BASEcamp Artist Gallery
The Digital Corridor supports Beaufort's visual arts community through the BASEcamp Gallery where local artists are invited to display and sell their work. We host a quarterly "artist reception" and invite Corridor members and community art lovers to attend.
Angela O'Neal works with water soluble oils. "Under Siege" is a luminous debut of conflict on canvas from The Gallery at Standing Ford, "for in thee my soul takes refuge" -Psalm 57:1. Each piece is the echo of light through a debating darkness. Angela grew up in the little town of Fairfax, South Carolina playing under posters of Jasper Johns' Flags casually hung on the walls of her Great Aunt and Uncle's Lands End beach house in the early 80's. Although abstract expressionism was not a subject to come up in the hard-working, practical-minded family home very often, she knew firmly through Jasper Johns' establishment as an artist that art was a deep, profound language of expression. After finishing Clemson University in Graphic Communications, she worked and lived throughout the country before returning to her family's farm where she has been able to reconnect with the land and the calling of agriculture so dearly loved growing up. Angela is now the mother of two and life's priorities are different and simpler. "This is my language... Many of my paintings pour out reckonings to my love for nature, the soils and the sea. From colors of the air in their seasons, to wetlands and grassy understories–to the majesty of the water itself. A languid stream revealing hints of orange fallen leaves. The dark turbulence of the sea, against such we acquiesce futility."
Omar Patterson, also known as "Omally" is a young painter from Yemassee, SC who works in oil, acrylic, and graphic design. He has almost 10 years of painting experience and has studied at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. While attending, he has won USCB's 16th Annual Student Art Exhibition, receiving the prestigious Chancellor's Award for his recreation of Asher Durand's Black Mountain from the Harbor Islands and has even donated a piece to the school. When it comes to landscapes, he is influenced by the Hudson River School, an artist movement during the mid-1800s comprised of a group of landscape painters including the likes of: Thomas Cole, Frederick Church, Robert Duncanson, Albert Bierstadt, Asher Durand and more. Patterson also has a signature piece that is part of a permanent collection known as the Gullah Archive at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. It is a painting of the famous Emancipation Tree on St. Helena Island, SC which he titled The Freedom Tree. The artist known as Omally uses a uses a combination of sharp and gradual gradients and a range of different values to create his image. He strongly believes in the power of observation; that "portraying what 'you' see and learning to appreciate one's own work first and foremost, not just in painting but in life, will make you a better artist as well as a greater individual." Patterson thanks God for his extraordinary gift and continues to bless the world with his work each and every day.
Fiber Artists of Beaufort
FAB's members are accomplished Lowcountry artisans whose work represents a broad range of contemporary textile art. One-of-a-kind wall art, as well as wearable and three dimensional pieces for the home will be displayed. Our artist work in a broad range of techniques and textiles - Knitting, Weaving, Nuno & Needle Felting, Smocking Natural Dye Techniques, Paper Making and Paper Art, Silk Painting of Wall Hangings as well as Wearable Pieces, Jewelry and Contemporary Hand Stitched Embroidered Pieces. Most of the artists have affiliations with galleries in Bluffton and Beaufort as well as exhibiting work and teaching their craft across the US and Internationally.
Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Musician, Artist, Hotelier, Media Producer, Developer, Gardener, Problem Solver, and Digital Corridor member.
Artist: Christopher Knox loves to create. The exhibit is a mixture of several pieces from a decade ago that were a study in color and fit well with the new pieces centered around impressions of the beach- with color as the subject as opposed to activities. "I contend that color in its most basic form must be strived towards as the eye is trained over time to identify common subjects of conformity in any given landscape. By eliminating the familiar payoff of these subjects, one can become more present with how colors evoke emotions. Moreover, the restraint involved in creating these compositions is surprisingly more difficult than one would imagine."
USCB Fine Arts Students
Our first installation includes works by students of USCB led by Chair of Fine Arts Dept. Chris Robinson, M.F.A.
Artists featured here: Itzel Guedea, Amanda Mitchell, Yuki Carrera, Alexa Altick, Natalie Howden, Sophie Carrera, Joey Roberts, Taylor Brewer
Chris Robinson, M.F.A.
We are delighted to have as our inaugural opening artist Chris Robinson, M.F.A., along with some of his USCB Fine Arts students.
Chris Robinson is a visual artist, professor of art, and chair of the University of South Carolina Beaufort Department of Fine Arts, as well as a past professor and member of the nanoCenter at the University of South Carolina Columbia. His interests and artwork focus on the development, role, and mediation of complex science and technology in contemporary culture and how it assists in and influences decision-making.
Eric Longo is a local artist creating 2D and 3D art and sculpture. You can view more at the Longo Art Gallery, 103 Charles St in Beaufort, SC.