Tuesday, March 12, 2019

"Shape and Space" by artist Sarah Allums Kuhnell

Artist Sarah Kuhnell’s show and sale, “Shape and Space,” will be featured at Art Central Gallery, 130 Central Avenue, Summerville, South Carolina, through the end of March 2019.

Sarah’s new work in pastel invites the viewer into the openness and space of our Lowcountry vistas.  She says, “While indicating size and distance in a landscape, shapes also draw the eye here and there. In this series, there are few objects to regard as shapes.” The artist asks the viewer to feel the openness and space created by few large masses of color contrasting with each other.

Sarah explains the beginning of a landscape, “The vault of the sky overwhelms me when I’m out painting or taking photos. I love the low line of horizon with sun everywhere. When painting outdoors, I see colors moving in and through clouds, over and through water, and reflected in waves splashing onto the beach.” Sarah’s painting, “Sunny Beach,” is the distillation of the artist’s sensory overload. It’s what is left when she filters out all of the extraneous details and brings her attention to clouds shifting form in the distance, to a warm sandy path to the water, to a rising tide in the reeds.

As she considers numerous opportunities at her chosen painting spot, nothing beckons the artist quite like a path. In “Path at Breach Inlet,” Sarah willingly follows along, noting the foliage, the colors, the smells and sounds. Down to the beach she leads the viewer, feeling a great expanse of sky all around.

Sarah will greet guests at her reception at Art Central Gallery, 130 Central Avenue, on Third Thursday, March 21, 2019 5-8pm. For more information visit the gallery website at www.artcgalleryltd.com.