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2301 Bull Street
Savannah, GA, 31401
United States

9122317105

Sulfur Studios provides affordable studio, exhibition and event space to Savannah's creative community.  

Current and Upcoming Residents

Karina Rosenstein - "I Bleed All the Time and I'm Fine: Social Practice & Menstruation"
Oct
8
to Nov 2

Karina Rosenstein - "I Bleed All the Time and I'm Fine: Social Practice & Menstruation"

Project Description

“If we can’t talk about menstruation, how can we possibly make productive noise about menstrual culture and its interventions?”

During her time as artist in residence, Karina Rosenstein will be executing two differentiated but related social practice projects that thoughtfully investigate contemporary menstrual issues. The first of these projects, Menstruation for President, involves launching a faux political campaign with some of the key trappings of a real one: merchandise, canvassing, and a campaign office. The goals for this campaign are to bring visibility to menstruation, encourage people to talk about it, educate the public on contemporary domestic and global issues surrounding menstruation and period poverty, and advocate for political goals tied to actual legislation. In using the medium of a political campaign, Rosenstein attempts to capitalize on the spectacle of the concurrent presidential campaigns to make grassroots organizing around menstruation more palatable.

The second social practice project, Menstruation Confidant, is a lot more demure. Volunteers will be given “menstruation confidant” patches to wear, and are free to carry out their confidant duties as they wish, as long as they realize the goal of the project - to make those around them aware that they are willing to listen to whatever menstrual stories people want to share with them. For the sake of intimacy, none of the interactions between participants and volunteers will be recorded, but a summary of the volunteers' experience will be compiled in a zine.

About the Artist

Karina Rosenstein is an artist and designer currently pursuing an MFA in Fibers at SCAD. Her work stems from intersectional feminist theory and has touched on issues of consent, agency, respectability, protest, connection, and recently, menstruation. She executes her ideas through well-crafted fibers objects, utilizing mediums such as sewing, weaving, knitting, embroidery, upholstery, and more. Currently, she is working on expanding her practice to include socially-engaged art. She is looking forward to presenting her MFA thesis in March of 2020.

Important Dates:

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from noon – 5PM

Community Potluck: Saturday, October 19th from 5 – 7PM – a chance to meet the artist as well as other artists and studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!

Special Event: Saturday, October 26th @ 5:30PM - “Talking About Periods,” a facilitated conversation about menstruation and the experience and perception of it, hosted by Karina Rosenstein

First Friday Viewing & Reception: November 1st from 6 – 9PM

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"Entertaining the Portrait" by Marisa Lilje
Nov
12
to Dec 7

"Entertaining the Portrait" by Marisa Lilje

Project Description

As an artist I task myself with observing the natural world and am primarily interested in representing the human form in charcoal and oil paint so that the viewer finds something beautiful in the subject. During the ON::VIEW Residency, a variety of live models will be present as I draw or paint their portraits. People will get a glimpse into an observational artist’s studio. With models present you can see how the interaction between artist and subject affects the work. Charcoal drawings and oil painting of portraiture and still life will be made during the length of the residency.

About the Artist:

Born and raised in NW Ohio, Marisa was always interested in the visual arts and studied printmaking and drawing at Bowling Green State University, just 30 minutes south of her hometown of Toledo. With a focus on figurative art, she received her masters degree in drawing the New York Academy of Art, NYC, in 2004.  While in New York she met her future husband and started a family, moving through Washington, DC to eventually settle in Savannah over 12 years ago. Constantly in search of beauty and an effective way to relay that on the page, Marisa has been drawing portraits and figures consistently, exhibiting her work regionally and completing commissions both locally and nationally. One recent commission is a reclining nude hanging in La Scala Ristorante in Savannah. During the summers of 2018 and 2019 she spent time in Europe with her family traveling to some of the world’s best museums in Florence, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, and Vienna. These trips solidified her belief that portraiture is some of the most beautiful work that exists today. With that in mind, just this past summer she spent time at Studio Escalier in an intensive painting program and has been oil painting ever since her return. The work reflects a deep appreciation of the human form and the variety of the individual.

Artist Website: www.marisaliljedrawings.com

Important Dates:

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from noon – 5PM

Community Potluck: Saturday, November 23rd from 5 – 7PM – a chance to meet the artist as well as other artists and studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!

