- June 11, 2015
- Covenant Fine Arts Center
As part of the CIVA conference that was hosted by Calvin College, the Center Art Gallery commissioned Jamey to create a work that would welcome visitors to the Covenant Fine Arts Center.
An installation artist based out of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Jamey Grimes creates contemporary landscapes, punctuated by light and depth. His large-scale works are often created out of common packing materials, such as corrugated plastic, but appear as natural environments that float in the air.
My sculptures are fragments of a conversation with Nature. The dialogue can be hostile, soothing, or both. Storms, trees, and the sea personify heightened emotion, wisdom, and awareness. Reflecting on my own vivid experiences with Nature, I realize that imagination plays a powerful role, transforming observations into unique, dream-like forms. This process guides experimentation with synthetic materials. As I find unlikely relationships between memories and materials, metaphors open and expand this dialogue.