This First Friday, September 3rd, the Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing is hosting an opening reception of new works by Kim Oakley Case and Will South.
Kim Oakley Case is a visual artist focusing on fine art portrait photography. Hallmarks of her work are richness and whimsy. Incorporating sometimes fantastical themes, wardrobe and props, her photographs are often first mistaken for oil paintings, due to their tones and aura. Her award winning work spans over 30years. Her current series of work was created during the 2020 lockdown, these images outline a real-time look at the pandemic through the lens of a self-portrait artist.
Will South maintains an unshakeable belief that art history as a mode of investigation is the best tool in his studio when he goes to paint or draw, which is every day. Many of his current images reveal a subtle, or a not-so-subtle link to images of the past. Others derive from his ongoing study of life drawing, which he began at age seventeen. With any project he undertakes, Will is fascinated with how complexity can emerge from simplicity, with how even the simplest lines may evoke the experiences of the larger world in which we all live.
Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing is a full service Picture Frame Shop and Art Gallery. Located at 324 State Street, West Columbia. Rob Shaw is a painter and enjoys introducing people to different styles of art. The function of the Gallery’s monthly Art Shows is to share with clients the many different types of artists we have living in South Carolina.