The lure of figurative art for both the novice and the knowledgeable consumer involves its communicative and expressive properties. Rather than the more abstract or experimental qualities emphasized in other traditions, figurative art operates in a basic manner, designed to reflect familiar looks, customs and actions of everyday people. LeQuire Gallerys Annual New Figurative Artists Exhibit spotlights fresh works from new and/or established artists. It begins Saturday and features the painting of former recording artist and vocalist Marti-Jones Dixon. Among Dixons exhibit will be paintings based on the lives of the two Edith Beales. This mother/daughter pair (nicknamed Big and Little Edie) shared not only the same name, but also a home at Grey Gardens, in the Georgica neighborhood of East Hampton, New York. Their relationship has been chronicled in both a classic 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles and a recent HBO film based on that production that co-starred Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. This will be the first time Dixons Grey Gardens series will be presented in the Southeast, and it joins new items from the artists Juliette Aristides, Joshua Bronaugh, Jonathan Mathews and Murat Kaboulov.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 19. Continues through Oct. 24, 2009