Nathan Painting

University of Mobile Hosts “Uninhabited” Exhibit by Painter Nathan Perry

Rivers Brunson News

MOBILE, Ala. – The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is hosting the work of painter Nathan Perry in an exhibit called “Uninhabited.” This exhibit will be on display Aug. 20-Sept. 27 in the Martin Hall Gallery.

Perry will give an Artist Talk on Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. with a reception following. Both the exhibit and Artist Talk are free and open to the public.

Martin Hall Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located in Martin Hall on campus at University of Mobile, 5735 College Pkwy.

Perry paints invented landscapes that are inspired by his childhood in Salt Lake Valley, the basin of a prehistoric lake. His works are the collision of a perceptual painter’s sensibility and a “sci-fi junkie” aesthetic.

“I generate alien landscapes that exist outside of time,” explained Perry. “The paintings are populated with images from my past. Adjusting color and value, and specifying forms through reference, develop my vision of a faraway planet.”

Perry teaches drawing at Western Carolina University. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Indiana University-Bloomington.

For information about the show or visual art programs at University of Mobile, contact Phillip Counselman, associate professor of art, at or 251.442.2283.



About University of Mobile

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.


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Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.