48″ x 36″ oil on canvas $2000
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BRYCE SPEED BIOGRAPHY
Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1978, Bryce Speed completed his B.F.A. in painting and drawing from the University of Mississippi in 1999 and continued his studies to eventually receive his M.F.A. in painting from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2005. After finishing his education Speed completed a six-week artist in residency program at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska. From then on Speed’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions over the past decade.
In 2006 and 2011 his work was selected for publication in New American Paintings Southeastern and Western editions. In 2014, he was part of a three-person exhibition at HERE Art Center in New York, NY, titled Suburbia: Is Anyone There? In 2015-16 he exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Visual Art Exchange’s Contemporary South Exhibition in Raleigh, NC. In 2017, he held a solo exhibition at the North Wall Arts Center in Oxford, UK. In 2022 his work was curated into the exhibition A Plot, Hatched by Two at the Warbling Collective in London and his work was curated in to Art of the South 2022 at the Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. He is currently represented by The George Gallery, Charleston SC and Charlotte NC, and the Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, LA.
Speed resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he has been an Associate Professor of Art in Painting at the University of Alabama since 2014. The Mississippi native previously taught at University of Nebraska at Omaha and Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska.
Bryce Speed is a multi-medium painter whose work focuses on speaking the unspoken language of visual art through his abstract images. In a recent statement Speed said, “I create paintings that are simultaneously both abstract and representational. These works are occupied with a larger idea of structure and parts, creating an image of containment and movement. Each piece uses a personal pictogram language that is steeped in the intersectionality of nostalgia, identity, and early twentieth century abstraction. Through this visual language, I seek to classify and organize the memories and experiences that pervade the everyday.”
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ALAN TAYLOR JEFFRIES BIOGRAPHY
An Ohio native and graduate of Ohio University, Alan Taylor Jeffries currently resides in West Virginia. He is a self-taught abstract/nonrepresentational painter working in both oil and acrylic, and was invited to be one of The George Gallery’s original artists. He is also represented by three additional galleries and his work can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and Europe.
Jeffries says of his work, “Long before I began painting, abstract has always been my favorite style, particularly the work of first-generation Abstract Expressionists like De Kooning and Kline, so it was natural for me to study and emulate their work. A leading critic/art theorist of that time discarded notions that a painting must ‘mean’ something or ‘be’ anything other than gestures and colors on a surface and that has always been a guiding principle for me. My paintings are simply the application of paint on canvas intended to evoke a purely aesthetic response.”
Sept. 2009—”Emerging Artists” group exhibition, Artworks Around Town, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA Jan. 12-Feb. 25 2012—”Collective Conscious: Unified Planes” group exhibition, Gate Gallery, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England May 1-July 2 2013–“Dali Through the Window” group exhibition, Gallery J2, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA June 13-June 30 2014 “CONTRAST” group exhibition, The George Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, USA December 10 2015, group exhibition, Contemporain Bankston/Adams Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
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