(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) – The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will feature the work of Bryce Speed in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center October 7-27, 2022. Titled Think It and Breathe It, the exhibit opens on Oct. 7 from 5-7 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Tuscaloosa. The public is invited to attend.
“Finding solace and discomfort in the world, I create paintings that are both abstract and representational,” said the artist, who serves as associate professor of painting in the UA Department of Art and Art History. Speed describes his art as simultaneously organic and architectural, utilizing a distinct visual language in order to emote what cannot always be put into words as we move through time and space. “Each work uses a personal language that is steeped in nostalgia, the environment and the language of twentieth-century abstraction.”
Speed has held solo exhibitions at the North Wall Arts Center, Oxford, UK; WonderRoot Art Center, Atlanta; TEN Gallery, New Orleans; Venvi Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida; Moon Gallery. Berry College, Mt. Berry, Georgia; and the Eichold Gallery, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama. Mostly recently, his work was curated into the exhibition “A Plot, Hatched by Two” at the Warbling Collective in London and Art of the South 2022 at the Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. His work has been included in exhibitions at HERE Art Center in New York; the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland; and at the Visual Art Exchange’s Contemporary South Exhibition in Raleigh, North Carolina. During the pandemic, his solo show at the Venvi Gallery was recognized by ArtNet.com as one of their 13 favorite virtual gallery shows in the US. Speed is represented by the Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, and his website is here.
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