Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Unveils ‘Andrew Fullwood: Allurement Exhibition’ Friday, Dec. 5

HIGH COUNTRY PRESS  |  By Jacquelyn Lavalle

From Dec. 5 through March 21, 2015, the Turchin Center for the Visual ARts will be home to artist Andrew Fullwood’s latest exhibit. Located in the Mayer Gallery’s West Wing, the Andrew Fullwood: Allurement Exhibition will feature 15 enchanting pieces. The exhibit will be open during the Turchin Center’s regular hours of operation. Admission is free.

Andrew Fullwood, of Chapel Hill, was born into a long time of master carvers. Originally from Hickory, Fullwood’s family boasts five generations of skilled furniture craftsmen. However, Fullwood’s innate interest in nature originally led him in a different direction.

Earning a degree in biology from UNC-Chapel Hill, he chose to pursue a career as a physician. Fullwood’s interest in art and wood, a material he describes as having “a living texture,” eventually manifested itself through his sculptures. Both a full-time physician and artist, Fullwood makes time for his art during nights and weekends, as sculpting is his true passion.

“Andrew Fullwood is patient, aware, careful. Perhaps these are characteristics hewn over many years of clinical listening to his patients as they slowly unwind their tortured stories, revealing the knots and sinew of their inner psyches,” said Mary Anne Redding, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts curator.

“Perhaps they come to him more naturally, seeped into his DNA as the heir – apparent to five generations of furniture makers. Probably it is a combination of both inherited and learned skills that give Fullwood the patience  to spend hundreds of hours on each of his sculptures. He reveals in wood the terror and beauty of so many of the stories he has heard at the same time unraveling his own inner demons and desires.”

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