Alex Waggoner | SLOW
On Display: March 30 – April 22, 2018
Opening: Friday, March 30, 2018 4-7pm
In her latest body of work, Alex Waggoner explores the ever-changing streetscape of downtown Charleston, SC. As the city continues to undergo massive development projects, the historic charm of this coastal peninsula has adopted a new identity, one comprised of multistory apartment dwellings and franchised businesses moving into the blocks once occupied by family-owned shops and restaurants. Streets have become lined with retroreflective barriers, chainlink fences, and a plethora of signs announcing “SIDEWALK CLOSED” or “DETOUR AHEAD.”
Waggoner’s paintings explore these scenes of the city’s physical reconstruction, while also providing an ode to the landmark buildings that now serve as backdrops to the development taking place; a new vision of Charleston emerging right before our eyes.
Alex graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2012. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina and paints in her home studio.
In 2014, she was one of the Regional Emerging Artist in Residence at Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was included in New American Paintings No. 118 in 2015 and was awarded Best In Show at the 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition. She will be an Artist in Residence at The Gibbes in the summer of 2018.