Alex Waggoner (Savannah College of Art and Design, B.F.A, painting, 2012) is a painter living in Atlanta, Georgia. She bases her paintings on the traditional Southern urban landscapes and architecture that surround her. Alex typically employs a dreamy color palette developed during her eight years living in Charleston, South Carolina. By exploring architectural individuality around her, she encourages thoughtful dialogue concerning the architectural, historical significance, forgotten spaces, and the in-between. Since her move to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2019, she has been studying the rich history of Atlanta and the integral role of architecture in telling the city’s story. Alex has been an artist-in-residence at Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. She was included in New American Paintings No. 118. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around the country, and her paintings appear in several public and private collections.
This piece is part of Alex's Enormous Tiny Art Show #31 collection. "The drive between Atlanta, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina is long and feels even longer. It surpasses my mental limit of a convenient drive being four hours. During my last trek I happened past the Camak Manufacturing Company building in Thomson, Georgia. The beautiful textures and materials were an inspiring respite from the drive. These six paintings are based on this building tucked away in Thomson."