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Original Artwork by Local Artists

July 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Original Artwork by Local Artists

New Abstract Paintings by Glenn Payne!

Join us on Thursday July 26th for a viewing of Artwork by Art Link Studios artists Elizabeth Sword, Glenn Payne, Amanda Cody, Amanda Koonlaba, and Mary Art Contrary! Several works will be shown for the very first time publicly. We’ll also have older works to share and we invite you to check out our studio spaces? Open and free to all! Link Centre: 1800 West Main St., Tupelo, MS.

Are you an artist looking for a space to work in? Come see what we have available and talk to us! July 26th. 5:30-7:30pm.

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Abstract Texture #5

36 x 24″ Oil on Canvas

Abstract Texture #4

36 x 24″ Oil on Canvas

An Abstract Journey
This particular set of paintings has placed me on a path that’s as unique as it is refreshing. For years I’ve struggled with abstraction in my Art. I’ve always been deeply connected to representational imagery, but a part of me has continued to want to dive into nonrepresentational work. Each attempt ended in one form of failure or another until I had an idea.
I decided to try to blend the two. This new adventure sent me around the city as I looked for interesting subjects in their natural environments. It might be the bark of a tree, blades of grass, or paint weathered by the sun. I’d walk, observe, and wait. Waiting until something demanded to be seen, and when it spoke up I’d snap a photo. Back in my studio, at the Link Centre, I’d load the images onto my laptop and zoom in as far as I could. Basically, I was cheating. I got to hold onto my love of representational form, meaning something that is an actual object I can look at in front of me. At the same time, I was able to zoom in so far that it began to look like a collection of abstract shapes.
It’s very simple but it was a tiny breakthrough after years of struggling. These pieces are a result of that journey. I’m fond of them and the process, and I look forward to continuing the exploration between what’s there and what lies deeper.
– Glenn Payne


July 26, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Glenn Payne
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