Special Event:  Saturday, November 30th @ 2PM – Paired up portrait drawing workshop

First Friday Viewing & Reception: December 6th from 6 – 9PM

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Lizzy Taber - "Gradients: Exploring Rising Tides"
Sep
10
to Oct 6

Lizzy Taber - "Gradients: Exploring Rising Tides"

“Gradients: Exploring Rising Tides” Project Description

As the level of the sea slowly rises – I begin to question time. I think about what does it mean to be slow? How does something so subtle and slow creep up and effect land, humanity and future generations? These questions can be examined through poetic responses from the community and creative output.

 My ON::VIEW residency project will convey and express not only my response to, but visual data of sea level rise. Sea level rise is one of the biggest threats to coastal cities, and Savannah is subject to many detriments due to climate change. In the four weeks at Sulfur Studios, I will utilize the space to work on a new series of paintings that address these issues.

Funding for Lizzy’s project has been made possible in part by the 2018 DIY Fund from Meow Wolf. Sulfur Studios was chosen by Meow Wolf as 1 of 130 organizations in 30 states for funding in 2019. Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment group based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They were established in 2008 as an art collective. Meow Wolf creates immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. Meow Wolf believes that accomplished artists must be compensated on an equal level with other skilled, in-demand professionals, and that successful businesses must give back to -- and participate energetically in – their communities. Meow Wolf provides financial assistance, expertise, and other forms of active support, and are excited to support innovative, community-focused art and social projects.

About the Artist

Lizzy Taber’s projects explore the relationships between art and science, with an emphasis on marine ecology and seafloor mapping. Taber’s work has been shown at The Exploratorium, Bentley Gallery, Southern Graphics Conference International, the Sky Harbor Airport, and in other galleries across the United States. In 2018 she participated in an artist residency with Schmidt Ocean Institute where she worked with scientists using multi-sonar mapping methods and with whom she presented at the Ocean Exploration Conference at MIT Media Lab. In addition, she has also attended artist residencies in Croatia, Iceland and Hawaii, and is collaborating with the University of Miami on the Rescue a Reef program focused on coral reef restoration. A native of southern Florida, Lizzy currently holds an MFA from Arizona State University.

Important Dates:

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from noon – 5PM

Community Potluck: Saturday, September 21st from 5 – 7PM – a chance to meet the artist as well as other artists and studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!

Artist Talk: Saturday, September 28th from 2 - 3:30PM

First Friday Viewing & Reception: October 4th from 6 – 9PM

 

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Joseph Malson - "Piecing Starland (Queer)"
Aug
13
to Sep 7

Joseph Malson - "Piecing Starland (Queer)"

Piecing Starland (Queer) – Project Statement

My intention with this residency is to create a small body of work that is regionally specific to the Starland neighborhood. As an artist who uses found and thrifted objects, media, and textiles in combination with handmade materials I try to make work that creates new possibilities of interpretation and experience through material decontextualization and re-assemblage. Historically, queers and queer communities create new identities, new families, and new realities out of what is available to us. My work and methods in the studio echo these models. Using materials that have been procured from second hand stores and from personal collections in combination with disrupted versions of traditional craft techniques, my hope is that you can see some of our stories, disrupting the repeat patterns of heteronormativity.

To further the connection to the neighborhood I would like to call on neighborhood residents for the donation of unwanted textiles. Donations can be dropped off anytime the studio is open or you are welcome to stop by during my open hours every Friday (noon-5pm) during my residency period.

About the Artist:

Joseph spent his childhood in the southern United States daydreaming about pop stars and male teenage heartthrobs. His adolescence in the Midwest was spent experimenting with make up, vintage clothing, shoplifting, and skipping school. After becoming an adult he realized the real world had very little to offer so he returned to school to earn his BFA in the hopes of living his dream of being an artist. He now resides in Savannah, Georgia where he is creating new work and thinking about where he will earn his MFA.

Important Dates:

Open Studio Hours: Fridays from noon – 5PM

Community Potluck: Saturday, August 24th from 5 – 7PM – a chance to meet the artist as well as other artists and studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!

