Paintings of Water
Diane Eugster, “These Three Things,” 14 x 14 in.

Water: The dictionary defines it as “a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid.” But water is also a powerful and dangerous force; a way to cool off in the hot summer; a tourist’s bait; free; exclusive; undersupplied; taken for granted; a necessity for living.

Contemporary abstract paintings
Sandy Ostrau, “Patch of Green,” 24 x 24 in.

In this group exhibition, artists take their inspiration from the complex element of H20. Seascapes captured with oil, abstract paintings influenced by the movement of liquid, portraits of water and its various containers, and more will be featured in this multi-media display. Artists include Laurie Meyer, Sandy Ostrau, Diane Eugster, and Susan Colwell, in addition to 3D glass artist Dylan Martinez.

Seascape paintings
Laurie Meyer, “Thank You, Sur,” 16 x 20 in.

About the subject, Meyer states, “I am a Pisces — born to live near the water. I don’t have to always see it, but simply knowing the ocean is a few miles away soothes my soul. Water is inherently clear, and it’s the natural surroundings, land, light, and sky, that give it color. For this show, I have studied the color of water in various lighting scenarios from here and from my travels. Both calm and energized, water is the ultimate force.”

Contemporary sculpture
Dylan Martinez, glass sculptures

An opening reception celebrating the exhibition’s theme will be held on Friday, December 7, coinciding with the Charleston Gallery Association Art Walk event. The exhibition runs at Meyer Vogl (Charleston, SC) from December 7 to 28, 2018.


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