The Wells Gallery in historic Charleston will present an exhibit entitled, “Duo”, featuring a variety of paintings from two young and prolific artists, Evan Harrington and Mark Bailey. A reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, August 6th from 5-8 p.m. and the show will run through August 20th.
Evan Harrington is currently enrolled in his senior year at the acclaimed Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, where he received a merit scholarship. During his five years at the Wells Gallery, he has become associated with his definitive still life renderings, stating “I create a stage- not for humans, but for my characters, which are fruits or vases.” Duo will feature Harrington’s popular still lives, along with a variety of scenes such as a brilliantly lit shrimp boat at sunset, entitled “Dry Dock.”
Seattle, Oregon resident, Mark Bailey is known for his dramatically illuminated urban interior scenes, but he will explore other subjects such as landscape and still life in Duo. His attention to light and form combined with his signature brushstrokes have made his paintings in high demand during his short time at the gallery. Featured in Duo is a scene of four street musicians entitled “Pike,” where Bailey perfectly captures the atmosphere and mood of the music through his color choices and brushstroke technique.
Harrington and Bailey will be present to discuss their paintings during the opening, Friday, August 6th. The exhibit will be open to the public August 6th to August 20th Digital images of the paintings are available upon request. Contact Keli Tolley at (843) 853-3233 or email@example.com.