EXHIBIT


PAINTINGS BY TOBIAH COLE

MARCH 4 - APRIL 26
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY MARCH 21 @ 6-8p

Tobiah Cole has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and spent two years studying painting and drawing at the New York Studio School in New York. After his initial studies he lived abroad in Berlin, the south of France, and Toronto where he pursued his work for four years until he settled in Athens, GA. In 2005 received MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia.

Today you can find him managing The Grit and working on his paintings in a studio he had built in his back yard. His work is an exploration of improvisational mark making. Often working with a wandering line Tobiah has been been painting forms that evolve and deconstruct in a landscape of paint that has no firm boundaries. It's his intention to paint from a place of not knowing and to allow images to slowly emerge on their own.


EXHIBIT COORDINATOR:
MARY HALLAM PEARSE

Mary Hallam Pearse is excited to support Cine and local artists by coordinating exhibitions for the next year. The artists chosen represent a range of themes, styles and experiences, from the emerging to the established. The work stretches across the landscape of what is considered traditional in terms of letterpress, jewelry, drawing, painting and tattoos. What connects each of these artists is Athens Georgia, where they are an integral part of the community.

Mary is currently an Associate Professor and area chair of the jewelry and metalwork area at The Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Georgia. She received her M.F.A. in Metal from SUNY New Paltz and a B.F.A. in Crafts with an emphasis in Jewelry and Metals from Kent State University. In her ongoing work Mary is interested in how jewelry has functioned historically as a marker of status, class, wealth, and a record of human experience. Her work has been selected for competitive exhibitions in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally and included in publications such as Metalsmith, Ornament and American Craft.

Curatorial projects include; Crafting History: Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia, Parallels: Jonathan Wahl and Sondra Sherman, The Ring Shows: Then & Now and Putting the Band Back Together and Coming into View. She has been invited to present lectures and provide workshops at many universities and craft centers across the county.


PAST GALLERY EXHIBIT ARCHIVE