Meditations on Looking and Seeing | June 26 to July 31

New work in steel by Jeffie Brewer.
Opening reception with the artist: Friday June 26, from 5 to 7 pm

Jeffie Brewer grew up in a small, rural town in East Texas. The son of eccentric junk yard owners, he learned to spot beauty in the mundane, developed an array of industrial skills, and discovered he had a knack for drawing. Those early revelations have influenced his artistic trajectory ever since.

He earned an MFA in sculpture and metals and an MA in sculpture and painting from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he currently serves as Assistant Professor of Sculpture, 3-D Design and Graphic Design.

“I make things.

I show people how to make things.

I have an insatiable desire to create, to explore, to understand.

I work with my hands.

I work with my head.

My work’s intention is to provide just enough information, allowing for a narrative without delving into total non-representationalism. Leaving room for interpretation as well as a little mystery, I hope, adds to the viewing experience. My work in graphic design and general fascination with pop culture are heavy influences on my work.

We are given a brief amount of time together. As an artist, I consider it a gift to be able to share my vision and experience. Sometimes it’s serious, sometimes it’s thoughtful and a lot of the time it’s just silly.”

– Jeffie Brewer  2015