solo exhibition, Light and Shadows, June 15 - July 28, 2012
Galloway, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, attended the Alabama
School of Fine Arts, Mempis Academy of Art and received his BFA
at the Atlanta College of Art in 1987. He has been nationally
recognized for his artistic achievements, winning the Arts For
the Parks top 100 Judges choice award for 1999/2000 and 1998/1999.
His paintings are in the corporate collections of King and Spalding,
& Rice and Delta Airlines.
Painting on asymetrically-applied sheets of patinaed metal, the
artist's innovative technique perfectly achieves his mission of
conveying the intricate beauty and optical complexities of nature.
The uneven panels of metal echo the reflection of the water, the
tangled textures of iridescent marshes, and the glowing spans of
sky. Ripples of wind almost penetrate through the sheets of metal,
bestowing the surface with a three dimensional quality. Galloway
comments on the unique aspects of metal as a medium: "Often,
an image that Id previously seen and thought too subtle or
quiet is illuminated by a discovery within the natural qualities
of the metal. New possibilities are awakened so that the end result
is a collaboration of my intentions and mother nature."