Jan Hankins: PARSIMONE–Director's Cut
Circuitous Succession: An Exhibition Series Curated by Jason Miller presents its sixteenth and grand finale installment!
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Parsimone's Reign, chalk and acrylic on canvas, 42inx76in
Date / Time:
Friday, November 22nd from 6pm – 9pm
Location (this show entails two venues):
Location 1: 6pm-9pm Gasoline (Gallery on Broad Avenue) 2493 Broad Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38112
Location 2: 9pm-1am Mollie Fontaine Lounge, 679 Adams Avenue, After party (exhibition post Gasoline's 6-9pm hours) and final unveiling of Jan Hankins newest painting in this series that has just been completed!
Show remains on view at both venues 11/22-11/27 with opening reception Friday, November 22nd from 6pm- 9pm.
PARSIMONE–Director's Cut features Jan Hankins' work uncensored as he intends it to be viewed in its entirety.
This, the 16th grand finale exhibition in the Circuitous Succession Series, delivers unfiltered Jan Hankins directly to his public. The exhibition encompasses two venues and combines new work with work that was edited out of his Gallery 56 show Parsimone Copiose (review here) last March based on content in spite of Hankins' artistic intent to show the the work in an uncensored grouping. This exhibition entails the full "director's cut" as the artist wishes it to be. This, as with all exhibitions in this sixteen part series, is a non-commercial venture. One of the luxuries of non-for-profit endeavors utilizing alternative spaces is that it allows room for a less conservative approach in cases where artistic intent may conflict with fundamental values of facilitating establishments and the care taken not to offend visitors. Jan Hankins' work is complex and thoughtful in nature–It dreams and allows the viewer to dream as well developed art often allows. As it has been pointed out by many thoughtful critics, well developed art is born of intuitive process and does not overly spell scenarios out for the viewer, but rather leaves room to dream and imagine. If occasional nudity or other visual factors permeate the equation, then these elements deserve equal exposure with the rest of the dialogue of symbolism. Hankins has developed a mastery of utilizing atmospheric perspective in his paintings that allows strange forms to drift through seamlessly. Hankins has an inner core charged with the constitution of genuine surrealism, and his work stays clear of triviality or gimmick and firm down a more idiosyncratic path of vision.
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