The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery announces Flo Ulrich as the Featured Artist for the month of March with her exhibit, Into the Great Wide Open.
The artist describes Into the Great Wide Open as an exhibit of abstracted landscapes. The vistas are not identifiable as particular places; they are intended to recall our shared experiences of the lands we inhabit, escape to, and through which we renew ourselves. Using oil paint, paint sticks, unorthodox application tools, and media, layers are built up and excavated to develop the complex yet simple landscapes that embody these works. The journey into the landscape is calming, invigorating, and part of our common experience.
“I paint to unearth the unseen from the familiar. I look to the edge and strive to uncover the texture of the horizon. I want you to slow down and experience the complicated simplicity of the world through my eyes. I want to help you to stop. See. Zoom in. Zoom out.”
Flo is motivated by the physicality of painting. Expressing herself through building layers, scraping away and unearthing the archeology of each panel as it progresses and finding a way to use these processes to describe her experience of a place.
Please join us for an opening reception, which is free to the public, on Friday, March 4, from 5pm-8pm. The gallery, located at 160 East Bay Street, is open daily from 11-6pm. Sales made at the gallery support the nonprofit Guild’s community outreach work.