Beneath the Surface

Reception: March 11, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.

Main Gallery

Beneath the Surface

by Cyndy Epps


We are so much more than what can be seen in a first glance, so much deeper, more hopeful. Using subjects that could easily be overlooked and considered dismissible I endeavor to bring light to the idea that beauty can be found anywhere, in anyone. A discarded pile of rubbish that has accumulated in a corner is a metaphor for a person who has been rejected by society. They are in fact much deeper - an accumulation of experiences, ideas and feelings - and are no less beautiful than those that walk past them. I often experiment with splicing together variations of images and altering colors to demonstrate how easily our perception of things can shift and change. In an instant a situation can go from hopeless to full of promise. Too often we focus on the moment we are in and can’t see the hope that lies past that. I strive to persuade the viewer to look a little longer and notice the beauty that may be lying beneath the surface and the hope that is just ahead.



Cyndy Epps is an artist and educator specializing in painting. She received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from The Savannah College of Art and Design and an M.F.A. in Studio Art from Georgia Southern University. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is part of private collections around the world. Cyndy has participated in public art projects including Augusta’s Art on the Wall and Art the Box and led experiential learning projects where students create murals in public spaces. She currently teaches Drawing, Painting and Art Appreciation at Augusta University, in Augusta, Georgia.


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