“Carousel” by Amiri Farris

This summer, Art League Academy will be exhibiting the works of local contemporary artists Amiri Farris and Abraham Brown.

Farris’s series, entitled “Popqop,” presents an art movement influenced by pop art that combines his digital printmaking with traditional modes of representation.

The work is a collection of vivid, graphic compositions in both paint and non-traditional media, hearkening back to his background in illustration and graphic design.

Farris is a highly collected artist whose work is in private collections worldwide. He has taught at Georgia Southern University, Savannah State University, and is currently a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

In addition to the exhibit, original handmade items by Farris will be available for sale at Amiri Pop!, a pop-up shop designed by the artist.

Brown’s series, “Exploration,” features highly detailed mixed-media work that is often spiritually expressive and always imaginative. Brown, a retired Marine with a BFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design, mines his memories to create narrative art that explores inventiveness, abstract themes, and distant memories.

Brown utilizes a wide range of media, including sculpture, video and complex installations. “I start with an idea, and as that idea begins to play out on the canvas, each piece becomes an individual story,” Brown said.

The exhibits will run through July 30 at Art League Academy, located at 106 Cordillo Parkway on Hilton Head Island.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 843-842-5738 or email academy@artleaguehhi.org.