The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive (next to US Post Office), will host a reception for artist Stephen Darr on Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show “Moving off the Grid: Acrylic Abstractions in Color and Line,” is a vibrant feast for the eye!
Stephen Darr is an emerging painter who finally answered the call of his “inner artist” as he approached retirement. He says, “I knew I wanted to paint for years, but never taking what I did seriously or thinking it was of much value. You see, I grew up in an era where being an “artist’ meant you were some kind of beatnik living in a squalid studio freezing and starving.” One night, during a walk in November 2012, all these paintings suddenly popped in his head. “The entire concept, how they would be developed and executed, everything about them was clear to me. I immediately went home and began to work and have not stopped since that night.”
The results are exquisitely executed geometric abstractions that can both startle and soothe the viewer. Influenced by circuit boards and underground subway maps, Darr has been experimenting with size and modular sets of paintings: vivid pairings that match up on all four sides and can be rearranged to create multiple unique compositions.
As always, a percentage of sales will benefit not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. For more information, please contact Beth Logan, Director of Marketing, 912.355.2289 or www.HospiceSavannah.org/Art- Gallery.