April 14, 2007 – July 28, 2007
We are pleased to introduce to our patrons Southern California artist Jeffrey Kirby. Mr. Kirby is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he studied English and art. He later continued his art studies for a time at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. His works have been exhibited at many private galleries and are in numerous private and corporate collections.
In his art, Mr. Kirby juxtaposes vibrant color with the sensual forms of nature, creating works that are inspired by and reminiscent of the important work of the American Regionalists of the 1930s, including Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood, and Mr. Kirby’s own favorite, Alexandre Hogue. While inspired by these artists, Mr. Kirby’s work represents his own “provocative vision of nature.” There is a unique perspective captured in his work, one that engages and draws in the viewer.