The Fairmont State University Department of Art is pleased to present, “Paintings and Drawings” by Jeremy Long in the J.D. Brooks Gallery at Fairmont State University. The show is currently on display from October 22 and will run through December 6 with a closing reception and gallery talk taking place Thursday, December 6 at 3:00p.m. Gallery hours for viewing the collection are Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.. The event is free and open to the public.
Overcoming problems associated with creating paintings as spatial worlds rather than just images is something Mr. Long tackles. “This can also be thought of as advocating thoughtfulness over excitement, or poetic meaning over novelty. The quality of light, the visceral geometry of space in depth and as a pattern on the surface in the paintings reinforces these concerns,” said artist Jeremy Long. Paintings represented in the gallery showcase conviction and the perpetual doubt which interests the artist. “The goal, as I see it, is to on one hand create an ordered harmonious vision and on the other hand to understand that everything seen is relative,” Mr. Long said. Gallery visitors can expect to see a variety of work from this artist’s collection.
Artist Jeremy Long is represented by the Bowery Gallery, New York, NY. Mr. Long received his MFA Degree from American University, Washington, D.C. and BFA Degree from Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Art at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Mr. Long’s works have had the honor of being showcased in a variety of gallery’s including, Bowery Gallery, Rosewood Art Gallery, Rockford University, Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, Linda Warren Gallery, Denise Bibro Fine Art Inc., Knox College, Grotta Dei Germogli, and the Prince Street Gallery, just to name a few.
In addition to his impressive reach among various communities, Mr. Long’s artwork is part of several permanent collections including the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, WV, Aramark Corporation in Schaumburg, IL, Kirkland and Ellis Law Firm in Chicago, IL, and James Damask, Biofuel Technologies. Mr. Long has also been featured at several universities as a guest artist, and due to his talents, Mr. Long’s works have been profiled and featured in the “Chicago Art Review”, “Chicago Tribune” and “The Washington Post”. Finally, Mr. Long has been honored with several awards including the Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Excellence Grant” and “Nomination for the National Academy of Design, New York, NY”.