Jasmyne Graybill, Flourish

Art Talk with Jasmyne Graybill – 01/18/13

5 – 6pm: Jasmyne Graybill will discuss her exhibition, Flourish.

The MAC is pleased to welcome San Antonio artist, Jasmyne Graybill. Graybill explores nature’s resilient ability to adapt and reinvent itself through the medium of sculpture and installation. Graybill explores how our constructed domestic environments negotiate between nature and domestic life. In Flourish, Graybill sculpts polymer clay into minute colonies of fungus, lichen, and mold that graft onto existing manmade objects. On display are a series of modified decorative plates and kitchenware that present stages of transformation that the invented bacterial cultures create. These fictional organisms respond, traverse, and emphasize the object’s original topography and patterns, remaking characteristics in their own image. As thin doilies of color or tufts of mold-like growth spread over the object’s surface, these hybrids work like a counterpoint and respond to the idealized representations of nature found in domestic patterns.

Jasmyne Graybill received her MFA at the University of Texas, San Antonio in 2008 and Currently living in San Antonio, Graybill teaches drawing and painting at Northeast Lakeview College. As an active artist, she has exhibited regionally and has received numerous awards and grants. Last year, Graybill had solo exhibitions at Women & Their Work in Austin, TX and at The Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. In 2010, she was awarded the DMA’s Kimbrough Artist Grant and in 2009 received “Best In Show” at the Texas National 2009 (the Cole Art Center @ the Old Opera House, Juror: Mel Chin). her BFA at the University of North Texas in 2003.



The MAC, and our 2013 Art Talk Series is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.


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