Feature Articles

February 2011

The Wells Gallery in Charleston, SC, Offers Works by Russell Gordon

The Wells Gallery in Charleston, SC, will present an exhibit of works by Russell Gordon, on view from Feb. 24 - 29, 2012. A reception will be held on Feb. 24, from 5-8pm.

Born in 1968, Gordon received his undergraduate and graduate art education at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore. His works evoke an old world feel but often with a decidedly contemporary twist. These richly detailed and carefully composed paintings reflect the Dutch Golden Era and Italian Renaissance sensibilities, yet remind us that simple and natural beauty are timeless and unchanged. Often combining layered symbolism and a subtle wit, Russell builds each work with carefully applied layers of oil paint and a strong sense of light and dark. Worked directly from life, the paintings invite the eye into windows of alternate but convincing reality without hesitation or reluctance.

The show will include Gordon’s signature detailed still life paintings, and birds of the east coast that remind us of the simple pristine land that give the south such avian variety. More details and images are available on request.

Located on Meeting Street next to the Gibbes Museum of Art in historic downtown Charleston, the gallery features fine regional art from a diversity of perspectives in various mediums, including oils, watercolor, acrylic, photography and hand-blown glass. A member of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association and the French Quarter Gallery Association. An additional gallery is located at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island, SC.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/853-3233 or visit (www.wellsgallery.com).


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