May 2018 Art in the Library exhibit

For the month of March, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville’s Art in the Library features local artist Jamie Ashlaw.

Ashlaw finds inspiration in classic American signage and vintage package design. His images are inspired by the neon tubes, typography, and quirky shapes that direct us where to eat, bowl a few frames, or stay for the night. Greatly influenced by graphic design, Jamie distills his layouts down to their essential characteristics. With colors as bold as the layout, the realistic portrayal of light and shadow captivates while the painterly quality soothes the senses. A combination of realistic acrylic painting and traditional sign painting techniques produce work that is vivid, luminescent, and bold.

Jamie lives in Syracuse, New York, where he makes and teaches art. See his art at the Community Library now through the end of May.