First Friday Viewing & Reception: September 6th from 6 – 9PM - Quilt Raffle

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Nina Farryn - "Looks for Life in America"
Jul
9
to Aug 3

Nina Farryn - "Looks for Life in America"

Looks for Life in America – Project Statement

Looks for Life in America is a project born out of my simultaneous obsession and frustration with Instagram and social media culture in recent years. Since my adolescence, I have experienced a kind of life on the internet. The unique humor and aesthetics of strange corners of the web inform all my work. However, with this particular series, I hope to push forward my frustration towards the superficial ‘wokeness’, misinformation, and escapism in regards to politics that exists in social media. Through satire portraits of the very millennial group I belong to, I want to push individuals to take their activism and opinions off screens and into their communities.

This project aims to produce 4 large paintings as well as 2 limited edition t-shirts. The paintings will be on display as they are completed, having the ability to be critiqued even while I am not present in the studio, through the means of window stickers. The shirts will be displayed during the final exhibition of the project, and will be available for sale with all of the proceeds being given to Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates & Loop It Up Savannah.

About the Artist:

I’m an artist living and working in Savannah, GA. My work is informed by adolescence that experienced the odd and embarrassing birth of social media. Illustrations are my way of understanding my warped sense of humor, as well as my curiosity about how femininity exists and subverts itself in the digital age. I am a mother to two cats, a connoisseur of tea, and a chronic to-do list maker.

Important Dates:

Open Studio Hours:  Saturdays from noon – 5PM

Community Potluck: Saturday, July 27th from 5 – 7PM – a chance to meet the artist as well as other artists and studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!

First Friday Viewing & Reception: August 2nd from 6 – 9PM

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Maggie Hayes - "Unconditional love will break down the hierarchy of oppression"
Jun
11
to Jul 7

Maggie Hayes - "Unconditional love will break down the hierarchy of oppression"

Unconditional love will break down the hierarchy of oppression – Project Statement

This residency will center around the benefits and necessity of moving towards a global community that must be founded on the basis of non-judgment and unconditional love, allowing us to move into horizontal relationship with one another and eliminating the need for the current vertical hierarchy that can only continue to exist through systematic discrimination, injustice, and exploitation. My research has focused on the teachings of Anneke Lucas, creator of the Unconditional Model and Liberation Prison Yoga, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thich Nhat Hanh, Carolyn Myss, and Anodea Judith, among many others, along with my own experiential understandings from breathwork and spiritual practice. I will be creating a mixed media installation to make the ON::VIEW Residency windows into an altar for everyone to be aided in realizing and recovering the loving nature within themselves. I will also be undergoing a personal transformation towards more deeply embodying my own loving nature as well, through the process of a 7 day silent meditation and fast, taking place as a performance inside of the ON::VIEW Residency space. This will be the first time I have undertaken something quite like this, and I welcome the unknown and unpredictable aspects of personal transformation and interpersonal interactions that may occur while holding this space. The idea is that I will be emptying myself of attachments and illusions in order to continue to cultivate and more skillfully use the healing force of unconditional love in the world, to more effectively implement that force for social and political change.

Guests are encouraged to visit the space throughout, including during the meditation period, in which they are welcome and invited to interact with the installation and though I will be in meditation and not able to speak, we may sit with each other and experience the mutual warmth, comfort and support of simply being amongst one another in fellowship.

To receive ourselves as worthy of love, despite whatever flaws we may perceive ourselves to have, despite whatever trauma and abuse we have experienced, despite whatever mistakes or misguided actions we have taken, is truly transformative. When we can extend this generosity of spirit to ourselves, we are then able to share that generosity with the rest of mankind and all life forms. I want to thread together this potential change of heart and dramatic shift of values with the history of marching for freedom and the taking the healing power of music down to the essence of its most fundamental vibrations, the heart beat and the breath.

Artist Bio

As an artist, I strive to create a dialogue through my work that can help loosen the grip of our conditioning and allow more spaciousness for us to connect to a deeper part of ourselves. I do this work through painting, mixed media, sculpture and performance art. My work is largely informed by deep exploration of the body-mind-soul union, through formerly being a competitive swimmer and athlete and having a yoga practice that has spanned 17 years, including leading yoga classes for 8 years of that time. I have had paint on my hands since before I can remember, and perhaps I could consider the language of visual artistic expression as my first language. Though born in Atlanta, I very much grew up in Savannah, Georgia and I feel deep roots and connection to the people here.

Important Dates:

Open Studio Hours: may vary

Community Potluck: Saturday, June 15th from 5 - 7PM

Silent Meditation: June 24th - 30th  - Public is welcome from 10AM – 6PM

Photos welcome, visitation welcome, there will be printed information expressing the mission and process of the performance on site, as well as books and art to browse.

