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January 2014

The Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC, Features Works by Gary Gowans and Annual Juried Show

The Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, will feature new works by Gary Gowans, on view from Jan. 10 - 31, 2014, and the Fifth Annual Juried Art Show for local Kiawah and Seabrook Island artists, on view from Jan. 17 - 26, 2014. A reception will be held on Jan. 17, from 5-8pm.

Gowans began his formal art training after serving as an Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War. Following graduation from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Gowans did a quick tour of Europe on an old BMW motorcycle. After living in the Charleston area for fifteen years, Gowans currently resides in New Bern, NC.

When speaking about his painting, the artist mentions his varied choice of both subject matter and style, explaining, “I find a subject that’s interesting, select my viewpoint, and paint it in a technique appropriate to the subject.” The high realism in many of Gowans’ works is attention grabbing in its detail, while other pieces are more expressionistic, and full of energy. This alternation of both style and subject is what keeps his work fresh and always new. Gowans continues, “I make an effort never to copy myself,” stating that each piece is a learning experience.

The 5th Annual Juried Art Show, features the works of local Kiawah and Seabrook Island amateur artists and ranges from oil painting to photography and jewelry.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/576-1290 or visit (www.wellsgallery.com).



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