Sense of Place is an Exhibition of two artists whose work explores landscape, architecture, & nature and the attachment to these subjects. Through Photography and Painting, the body of work showcases the lines, shapes, colors, and simplicity of places. With these places highlighted, the subject can become important and trigger a sense of nostalgia, or remain anonymous.

Sense of Place is an Exhibition exploring belonging, and associating feelings and emotions with a location or structure. Featuring two artists who draw attention to the connections we can make with a specific place via different mediums and memories. Their aesthetically similar imagery captures these emotional ties through Photography and Painting.

Robert Fehre

Ever since visiting the New Jersey Shore as a child, I was always intrigued by the colors and warm weather the summer had presented. This infatuation only grew as I traveled to coastlines in South Florida and Southern California. The tropical landscape and sharp architectural designs have resonated with me as a place of excitement and happiness.

Ongoing photographic series “Coastal Colors” captures this strong visual language I have always been drawn to.

BIO Fehre was born in New Jersey. He studied at the Ringling School of Art & Design, from 2011-2015. He began photographing and drawing as a teenager, later developing a sharpened eye for the elegance in design and nature found in South Florida. Robert Fehre is currently the Artist in Residence at the Dreyfoos School of Arts, teaching photography and fine art courses. He is currently based in Palm Beach, FL.

Carmen Smith

Minimally executed and inspired by architectural drafting techniques, her paintings explore the emotional and intellectual attachments we make to place. She is interested in capturing how places influence our experiences, inform our memories, and can even become part of our identity. Central to her practice is engagement with the urban landscape and observation of the architecture, colors, light, nature, history and community in her own neighborhood and home area of South Florida.

BIO Carmen Smith is visual artist based in Miami, FL. She holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and a BA from Randolph College.