The work of Nashville artist Chip Boles will be on display at the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery on Nov. 12.
Boles creates drawings in graphite and charcoal on wood panels. He is a muralist in productions for the Nashville Children’s Theatre and was featured in publications such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He illustrates what he calls “realistic drawings of unreal characters.”
“Rendering detail is a form of meditation and focus for me,” Boles said. “These characters’ personal stories become important to me as I consider their emotional reactions to a world where monsters show a capacity for humanity while humans show an aptitude for monstrosity.”
The show will run from Nov. 12 until Dec. 13. There will be a reception with the artist Nov. 17 from 1-3 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Vol State Art Gallery is on the first floor of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black humanities building on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 615-230-3202.