Local Artist Featured at Eye Candy Too
"Come take a walk on the wilder side with local artist Wilder Rich this Friday, Dec. 7, at Eye Candy Too," says a spokesman.
A "Meet the Artist" reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The exhibit will remain on display through Dec. 31.
Rich is an extremely talented and versatile visual artist best known for her impeccable skill in realism. The focus of this exhibit is on her misty landscapes, which invoke a strong feeling of nostalgia and the haze of a distant memory.
Fine art has always been present in Wilder's world. She began in third grade when she was asked to install a chalk drawing on the community blackboard at her school. She studied art through high school and later at Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.
Her work owes its dynamic quality to her focus on the use of extreme contrast of complementary colors, warm and cool colors, soft and hard edges, and shiny and matt surfaces. The landscapes on display depict pristine but fuzzy scenes that almost appear to be taken straight from a dream or a nostalgic memory from some time long past.
Eye Candy Too features local and regional artists. The gallery is located at 167 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and other hours by appointment.
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