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October 2011

The Sylvan Gallery in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Joseph Orr

The Sylvan Gallery in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, Joseph Orr: A Delicate Balance, featuring new paintings on view from Oct. 7 - 31, 2011. A reception will be held on Oct. 7, from 5-8pm.

Orr paints the landscape of America while visiting the places that he loves. Working primarily from sketches made on location, he creates finished paintings that capture the essence and tranquillity of the scene. Using light and shadow to convey the mood and flavor of an ethereal moment, his paintings are works of art focused on scenes of solitude, which the viewer may happen upon regularly or glimpse momentarily in passing.

“The place doesn’t have to be profound or monumentally significant, it just has to express something in me that another person can understand and appreciate,” says Orr.

With a strong focus on landscape, Orr’s work is essentially about the atmospheric effect that he captures with his acrylic paint. Most viewers of his work find it surprising that the medium he chooses to paint in is acrylic, but when viewed in person it is evident that he can mix colors and find texture and luminosity that few can achieve in this medium.

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