Arthur Rose Museum Exhibits Works of TWIN Artists

Sep 02, 2016
Lynn twin brothers working on their art for Claflin ExhibitIdentical twin brothers Jerry Lynn and Terry Lynn make up the artistic duo known as TWIN. The brothers will showcase their unique talent and a collection of their paintings in an exhibit titled “Revival: A Survey of Works by TWIN Artists” at Claflin University starting September 1 and ending September 30 in the Arthur Rose Museum.  The exhibit can be seen Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Each brother is a talented artist in his own right.  However, it’s their collaborative painting technique that has captured the attention of major collectors, celebrities, institutes, and organizations across the world.  The twins paint simultaneously on the same canvas to produce vibrant, colorful, highly textured images.  The brothers will demonstrate their technique and paint on one canvas during a reception for the exhibit on September 15 at 5 – 7 p.m. at the museum.

The Memphis natives took a childhood hobby of painting and drawing and began conducting professional arts shows as teenagers. The pair’s early art work was displayed in art galleries on historic Beale Street in Memphis. The University of Memphis graduates use artistic talents to retell the compelling stories told to them by their parents and ancestors about southern living, spiritual/religious experiences and the Civil Rights Movement. TWIN’s works are also highly influenced by the vibrant sounds of blues and jazz music.   

“Most people can relate to our paintings of family life, music, agriculture, race relations and religious experiences,” said Terry Lynn.

TWIN’s work has been exhibited in major venues nationally.  TWIN has been the official artists of the Essence Music Awards, The Tom Joyner Foundation Cruise, The Kentucky Derby Grand Gala, Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge and The Links, Inc. They have also been featured at the renowned Black Fine Art Show in New York an in numerous national publications.

Currently, Terry Lynn resides and paints in his studio located in Memphis. He also serves as an art instructor at the University of Memphis.

Jerry Lynn resides in Dallas, Texas, where he paints in his studio and teaches elementary art education. 

“Although we reside in different cities, and are focused on individual art, we still find time to work together,” said Terry Lynn.  “We have always done separate work, but the TWIN name and synergy will always be there. Our art will always reflect the southern traditions and stories that we heard as children.”

For more information on the TWIN exhibit Revival: A Survey of Works by TWIN Artists at Claflin University, contact the Arthur Rose Museum at 803-535-5324 or visit www.claflin.edu.

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