On June 5, from 5-8 pm, Carolina Galleries will present new work by artist and owner Johnson Hagood. There will be 10 new works in oil, watercolor and pastel on view for the month of June.
Johnson Hagood is a painter working in Charleston, South Carolina, in the luminist style. His oil and pastel paintings are influenced by the Hudson River School and primarily Martin Johnson Heade, John Frederick Kensett, and Sanford Robinson Gifford. Hagood paints the rapidly disappearing barrier islands and marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Some of his canvases are in an elongated horizontal format, a format also favored by Heade, and include sunrises or sunsets, also another fleeting element in his work. Sometimes the only human evidence in his paintings is the occasional light emitting from a far off land bank at dusk – a constant reminder of the eventual development of a vanishing landscape.
Hagood has recently begun to push his artistic talents to include painting street scenes of the beloved city that he grew up in. In the spirit of Charleston Renaissance artists such as Alfred Hutty and Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, who documented Charleston of the early 20th Century in their work, Hagood seeks to present fine art featuring the Charleston we see today. The work has been very well received and most purchased only minutes after the pieces have dried!
His work is included in over two hundred private collections and in the collections of Bank of America, Bellsouth, City of Charleston, Carolina First Bank, Gibbes Museum of Art, Morris Museum of Art, Roper Hospital, Safety Kleen Corporation, & Wild Dunes Corporation.
For more information or images, please contact Carolina Galleries at (843) 720-8622 or email@example.com. Visit the gallery at 106 A Church St, Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm or at http://www.carolinagalleries.com.