and the light makes darkness. Out of their double vision emerges this startling insight: the emptier the soul, the more abundant the filling. Kevin Calhoun is a Winston-Salem artist and has exhibited his work extensively regionally and in New York City.
Eric G. Wilson is the publisher of several books, including Against Happiness, a Los Angeles Times bestseller and featured on NBC’s Today Show. His most recent work, the story collection Polaris Ghost, blends David Lynch and William Blake to explore sexuality, parenting, addiction, depression, and how we make meaning from life’s fragments.
Eric will read from his book at 5:30 pm the night of the reception. Books will be for sale, $10. cash or check.
Jessica Singerman is inspired by the poetry of nature: color and light in the landscape, seasons, and the passing of time. Her work is a kind of meditation and a love letter to life and painting. It is through painting and outdoor activity that she quiets her mind to make sense of life and explore spirituality.
Singerman’s paintings are inspired by what it feels like to be outdoors. The feeling of moving through outside space, along with the sensations of speed, temperature, and changing light, fuel her work. Mountains, forests, fields, and big skies are conjured through layers of shape and line in vivid color.
Born in Bangor, Maine in 1980, Jessica Singerman lived alternatively in France and the United States during her early life. Singerman earned her BA with Highest Honors in 2002 from the College of William & Mary, Virginia, and her Masters of Fine Arts in 2004 from the University of Delaware while on a fellowship. Her watercolors are the subject of a book published in 2017, Little Watercolor Squares, and her award-winning paintings and drawings are exhibited and collected internationally.