Helena Fox Fine Art, LLC, is pleased to announce “Southern City and Landscapes” featuring Southern representational artist West Fraser.
From the gallery:
Almost 20 years after the University of South Carolina published the book Charleston in My Time, a collection of paintings by West Fraser, this artist has once again turned his easel toward the city streets of Charleston, South Carolina. To be fair, Fraser has continued to paint in and around the city of Charleston, but the paintings have been few and far between. In this time of change, West has once again taken to the streets to document vanishing Charleston — from the city streets to the coastal marshes.
Fraser has been lauded for his ability to capture the light and for creating a sense of place. “I like for the viewer of the picture to feel in the scene, on the ground, in the place. I want the viewer to feel the temperature, smell the smells.”
In this latest collection, Fraser has taken his many years of painting en plein air and returned to the studio in order to expand the size of his canvases. As Southern writer Clyde Edgerton wrote of West’s work, “It’s not sentimental or pretentious in the least; because the paintings feel relaxed and alive, they seem to gently love the light in them.”
New Southern landscapes from Julyan Davis will be rounding out this exhibit.
“Southern City and Landscapes” is on view through May 15, 2019 at Helena Fox Fine Art (Charleston, SC).