Rymer Gallery / 233 5th Ave. N., Nashville , TN September 1, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Pam Barrett Hackett, Sam Dunson

Pam Barrett Hackett uses encaustic, oil and mixed media to create abstract paintings. Organic color and sensual shape are intuitively layered to create radiant atmospheric images. Her work evokes dreamy heaven and salty earth, but especially the enchanted places in between. 

The arts have played a major role in Samuel Dunson’s life since his youth. He was fortunate enough to be born into a household where exposure to the arts was as important as academic study. Samuel's fine arts began at Tennessee State University. Early in his academic and artistic pursuit, Samuel chose to concentrate on 3D works, but soon thereafter he moved towards painting and drawing. Upon receiving his BS in Studio Art, he searched and found representation for his paintings. From his exhibition record and portfolio, he gained admission into the Savannah College of Art and Design under a Presidential Fellowship award. After a successful two years, he received an MFA in painting. Samuel now exhibits his paintings in group and solo shows on a regular basis. His works have been reported and critiqued in art journals and newspapers alike.