Drawings and paintings by Flagler College Associate Professor Sara Pedigo will be on display Feb. 23-March 23 in Thompson Gallery of Roe Art Building on campus. The artist will present a talk during a reception in the gallery Friday, Feb. 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Regular Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The exhibition, Apperceptions, is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Furman Department of Art.
In a statement, Pedigo says:
“There is no life without light. I am enthralled and preoccupied by light’s incredible power to transform my perception of objects, spaces, and the human body. Visual reality is in constant flux, forms shift as they become obscured or revealed. Light is fleeting. Life is fleeting. Shadows move across the living room, white curtains become a dance of pale blue and evening’s orange light; my own skin dissolves or emerges from a blue wall. The inherent beauty I see in these small interactions drives my artistic practice. In the form of mark, value and color, I record the beauty and complexity inherent in my mundane surroundings, giving testament to my conscious effort to be present in this world.”
Pedigo grew up in the American South. She received her MFA in painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2007. She serves as chair of the art department at Flagler College (Saint Augustine, Fla.), her undergraduate alma mater.
Pedigo has exhibited nationally, with solo exhibitions at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach in Jacksonville, Fla., Wynn Bone Gallery in Annapolis, Md., and Barton College, Wilson, N.C. Group exhibitions include the Cue Foundation, First Street Gallery, and Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, and the Naples Art Museum in Naples, Fla.
In 2006, she was included in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and received a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant.
For more information about the exhibition, contact the Furman University Department of Art, 864-294-2995, or visit Pedigo’s website at www.sarapedigo.com.