EPIC

8 Artists, April 2018


May 4, 5-8pm


Artist(s):

Adam Hall, Nathan Durfee, KC Collins, Mickey Williams, Robert Lange, Megan Aline, Brett Schiefflee, JB Boyd

About the Exhibit

This is the first series of its kind shown at the gallery and Robert Lange said, “We are extremely excited to see what these artists are capable of on a grand scale.” The work will hang until...

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Epic

Really Large Paintings from Our Artists

On view: May 4-25

Opening Reception: May 4 6-8pm

 

 

Robert Lange Studios upcoming exhibit Epic, features large-scale paintings from a handful of the galleries most notable artists.  Each work is the largest piece that that painter has ever created. This is the first series of its kind shown at the gallery and Robert Lange said, “We are extremely excited to see what these artists are capable of on a grand scale.” The work will hang until May 25 and can be seen daily from 11-5pm. All are welcome to attend the May 4 event from 6–8PM where the artists will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Most of the artists in the show are landscape painters. However, artists and local Charleston favorite Nathan Durfee decided to tackle the challenge of painting his largest work to date. For his part he created an enormous tree filed with cardinals being serenaded by a panda.

“Creating a piece of this scale allowed me to create a world within the painting. Each bird perched on a branch has its own personality and individual story,” said Nathan Durfee. “When you look at a crowded street, everyone you see has there own story, this painting creates a similar effect. There are a multitude of paintings worth of stories expressed within one piece.”

Durfee starts his painting process by creating doodles and sketches that he then loosely translates with oil onto the canvas. The painting as he says “evolves into what it wants to be” as he adds more and more rendering and color.

Showing along side Durfee’s piece will be two enormous 7’ seascapes from painter Adam Hall, whose moody waters and textured landscapes are usually quite large but nothing like what he has made for this show.

 

Hall has wanted to create something gigantic but was intimated to start. Hall said, “Putting the first brush stroke on such an enormous canvas was something I’ll never forget doing.”

In another piece for the show titled "Endurance" a single tree stands within a vast landscape overlooking mountains on a 36” x 48” canvas. Artist Brett Schiefflee had initially painted the same image in a smaller work 10” x 10” piece. “When I was approached to participate in the show I immediately thought of that smaller tree piece and how I had wished that I had originally painted it larger. There were so many nuances that were lost.”

 

One collector’s comment in anticipation for the upcoming show is, “To test ones own ability and push for excellence in art and life is how we grow as people,” Peter Levine, a great art collector from Charleston said, “I think this show will dare an artist to dream big and that after all is what it’s all about.”

Exhibit Images


Opening Night

ROBERT LANGE STUDIOS

TWO QUEEN ST, CHARLESTON

Robert Lange Studios