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Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Richard Pillsbury
The Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston,
SC, will present the exhibit, edges, An Exploration, featuring
works by Richard Pillsbury, on view from Feb. 1 - 28, 2011. A
reception will be held on Feb. 4, from 5-8pm.
Pillsbury offered the following statement about his works, "Our visual world is about edges - edge of the river, edge of day, Edge of America, edge of experience. Walls, fences, water, sky, time and a multitude of other edges define how we remember and see the world around us. Yes, our mind's eye recalls the center, but all too often the defining image of place and experience is about its peripheries, rather than its center. This show explores those edges."
Pillsbury has an extensive background in higher education and has published works on his field of concentration: Geology. All this has enabled him as an oil painter.
Travelling, research, teaching, writing, drawing, painting all became ways of increasing understanding. Sharing those insights about the bonds between the physical world and what could only be found in one's mind eye with anyone who would pause a moment to listen a means to an end. Pillsbury adds, "Coming to rest in Folly Beach, I focused on capturing the complex interplay between place, time, and experience in this new world where I found myself. I failed of course, but as is often the case, the journey is all too often more important than the destination."
The Charleston Artist Guild (CAG) began in 1953 when seven local Charleston artists launched the organization in an effort to help artists network and involve themselves in community programs. Today, the Charleston Artist Guild is a nonprofit organization with nearly 800 members, whose mission is to promote the practice, teaching, and recognition of Fine Arts in Greater Charleston, South Carolina.
For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Guild at 843/722-2454 or visit (www.charlestonartistguild.com).
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