Spartanburg artist Addam Duncan likes water, and you can see how much in his upcoming exhibition, “Following Air,” May 9 through June 3 in Gallery III of the Artists Collective | Spartanburg.
An ArtWalk Spartanburg reception is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18.
“Although typically an artist focused on realism and human form, this show is a study about the nature of water,” says Duncan, a native of Spartanburg who has been an artist for more than 40 years. “From its fluid properties to stillness. From transparency to vibrant color. Vastness to microscopic qualities and the fact that water can kill you but is also the most essential element ‘following air.’”
Duncan, who has worked in all kinds of artistic media through the years but now works mainly in oil painting, says the art in the exhibition is a “departure” from his typical art because “I can never make up my mind what I want to be,” he says. “It's abstract, organic paintings with a focus on water. I like water.”
He wants visitors to the exhibit to notice “textures along with fluidity” in the art. He plans to have at least 15 works on display, available for purchase with prices ranging from $200 to $1,800.