March 2, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – Raleigh artist Jason Craighead will participate in a special exhibition at the Collector’s Gallery entitled “The Study Group.” The opening reception will be held Thursday, March 6 from 6-9 p.m. The show runs through April 12.
As a result of a long and mentoring relationship with the late and noted North Carolina artist George Bireline, Raleigh artists Robert Irwin and Bob Rankin formed a study group along with Anthony Ulinski, Richard Garrison, David Connell and Craighead. The group meets regularly to share ideas, offer critiques and support one another. The Collectors Gallery exhibit will showcase work by each artist in the group.
Represented in the Triangle by Somerhill Gallery in Chapel Hill, Craighead will hang two paintings: “Bridge Study #2” (25w x 30h) and “Progress Jan-08” (60w x 60h). Both pieces are part of a larger body of work depicting “idea on construction, deconstruction, revitalization and the energies produced in an urban environment,” he said. Other paintings in his newest series of work are currently on display at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery in the Raleigh Municipal Building.
The Collectors Gallery is a partnership between Rory Parnell, formerly of Raleigh Contemporary Gallery, and Megg Rader, former executive Director of Artspace. The gallery is located at in the historic City Market in downtown Raleigh and is part of the Moore Square Art District. For more information visit http://www.rcgallery.com.
Along with Somerhill Gallery, Jason Craighead is also represented by Broadhurst Gallery in Pinehurst; Anne Irwin Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia; and Bucks Gallery of Fine Art in Newtown, Pennsylvania. For more information on the artist, contact Kim Weiss at blueplate pr: 919-272-8615; firstname.lastname@example.org.