What is it? Charleston photographer Robert Epps explores the “beauty of loss” in the American South.

Why see it? Epps is a Charleston native, a trained architect, and a regular exhibitor. His works show an intrigue with the complexity of emotions and the pursuit of truth. In Forlorn, he takes a stark look at the state of Charleston and the South in modern days, seeming to claim that the bittersweet beauty of loss is the beauty we’re most capable of producing.

Who should go? Epps’ works are worth the attention of any Charlestonian, southerner, or photography buff.

PICCOLO SPOLETO • Free • On view through June 6, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • New Perspectives Gallery • (888) 374-2656