Local Art

Published on August 8th, 2018 | by Nature Humphries


Glennray Tutor Premiers Art Album, Portals, Saturday August 11

Local artist event will be at The Powerhouse at 5:30 pm as part of The Fringe Festival

Join us at the Powerhouse for the launch of Glennray Tutor‘s debut art album Portals as a part of the Oxford Fringe Festival. We’ll have free cocktails and snacks, plus a book signing with Glennray Tutor and a conversation between him and Deborah Freeland.

Portals is Tutor’s debut art album, a painter listed among the top 50 hyperrealists in the world. Tutor is known for his use of bright colors, detail, and metaphor. At first glance his paintings look like photos but they are paintings with incredible detail. Tutor’s early landscape paintings celebrate the unsung corners of the Deep South and his later still life paintings push the edge of American pop art. His still life subject matter consists of small commonplace artifacts of daily life such as canning jars, cola bottles, toys, marbles, comic books, and fireworks.

“Once one’s amazement at the astonishing precision in the paintings of Glennray Tutor has had time to sink in, the opportunity arises to contemplate the visual eloquence and his depictions of the small artifacts of life, and how such compositions can say profound things abou the nature of our existence.” − Barry Hannah

About the Author
Glennray Tutor (born 1950), an American artist living in Oxford, Mississippi, is considered to be part of the Photorealism/Hyperrealism art movement. Tutor’s paintings have appeared on the covers of books, record albums, and magazines as well as in television programs and movies. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His work is displayed in public, private, corporate and museum collections throughout the world.

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About the Author

Nature Humphries is Editor-in-Chief of The Local Voice. Nature is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, but moved to Oxford in 2004 after spending time in the United States Navy. She has also worked in the restaurant industry for many years as a server and a bartender. Nature graduated from Ole Miss in 2007 with a degree in English and Modern Languages.

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