Drew Galloway at Marcia Wood

Painting on asymmetrically-applied sheets of patinaed metal, Drew Galloway’s innovative technique perfectly achieves his mission of conveying the intricate beauty and optical complexities of nature. The uneven panels of metal echo the reflection of the water, the tangled textures of iridescent marshes, and the glowing spans of sky. Ripples of wind almost penetrate through the sheets of metal, bestowing the surface with a three dimensional quality.

Galloway comments on the unique aspects of metal as a medium: “Often, an image that I’d previously seen and thought too subtle or quiet is illuminated by a discovery within the natural qualities of the metal. New possibilities are awakened so that the end result is a collaboration of my intentions and mother nature.” The New Orleans Review art critic Jeff Rubin says, “The tacked together pieces of tin also bring to mind the photo constructions and collages of artist like David Hockney and Dough and Mike Stern… There is a Zen quality to the composition and relationships among the floating pads of lilies and the zigzag lines of the grasses. The effect of the collated segments of tin is that each painting is subdivided into areas that could be complete within themselves.”

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Galloway attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Mempis Academy of Art and received his BFA at the Atlanta College of Art in 1987. He has been nationally recognized for his artistic achievements, winning the Arts For the Parks top 100 Judges choice award for 1999/2000 and 1998/1999. His paintings are in the corporate collections of King and Spalding Georgia Artists Collection, Womble, Carlysle & Rice, Delta Airlines, Southern Progress Corporation (Southern Accents), Turner Broadcasting and The Borgota Casino and Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ.

The New Orleans Review art critic Jeff Rubin says, “The tacked together pieces of tin also bring to mind the photo constructions and collages of artists like David Hockney and Doug and Mike Stern…There is a Zen quality to the composition and relationships among the floating pads of lilies and the zigzag lines of the grasses. The effect of the collated segments of tin is that each painting is subdivided into areas that could be complete within themselves.”

The New Orleans Review art critic Jeff Rubin says, “The tacked together pieces of tin also bring to mind the photo constructions and collages of artists like David Hockney and Doug and Mike Stern…There is a Zen quality to the composition and relationships among the floating pads of lilies and the zigzag lines of the grasses. The effect of the collated segments of tin is that each painting is subdivided into areas that could be complete within themselves.”

Through August 18.

Marcia Wood Gallery
263 Walker St SW
Atlanta, GA 30313


 

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