Jim Graham and Laura Tanner Graham will talk about their art work in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery on Thursday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m., the closing day of their exhibition.Jim Graham, "Studio Greens in Red"

Paintings by Jim Graham and mixed media drawings Laura Tanner Graham are on display in the Sella-Granata in conjunction with an exhibition of prints by artist and educator Morgan Price. The Grahams’ exhibition is titled The Carrot And The StickLaura Tanner Graham’s mixed media drawings and installations explore the history of pattern and printed textiles and the ways in which they reflect social and political agendas. Jim Graham’s current paintings explore the role of mimicry, specifically, he points out, by working with subject matter that mimics the process by which the painting was made. The two exhibitions will run through January 26, 2017.

View the exhibition images on Flickr.com

Laura Tanner Graham received the MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the BFA from Florida State University. She has exhibited nationally in both group and solo exhibitions including the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art. She has been a visiting artist at Tulane University and Western Illinois University. In 2016, Graham was awarded a fellowship and residency at the Ucross Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. Her website is here.

Jim Graham lives with his wife, artist Laura Tanner Graham, in Covington, Louisiana, where he is a full-time Laura Tanner Graham, "Bountiful Lady," 2015instructor of painting and drawing at Southeastern Louisiana University. Graham’s work has been presented and discussed in public forums throughout the country, most recently as a 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant nominee. Recent exhibitions include group shows at the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, the Ten Gallery in New Orleans and solo exhibitions at the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery of Tennessee Technical University and the Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, which represents Graham’s work. His website is here.

The artists’ gallery talk is sponsored by the UA Department of Art and Art History, the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.

Funding support for the Sella-Granata Art Gallery comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 109 Woods Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. For more information, contact the gallery at (205) 348-1891 or go to http://art.ua.edu/gallery/sgg/.