MIGRATORY

Scheifflee, May 3 2020


May 3, 5-8pm


Artist(s):

Brett Scheifflee

About the Exhibit

Is migration when something uproots from where it naturally belongs and relocates, or is it just a way of life for those who do it?  I’ve always thought…

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Below are some words from the artist about the show:

 

Migratory –  “A seasonal movement of animals from one region to another.”

 

Is migration when something uproots from where it naturally belongs and relocates, or is it just a way of life for those who do it?  I’ve always thought of migration as an activity that is exclusive to those often smaller species with wings or fins, then it occurred to me how just about everyone finds themselves often dreaming of, or planning a trip.  Humans have probably long looked to the horizon, saw those soft blue distant features and thought: “that looks nice, maybe that is better…”.  Day Dreaming and occasional vacations aside, it is often not possible for us in our busy lives to uproot and call a new place home — even for a just a bit.  Such actions don’t make us feel stable; however, they do reconnect us to novelty and shake away dust that accumulates through the daily grind.  There are moments though, where even the most stationary of us catch their eyes tracking the current of a tidal creek, the drifting clouds or the flutter of bird wings as they pass over our veins of traffic and feel the seductive voice of travel. As someone with outdoorsy hobbies, coming across a migratory animal is a special treat — it’s usually the bird that sings in an unfamiliar voice, the sudden appearance of bright plumage, or the image of an eagle on it’s search for food.  If there was ever a season for movement, it’s spring.  Down south, it’s that sweet fragrant time before the real heat sets in and up north, it’s when everything on two legs or four is desperate to feel the sun again.   The painting “Early Morning Arrangement” is a testament to how even something simple, like a short journey to the end of dock can make you feel in synchrony with the unending motion that is the heart beat of Earth.  If there is one thing I wish people could take away from these paintings, it is simply to connect with their sense of adventure, even if that’s a modest as daily stroll down the road, you never know what you’ll see.  

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Opening Night

ROBERT LANGE STUDIOS

TWO QUEEN ST, CHARLESTON

Robert Lange Studios