August Issue 2002
Saul Alexander Gallery in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Sarah Payton
Sarah Payton will share her work throughout the month of Aug., 2002, in the Saul Alexander Gallery, located on the first floor of the downtown Main Library, of the Charleston County Public Library, in Charleston, SC. Payton's exhibit is titled Architectural Still Lifes.
Payton's love of historic structures is the inspiration for this exhibition. The original intent was to capture specific architectural styles from around the Lowcountry. As work progressed on the pieces, each building began to dictate certain features, details, and elements specific to their unique personality, structure, and style. The medium, graphite on Bristol board, was used in order to depict a strong contrast of light and shadow, which play off of the structures, emphasizing stylistic details.
Originally from east Tennessee, Payton has settled in Charleston. She has studied and practiced art her entire life. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she studied Studio Art, Drawing, and Art History. Recently she graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, with a Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation. As a preservationist, her love of buildings has led her to Charleston. The Lowcountry has now become a major influence and source for her work. She is currently a Preservationist Consultant, Freelance Artist, and Preservation Specialist for the City of Charleston.
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