Brent Funderburk, a long time Mississippi State University professor, has one of his artworks showing in a national juried exhibition for the month of October.
Funderburk’s “Angelus Vitae” a watercolor painting, was chosen by juror Stephen Quiller to be exhibited in the 44th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, showing at the Evergreen Center for the Arts in Evergreen, Colorado from September 16 to October 28, 2017. A reception for the artists was held on September 16.
Quiller, a noted painter and author, chose 73 works from 549 entries submitted. In his interview with Southwest Art Magazine (September, 2017), Quiller stated that “one of the draws for many artists is the show’s reputation for experimentation.” A color catalog has been produced for the exhibit, which is viewed as one of the best exhibits showcasing watermedia painters in the United States.
According to Funderburk, “Angelus Vitae”, ‘angel of life’, emerged out of a need to express gratitude for the female- mother; wife; lover; muse. The impulse that runs through the series is an exposition of her varied appearances, in the still air of close objects, in vast space, and in the intimations of dreams. “
Funderburk, a William L. Giles Distinguished Professor at Mississippi State, has taught there since 1982, serving as department head, senior fine art coordinator, and fine art coordinator.