In collages and sculptures Sharon Lawless manipulates spatial and structural frameworks with both found and purchased materials, like product packaging, wrapping paper, fake fur, sheet metal, old book bindings, altered pages from auction catalogs and plaster casts of product packaging, among others as she contemplates on the nature of perception.
In over 50 years of studio practice Jerry Walden’s (1941-2019) work has been exhibited across the US and around the world, including these institutions: The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; the Mississippi Museum of Art, MS; the Columbia Museum of Art, SC; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, TN; Palazzo Vagnotti, Italy; Nam-Do Fine Arts Center Gallery, South Korea, among others. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including: the Columbia Museum of Art, SC; Capitol One Bank; The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; West Point Pepperell (Now West Point Home), New York, NY; Greenville National Bank Collection, MS; The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; Alaska State Museum, Juneau, and The Mississippi Pavilion at The Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans; Delta State University, Cleveland, MS; The Meridian Museum of Art, MS; and others. He earned his BFA from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, in 1968, and his MFA from the Univ. of Georgia in 1971.