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October Issue 2004
Carolina Galleries in Charleston, SC, Offers Works by Stephen Chesley
part of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association, Sixth
Charleston Fine Art Annual, taking place Nov. 5 - 7, 2004,
Carolina Galleries in Charleston, SC, will present an exhibit
of new paintings by Stephen Chesley titled, Sea Islands and
the Mosquito Fleet in Charleston. The exhibition will remain
on view through Nov. 24, 2004.
The small boat fishing industry in the Sea Islands of Charleston's Lowcountry was largely dominated by former slaves and their descendants from the end of the Civil War until the 1940's and 50's. These fishermen would leave early in the mornings each day and return in the evenings, sails out, and resembled hordes of mosquitoes from afar. They became known affectionately as the Mosquito Fleet. This exhibit will also depict the Sea Islands, and some of the paintings will include Marsh Tackies, a strain of pony descended from horses brought over to America by the Spanish.
A modern tonalist who explores the atmospheric effect of dawn and dusk upon the elements of the coastal landscape, Chesley will also bring his intimate knowledge of boats to this collection of images of fishermen in Lowcountry coastal settings.
In addition to being Charleston's oldest gallery specializing in the art of the Charleston Renaissance, Carolina Galleries also features contemporary paintings celebrating the region's continuing aesthetic evolution. A walk through the gallery, which has been widely featured in major national magazines, is equivalent to a journey through time, with works on display spanning from the 1850's to the present. Landscapes and genre scenes represent two centuries in Charleston art, with a primary focus on nineteenth and twentieth century masterpieces.
Additionally, our "painting in the park"
artist this year for the Fine Art Annual will be Carl Turner.
For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call 843/723-2266 or at (www.carolinagalleries.com).
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