April’s featured artists will be Terri Yeatts and Nicholas Hankins.
Terri Yeatts work will be on display at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head location, from April 2nd through May 6th, 2011.
Artist Statement: I use paint like a writer uses words, making this the main source of communication between the artist and the viewer.
The two subject matters that capture my interest the most are buildings and crows. I have been painting crows for several years now and my interest in them was sparked by my observation of their daily lives, mainly how they interacted with each other and other birds. I decided to do a little research and in doing so I discovered I was not alone in my interest with their behavior. I found that they are not only tool users but they have relationships much like humans. My paintings of crows depict a whimsical view of a highly misunderstood subject matter.
The buildings I paint appear to have a child-like approach. I prefer to focus on the simplicity and innocence of the subject matter and I am intrigued with their structures.
Nicholas Hankins will be on view at the Maryville Tomato Head, 211 West Broadway, from April 3rd through May 7th, 2011.