First Friday Viewing & Reception: July 5th from 6 – 9PM

Artist Talk: Saturday, July 6th at 2PM

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"Body Out of Order" by Jennifer Lee Hallsey
May
14
to Jun 8

"Body Out of Order" by Jennifer Lee Hallsey

Body Out of Order Statement:

To be ‘relational’ can only be understood in terms of the connected interactions between individuals or groups of people.  In this context the art form takes on a different connotation and becomes a relationship between individuals around an object.  ‘Art’ is a vehicle and the objects themselves become the language for an encounter to occur.  When discussing the function of art, art should not only be assessed aesthetically as object. It should be considered in terms of the relationships it establishes through these encounters.  The value lies not in the material itself, but rather in the connected interactions we have around the objects; the form itself.

Residency Mission/Proposal

My work exists as a discussion of and about process. Authenticity, aura, value, degradation, and entropy are concepts explored. I am captivated by what is lost, what is gained, and what changes. The form is no longer the object(s) presented, but the relationships between each step.  The work created during the residency program will explore a poststructural analysis of appropriated text, water-based mixed media, and the significance of scale with the human body as a standard of measurement. Small, prayer-style books will be constructed of cut-up method prose and the subsequent text will be transferred to the residency window using vinyl decals, building and degrading over time.

About the Artist:

Jennifer Lee Hallsey grew up in central Maine but moved south to explore the mysticism of Spanish moss and snowless Februaries. She earned her MFA in 2016 from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a jewelry and body adornment focus. Jennifer currently works as an artist and a professor in Savannah, Georgia.

 

Important Dates:

Open Studio Hours: Fridays, May 17th, 24th and 31st  from noon – 5PM

Community Potluck: Saturday, May 25th from 5 – 7PM – a chance to meet the artist as well as other artists and studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!

Workshop: Saturday, May 25th from 12 – 3PM. Limited to 8 participants, this workshop will deal with the use of the cut-up method (a collage/automatic writing technique).  This workshop would be of interest to both writers and visual artists and is appropriate for ages 12 and older. There is a $20.00 charge per participant to cover the cost of materials. For an additional $16, participants can purchase a handmade accordion-style book to work in. 8 books will be available for purchase.

First Friday Viewing & Reception: June 7th from 6 – 9PM

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Kevin Clancy - "Worth Dying For"
Apr
9
to May 4

Kevin Clancy - "Worth Dying For"

“Worth Dying For” Statement:

The use of flags in artwork remains controversial. I believe reactions to seeing the flag used in this way derive less from a change to the physical object and more from the change in our perception of it.


By physically manipulating the United States flag, a more complicated narrative can be brought to bear upon the viewer. Through a multiplicity of processes, the flag is physically and metaphorically reoriented to draw out new questions and interpretations.

The serial production of the United States flag has killed its unique aura. Its use in advertising and propaganda have eroded and limited its meaning. The conceptual ideas that underpin much flag art stem from this history and its use by both state and non-state actors. My time here at ON:VIEW is an opportunity to engage the public on their thoughts and feelings regarding this symbol. I encourage all questions, comments and concerns.

Open Studio Hours: 12 - 5PM on Fridays starting April 19th. Kevin will also be in the building de-threading the flag Saturday - Thursday from 11AM - noon, check our events page for specifics. The public is invited to come in while the artist is present to speak with him and/or sign the guest book. You may also leave a comment about the work via his Instagram @americannibalism or @thefabricofourreality, or you can send him an email at info@americannibalism.com.

Community Potluck: Saturday, April 20th from 5 - 7PM – a chance to meet the artist as well as other artists and studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!

Artist Talk: Thursday, April 25th at 6PM

First Friday Viewing: Friday, May 3rd from 6 - 9PM

Artist Bio:

Kevin Clancy (b. 1985, United States) received an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a BS in Visual Arts from Bethany College, West Virginia. He explores political meta-narratives in his art practice using loaded symbols such as the United States flag as a discussion of social, cultural and ethical systems. Clancy has exhibited his work nationally at galleries in Massachusetts, West Virginia, Georgia, Texas, Rhode Island and Oregon. He currently lives and works in Savannah, Georgia.

