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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery Solo Show Opening this weekend!

"Nooks & Crannies"
36x36, oil on canvas
Charlotte, North Carolina artist Karen Alley opens her first solo show in Charleston with COLORing Outside the Lines. The artist says, "COLORing Outside the Lines has always suggested non-conformity to me, and that is what I am constantly thinking about when designing my paintings. Whether it is an unexpected color, or view, or brushstroke, I always want something to be out of the ordinary - colored outside the lines!"

The landscapes and waterscapes seen in this collection were designed to make the viewer stop, look, and take in the energy they create. That energy can be found in the usage of bold color, the angle of the view, or a random red tree! Alley's deft use of brushwork, along with lots of palette knife and the occasional finger paint serves only to enhance this energy.

Event Dates: 10/1/2014 - 10/31/2014
Reception: 10/3/2014  5-8 pm
Location: Ellis-Nicholson Gallery
Phone Number: 843-772-5353
1 1/2 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401