Today Coastal Community Foundation announces Charleston artist Kate Hooray Osmond as the 2017 Griffith Reyburn Lowcountry artist of the year. The title comes with a $6,000 grant, which is awarded to an artist whose work represents the culture and feel of the Lowcountry region.
[content-1] [image-3]Osmond captures scenes of the Lowcountry by first getting up in the air — literally. She flies in a helicopter to capture source imagery which she then translates into large-scale paintings. In a press release CCF says, “For the Griffith-Reyburn Award, Kate traces the relationships between community and environment of the Charleston area with powerful compositions and strong lines of gold leaf. Her depictions of factories, container ships, and highways, overlain with graphic imagery from our digital experiences, evoke a truly modern landscape.”
Check out Osmond’s works at her new exhibit, Get Low, opening at Redux on Fri. Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m.