LUMBERTON — Christopher Fowler is an expressionistic painter who specializes in discomfiting portraits that distort anatomy. His work is the subject of “Telephone Game,” an exhibition that will run from Sept. 17 to Nov. 19 at the Carolina Civic Center.
Fowler received his bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he studied under James Biedermann — a widely exhibited oil painter who spent a residency at the university.
“Glowing Fluorescent Box of Air,” Fowler’s senior exhibit, was built around a collection of his mixed media work.
Richard Sceiford, executive director of the Carolina Civic Center, says Folwer’s alma mater makes him a good fit for the venue.
“Not only is Christopher a talented professional artist, but he also becomes the most recent of UNC Pembroke graduates and faculty to have their own exhibit at the theater,” Sceiford said. “We have very strong ties to the university and truly appreciate the quality of what that Art Department produces.”
Fowler and his wife Keally live in Hope Mills and are expecting their first child. For examples of his art, visit cfowlerart.squarespace.com.
Pieces featured in “Telephone Game” will be available for purchase during the opening reception on Sept. 17. Following the reception, the exhibition can be viewed during scheduled events at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, or by appointment by calling 910-738-4339. For information,visit carolinaciviccenter.com
Reporter Jaymie Baxley can be reached at 910-416-5771 or by email at [email protected]