In his work, Francis addresses the human condition and how we relate to nature. This exhibition highlights Francis’ large-scale works in a variety of formats including bookmaking and printmaking, mixed-media constructions, and painting. Through his combination of ancient symbols such as the Ancient Greek goddess Nike with contemporary imagery such as saw blades and tuning forks, along with elements from nature such as tornadoes, Francis taps into universal subjects such as disasters and rebuilding, strength and resiliency. He charts emotional and spiritual landscapes through complex and provocative imagery that evoke richly textured dreams and stories.
Above: Photograph of the 2014 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Support for this exhibition was provided by Dr. Marla Wohlman and Mr. John Crews with additional support provided by Carolyn and Dr. Alfred Newman, Jr.