Russ Wilson

fsg wilson procession2 600oct 22 – jan 6, 2016
Quiet, introspective images of side streets and empty windows dominate Russ Wilson’s world. “My earliest experiences of the world were through the side windows of an old Pontiac, as our family made endless trips throughout the South and beyond. Traveling through town after town, I began to envision the life that went on behind those faded facades and beyond the rolling hills. My job becomes part artist, part director, as I script the narrative of an image.”
Wilson’s work has a timeless quality, a play of light and shadow that reflects the influences of some of his heroes, artists like Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth.
“I am drawn to the feeling and light of the coastal South which helps to define my subject matter. I am a representational artist, but more than just representation, I want the viewer to see the abstract beauty of the forms and the subtle play of light on the surfaces,” he says.
Wilson will be introducing some of his newer seascapes, as well as showing his humorous side, with linoleum cuts and fanciful oils that celebrate the funky, slightly offbeat nature of our beach communities.
Reception Friday, Oct. 23 7–9 p.m. at First Street Gallery, 216-B First Street, Neptune Beach, 241-6928.

Author: Arbus

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