The 32 paintings I created for Charleston Supported Art’s spring 2015 share, is a continuation of the body of work, Portraits. Each piece was created from my home studio in Charleston, SC and painted with Golden Acrylics onto a 6 x 6 inch birch wood panel. Although characteristics familiar to my work, such as negative space, dematerialized bodies, and juxtaposition between two-dimensional and three-dimensional spaces, were incorporated into these paintings, my focus was the face. Each composition depicts a cropped, precise moment in time. The movement and gestural lines of the hands are contradicted by the stillness and isolation of the face, while the color palette offsets the tension of disembodiment.

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Lily" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Sadie" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Callie" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Lauren" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Natalie" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Elizabeth" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Sydney" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Livy" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Margaret" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Maureen" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Rachel" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Morgan" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Amanda" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Amy" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Peyton" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Harper" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Isabelle" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Claire" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Megan" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Rebecca" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Ava" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Brooklyn" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Jessica" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Eliza" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "London" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Bridgette" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Jen" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Madeline" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Madison" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Audrey" by artist Chambers Austelle

Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Chloe" by artist Chambers Austelle                Charleston Supported Art Spring 2015, "Nova" by artist Chambers Austelle

 

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