Southside's Gallery 1401 welcomes artist Krista Eubanks
Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “Nature does nothing in vain.” Chattanooga native Krista Eubanks took that motto to heart as she embarked on a journey of watercolor paintings that would blend the lines of reality and abstract with only a few strokes of her paintbrush.
Her inspiration lies in the organics of things. Animals, elements, vegetables— Eubanks brings it all to life in the most organically glamorous way possible. Bunnies look like they’d hop right off the page and wiggle their whiskers at you, while newborn fawns are prepared to scamper away if need be.
Eubanks’ art is unique in more ways than one, but the real difference is the inspiration behind her work as well as what she’s hidden inside it. Her pieces are gentle and warmhearted, lifting a smile to your lips as you look upon such beautifully crafted pieces. The inspiration behind that tenderness is her father, Roy Barton. His quiet strength and honest character melds with Eubanks’ love of organics, producing soft and welcoming pieces.
So what’s hidden inside? Each of her pieces is embedded with scattered writings, an evolution of both her personal expressions and daily reflections. Witness the beauty for yourself as Gallery 1401 welcomes the artist on Nov. 5 for her solo exhibition, with an opening event complete with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live music.
Krista Eubanks: “Solo Exhibition”
Thursday, 6 p.m.
1478 Market St.