Part 1, aluminum and enamel paint
September 8, 2015 - February 28, 2016
Ticketing Lobby (South side)
Jamaal B. Sheats is a native of Brentwood, Tenn. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Art from Fisk University in 2002, he founded Sheats Repoussé, where he specializes in metal relief sculpture. In 2011, Jamaal received a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. Over the last decade, Jamaal’s art has become more interdisciplinary, with his works spanning from metal relief sculpture and painting to mixed-media. In 2012, he was one of eight artists commissioned to create works for Nashville’s Music City Center art collection. While he has a passion for creating, Jamaal is dedicated to enriching the minds of future artists through community outreach and art education. In 2013, he returned to his alma mater, Fisk University, as a faculty member in the Art Department.
“‘Rhythmic’ is a continuation of an ongoing series of artwork titled, ‘Mapping and Tracing of Time.’ The basis of the series is that each mark or layer represents a memory. ‘Rhythmic’ is composed of three pieces: one 6-foot by 6-foot diptych created from reclaimed crown molding and two 4-foot by 6-foot aluminum repoussé panels. It explores the interplay between the rhythm of a beat and movement of the body through space using figures, shapes and shadows.” www.jamaalsheats.com
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