Feature Articles

March Issue 2002

City Gallery in Charleston, SC, Hosts Works by Aaron Baldwin

The City Gallery at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, SC, will present an exhibit of oil and wood by McClellanville, SC, artist Aaron Baldwin, from Mar. 13 through Apr. 10, entitled Curious Landscape: Recent Paintings by Aaron Baldwin.

Baldwin grew up in McClellanville, where he mucked around in the salt marsh and later worked as a commercial fisherman and a carpenter. He received a MFA in painting from Clemson University. He taught at Clemson University as well as the UNC at Charlotte. In 1996 he moved back to his hometown where he lives with his wife, Terri and daughter, Marina. Presently, he teaches Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Design and Art Appreciation at Charleston Southern University. Baldwin has paintings in the State of South Carolina Collection and has shown work in numerous regional and national exhibitions. He is represented by the Trinity Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

Baldwin comments on his work, "This place wears things down. The wind from the ocean sculpts trees. Waves and sand turn sharp edges soft. Heavy rains carve s-shaped drains in the mud. Salt finds its way everywhere and does its business. This place wears people down; the summer is hot, and yes, it is the humidity. The air is so thick that it is hard to breath. Move slowly like the creek. Find some shade. Brush the soft edges."

For more info check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or call 843/724-7305.

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