Ken Procter to exhibit brushed powdered charcoal drawings in Milledgeville | Arts & Culture
Allied Arts invites you to an exhibition of drawings titled “Forest Tree Bird” by artist Ken Procter. An opening reception honoring the artist is scheduled for 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, August 16 at the John Marlor Arts Center, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville. The public is invited to attend.
“Forest Tree Bird” will include landscape drawings using brushed powdered charcoal on paper. According to Procter, “Landscape is a wonderfully malleable subject—natural forms can bend and shape to fit my vision. Powdered charcoal enables my process of composition. Until the powder is fixed, I can brush it around. I can create a form, adjust it, nudge it a bit to the side, or sweep it up and start fresh. Nature’s shapes are patterned, but also exuberantly chaotic. I can splash powder across the sheet, or corral it within defined borders. I can scratch and scrape, dab, blot and blow. Drawing is my first love. Powdered charcoal enables the ecology of creation.”
About his work Procter says, “Many of my drawings are detailed and small, the size imagined by the mind’s eye. Landscape’s overwhelming expanse works well in miniature. Small size and detail pull the viewer in close, where the scale of the landscape enlarges in the space of imagination.”
Procter’s art has appeared in over 90 solo, invitational, group, and juried exhibitions, including museum shows in Huntsville and Montgomery, and has earned several awards including an Alabama Artist Fellowship. Procter earned his MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1981 and joined the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, Alabama) art faculty that same year, where he served as professor of art, chair of the Department of Art and finally, dean of the College of Fine Arts. In 2008, Procter joined the faculty of Georgia College as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of art.
"Forest Tree Bird" will be on display at the Marlor Center through Friday, September 11. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or by appointment. There is no admission fee charged to visit the gallery. Call Allied Arts at 478.452.3950 or visit milledgevillealliedarts.com for more information.