Eichold Gallery to feature works by artist Jacqueline Bishop Aug. 22-Sept. 23, 2011

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 11:15am
Black Memoria

MOBILE, Ala. – Spring Hill College’s Eichold Gallery will host “Memory and Landscape” an exhibition by New Orleans artist Jacqueline Bishop Aug. 22 to Sept. 23, 2011. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 with a gallery talk to follow at 7 p.m.

Bishop's surreal landscapes have been strange zones where creation and destruction, beauty and danger, seem to coexist. Inspired by Brazil's Amazon rainforests and Louisiana's coastal ecology, her elaborate paintings reveal hidden places in the swamp, the rainforest and the mind, probing their inner secrets. All things are connected through sinewy creepers and invisible ecology. Birds are both spirits and messengers, and nests are ecological reliquaries adrift in an increasingly alien universe. Bishop's notions of cosmic connectedness find further expression in a series of collage paintings featuring ink portraits of birds superimposed on newsprint from around the world, as well as in a series of delicate landscapes painted on baby shoes scavenged from the streets of New Orleans, Brazil and Peru.

The Eichold Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on the Eichold Gallery or this exhibit, contact Wanda Sullivan at (251) 380-3863 or wsullivan@shc.edu.