Opening Reception for John Briggs

Event location: Melvin and Burks Art Galleries
Event date and time: Friday, January 18, 7:00 PM


This spring, we invite you to delve into the mysterious coastal landscapes of John Briggs.  Simultaneously realistic and uncanny, familiar and eerie, and inhabited by inexplicably nude fishermen casting nets in open water, the artist’s latest series invites viewers to question the simplicity of the paintings before their eyes, What exactly is going on here? How are the paintings connected? Is there a symbolic story underlying these works? Finding the deeper meaning – if there is one – is just a start for the intrigue.