Road Through Trees In Fog
Jeanne Seagle, "Road Through Trees in Fog," 2022. Charcoal and wax pencil on paper Courtesy of the artist

Mallory and Wurtzburger Galleries

Jeanne Seagle: Of This Place

Jan 15, 2023 - Apr 9, 2023

Meet the Artist Reception February 16, 2023, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Jeanne Seagle’s perceptive drawings portray the landscapes surrounding Memphis with a remarkable precision. Delicately rendering the trees and swamps of Dacus Lake along the Mississippi River, Seagle captures the subtle effects of light and atmosphere on the varied textures of the natural world. A longtime Memphis resident and graduate of Memphis College of Art, Seagle’s oeuvre includes public art projects for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as illustrations for the Memphis Flyer.

In Of This Place, Seagle turns a careful eye to her surroundings. The works in this exhibition reflect significant time spent observing the landscape. Seagle draws from photographs that she takes during camping trips in nearby Arkansas, depicting the wilderness of the Mid-South. Back in her Cooper-Young studio, Seagle painstakingly translates her photographs and sketches into large-scale, photorealistic drawings. Depicting scenery that is only a twenty-minute drive from downtown Memphis, yet seemingly a world away, these detailed charcoal drawings celebrate the natural forms of our own community.