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Adrift in Red by June Stratton

Adrift in Red by June Stratton

Robert Lange Studios represents artists and photographers who demonstrate the finest of contemporary American Realism and Abstraction. The gallery is working as a catalyst in the city, representing some of the city’s finest, most innovative artists who are changing the art scene in Charleston. For the Palette & Palate Stroll, the gallery will present June Stratton  in her show titled “Flutter.”

“As a diversion from my usual figurative art works, I decided to create drawings that were intended as dreamscape studies for larger figurative paintings these combine a cast of inhabitants from  my nocturnal wanderings. These smaller drawings have become alluring similes of dream portraits all on their own. These new art works are Pastel and Silver Leaf on Canson paper. The silver leaf within these pieces is both a metaphor of reflective meaning and an intentional nod to aesthetic appearance of iconic drawings of centuries past,” says Stratton.

At this year’s art and culinary affair, Robert Lange Studios will collaborate with McCrady’s.

Since arriving in Charleston and joining McCrady’s in 2006, Chef Sean Brock  has taken Charleston’s culinary scene by storm; just recently opening yet another amazing culinary destination, Husk. One of Charleston’s youngest and most celebrated chefs, chef Brock stands as a front runner of the modern cuisine that infuses fresh, locally grown ingredients with an unexpected flair.

As the winner of the Food Network challenge “The Next Great Chef, a two time nominee for the 2008 and 2009 James Beard Award for “Rising Star Chef”, and 2010 James Beard Award “Best Chef Southeast” Winner, Brock captures a field-to-table experience that brings familiarity to the palate but is presented in an innovative way. Bringing a new style to Charleston’s dining scene and Charleston cuisine to new heights, McCrady’s has been ranked as one of the top 10 restaurants of 2008 in North America.

Shortly after accepting his position with McCrady’s, chef Brock began the development of a 2.5 acre farm on Wadmalaw Island which would later serve fulfill the voluminous needs of the kitchen and the demands of an increasingly high end food community, chef Brock wanted to create a true field-to-table experience, not only for his guests, but for his staff.  “Food should be a treat for the emotions as well as the palate,” says Brock, “at once comforting, exciting, and entertaining.  We like to surprise and delight our guests with familiar flavors presented in unexpected ways.” Brock’s talent in the kitchen is unsurpassed and has contributed to the growing sophistication of Charleston as a whole.


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Elasticity by Mia Bergeron

Elasticity by Mia Bergeron

Robert Lange Studios represents artists and photographers who demonstrate the finest of contemporary American Realism and Abstraction. The gallery is working as a catalyst in the city, representing some of the city’s finest, most innovative artists who are changing the art scene in Charleston. For the Palette & Palate Stroll, the gallery will present Mia Bergeron in her first solo show titled “Gradual Thaw.” Mia Bergeron has created a series of paintings that will take viewers on a visual journey of what drives, motivates and inspires her creative process.

“I picked this name because it represents both what happens in spring time, just before plant life blooms, but also as it relates to a mental state. I had all these rules for being a person, a painter, etc. I think I’m in a transitional stage of my life, as many people are, and some of those previous rules and ideas about myself, my work,  and my world are melting away to make room for new growth. A lot of the titles of paintings in this show refer to this evolution,” says Bergeron.

Chef Craig Deihl, photo by Peter Frank Edwards

Chef Craig Deihl, photo by Peter Frank Edwards

The gallery is partnering with Cypress  for this year’s Palette and Palate Stroll. Cypress, housed in a historic two-story building on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, S.C., opened in 2001. Led by two-time James Beard nominee Craig Deihl, the team at Cypress uses Lowcountry ingredients to showcase Deihl’s signature style. Executive Chef Craig Deihl, recognized as one of the nation’s youngest, talented chefs, infuses classic Lowcountry cuisine of the South with an innovative combination of flavors from around the globe. In 2007, Deihl authored his first cookbook, Cypress, which has immediately received rave reviews from culinary experts.

The menu, which includes dishes such as Crisp Wasabi Tuna with a ginger-garlic glaze and Certified Angus Beef® Filet of Beef with housemade Boursin cheese, is complemented by a wine list displayed in a three-story wine wall, featuring vintages from well-known to small, boutique wineries around the world. The menu also includes selections from Deihl’s award-winning in-house charcuterie program, the Artisan Meat Share, which produces over 80 types of meats.

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Amy Lind‘s status as an emerging figurative painter is becoming more and more evident. At the young age of 27, Lind’s work had already graced the cover of two nationally renowned magazines, Art Calendar (May 2010) and American Art Collector (December 2010), and in February (2011) she was named Southwest Art magazine‘s “Artist to Watch: the Editor’s Choice for Up-and-Coming Talent.” She was recently recognized with honorable mentions in the prestigious Art Renewal Center Salon and the Portrait Society of America’s Member’s Only competition.