To see more of his work visit: www.kclancyart.com

@americannibalism @thefabricofourreality

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Emily Laychak - "Judgment Day Circus"
Mar
12
to Apr 7

Emily Laychak - "Judgment Day Circus"

About Judgment Day Circus:

 Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, “Judgment Day Circus” is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM

Community Potluck: Saturday, March 23rd from 5 – 7PM – a chance to meet the artist as well as other artists and studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!

Workshop: Saturday, March 30th from 1 – 3PM - A puppet styles & storytelling workshop for families, from which One Act performances will be created for a kid's show to be performed on April 6th during the 7PM performance.

First Friday Viewing & Reception: Friday, April 5th from 6 – 9PM

Final Performances: Saturday, April 6th at 3PM and 7PM

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

Artist Website: https://www.eoleymulally.com/assembled/

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Jemma Castiglione - Tintype Portraits
Feb
5
to Mar 3

Jemma Castiglione - Tintype Portraits

About “Tintype Portraits”

Over two years ago, a younger Jemma could be found creating tintypes out of the back of her Accord. The production back then involved scraping together odd materials and a toy Holga camera. During this residency, she will expand this process into a month long experimentation of tintype portraiture. Community is one of the most rewarding parts of the photographic medium. People are connecting over mutual visual interests daily. We are united through the camera as a device of capturing reality. There is an interest in older photographic methods like tintype but the education just isn’t around or practiced by enough people to be readily available. Throughout the length of this residency, Jemma will be creating around 30 tintypes in pursuit of spreading the importance of traditional photographic art.

Open Studio Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 12 - 4:30PM and Saturdays from 1 - 5:30PM

Jemma will be scheduling portrait sessions for the following time slots:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12 - 1:30PM // 1:30 - 3PM // 3 - 4:30PM

Saturdays: 1 - 2:30PM // 2:30 - 4PM // 4 - 5:30PM

TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION PLEASE EMAIL: jemmacastiglione@gmail.com

Tintype Workshop: February 23rd at 2PM - For those who do not want their picture taken but want to see the process of how a tintype is made.

About the Artist

From the start, Jemma Castiglione has always held an enthusiasm for creating a visual story in her photography. This has been evidenced in personal projects as well as in the many collaborations she has been a part of. She is practiced in traditional mediums as well as possessing an extensive practical knowledge. Her most prominent work lies in the personal narratives of the people she comes across, whether that hits close to home or as an outsider looking in.

To see more of Jemma’s work please visit:

https://www.jemmacastiglione.com/

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Sabine Remy - Analog Collage Collaboration
Jan
8
to Feb 3

Sabine Remy - Analog Collage Collaboration


Sabine Remy is an analog collage artist  collaborating with other (collage) artists all over the world / in each continent in different projects.
She will continue to develop her open collage studio practice at Sulfur Studios, working specifically with American paper material for herself, and will host a workshop initiating  collaborative projects which will end up in an exhibition in the studio at the end of the residency - kind of assembling a magazine with contributions of all participants.

Friday, 18th January 2-5 pm

Sabine will tell a bit about collage material, tools and how you can start a collage.

After a short introduction participants will collage together – and can begin a collaborative collage

The workshop is about practice – not an art-historical lecture

We will have a few supplies on hand, but you may want to bring your own scissors, cutters (exacto knife), ruler, cutting mats or thick cardboard, glue, tape and paper material, which could include old books, magazines, newspapers, ephemera like for example bottle labels, envelopes, packaging material, stamps, photographs, sheet music, business cards, postcards .....….. anything with pictures inside!

For more information about Sabine and her work visit http://www.miriskum.de/

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Nicholas Silberg - Dearest Savannah
Nov
13
to Dec 16

Nicholas Silberg - Dearest Savannah

The power of the printed word, deliberate in nature, takes time in its revolution. Handwritten letters are personal and tangible because of the time and intimate process of drawing out each and every character. Handprinted ephemera much like handwritten letters can provide the same genuine experience. Unlike word processing where an entire paragraph or more of composition can be eradicated with a swift highlight and a backspace, this is not the case with handset type since it is hard to redistribute what has already been set in and inked.

