Between (An art exhibit open of works by Sandra Attales)
Jan 18, 2019
Featuring charcoal and oil on canvas, this body of work romantically depicts the lanes of Savannah in a contemporary style. Sandra Attales is a contemporary visual artist working and living in Islamorada, FL. She received her B.F.A. in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Involving landscape as the subject, Attales primary interest is in distance, edge and light. She explores this type of depth, not as a way to identify specific places, but as a way to create environments that move back and forth. There is also a fascination with limited and compressed space involving shorter distances between the viewer and the subject. Memory and experience speak to the viewer in a familiar way through form and content.
With the lane being a private space that also serves as a captivating realm of transition, the artist's technique brings a mysterious narrative of compressed expansion and solitude.
Gallery profits from the show will be donated to the Davenport House Museum and specifically to their new programming about the importance and history of the lanes of Savannah.