“THREE” features the artwork of three female artists from Greensboro – Agnes Preston-Brame, Adele Wayman and Sallie White. The three painters are friends and are delighted to be showing their artwork together. Each woman is well-versed in the tradition and history of painting and has dedicated years to developing and transforming their art to create significant bodies of work.
Preston-Brame, born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, worked as a freelance textile and interior designer. In her artwork, she uses acrylic, oil, pen and ink, and charcoal. Brame paints people, creating mysterious groupings of abstracted figures, that without being specific, convey feeling and psychological intensity with color, pose and the way figures interact with each other.
Wayman grew up in Greensboro and was a Hege Professor of Art at Guilford College for 40 years. Wayman's landscapes celebrate particular places, seasons and times of day, yet areas of painted light and color interaction interest her as much as representing trees or light or water.
White, a military brat grew up traveling the world and soaking up the colors and textures of some very exotic geography. She works primarily with water-based and organic materials. Each of White's large paintings creates a world of its own, where form, gesture and mark-making collide, inviting and making space for the viewer’s narrative.