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Daryl Thetford - A Contemporary Journey

Daryl Thetford
Sept. 4. 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018
Ticketing Lobby North

Daryl Thetford has had 15 solo exhibits since 2012, including shows at The Art Museum at the University of Memphis, the Ormond Museum of Art in Florida, the Jung Center in Houston, Texas, The Arts Company in Nashville, Tenn., the Coffman Gallery at the University of Minnesota, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Indiana, and an upcoming exhibit at the gallery at The University of Tennessee in Martin. He has also participated in more than 20 group shows since 2008.
About A Contemporary Journey
Thetford states, “While I wanted to establish these pieces clearly within the journey metaphor, I also wanted to create an intentionally ambiguous narrative which would allow the viewer to bring his or her thoughts, stories and interpretations to the pieces. What are the figures in the piece doing? Are they leaving or arriving? Are there second thoughts about a destination or departure, or is there great dream-like hope? Are the pieces tense or uplifting? I am asking the viewer to consider what hopes and/or anxieties we bring to any journey, physical or psychic, and what our relationship is to those thoughts and emotions.”
“My use of color and texture is different from many artists involved with digital processes. I do not use color or texture filters, but rather actual photographs to create compositions. Close-up shots are achieved using a tripod and cable release for quality and clarity.”

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