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  Last Days of Summer
artist: Karen Silve
title: Last Days of Summer
cost: 0.0
sold: Y
framed: Y
order: 1
active: N
medium: arcylic on canvas
type: painting


  Market Place II
artist: Karen Silve
title: Market Place II
cost: 0.0
sold: Y
framed: Y
order: 3
active: N
medium: acrylic on paper
type: painting


  Nature Composition III
K Silve
2012 acrylic on canvas
Art Size: 12 x 36
(C4151KS)


  Oasis III
K Silve
2012 acrylic on paper
Art Size: 20 x 26
SOLD (C4157KS)


  Sacred Place IV
K Silve
acrylic on canvas
Art Size: 58 x 68
Sold (C3947KS)


  Small Nature 14
K Silve
acrylic on canvas
Art Size: 8 x 8
SOLD (C4156KS)


  Small Nature 15
K Silve
acrylic on canvas
Art Size: 10 x 10
(C4153KS)


  Small Nature 16
K Silve
acrylic on canvas
Art Size:


  Small Nature 17
K Silve
2012 acrylic on canvas
Art Size: 8 x 8
(C4152KS)


  Small Nature 7
artist: Karen Silve
title: Small Nature 7
cost: 0.0
sold: Y
framed: Y
order: 19
active: N
medium: acrylic on canvas
type: painting


  Small Nature 8
K Silve
2012 acrylic on canvas
Art Size: 10 x 10
(C4152KS)


  Summer Pink
artist: K Silve
title: Summer Pink
cost: 0.0
sold: Y
framed: Y
order: 28
active: N
medium: arcylic on canvas
type: painting


  Verdant Narrative
artist: Karen Silve
title: Verdant Narrative
cost: 0.0
sold: Y
framed: N
order: 29
active: N
medium: acrylic on canvas
type: painting


Contemporary Urban Life
We as humans tend to coalesce, gathering in groups for safety or a sense of togetherness. According to a 2016 study performed by the UN, just over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with this number expected to increase to 60% by 2030. However, despite the growing number of people within cities, city life can feel somewhat isolating. In urban spaces, we are so closely intertwined with strangers - we walk the line between feeling inspired and feeling lonely. And yet, we live in awe and wonderment of these places due to their beauty and intrigue. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that artists want to reconcile this dichotomy between intimacy and isolation which city life encompasses. Painters such as Rogers Naylor or Steven S. Walker investigate the warmth and familiarity of an urban coffee shop or street scene, while artists like Leslie Nolan portray the potential bleak reality of urban corporate business. Works by artists such as Charles Ross, and Lindsay Mullen may not be literally representational of cities, but still evoke the nostalgic intrepid sentiment of the typical concrete jungle through abstracted expressionistic compositions that feature muted grays and sharp, rough textures. Curated by intern Alexandra Cirelli, Contemporary Urban Life combines artworks from gallery artists at Susan Calloway Fine Arts for an exhibition about life in the “big city.” Whether gritty, beautiful, or a combination of the two, urbanism makes for a contemplative, sophisticated, and alluring artistic subject matter. On view: July 14 - August 5, 2017
 
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