Artist Lindsay Radford Wiggins’ show, Stardust, will be featured at the hallway gallery at 701 Whaley Street in Columbia July 10 – August 27.
The public is invited to view the artwork and meet the artist, as well as buy original works and prints during a reception on July 10 from 6–8 pm.
Stardust features a series of oil and watercolor paintings that embody a spiritual authenticity and Wiggins’ signature whimsical flair. Influenced by German expressionism and women surrealists, the works speak of the artist’s personal experiences, connections, and emotions, making each piece a diary-like entry of celestial swirls. The playful imagery and repetition of symbols invite the viewer to call upon their own life experiences and create their own personal dialog.
The exhibition offers an opportunity to see the breadth and depth of Wiggins’ work – in addition to larger canvases and watercolors, a series of her smaller paintings will also be on view.
“The process of painting many small works in one sitting helps with meditative flow and opens me to being more playful with imagery,” Wiggins said.
Born and raised in Alabama where she attended the Booker T. Washington Magnet Art School, Wiggins says that the experience helped shape her as a young artist. Now living in Columbia, where she completed her BA in Studio Art at Columbia College, Wiggins said, “Art, for me, is a therapeutic way of moving what is inside me into a physical form. My hope is that my work uplifts, inspires, and empowers others to seek their own voice.”