Fresh Air Exhibition Closing Reception

Charlotte Russell Contemporary 11 February 2022 
Charlotte Russell Contemporary 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Join us on February 11, 2022, 5:30 to 7:30 PM for the closing of Fresh Air, a two-person exhibition featuring landscape paintings by Winston-Salem based artist Jessica Singerman and textile works by Wilmington-based artist Sydney Zester. Both artists are also athletes. The pieces on view are inspired by fresh air, and the experience of being outdoors. This exhibition is on view at Charlotte Russell Contemporary until February 16, 2022. 


Artist Jessica Singerman uses color, shape and composition to create vibrant abstracted landscapes in acrylic. Singerman’s paintings on view are inspired by a question she posted on Facebook: “What outdoor spaces bring you peace and happiness?” Friends sent her photos of their special landscapes, and she used those images as a jumping off point to create small paintings, Tiny Landscapes. Using those paintings, she then created the larger pieces in Searching on the wind. Her works have been exhibited internationally. 


Sydney Zester draws inspiration from her experience as an endurance athlete to create her unique textile works. Her intention is to replicate the senses of calmness and energy that she feels while being active with a nod to the coastal environment they are felt within. She expresses this balance of emotion through the use of contrasting muted and vibrant colors in playful and abstracted shapes. Zester began working with textiles over 15 years ago while apprenticing with her seamstress aunt. She is currently based in Wilmington, NC.