Southside Gallery

March 2019 – Counterpoint: Spence Townsend

Southside Gallery is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition featuring paintings and works of printmaking by Spence Townsend.  This is Townsend’s first solo exhibition at Southside, where he has previously exhibited in several group exhibitions.  The exhibition is on display February 26 – March 30.
An artist’s reception is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 5 – 8 PM.


Townsend is known for his elaborate compositions, often featuring anthropomorphic figures, ranging from routine domestic scenes to apocalyptic mayhem.  His work is humorous and contemplative, providing viewers with timely commentary on American pop culture, consumerism and society.

Spence Townsend currently lives and works in Greenwood, Mississippi.  He is a professor of art at Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS.  He has a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS and an MFA from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA.  His work has been exhibited nationally in numerous group exhibitions and solo exhibitions.

Posted on March 12, 2019