The Ventulett Gallery at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church presents “Scenes of Past & Present” by painters AC Brown and Jan Eubanks, from June 5–July 7. The public is invited to view the exhibit and attend a wine-and-cheese opening reception on Thursday, June 5, from 6–8 p.m. in the Gallery.
Eubanks' style is “somewhere between realism and expressive contemporary, where sincerity is honored but still challenges the viewer, ” she says. "I want my paintings to be visually exciting and poetic."
Eubanks is a graduate of the Arts Students League of New York and the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, and her work has been exhibited at the High Museum of Art, the Swan House Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, among other locations. Corporate collections including Eubanks’ work include the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, Tyler Perry Productions, and Kaiser Permanente.
AC Brown, a retired medical doctor, developed an interest in art while producing illustrations, diagrams and sketches for use in teaching at the Emory School of Medicine. Recently, Brown has been concentrating on scenes from Southern history. "As a general rule, my paintings are derived from black-and-whites from the 1920s to 1940s—from foundations such as those for Joel Chandler Harris and Eudora Welty, Southern state archives, and private collections concentrating primarily on the Great Depression period when I was born," he explained.
“Currently I have obtained permission from seven Southern states to paint in oil my impressions of this period. I still prefer to concentrate on figures and the human condition in different environments, but I have a lot to learn, and want to share with my children and grandchildren the sacrifices of the Silent Generation.”
The Ventulett Gallery in Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church is located at 805 Mt. Vernon Hwy. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30327.