The Fugitive Art Center presents three artists
for a Friday night opening reception:

Emily Holt
:

I Built This City.

Jonathan Jacquet:

From Within And Around The Burning
Ring of Fire, A Circus Tale.

Joseph Burwell:
New Drawings.

June 25th – August 6th ,2004
Opening Reception: FRIDAY ! June 25th, 7-9pm
Secret/Special Guest DJ



Joseph Burwell comes to us from Brooklyn, NY where he has been working and living for four years. Previously Mr. Burwell studied architecture at Savannah College of Art and studio art at The College of Charleston in South Carolina. Later he was awarded a scholarship and teaching assistantship at Tulane University’s MFA/sculpture program in New Orleans. After completing his masters he remained in New Orleans for a year working as an Adjunct Professor at both Tulane and Loyola Universities. He is currently showing video at VertexList Gallery in Brooklyn. His unique graphite and colored pencil drawings on tracing paper reflect an early interest in architecture but a more organic belief in drawings… “being an accumulation, propelling themselves while he steers them correctly to avoid potholes.”


Jonathan Jacquet is an artist and educator living in Miami, soon relocating to Athens, GA. He credits his grandfather, a woodcarver and cabinetmaker, for his early interest in art while growing up in the heart of Florida citrus country. Mr. Jacquet received his MFA in sculpture from The University of North Carolina also studying in The New York Studio Program and Ringling School of Art and Design. He presently teaches at Art Institutes International and previously taught at The University of Miami, Ringling, University of North Carolina and Florida International University. Recently he was a North Carolina Art Council Fellowship recipient and received an emerging artist grant from The Durham Arts Council. He is exhibitinig paintings and large hand carved wooden figures.




Nashville’s own Emily Holt teaches at The University School, and in the young artists and community education programs at Watkins College. She received a BFA from MTSU and her MFA, like Jonathan Jacquet, from The University of North Carolina. Also in 2001 she received the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and was included in The Cue Art Foundation Exhibition in NY that accompanies the award. Earlier this year she participated in a Pop-Up Book Exhibition at Molly’s Books in Philadelphia. Ms. Holt cites an early obsession with small plastic animals as the beginning of “ascribing personalities to inanimate objects.” The following is an excerpt of the artist’s explanation for the diorama constructed for this exhibition … “this city is the setting of a story that I made up one night after completing a drawing. It is a story about a spider that takes over a city and spins a web in between the spires of the buildings. The buildings are just empty shells left over after the spider came and sucked the life out of them. Even though the city is distraught and the chance of recovery slim, there is still hope because ultimately I am in control of this made up world.”



For more information contact Jack Dingo Ryan by phone (615.294.5776) or email (jack.ryan@fugitiveart.com).