The George Gallery is honored to announce the solo exhibition of abstract artist Frank Phillips’s work on canvas in the city of Charleston. This is his second solo exhibit with The George Gallery, and his first in the new location at 54 Broad St.
The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception on Thursday, March 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show will be on view through March 28.
According to The George Gallery owner, Anne Siegfried, it is impossible to discuss Phillips’s work without talking about process--his use of reductivism to create substance. "My work," said Phillips, "uses a flat plane to convey the visual ideas of construction, mass, and volume. The formally arranged imagery is all invented, but takes cues from architecture and engineering, as well as their decay and ruin. I also consider natural elements of land masses and planes and their relationship to the horizon. The display of my process is integral to the work: tracking the time, mistakes, revisions, and experiences used to arrive at the final composition. The results are pieces that embrace surface and relate the qualities of the used, the weathered, the discarded and the beaten. I aim to create a quiet calm in the work that is still able to convey a stoic presence.”
A highly regarded, southern contemporary abstract painter, Phillips has been a professional artist for over 20 years. He currently splits his time between teaching in Alexandria and painting at his home studio in Charlottesville, Virginia. Phillips teaches painting, drawing, photography, and art history at Episcopal High School in Alexandria.
The George Gallery is located in Charleston SC at 54 Broad Street. Regular business hours are Monday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 11-5 and by appointment. You can contact us by phone 843.579.7328 or by email [email protected]. The George Gallery represents contemporary artists working in expressions of Modern Art.