Shaw's own Long View Gallery unveils an exciting new collection of oil paintings by low country artist Stacie Jean Albano this weekend. The show is entitled "Nature Perceived," and the gallery will host an opening reception this Saturday, September 15, 2007, from 6pm to 8pm. The show will remain on display until October 20, 2007.
Stacie paints landscapes, but her work differs significantly from traditional notions of landscape painting. She only briefly and initially documents a space on her canvas so that her work can present her personal perceptions and memories. Gone are the breezy pastel flowers and soft clouds; they are replaced with blue skies back-painted in an electric orange that peeks through just enough to intrigue. Full of imagination, she composes images that transport the viewer to places one only experiences in dreams. Albano heightens the experience by utilizing a surreal color palette, conveying an emotional connection to a place rather than a physical copy of what she sees. This process allows her to create works of an iconic quality that engage the viewer, and although it is influenced mainly by the rural low country around Savannah, Georgia, her work has a decidedly modern edge.
The Long View Gallery
1302 9th Street, NW