From This Mad Passion, Recent works by Sarah Scarborough Swanson

Main Gallery
FROM THIS MAD PASSION - The title of this show is taken from Michelangelo's description of his own maniacal devotion to his art. I don't consider myself his equal, but I relate to art being an obsessive passion. Drawing has become my love affair. This exhibition features drawings and mixed media works that I have created over the last 12 to 18 months. I hope people can feel their minds or hearts being moved by how simple lines can come together to form something beautiful or thought-provoking. - Sarah Scarborough Swanson
Sarah Swanson received her BFA from Augusta State University in 2001 and is the owner of The Suffering Artist, a studio and gallery in Hogansville, Georgia. Open since 2016, the gallery hosts a number of exhibitions per year, a growing permanent collection of fine art, sculpture and pottery, and Sarah's studio. From the website, "The Suffering Artist exists to promote all kinds of arts and artists but it helps that owner Sarah Swanson is herself a committed and passionate artist. Sarah remembers a love of drawing very early on in life and drawing has remained her main artistic focus ever since. Draftsmanship is the foundation of all other artistic skills and Sarah considers herself primarily a realist. She loves taking something she sees and rendering it in pencil. Going beyond a simple reproduction, though, she wants her art to provoke some kind of thought. Even if it only inspires the viewer to ask what is going on in the piece, that's enough. She tries to experiment with different styles and mediums: oils and acrylics, mixed media and collages as well. She loves the challenge of creating a piece that wouldn’t be instantly recognizable as a “Sarah Swanson.” "
Image: The Foxed Bit, Episode 1, Colored pencil, sharpie, graphite on paper (courtesy of the artist)
April 21 - June 2, 2023. Opening Reception (free to the public) April 21, 5-7pm.

Image: Sarah Scarborough Swanson in studio (courtesy of the artist)

Friday, April 21, 2023 - 5:00pm to Friday, June 2, 2023 - 5:00pm
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art 506 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901