A master of atmosphere, mood, and light, famed Charleston artist Linda Fantuzzo is represented by more than twenty paintings drawn from her most recent body of work in a new exhibition Linda Fantuzzo: Penumbra. It opens at the Morris Museum of Art on September 25.
The landscape and interior paintings and drawings in this exhibition are rendered with a quiet, abstracted simplicity. The inclusion of stairs, ladders, windows, and doors suggests an unseen yet palpable human presence. The title Penumbra, a term that means “a space of partial illumination,” references light’s transitions. In these works Fantuzzo connects the literal transitions of light to the metaphorical transitions and impermanence of the human experience.