 “Dearest Savannah” is a adlib patchwork of words, phrases, and sayings about our community, printed by the artist and walk-in community participants. The prints will be assembled and reassembled as the living letter to our dearest Savannah growing over the course of the residency. The studio will be transformed into a letterpress print shop complete with woodtype, presses, ink, paper and other printing accoutrements. The space will provide an opportunity for participants to engage with the artist and equipment to find the words to express how we feel about our community. Participants will build upon what has already been said bring to light common themes of what we say about the place in which we live.

 Following an interaction with the space and the printing process participants will be able to take a print of what they set with them as a reminder of what they have said. Participants are invited to come and print anytime the artist is present in the space.

About Nicholas:

Nicholas Silberg is a Teaching Artist, Professor and Department Chair at Savannah State University where he is responsible for among other things teaching the Printmaking curriculum. He is highly involved with the Ashantilly Press Project in Darien, Georgia where he teaches handset type and relief classes. Recently, he has helped to reopen a letterpress teaching space at the Pioneer Settlement for the Arts in Barberville, Florida. Nicholas holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. Nicholas has received winter residencies from Penland School of Crafts, and has recently chaired a conference panel entitled “Slinging Ink in the South.” Nicholas has shown work nationally and internationally with work in several permanent collections.

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Craig Deppen Auge - Intervals
Oct
9
to Nov 4

Craig Deppen Auge - Intervals

The book and collage can be metaphors for life’s journey; pages and layers conveying time experienced. INTERVALS will expand on Auge’s existing collage practice, utilizing rhythmic, coded and abstracted vocabularies to explore alternative book art. During the 4-week residency, simple bookmaking techniques will be distilled and/or deconstructed to produce sculptural forms. These forms, along with 2D work incorporating collage, drawing, painting and print processes, will develop into a cohesive installation. Playful experimentation between color, texture, pattern and geometry will merge with subtle, narrative photographic elements. Within these combinations, INTERVALS will examine concepts of personal and universal journey. Works will ponder the intersection of ethereal dreamscape and architectural landscape. INTERVALS will highlight inner spaces and interspaces, individual moments and the places in-between, that constitute a collective sense of reality. Quick-shifting segments of imagery may not be immediately recognizable, but in some way are familiar.

The rhythm of the work will be directly informed by the very days and moments spent at Sulfur Studios. Passersby can be present with the artist’s meditative process of collage and bookmaking; cut, fold, arrange, collate, paste, bind, repeat. Using a mixture of acquired print sources, hand-altered paper, canvas, and fabric, surprising moments of unity and contrast, of harmony and dissonance, will be revealed. Auge will incorporate locally sourced ephemera and found materials as much as possible. There will be opportunities during the residency for the community to add visual components to the work. The community will be invited to share specific memories, project imagined futures, or simply take a few moments to indulge in a bit of creative play. Auge will keep the process of making open for improvisation and spontaneity in response to the city and site.

Additionally, Auge aims to publish a collaborative, limited edition zine toward the end of the program. The Zine will prove as record of the monthlong creative interval. A drop-in workshop will be offered to learn how to make small format books and zines so the community can be empowered to self-publish and utilize these processes in their own creative endeavors.

October 12: Open Studio 12pm-5pm

October 19: Open Studio 12pm-5pm

October 20: Open Studio 12pm-5pm

October 27: Mini-Books For Beginners Drop-In Workshop 1pm-5pm $10 suggested donation

November 2: First Friday Public Reception 6pm-9pm

November 3: Final Open Studio

Artist Bio

Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Craig Deppen Auge is a multimedia artist and designer currently based in Kansas City, Missouri. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and an Associates of Science, Digital Design and Print Communications from Bridge Valley Community & Technical College in Montgomery, West Virginia. He has exhibited work in solo and group shows throughout the U.S., including The Billboard Creative Q1 Show in Los Angeles, and locally at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. He has participated in numerous collaborative projects, including New York-based Satellite Collective’s Telephone: An International Arts Experiment. His art has been featured in several print and digital publications including Art Yellow Book #2, Sprung Formal, Gambling the Aisle, Duende Literary Journal and Blacklist Journal.

https://www.craigdeppenauge.com

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Annika Pettersson - Remix Resolution
Sep
11
to Oct 6

Annika Pettersson - Remix Resolution

During the one-month residency at Sulfur Studios jeweler Annika Pettersson will be working on the project titled: “Remix Resolution”. This project takes its inspiration from the remix culture that was first developed by end of the 20th century and has evolved ever since. "Remix" generally refers to the practice of recombining pre-existing media content.

