Surrounding Ourselves

In my last post I confessed to my fascination with chairs. Writing that post got me thinking about what I surround myself with and why; which in turn got me thinking about what other people surround themselves with and why. And all this thinking led me to a perfectly terrifying realization. If you happen to be an artist, this conversation might do the same for you. Let me start with the obvious. What we surround ourselves with matters. I know … Read More

Pull up a chair

I recently renovated the attic of my 1885 house into my studio. I evicted the bat squatters, took the entire floor with it’s sloped ceilings and odd angles, and molded it into a sprawling space for creating. An artist studio is a critical indulgence in this vocation – to have a space where I don’t have to worry about being messy or what other people might think about my mental state when they glance in. The space is entirely mine. … Read More

On Unseeing

  I remember the first time I read John Berger’s Ways of Seeing. I was just starting University and I found an old yellowed copy at the used bookstore nearby. For anyone who doesn’t know, Berger’s work rose out of a British television series in the 70’s of the same title. Throughout the program and book, Berger discusses the many ways we see things, not the physical aspect of it all but the societal and political convention as from which … Read More

Fall Fun

Hey RVA, there’s lots of great ways to see some of my new work this fall. Current Art Fair, VA’s Contemporary Art Fair was this past weekend but no worries if you missed it. Art Style Design Richmond is coming up Nov 9&10 at the Highpoint. And ThinkSmall 10 is the same weekend at artspace gallery in Plant Zero! So go see some art and maybe pick up a piece or two.

Opening this Weekend in Taipei

I am so pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of my work at a delightful new gallery in Taipei, Taiwan. 嘉俬房 & other Art things will open R. Sawan White on Saturday, September 7, 2019. For more information check out the gallery on facebook or instagram!

Back to work

It’s great to be at work in the new studio at last. I’ll get around to posting some pictures of it soon, I’m still feeling out the space. In the meantime here’s a new one I quite like. She fell int the story with no words to add, acrylic and pencils on wood, 9″x12″ available for purchase

Art Taipei Photos

I realized I never posted photos from ArtTaipei in the fall, so here they are. I was so pleased to exhibit my work alongside amazing artists from around the world. I look forward to working with 丁丁艺术空间 in the future as well.  

Thank You!

A special thank you to everyone who came out the opening of The Common Quiet. It was a lovely evening made all the more so by reuniting with so many old friends. If you haven’t made it by to see the show, no worries! You’re still in luck, the show runs until December 22 at the Eric Schindler Gallery.

The Common Quiet

  My latest exhibition will open in at the Eric Schindler Gallery in Richmond Virginia on November 16, 2018. Please join me for the artist reception that Friday evening from 7-9pm.

Some days. especially summery days, you just have to put everything on hold and go to the shore. Beavertail State Park is my favorite place to go; it’s all rocks shoals and tidal pools. No sandy barefoot beaches to be found. Just beautiful, terrifying rocks being worn away by the waves.