Morris Jackson and Amber Groome

MORRIS JACKSON and AMBER GROOME are two of Columbus, Ohio’s favorite contemporary self-taught artists. Amber makes meticulously crafted dolls in polymer clay that tell stories of a woman’s struggle with mental illness.

Morris Jackson’s pen and ink drawings are packed with so much detail that he has to use a technical drawing pen called a Rapidograph to get the tiny lines he wants. His drawings tell stories of loving, longing and just trying to understand a world that seems incomprehensible to his characters.

Jeb Loy Nichols

Jeb Loy Nichols is a musician, writer and self-taught print maker who lives in rural Wales in the UK. He has, as a member of Fellow Travellers and solo, released 11 CDs. Mojo magazine called his most recent, released this year on Decca Records, “an instant classic.” As a printmaker, he’s had successful exhibitions in New York, Berlin, Tokyo, London, and Cardiff. His first novel, The Untogether, was published in 2009.

“Nichols’ art is immediate and full blooded, technically startling and mesmerizing.” New York Scene

“Nichols is the high priest of country cool.” – Rolling Stone

Jeb is stopping in Columbus on his way to perform at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX. He will perform some of his music in the gallery at 8pm.                                  

{Free parking for this reception in the Fireproof Warehouse lot just north of the gallery}