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Artspace 506 OPENING: “Passages,” a solo show of works by Gaston Locklear

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Artspace 506, in North Myrtle Beach, SC is pleased to present “Passages,” a solo show of works by Gaston Locklear.  The exhibition opens Thursday, May 5 and continues through Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Gaston Locklear is a long-time resident of Murrell’s Inlet, SC where he began his artistic pursuits as a teenager.  As a young person and surfer he worked for years at Village Surf Shop in Garden City Beach where he would create designs for Kelly Richards’ iconic Perfection Surfboards.  It was during a trip to New York City, and an encounter with a painting of a tree by Egon Schiele, that he had an epiphany of sorts and began to devote his energies to art in a more serious way.

The works included in this show have been created over the course of the last decade.  They highlight Locklear’s interest in the way in which painting, combined with objects and raw materials, can be used to explore the impact of time on our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Using a variety of techniques including thick and thin painting, and multi-media assemblage, Locklear has developed an artistic style that explores new conceptual processes through which to view the world as he sees it.

Locklear has said his goal “is to create art that has a strong physical and emotional presence by incorporating found materials into the work. Weathered plywood, rusted sheets of tin, roofing tar, or any material that has already ‘served its purpose’ can be found in the works. The organic textures, shapes and colors formed over time on the varying materials gives the artwork a human quality that connects with the viewer.”

An opening reception for the artist will be held Thursday, May 5th from 5 – 8 p.m. at the gallery.  The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.  Artspace 506 is located at 506 37th Avenue, South, North Myrtle Beach, SC  29582.  The gallery is open to the public Wednesday – Saturday 11 am to 6 pm.  For more information contact Artspace 506 at 843-273-0399 or visit the website:
May 05
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Artspace 506
506 39th Ave S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, USA