Home Sweet Home
26 October 2018 - 19 November 2018
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, 26 October 2018, 5 - 8 pm
Born in 1983, Brooke Inman grew up in the small town of DeMotte, Indiana. Brooke is a nature enthusiast who loves animals, especially her cat (Ellie) and turtle (Horseshoe). Brooke Inman moved to Richmond, Virginia in 2006 to attend graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University. She happily finds herself still living and working in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently faculty and the printmaking technician at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Painting and Printmaking Department. She also teaches printmaking in the Richmond community at Studio Two Three. Specializing in Intaglio, Screen Print, Drawing, and Color, Brooke Inman received a BFA in Printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006, and a MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008.
Richmond, Virginia has become my home. I have fallen in love with this history rich city. Home is located on the fall line of the James River, a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The city is centrally located between the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Atlantic Ocean, and The District of Columbia. The area enriches my life and informs my work.
My work develops from the desire to connect with others and nature. Through persistent questions, the work is constructed out of rudimentary writing and drawing, traditional printmaking techniques, collecting, and installation. Issues, such as the desire for personal connection, fear of loneliness, longing for perfection, and the health of our planet, are balanced between the naiveté of appearance and complexity of thought. Including private thoughts (the personal) with larger questions about humanity (the public) and the health of our planet (the natural), the work reflects my pursuit of understanding.