Monday, August 1, 2011
"TURN THE PAGE"
SHOW RUNS AUG-2nd--SEPT 9th w/ a reception AUG 18th 4:30-6:30PM
"Turn the Page", artist Jeff Bertrand’s current show features art on vintage books from the 20's, 30's and 40's portraying famous classic authors and poets. Paving the way for countless future writers, these influential and timeless figures (including Poe, Hemingway and others) are emblazoned on book covers amongst various shaped cut-outs, nails, colored thread, and Bertrand's signature colorful auras.
Though he has shown in numerous shows in town, this will be Bertrand's first solo show in Murfreesboro as well as his first show in town in quite sometime. He has a full summer planned with shows across Tennessee and the southeast in cities such as New Orleans, Asheville and Winston-Salem.
By creating art on books, Bertrand feels as though he is recycling the past by painting on this alternative surface. In this particular show, he is also exploring methods not used in his art before such as cutting out both the book cover as well as the pages below to create a sense of depth. Bertrand is also incorporating objects such as antique photos, skeleton keys, and colored thread to add to the overall feeling of the works.