Figurative artist J. M. Culver creates large-scale sketches of family narratives and emotional subject matter. With personal subjects like her schizophrenic grandfather, Culver uses visual journaling to work through emotions and piece her ideas together, appropriating from vintage photography and publications. With a feel for the subject, Culver intuitively sketches the final forms, smudging atmospheric charcoals and acrylics with great immediacy. Culver uses the size of her works, which can measure 13 feet tall, to confront viewers and encourage emotional resonance between her art and audiences. Educators' Guide

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Benji Flaming
Brad Senne
Cloud Cult

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