John Humphries, mixed-media paintings

John Humphries; Landscape Constellation 010; 2015; watercolor, pencil, string and wood on paper; 12 x 20 in.

Rosewood Gallery, solo exhibition by John Humphries 

On view: July 16 – August 17, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, July 19, 6 – 8pm

Free and open to the public

Cincinnati, OH-based artist, John Humphries is a Professor of Architecture and Interior Design at Miami University, as well as a visual artist, gardener and designer focusing on translating one media form to another. The creative work takes the form of photo/watercolor constructions, carved wooden slabs and automatic poems. Humphries has exhibited in Japan, Germany, The Czech republic and in the US. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Award of Distinction from the Interior Design Educators Council and the International Juror’s Award of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. He also serves as a fellow of the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and The Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

Of his work, Humphries says: “By embracing the conceptual nature of representation, [I have] begun to slowly develop a body of work, which translates common objects from nature into a complex watercolor drawing to understand the elements which are kept and things lost in translation. The drawings utilize themes and organizational devices from landscapes, historical narratives and built environments.”

In conjunction with his exhibition at Rosewood Gallery, Humphries will lead a master workshop, Painting from the Pantry, on Saturday, July 21 from 10:30am – 12pm. Workshop fees are $15 resident/$20 non-resident. Space is limited; call 937-296-0294 to register.

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