Vanessa Albury | A. Bills-Levi | Gayle Brooker | Lisa Chou | Margaret Clarke | T. Davidson | Steven Davis | John Duckworth | Meghan Henley | Krist Mills | Sue Murray | Dorothy Netherlands | Rachel O’Neal | Larissa Patel | Lynn Patterson | Matt Smithson | Jonathan Walsh
The paintings in this exhibition represent an ongoing struggle that has occupied me since I returned from Italy. When I left the College of Charleston , I felt very confident in the direction my work was taking, and felt I understood my place as a contemporary artist. Being away from my life in the States, and bombarded with Old Master works, produced a profound uneasiness in me. I started to feel like my work to that point was missing something that my ego had blinded me to. I felt like I needed to start over from the beginning. The process of relearning how to produce images has not been rewarding, nor do I think that I have accomplished much in that pursuit, but these works represent the struggle to bridge a gap between what I thought I knew and everything the European masters have taught me.