This exhibition round includes works by Micah Gregg which will be on view in the First Floor Main Gallery from April 24 – June 15 2019. Lowe Mill A&E invites patrons and art lovers to join us for Art After Hours, an opening reception night for all six of our gallery spaces. This series gives the public a chance to meet and interact with visiting artists and discuss their work with them as it is on display and available for purchase. Come out, enjoy a pleasant evening and maybe you’ll find that special piece of art that speaks to you!
From the artist:
I am an intentional observer and creator. My eyes are keen to notice and explore details. Through exploration, I enjoy disassembling objects to see how they are constructed. The process of deconstructing has provided me with ample opportunities to understand how they were created and why they work.
Often I find the easiest form of communication to be visual. I use drawings to communicate my ideas and designs. All of my designs originate from some type of sketch. When I have a vision, I express it by drawing on pen and paper, creating a computer drawing, or using a chalk sketch on the shop floor. Doodling is my most authentic form of drawing. It allows me the freedom to think and the flexibility to brainstorm. My rather unconscious shapes and forms are what I consider my “art form”. I study, manipulate, and recreate them. As I have progressed in metal working capabilities and processes, I have worked to create these abstract doodles into dimensional pieces.
I simply enjoy the process of designing and creating. I am driven by an idea, developing that idea, and making the idea a reality. The process changes and varies with each new design. Some designs work the first time, while others may be in progress for months or years. Every creation introduces two new ideas. Each design builds on the last. Through this process, my ideas and forms are recycled, recreated, and rebuilt. I think of this as an evolving and ever-changing study of flow. I hope you enjoy.
About the artist:
Micah Gregg is a North Alabama native. He learned to weld at the vocational school in Athens, Al while attending high school. He graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design. Micah currently lives and works in West Huntsville.