Homecoming by Amy Lind

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design and additional instruction from the Florence Academy of Art and the Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier, Lind’s eclectic training is visible in both the traditional and contemporary qualities that her paintings possess. Compelled by the striking subjects around her, she poetically infuses captivating qualities of color and intriguing light into each of her paintings while attempting to convey a sense of life, beauty, and truth.

Lind’s work hangs around the world in both public and private collections. On top of gallery work, she is sought out by many for her uncanny ability to capture the likeness and essence of those she paints. Furthermore in addition to the fine art world, her paintings can now be found published in a Penguin children’s book titled “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me”.

Lind grew up in the Chicagoland area, recently had the opportunity to live in sunny California for three years, and now calls beautiful Savannah, Georgia her home where she lives with her husband in their quaint 1930 brick bungalow. She is represented by Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC.

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Charles E. Williams II represented by Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC, grew up in historic Georgetown, South Carolina. From an early age, he felt a strong connection to the area’s many waterways. Their inspirational beauty proved to be his first love, and also, the muse for his art.

Charles Williams

Williams combined his love for nature and painting as a landscape artist working in oils. He is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and has exhibited with galleries in the southeast including: Pei Lang Gallery, Lagerquist Gallery, Michael Murphy Gallery and also with the Robert Lange Studios. In 2009, Williams was awarded the Hudson River Fellowship to study with elite artists, Jacob Collins, Edward Minoff, and Travis Schlaht and others founded by the Grand Central Academy in New York. Williams was one of the many artists that showcased in the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America exhibition in New York. He paints as a full-time artist and works on commissioned paintings throughout the year, as well as featured pieces in corporate and many private collections.

His signature drip style of contemporary landscapes fused with traditional practices has led him to many collectors. Recent exhibitions in South Carolina include Southern Exposure, Capture, What We Choose, and Fortune. He was selected for the 2011 Southwest Art Magazine issue of 21 Emerging Artists under 31, as well as a semi-finalist for the landscape category in Artist Magazine.

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Fred Jamar represented by Robert Lange Studios has brought a new infusion of intellect and energy to Charleston’s art scene. Born in the village of Stembert in Southern Belgium, near the site of the Battle of the Bulge, he has been a world traveller through most of his adult life. After graduating with honors from the Belgian Maritime College – he was valedictorian – and three years at sea, he studied finance. With an MA-equivalent degree, he joined J.P. Morgan & Co, where he helped to found a clearing house for Eurobonds in 1967. That organization has grown from its initial cadre of five to become a European bank with over 2,500 employees. Staying with Morgan, Fred worked in a sector focused on global credit exposure – a crystal-ball activity analyzing nation-by-nation and industry-by-industry credit risks. He covered the globe. He has lived in Brussels, Paris, London, Frankfurt and New York. There are no continents and very few countries he has not seen.

In the early 1980’s Fred was based in the United States, and chose Kiawah as a favorite family vacation spot. That led to a solid acquaintance with Charleston. When the time came to take early retirement in 1997, he chose to settle here “in the most European of American cities.”

Central among Fred’s many interests is a lifelong love of painting. When he was a small boy, his mother would sometimes paint little floral scenes and give them to her children. he also had a neighbor who created backdrops for theaters. Stimulated by these and other examples, he developed a great zest for artistic creation. As a child, he would paint on bed sheets, on cardboard, anything flat. In the Merchant Marine, he used discarded tarps from the engine room. To this day, he enjoys process more then product. The smell of the oils and turpentine, the texture of the canvas, sensuality of brushes and paint are more important to him than any result.

Crisscrossing by Fred Jamar

His favorite medium by far is oil. He likes to experiment with new textures and techniques, sometimes putting brushes aside in favor of a knife or trowel. He typically composes as he applies the paint, with perhaps just one or two lines penciled on the canvas to guide him.

Influences include Van Gogh, Modigliani, Utrillo. Bernard Buffet (seen in his portraits, especially his clown series) and Suzanne Valadon.

He is enormously prolific, with over 90 works completed in the past year alone. He is also successful. Fred has had several solo exhibitions at local galleries, and has been selected as an exhibiting artist with the Charleston Artist’s Guild. In 2002 he won the Cooper River Bridge Run Design Competition, which greatly expended his regional exposure, and was juried into his first Piccolo Spoleto exhibition.

His recent work has been dominated by Charleston cityscapes – not seen, however, with the traditional eye. The sky is generally very dark, inky “Prussian” blue, and starless. The trees are assembled color masses, balloon-like in appearance, and the buildings are intensely vivid in form and color, an impression heightened by the overhanging darkness. The paintings are bright – but also lonely. The mood is stock still. Most have no human or animal figures. It is as if Edward Hopper painted an abandoned carnival at 3:00 A.M. They are brilliant.

