Savannah, GA - United States
September 20th, 2012
Savannah, GA - September 20th, 2012
By Allison Hersh Last year, emerging artist Jessica Sornson walked through Southern Pine Company’s Savannah warehouse with owner Ramsey Khalidi, searching for materials that might work for her future art projects. “I was really looking for large pieces of wood,” she said, “but when we came across a large pile of rusty old round saw blades, I was intrigued. Not only did the rust provide a beautiful surface texture, but drawing on a picture plane that was round rather than rectangular inspired all kinds of new ideas.” Some of those ideas are on display in “The Efflorescent Present,” a solo exhibit on display at Gallery Espresso through the end of August. The show features 17 original paintings on saw blades ranging in size from 6 inches in diameter to nearly 3 feet across. Each piece in this series of work has been transformed from a rusty saw blade into a fully-...