Starr Haney’s artistic cornerstones are color, light, and shadow, which she deftly harnesses in Vintage Modern Americana. The Centre Stage exhibition previews a wistful affection for the past as Haney uses oil and metal leaf to reflect the expressions of American life. Recently returned to the South, Haney blends a love of travel and new cultural experiences with a deep connection to her Southern roots. Attributed to her diverse range of influences, Haney’s vision offers a lighthearted sense of history translated into a hopeful place for the future.—Nicole Grumbos                               

Vintage Modern Americana is on display at the MAC Centre Stage Gallery, 501 River St, Greenville, through September 9. The gallery is open 2–6pm, Tuesday–Friday. For more information, visit greenvillearts.com.

Starr Haney, Buffalo Nickel. Oil and metal leaf on canvas, 48 in x 72 in.