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Jake Wells - Breaking Light

Jake Wells artwork
Altered Path, acrylic, magnolia leaves on pine, 2010, 40" x 12"

March 5, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Art Case, C Waiting Lounge

Jake Wells is an artist and educator whose main inspiration is derived from the natural world. He works in a variety of media, often with reused materials, and is a board member of Turnip Green Creative Reuse. Wells is a Missouri native, but he has lived in Nashville, Tenn., since 2009. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2009. Since 2010, Wells has been an adjunct art instructor at Volunteer and Nashville State Community Colleges. In 2015 he joined the faculty of O¹More College of Design in Franklin, Tenn., where he worked for two years before taking a full time position at Nashville Public Library. Jake enjoys exhibiting artwork locally, but he has shown nationally at galleries in Chicago, Ill., St. Louis, Mo., Houston, Texas and New York City, N.Y.


About Breaking Light

Landscape, the raw material of the earth shaped by millions of years of slow deposition and erosion, demonstrates the cycle of time that sculpts our world. My work explores the importance of connecting with nature, while hinting at the depths beneath the surface. Wood grain and layered acrylic paint are employed to evoke cross sections of our planet, providing the viewer a glimpse into time and the process of creation.

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