JOHN SALVEST: ALPHABETANICAL
David Lusk Gallery Memphis / 97 Tillman St. February 16 - March 20th
LIVE INSTAGRAM TOUR: wed 24 feb, 12:30
OPEN HOUSE: sat 6 mar, 11-3
Often working from a collection, Salvest is known for his use of everyday objects. In ALPHABETANICAL this collection comes in the form of stamps, each delicately carved into the shape of a leaf from a specific tree. Utilizing only the stamp Salvest builds large scale images of the tree depicted on paper. Originally appearing as drawings, the intricately stamped images entice us to look at each vein, leaf point and trunk marking.
Based in Jonesboro, AR Salvest is a Professor of Art at Arkansas State University. He received his B.A. In English from Duke University and an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Iowa. In addition to being reviewed and featured in numerous publications, such as Art in America, The New York Times, Art Papers and The New York Examiner, Salvest is the recipient of various awards and grants including two National Endowments for the Arts Fellowships and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His notable public art projects locations include the Cannon Center for Performing Arts in Memphis, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Grand Arts in Kansas City