August 18, 2012 â€“ January 9, 2013
For nearly 40 years, artist Preston Russell has created paintings inspired by the people, architecture, and history of Savannah and the Low Country. Often populated with ghost-like figures from the past, Russellâ€™s canvases possess an enigmatic quality and a surprising element of tension, further heightened by the artistâ€™s unique compositional choices.
Viewing Russellâ€™s work, it seems fitting that he cites Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper as his greatest artistic influences. Russell, who is primarily self-taught, has lived and worked in Savannah since the early 1970s and was a founding member of Gallery 209 on River Street.