The Wells Gallery looks forward to sharing its most avant-garde show to date by Sarah Ashley Longshore on October 2 from 5:30-8:30 pm. Longshore’s uninhibited bold oil paintings are best described in her own words as “Pop Expressionistic”. Guests will get a preview of Longshore’s live streamed video blogs. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind show at the Wells Gallery! Clever and bold, shiny and fresh, are all words that come to mind when viewing her work, but above all, confident.
This confidence caught the attention of high end retailer Anthropologie, and her designs will be featured on furniture and packaging for 2009. Longshore’s work was most recently emblazed on 75,000 eco totes highlighted in the 2008 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Manhattan. No stranger to the spotlight, Longshore counts Salma Hayak and Peneloope Cruz as collectors.
Preferring to “infuse humor with things taken from everyday life,” the New Orleans native was recently named New Orleans’s artist to watch. The Wells Gallery was introduced to her work when gallery owner Hume Killian passed the Longshore Studios Gallery in the heart of Magazine Street during a recent visit to New Orleans. He found himself enraptured, saying “I couldn’t decide whether to laugh or look away! It was racy, it was original, it was exactly what we needed during a time when many people are facing hardship. Either way, I was intrigued and knew we had to feature her work!”
The Well Gallery is located at 125 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, SC.