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Bring Your Canary: Studio Visit with John Duckworth

Just a few bridges away on Johns Island, John Duckworth quietly works away in his studio, known by friends as The Ranch, where he spends his time cycling, photographing, painting and being a devoted father to his son and partner to the incredible Kelly Jean.  On Friday I headed out to spend some time with Duckworth, where chatted about his newest series of mixed media images–see the Buddha below, future plans and how much the art scene in Charleston has changed over the years.

Don’t miss his documentary and more videos below!

Duckworth looking over an Art Institute photography student's portfolio

from the Icons series, left, and new landscape on the right

shot with his iPhone on Wadmalaw Island during one of Duckworth's bike rides

from the Myopic series

Duckworth and his son

from the Landscape Abstracts series

Check out A Day In The Life, a documentary on Duckworth, made by friend and film maker Kevin Harrison, of PDA.

From a recent installation for a client in New York City, shot by Zsolt Haraszati.



PAPERDOLL Opens Tonight!

Karen Silvestro's On the Rocks

This is it!  The day is finally here!  PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man opens TONIGHT!  Join us at Robert Lange Studios tonight from 5:30 – 8:30 pm to raise a glass of bubbly and toast artist Karen Silvestro!

There will some awesome surprises in store, and libations from Social Wine Bar.  So come and mingle with the coolest people in Charleston tonight.  Thank you to Robert Lange Studios and Social Wine Bar!

On the Rocks shows us a group of humble fishes risking everything for the pursuit of their ‘dream girl.’  But she’s a mermaid.   A mythical sea creature.  She doesn’t really exist.  Sometimes we foolishly pursue something that we’ve built up so much in our mind that in reality doesn’t deserve the pedestal we’ve placed it upon.  Or you could optimistically look at it as never settling for anything less than your dreams, but it that’s the path you choose, maybe you should also examine if that dream is really what you want…

If you can’t make the opening tonight, don’t fret.  PAPERDOLL will hang at Robert Lange Studios through August 31st.  And Art Pimp will be there for the whole ride–so come visit anytime!

Robert Lange Studios is located at 2 Queen Street, downtown Charleston, SC.  843.805.8052.

Art Mag hangs with artist Kevin Taylor in San Francisco

For the past five days, I’ve been hanging out with Charleston born artist Kevin Earl Taylor at his place in the Mission district of San Francisco!

kevin earl taylor

kevin earl taylor

colorful San Francisco bay windows

Kevin has been living in SF for the past four years and is doing really well. We went to a bunch of art shows, met a ton of great artists, critics, and curators.

a sample of one of Kevin's paintings

another painting.

My favorite show was of a female artist called Fanee at Gallery Three that draws over magazine pages. Who said doodling in mags didn’t amount to anything?!  Here are some of her pieces.

LOVE this artist! She goes by the name Fanee.

We also checked out work at The Shooting Gallery and the White Walls Gallery.

On a different night, we met up with famous SF artist and tattooist Mike Davis.

example of a Mike Davis painting.

Kevin will be visiting Charleston for a month beginning next week, and in the spring he’ll be curating a show at Scoop Studios on Broad Street!

Thanks for letting me crash at your pad, K.T.

See you back in Charleston!