Traditional American Southern urban landscapes in the works of Alex Waggoner

Alex Waggoner is a painter in Charleston, South Carolina. She received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012. She was included in the New American Paintings No. 118, Southern Issue in 2015 and was the Artist in Residence at Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2014. Alex was recently included in an alumni showcase at SCAD where the school acquired all six of her paintings that were shown. She enjoys digging into the Southern urban landscape and igniting thoughtful appreciation of the sweet, forgotten spaces in between.

My paintings are based on the traditional American Southern urban landscapes and architecture that surround me in Charleston, South Carolina. Employing the dreamy color palette abundant in the mysterious Charleston environment, I contrast these Southern images with meticulous paint application to appeal to the Minimalist aesthetic. I envision my paintings serving as a bifocal lens for my peers: igniting thoughtful appreciation of the sweet, forgotten spaces the Millennial world loses in pursuit of digital connection while also revisiting moments that weren’t there in the past and which could vanish any day.
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