Paul Collins: Into the Yellow Wood

Exhibition Dates: September 1, 2015 - September 26, 2015

Reception: Thursday, September 10, 6 - 8 pm

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The Painting Center is pleased to announce Paul Collins' solo exhibition, Into the Yellow Wood, in its Project Room. This exhibition will feature a series of painted and collaged images that examine the absurdity of the artist’s own unshakeable romantic romanticism. These works examine the construction of natural beauty under the scouring light of ecological armageddon. Collins’ work pits the imagery of the inspired but needy naturalist with the indifferent gaze of nature itself. These works utilize layering, intense chroma and gesture to bring discrete realities into conversation. In doing so these works act as flytraps for the contradictions that embody the ambivalence of our place in the natural world. Paul Collins is an artist, curator and educator from Nashville, TN. Paul makes paintings, drawings and sculpture that combine humor, tactility and observation to examine the world. A self proclaimed tree hugger, Collins never met a vine he didn’t enjoy killing. Paul has an MFA from Yale University and has been a resident at Skowhegan, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Vermont Studio Center. His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Art Voices, Fresh Paint Magazine, and has been exhibited across the US. Paul teaches at Austin Peay State University and is represented by Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. For additional images visit .