Join us on May 4, 2018 from 5-8pm for a reception with West Fraser. ‘Artist’s Travels’ is an exhibition of our artists travels-both near and far. Our featured artists, West Fraser, will have paintings from recent travels to Italy, Costa Rica, and beyond. Other artists participating in the show include John Cosby, John Budicin, Donald Demers, Kenn Backhaus, and Scott W. Prior. We will have a few new paintings on view from other artists we represent with paintings of domestic travel.
The experience of travel opens not only our eyes, but also all of our senses. One cannot help but come home somewhat changed by the experience of another place. For most artists—painters, musicians, architects, chefs, sculptors—travel is a necessary part of their artistic growth. The benefit is not only to their craft, but also to their understanding of the world around them.
Our featured artist for May is West Fraser. His paintings of the lowcountry are known for their light and atmosphere and his ability to paint a portrait of place. The lowcountry is his home and he is familiar with its nuances. Painting other places—even just going up the Eastern coast—presents new challenges–different light, unfamiliar vegetation, along with unfamiliar places. For our show ‘Artists Travels, ‘ West has created a group of paintings from two of his favorite places—Costa Rica and Italy. Although they are not depictions of his beloved southern coast, they are recognizable as West Fraser paintings.
Join us for the May Charleston Gallery Association Art Walk and Opening of Artist’s Travels on May 4th from 5-8pm. The show will hang through the June 10, 2018.