Remix, in whatever form or medium in which it is implemented, is concerned with recordings. It is founded on the appropriation of existing media content and it manipulates this recorded data to fabricate new products or content.

Every element in a remix has been derived and copied from something else, it is a process requiring the act of copying. The result is not just a faithful reproduction but somewhat different and original in its own right.

Pettersson aims to produce new and interesting products by recycling already existing media and content. The “Remix resolution” project examines concepts of originality, innovation, authority, simulation, plagiarism, repetition, and inauthenticity.

The “Remix Resolution” project can be divided into four different parts:

Part 1 - In search of new parts

The web is full of available content just waiting to be used. As a jeweler Pettersson has found an unlimited amount of predesigned CAD-files that are accessible for free on the web. Today we are able to download the world's culture and transform it into something different. Part 1 contains of collecting free, pre-made Cad-files to build up a library of content to use.

Part 2 - Change of shape and aesthetic

Once the library has been creating its time to start to remix the content to create new content. By modifying and remixing the collected CAD-files in various programs Petersson will utilize mashup, remix, and and collage practices as new and original ways of creating and distributing information.

Part 3 - Print and analysis

As a new remixed object has been digitally created it will be 3d-printed. Once the 3d-printer has finished the jewel will be analyzed, evaluated, and possibly redesigned and then printed again.

Part 4 - Discussion and conversation

This project is based on the underlying values of originality, innovation, uniqueness, artistry, creativity and hard work. To further develop these thoughts Pettersson aims to organize discussions in the form of remix-talks. Pettersson sees this as a way of connecting to the local community and a way to tap into the knowledge, experience, opinions, and behaviors of those individuals that are around Sulfur studios.

Artist Bio

Annika Pettersson was born in Karlskrona, Sweden in 1981. She works predominantly in the field of contemporary jewelry. Through her work Pettersson explores traditional jewelry though a reinterpretation of classical shapes. Her work is distorted and developed though intimate material knowledge. Pettersson’s work embodies a sublime touch and the transcendent nature of jewelry.

She completed her MFA with distinction in 2009 and completed a one-year research project in 2017 at Konstfack University in Stockholm, Sweden. Pettersson has participated in numerous group exhibitions on an international scale and she has been awarded several prestigious grants. She is currently living and working in Stockholm, Sweden.

www.annikapettersson.se

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Lisa Watson - Antidote
Aug
14
to Sep 9

Lisa Watson - Antidote

What should I plant?

What is your artistic process? 

Both seem like simple questions that Lisa D. Watson is frequently asked about her garden business and artwork. The loaded answers are arduous but are interlaced philosophically about creating sustainable gardens and upcycled art. 

During her On::View Residency at Sulfur Studios, Watson will explore combining her current professions and transform the area into “a green space”. “It’s a rare opportunity to incorporate living plants into works of art,” says Lisa. 

Roadways, bridges and sprawl are common themes in Watson’s artwork. She has been concerned with vulnerable natural habitats and human encroachment since she was a child as she watched roadways cut thru neighboring woodlands. Artwork can reflect these issues, native and drought tolerant gardens along with landscape education may just be the antidote to these sprawling problems, one garden at a time. 

A few repetitive shapes using collaged wall pieces, linoleum printing experimentation and three dimensional planters will be explored during the month. The unconventional planters will explore the ways foliage has an incredible way of breaking thru human infrastructure.  

Lisa welcomes those who may need garden advice to bring photos of their landscapes. She will share her knowledge on native, drought and/or salt tolerant plants, rain catchment ideas and a non-toxic weed killer recipe. Sharing knowledge is a way to give back to the Savannah community, but she also wants people to assess their own gardens and make sustainable changes.

In the final week, passersby may slow down and be transported into the installation, creating an antidote as they walk by or enter the space.  

Open to the public Dates

August 18, 24, 25, 31 

Sept. 1, 8 

First Friday Viewing

Sept. 7, 2018  6-9PM

Lecture:  Garden Tips for a Sustainable Southeastern Landscape

Sept. 8, 2018   2PM

Artist Bio

Lisa D. Watson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio and an Certificate in Interior Design from Learning Tree University in Chatsworth, California.  

Watson's artwork has been exhibited nationally in Telfair Museum's Jepson Center and The Savannah City Hall Rotunda Gallery in Savannah, GA, Art on Paper Fair in NYC, The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA, and most recently at Brassworks Gallery in Montclair, NJ. 

