Lowe Mill A&E invites patrons and art lovers to join us for Art After Hours. Art After Hours gives the public a chance to meet visiting artists featured in our six public galleries as well as purchase work. Works by Bryce Speed will be on display July 5th through August 26th.
“Often within my paintings on paper, images of outside and inside merge, creating an ambiguity of architectural and atmospheric space. Line and color represent the forces of nature, like water, fire, and wind that invade and sometimes destroy these living spaces. In this drawing based work, architectural forms reference both the stability and instability of identity. Images of destruction paired with fragments of architecture and domesticity serves as a metaphor for the evolving self.”
Bryce Speed was born in 1978 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1999, he earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of Mississippi and in 2005 he graduated with an MFA in Painting from the University of Alabama. Bryce has taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and is currently Assistant Professor of Art in Painting at the University of Alabama.
Bryce’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions over the past decade. In 2006 and 2011 his work was selected for publication in New American Paintings Southeastern and Western editions. In 2014, he held a solo exhibition at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA and was part of a three person exhibition at HERE Art Center in New York, NY, titled Suburbia: Is Anyone There? In 2015-16 he exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Visual Art Exchange’s Contemporary South Exhibition in Raleigh, NC during 2016. Since 2015, he is a member of the TEN Gallery Collective in New Orleans, LA.