New Painting in a watercolor exhibit in charleston, SC
Robert Lange Studios (RLS) in Charleston, SC will celebrate the growing field of contemporary watercolor with a group show featuring 20 artists from around the globe. The exhibition will hang through the months of January and February. A reception, featuring music, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will take place on February 2 from 6-8PM and all are welcome.
These annual themed group shows at Robert Lange Studios have been developed to connect artists from the Charleston area with not only collectors but also other painters practicing in their field. Artists will present their work in Robert Lange Studios’ 2 Queen Street gallery space. Included in the show are artists Laurin McCracken, Dylan Scott Pierce, Alexandra Becker-Black, Joshua Flint, Kerry Brooks, Mario Robinson, E. B. Lewis, Nick Runge, Endre Penovac, Matthew Bird, Dean Mitchell, Laurin McCracken, Kevin Taylor, Oriol Angrill Jorda, Katie Green, Adam Lister, Ester Sarto, Michiyo Fukushima, Karl Mårtens, Denny Bond, Melanie Norris, Reuben Negron to mention a few.
In addition, the esteemed artist and local favorite Mary Whyte will exhibit two of her watercolor pieces in the show. I am honored to be invited to have my work included and have submitted an egg tempera composition entitled "Rainy Days".
The exhibit will be on display at the gallery for the months of January and February with a reception scheduled for the first Friday in February (February 2, 6-8 pm.). All are welcome.
Egg tempera is a delicate medium made from egg yolks and powdered pigments. It is a water soluble mixture that builds form through layers and layers of thin paint strokes that have an intrinsically transparent nature. Light penetrates down and bounces back up capturing color in a way that is unlike any other medium.
Jason Drake is an American realist painter whose work is focused on the landscape, the figure, and the objects that stir our memories. His style elevates uniqueness over the banal, the deep spark over the quick flash. He believes that his art should lift you up, elevate your perspective and help you hold onto things that have meaning.
Paintings in oil have comprised most of Jason’s body of work but a recent focus on egg tempera has produced his most exciting pieces yet. Studying Andrew Wyeth’s accomplished handling of the medium drew him to it and its unique ability to render light through layers of color.
Gallery owner Tim Miller wrote, “The depth and emotion of his paintings captures the attention of every client who enters the gallery and he’s quickly become a sought after name amongst our patrons. Jason’s work is as stimulating as it is mature, as beautiful as it is timeless.”
Regarding a recently sold egg tempera piece, one collector wrote, “at age 67, I welcome all the pauses I can come by and I am sure that I will spend many hours enjoying this painting. You have obviously done something special here.”
Living with his wife Holly and his dog Max in the Appalachian Mountains near Boone, North Carolina, Jason paints the wonder of nature that surrounds him and finds beauty in ordinary things and close friends. He is committed to producing works that reflect the glory of God and the dignity of Man.
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WHEN: January 5 – February 23, 2018
WHERE: Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen Street, Charleston, SC
RECEPTION: Friday, February 2, 2018 from 6-8 pm. (all are welcome)