EVERYONE’S A WINNER

40+ Artists, September 2019


September 13, 5-8pm


Artist(s):

Artists participating include: Matt Bober, Anne Marie Kornachuk, Patrick Nevins, George Ayers, Jessica Gordon, Tony Chimento, Ethan Diehl, KC Collins, John Duckworth, Christopher Stott, Patrick Kramer, Karin Jurick, Gabe Lovejoy, Kerry Simmons, Timur Akhriev, JB Boyd, Nathan Durfee, June Stratton, Chambers Austelle, Ali Cavanaugh, Sandra Flood, Matthew Cornell, Daniel Robbins, Susan Harrell, Mia Bergeron, Michelle Jader, Reuben Negron, Kyle Stuckey, Robert Lange, Megan Aline, Alexandra Becker-Black, Dylan Pierce, Sara Golish, Candice Bohannon, David Riley, Patch Whiskey, Sara Scribner, Shane Scribner, Michael Cyra, Hirona Matsuda, Fred Jamar, Erik Johnson, Nicola Johnson, Denise Stewart Sanabria, Henry Schreiber….

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Everyone’s A Winner

Robert Lange Studios Celebrates 15 Years

September 6 – September 25

Opening Reception: September 13, 5:00-8:00 PM (free to the public)

 

 

This September Robert Lange Studios (RLS) in Charleston, SC will celebrate 15 years of bringing contemporary artists to Charleston with a group show featuring 50 artists from around the globe. Each artist will create one work that exemplifying their specific style, genre and subject matter. The exhibition will hang through September with a reception, featuring music, wine, and hors d’oeuvres that will take place on September 13 from 5-8PM and is open to the public.

 

“We are celebrating the 15 year anniversary of Robert Lange Studios opening its doors. When we reflect back on all that has happened over these years, one element stands out above all else, we have worked with some brilliant painters who have colored this entire experience. That being said, we wanted to put together an exhibit that is spirited, light hearted and yet filled with profound work. We are going to ask 50 painters we have worked with since 2004 to make one special painting,” said gallery owner and artist Robert Lange.

 

This annual themed group show at Robert Lange Studios has been happening for 15 years and was developed to connect artists from the Charleston area with not only collectors but also other painters practicing in their field.    Artists will present their work in Robert Lange Studios’ 2 Queen Street gallery space and to add an element of levity there will be awards presented to each piece in the show as the title “Everyone’s a Winner” implies.

 

Robert Lange says of this new body of work, “In a lighthearted way we thought it would be fun to give everyone an award in categories like, “Best Use of a Panda” or “Best use of Prussian Blue”. In general we just think that art is extremely subjective and that all of these incredible artists deserve individual recognition for what they do.”

 

One such artist that was invited to the show is JB Boyd, who recentlybegan a meticulous painting of rain drops in a puddle. Each subject is very personal for the artist in both selection and execution. Boyd has a permanent studio located in the gallery where he paints often. He says, “As one of RLS’s very first artists I’ve been amazed by the inclusivity of the gallery from the way people are greeted when they walk in the door to the continued support the artists receive from owners Rob and Meg.”

 

After the success of numerous group exhibits, Lange says, “We have worked with hundreds of artists over the years but there are many that we always gravitate back towards.”

 

Artists like Reuben Negron. He said, “I’ve long been interested in using art to tell stories. Beyond the larger ideas that hold up contemporary art, an image’s ability to transport me into a narrative has always resonated most. Taking a page from those I’ve worked with in the past, this new series allows me to turn my lens inward for the first time to tell my own personal narrative. Each image in this new body of work is approached as a passage (and in some cases a full chapter) in what is essentially a visual novella. Over the next year or so this series will touch on themes of loss, sexuality, memory, and discovery… All while pushing and expanding my relationship with watercolor – finding ways to utilize the medium in a manner that challenges public perception of what it can or should be.”

 

Also, artist Megan Aline, who studied in both the Us and London has created a figurative piece entitled “Connect” using a double exposure painting technique.  A silhouetted figure is seen gently holding her child. The layers of paint within the silhouette create a vast forest perfectly creating an added dimension to the narrative.

 

Aline said of the piece, “With these inner-landscapes I’m hoping the viewer cannot just see but really feel a connection to nature.  I wanted to create something very personal for the 15 year anniversary show, so I decide to create a self-portrait of me and my son.”

 

Artists participating include: Matt Bober, Anne Marie Kornachuk, Patrick Nevins, George Ayers, Jessica Gordon, Tony Chimento, Ethan Diehl, KC Collins, John Duckworth, Christopher Stott, Patrick Kramer, Karin Jurick, Gabe Lovejoy, Kerry Simmons, Timur Akhriev, JB Boyd, Nathan Durfee, June Stratton, Chambers Austelle, Ali Cavanaugh, Sandra Flood, Matthew Cornell, Daniel Robbins, Susan Harrell, Mia Bergeron, Michelle Jader, Reuben Negron, Kyle Stuckey, Robert Lange, Megan Aline, Alexandra Becker-Black, Dylan Pierce, Sara Golish, Candice Bohannon, David Riley, Patch Whiskey, Sara Scribner, Shane Scribner, Michael Cyra, Hirona Matsuda, Fred Jamar, Erik Johnson, Nicola Johnson, Denise Stewart Sanabria, Henry Schreiber….

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Opening Night

ROBERT LANGE STUDIOS

TWO QUEEN ST, CHARLESTON

Robert Lange Studios