We are very excited about our July show, “Sea Change”. The opening reception is July 7th, 7-10 PM! We hope to you see you there!
Here’s a little about the artists:
Kent Knowles was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on March 5, 1975. The son of an Air Force Chaplain, he grew up traveling around the world, exhibiting an interest in art at an early age. While attending high school in Europe, Kent was introduced to the large-scale figurative paintings of the Old Masters. His current work reflects an interest in the technical aspects of traditional painting as well as the expressive qualities of figure, pattern and design in contemporary art. In addition to working as a visual artist, Kent is a screenwriter, filmmaker and author of the children’s book Lucius and the Storm (Red Cygnet Press, 2007).
Sarah McCallum studied studio art at the University of Georgia where she earned her BFA in painting in 2003. After completing her masters in art education, she taught elementary school art in Gwinnett County before following her dreams of becoming a full time studio artist. She lives and works in Athens, GA with her husband and son. Her large-scale paintings and smaller drawings often feature frenetic swarms of unusual sea creatures, anthropomorphic hairstyles, and fantastical flora and fauna. The horror vacui of these densely packed compositions contain a multitude of certain dynamics and interactions between a host of bizarre characters. Amidst the flotsam and jetsam of bright and sometimes garish colors, universal archetypes and symbols are revealed.