The Wild Life, by Sarah Soward, Featured at One Gallery
Exhibition Open To the Public from October 4-October 31, 2013 at One Gallery, 128 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI.
Opening reception October 4, 2013, 6-8pm.
Soward, best known for her rhino paintings, is exhibiting the start of a new series. The featured work, aptly named The Wild Life, is a collection of small, intimate paintings of wild animals. The list of animals includes rhinoceros (of course), zebra, hartebeest, amakihi, pueo, io, wild horses, and more.
Soward’s work is characterized by a painterly love of color, motion, and experimentation. Each painting is made to best suit the subject matter. The flamingo on Lake Naivasha is carved into the impasto paint of the water. The endangered cheetah who can run so fast he’s barely there is painted in light, thin layers. A plump amakihi is fattened further by multiple layers of paint for feathers. The rhino, Soward’s favorite, is shrunk to flower size and given a background of glowing sunshine.
This new work by Sarah “The Rhino Lady” Soward is featured at One Gallery, Hilo, HI, for the month of October. The gallery is open seven days a week and exhibits work by a variety of island based artists.
You can view Soward’s work in person on the Big Island at these locations:
One Gallery, 128 Kilauea Ave. Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Jungle Love, 15 Government Main Rd Apt 2874, Pahoa, HI 96778
Third Dimension Gallery, 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Kamuela, HI 96743