Written by Dennis Style for The Gallery Guide

Olivia Pool of Art Mag interviews artist Fred Jamar at Robert Lange Studios

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Robert Lange began painting at a young age but in university he studied mathematics for two years before transferring to Rhode Island School of Design.

Robert is chiefly influenced by Julia Jacquette, his former teacher who taught him new perspectives leading him to become professional in 2003. At first he specialized in realism, but after opening his second gallery in 2010, he saw his paintings became more surreal and less focussed on narrative.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally collected. Lange has been featured in numerous magazines, including the cover of American Art Collector and Art Magazine, and in New American Paintings.

We have an interview with Robert Lange of Robert Lange Studios, an artist who believes that “there are no ordinary moments.” Robert will participate in the CFADA’s Painting in the Park in Washington Park on November 3 from 9am till noon.

What do your collectors tell you they particularly like about your artwork?

A unique sense of happiness. I always hope to imbue the paintings with an overwhelming sense of grabbing life by the heels and living, of taking nothing for granted and seeing any moment as extraordinary. Whether it overwhelming sadness or joy, adventure or calm, I hope the paintings capture those moments when our humanity sings.

How would you describe your audience?

Glass half full people.

Would you help me describe your paintings to new collectors? What phrase best reflects how you want to be described?

I hope to be a painter who paints anything and everything, having the work always be informed my own experience and the experience of those I am fortunate enough to interact with. I wish to be the seen as a person on an unending journey to draw out and paint the character of this beautiful world we live in.

If there’s one thing you would like collectors to know about you, the artist, what would that be?

I believe everything and anything is possible, that our imagination and connection to each other will lead us to the reality we all wish to see.

What would you say has been the major turning point in your commercial career?

The day I decided to reclaim my imagination. I feel as though I am a child again painting whatever creations float throughout my mind.

What do you want art collectors to your work? 

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A sense of a magical reality. Narratives consisting of situations that look possible but not plausible. If the work was to reference a sense of surrealism it would be within the breadth of Rene Magritte. Scenes where at first glance nothing seems out of place even though the skydiver barreling down toward the Himalayas is without a parachute or even a shirt for that matter and is only wearing a pair of camouflage shorts.

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Masquerade by Kerry Books

Through the month of February and opening on February 4 from 5-8 p.m., Waxing Poetic, showcases the Prismacolored pencil works of artist Kerry Brooks. Robert Lange Studios located at 2 Queen Street in the historic district in Charleston, SC, presents this classically trained contemporary artist with her solo show featuring a series of fifteen Prismacolor pencil drawings that explore the artists interest in finding narrative beauty contrasted against simple settings.

On view through the end of February, the exhibit is the artist’s first showing of colored pencil works in the historic French Quarter district of downtown Charleston but the third solo show that RLS has hosted of her work.  A festive reception open to the public will be held on February 4, starting at 5:00 p.m. featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres, and music.

Kerry Brooks studied at the Repin Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia and at the Ukrainian Academy of Art in Kiev. Brooks’ interest in female beauty is apparent in her new series of Prismacolor pencil drawings.

“A lot of these are very quiet moments,” says Brooks. “But the idea for them came when I was living in rural Illinois and I would see a lot of shabbiness, but also beauty. I was drawn to finding glamour in spite of disappointing circumstances or tragedy.”

“With Kerry’s new Prismacolor work, she has combined her great strengths- the delicacy of her oils and the precision of her graphite,” said gallery owner Robert Lange.  “This allows her to expresses her subjects emotion in a subtle and romantic way.”

Meditation by Kerry BrooksThrough manipulation of the formal constructs of a painting Brooks’ creates portraits that reveal the particular character of her female subjects. The focus in her series lies within the delicate moments of these women and their interactions with the viewer.

Of this recent body of work Brooks says, “While I paint and draw from a thoroughly western perspective – a classical interest in the human body and the trappings of human experience – I also endeavor to imbue my work with a certain eastern spirituality. I consider my portraits as windows into the lives of my subjects, often presenting the subject in a state of intense and dignified stillness.  I strive to make paintings and drawings that are beautiful and meaningful, based on both my own interests and the timeless principles of classical art.”

Digital images are available upon request.  Contact Megan Lange at (843) 805-8052 or info@robertlangestudios.com.

Robert Lange Studios features the best of contemporary painters and photographers.  RLS is open everyday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment.  To view work online and learn more about the artists, please contact RLS at (843) 805-8052 or visit www.robertlangestudios.com.


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