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Two local artists, both represented by the Miller Gallery, release new collections this week, just in time to fill your walls with some much-needed brightness.

You can shop new pieces from Rachael Nerney, who released a series of perfectly Spring florals earlier this week. Nerney’s colorful paintings often feature vibrant fruits and veggies — which was fitting for the piece she created for this year’s Charleston Farmers Market poster.  [content-1] Her floral pieces, featuring delicate daisies and baby blue forget-me-nots are just as whimsical and fun. They’re priced right too, with pieces starting at just $125. Peruse the goods online.

Artist Miles Purvis releases new pieces this Sat. May 2 at 10 a.m. Her series of collages, which she has created throughout the current quarantine, starts at just $150.

She’s talked about the history of her face series, which feature stunning representations of what we may not traditionally think of as “faces.”

Purvis says: “I remember I couldn’t sleep one night so I went into my studio and just started creating. I had a closet full of clothes that no longer fit but I couldn’t bring myself to part with them yet. There, in that early morning hour, I decided to cut the clothes up and attempt to make a face that was a reflection of my emotions at the time, chaotic yet pulled together. That night was the start of a pivotal body of work in my career and has helped me cope and work through continued times of darkness.”

Keep an eye out for Purvis’ work online. (She’s posting sneak peeks on her ‘gram too.)

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