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Jamison will speak Feb. 18

Focus Contemporary Art will host a special talk by artist Susan Jamison on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.

“Jamison is best known for her intricate egg tempera paintings, which present a mysterious cult of florid women who foray into the wild and commune with animal spirit guides or familiars, acting as avatars for the viewer’s imagination,” event organizers said in a press release. “These figures combine vulnerability and strength, sexuality and innocence, the magical with the natural. They are often tied or bound with delicately painted threads or lace and other references to domestic crafts. Jamison’s feminine iconography spans several media, including painting, drawing, textile based sculpture, and installation, all steeped in ritualistic and mythological associations.”

Jamison received a B.F.A from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, and a M.F.A in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.

Admission is free.

The talk will be held at Focus Contemporary Art located at 385 Valley St., Scottsville.