Founders' Gallery • Current
Distant Life Painting © Nathan Durfee
Nathan Durfee: New to Downtown
February 10–March 4, 2017
Reception: February 10 • 5–8pm
Nathan Durfee has garnered notoriety for his captivating, pop-surrealist narratives and intriguing use of color. Currently based in the Bay Area, Durfee was heralded as the Best Local Visual Artist by Charleston City Paper fo four years (2010-2013) and has done illustration work for book and magazine publications across the country. Each of Durfee's solo gallery exhibitions has also been met with critical acclaim and sold out almost immediately. Durfee has also recently profiled in American Art Collector, Charleston Art, and Charleston Scene magazines.
Each of Durfee’s paintings begins with an enormous amount of push and pull from the artist, in which ideas are refined and adjusted, until a rough idea starts to form. He then begins rendering the elements of the painting while maintaining a wandering state of mind. Many of his whimsical characters are faced with tough, yet universal decisions, conveying a sense of security in an unsure world to the viewer.
A Show in the Shallows © Nathan Durfee
Lounging under Life © Nathan Durfee