Compelled to Create

Mr. Eddy Mumma & Jesse Aaron

April 3-June 13, 2020
Sara May Love Gallery

Compelled to Create presents spirit-infused work by “Mr. Eddy” Mumma and Jesse Aaron, individuals who, for their own reasons, were driven to create hundreds of works of unique and powerful art. “Mr. Eddy,” a lonely shut-in due to complications from diabetes, painted hundreds of portraits and then refused to sell them, as were his “companions.” A master of color and composition, Mumma’s highly stylized paintings vibrate with emotion.

Jesse Aaron, a visionary artist who was “called to sculpting by God” when in his early 80’s, created sculpture out of very dense, hard, found wood. Subjects range from small masks to life-sized animals and figures that, like Mumma’s paintings, radiate with lifelike spirit. This exhibition is curated from the GACM Permanent Collection and private collections, made possible by gifts to the collection by Calynne and Lou Hill and Josh Feldstein.

This exhibition is curated from the GACM Permanent Collection and private collections, made possible by gifts to the collection by Calynne and Lou Hill and Josh Feldstein.Learn more about the Gadsden Arts Permanent Collection here

Eddy Mumma

Jesse Aaron

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, 
Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,
and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

     

 

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