A painting by Sara Pedigo,who will be a featured artist at Plum Gallery through December.
Oct. 19, 2012
Sara Pedigo, assistant professor of art and design at Flagler College, will be a featured artist at Plum Gallery through December.
Pedigo is a painter whose figurative works use the language of realism as a format to explore concepts of death and the creation of altered worlds. Family snapshots are her basis for creating new images. Her intention is to create what she describes as “fictional realities,” a mixture of her own past and “hybrid places.”
“In a way, I am a hopeless romantic,” Pedigo said. “I guess I’m romanticizing or idealizing this family structure. But not in a grandiose way—more in the mundane. What could have been a typical, routine day somehow becomes the day you always remember. It comes from a desire to create those family relationships again.”
Pedigo has exhibited her art throughout the United States and is currently represented by Wynn Bone Gallery in Annapolis, MD. Most notably, she was included in the 2006 Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
Plum Gallery is located at 9 Aviles Street in downtown Saint Augustine’s historic district. The gallery features a selection of local and regional artists and has gained a reputation for exhibiting established and mid-career artists, as well as young talent of exceptional quality.