Greenville, SC - Sift Gallery in collaboration with Hampton III Gallery presents "Good Work," landscape and architectural paintings by Stephen Chesley.
Opening Reception, Thursday, July 21st, 4:30 - 7:30 pm at Sift Gallery at McMillan Pazdan Smith, 400 Augusta Street, Suite 200, Greenville, SC
Everyone who attends the opening reception will enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments and meet the artist to learn more about his nature-inspired work. Chesley’s work will be on display through the rest of the summer at Sift.
Stephen Chesley was Born in Schenectady New York in 1952. He exhibited a natural proclivity for drawing and art almost as soon as he could hold pastel and pencil which were often Christmas gifts from his family. Growing up in Virginia Beach in the late 1950’s he was exposed to the ‘Beat Generation’ of musicians, artists, and writers when Virginia Beach was still a seasonal seaside resort. Self motivated, he continued with his drawing and small paintings along with exposure to local artists. Throughout elementary and high school his art spirit continued. Collegiate exposure led to a meld of art and science with degrees in Urban Studies and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning in 1980 from the school of Architecture at Clemson University. Graduating in a deep national economic recession Chesley turned back to his art. Spending five years on rivers and sea islands to explore his aesthetic, subject matter, influential painters, and styles, Chesley’s paintings and art work began to move to the fore. He continues his creative journey with an art spirit residing in Columbia, South Carolina.
A curated gallery located in the historic Claussen's Bakery building in the West End of Greenville, SC. Sift showcases the work of local artists in exhibits that change quarterly. Follow Sift on Instagram @siftgallerygvl for pictures and news from the latest shows and events.
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