Jerry Phillips‘ last one-man show in Little Rock, you may remember, was “Into Thin Air” at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2009, a show inspired by his thoughts on the myth of the Yeti. Gallery director Brad Cushman and Phillips talk about conceptual art in the UALR video below.
Now Phillips brings a collection of drawings, “Get a Simple Landscape,” to the Butler Center Galleries, which opens with tonight’s 2nd Friday Art Night reception from 5-8 p.m. As the gallery explains the exhibition, the drawings are both about landscape and “the metaphorical kind of ‘scape,’ as it reflects on the artist himself.'” As you can see from the image above, the work is ephemeral … but then, so are we.
Phillips’ work also appeared in last year’s exhibition at the Historic Arkansas Museum, “Arkansas Contemporary: Selected Fellows from the Arkansas Arts Council.” HAM was in good company: Phillips’ has work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His most recent exhibition was in Geneva, in “Works on Paper” at Blondeau & Cie in March.