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Shared Beginning
Diverse Creations

An exhibition curated by Abby Henderson.

After being awarded the opportunity for a solo exhibition with the Gadsden Museum of Art, I realized how large the exhibition venue was and became concerned about filling the space. Then the idea of curating a second show to include some of the other incredible painters studying here at UAB came to me. Izabella, Alex, and Sydney were my first choices. We all met through our beginning painting class at the University of Alabama at Birmingham taught by professor Gary Chapman. In this class, we learned the basics of painting through the shared sequence of assignments. As we moved through the upper levels, we each developed our own distinct styles and started working with different subject matter. The common threads in our work are a deep respect for skill, craftsmanship, and the use of oil paint as a vehicle for expressing our personal conceptual interests.

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