Her mural work can be seen in four of contemporary video artist Bill Viola’s Art Installations including Going Forth By Day - Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Five Angels For The Millennium - Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London and The Passions - Getty Museum in Los Angeles. 

Since 1992, Watson has freelanced as an eco-conscious artist, designer, film production art director, muralist and scenic painter. She has created commissioned residential and commercial murals in Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Hilton Head and Savannah, GA. Besides her scenic work on such projects as the Academy Awards, Fox Kids Network w/ Wayne White and many commercials, she art-directed infomercials and videos, including Hip Hop Abs and Gaiam exercise videos. 

Lisa currently owns Plan It Green Design in Savannah, Georgia. When not consulting clients with interior/ exterior space planning, color consulting, native and drought tolerant garden design, she produces art using reclaimed materials. 

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Michelle Quick - Shoemaking Demystified
Jul
10
to Aug 5

Michelle Quick - Shoemaking Demystified

The globalized production of fashion objects has disconnected many consumers from the traditional crafts that used to be highly visible in the production process. During her Residency Michelle Quick will use the ‘on-view’ aspect of this residency as an opportunity to demystify the process of shoemaking and educate viewers about how an object that they interact with every day– shoes - are made.

She will transform the studio space into a development lab and shoe production facility. Visitors will be able to see all the components that go into producing footwear and leather goods as the products are built. The goal of showing these processes is to engage the public in conversations around the value of craft, materials, and labor in relation to the fashion products we interact with daily.

This project will bring together all of Quick's skills as a designer, craftsperson, and educator into one thematic body of work exploring the relationship between design, production, and consumption of fashion objects. So often, emphasis is just placed on the final product, but the artist wants to place equal focus on the materials, making process, and final product by physically showing each phase in the final presentation.

Public Events:

7/14 2-4pm, Shoemaking Process Demonstrations

Formal studio visit with demonstrations walking the visitors through different stages of the shoemaking process, utilizing my project progress for reference.

7/19 6-7pm, Slow Fashion Discussion Panel

Discussion with other local designers and craftspeople to highlighting topics related to my project including the rise of the slow fashion movement, the value of handcrafted objects, and the importance of educating the consumer on the production process.

7/28 1-3pm, Leather Workshop / Make Your Own Leather Key Fob

Hands-on workshop of leather working skills that are utilized in shoemaking, where visitors can actually use tools and create a small leather good for themselves. The process of developing an understanding of materials, learning a new skill, and physically making a product that you can use is incredibly empowering and exciting. Connecting to the products we make can help build curiosity and empathy about how the other products we use regularly are made.

8/3 6-9pm, Final Residency Reception as part of First Fridays in Starland

Artist Bio

Michelle Quick is a footwear and accessory designer, maker, and educator.

She hails from Detroit, Michigan and attributes her early interest in the construction of products to the city’s extensive manufacturing history. Quick first started to design and produce fashion accessories in the early 2000’s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received her interdisciplinary BFA degree with a focus on fibers, fashion, and sculpture.

After working in production for a small shoe manufacturer in Chicago, she pursued a Master’s degree in Fashion Footwear at the prestigious Cordwainers at London College of Fashion. Upon completing her degree, Michelle continued to work in footwear production, specializing in bespoke shoemaking techniques, patterning, and sample making.

She joined the Accessory Design department at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011. Michelle believes it’s important for young designers to understand the power and responsibility of the decisions they make during the design process. She has led study trips to Europe and Asia, exposing students to all levels of material sourcing and manufacturing.

In addition to teaching, Michelle also runs her own bespoke leather goods company, MBQ Handmade, creating one-of-a-kind products for a diverse clientele.

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Becky Slivinsky - Objet de Desir
Jun
12
to Jul 9

Becky Slivinsky - Objet de Desir

Slivinsky's work begins and ends with the act of cleaning. She questions an ideal standard of beauty that is forced upon women within western culture in searching for the correlation between unrealistic beauty expectations and the ways in which women are portrayed in the media. She explores this by purchasing magazines that can be found in common places, whether it be a drug store or a street cart, and flips through to find images of women that are displayed in different ways. Are their bodies being used as a commodity? Is this “fine-art” photography? Is this modeling? What exactly is it that makes one image professional and another “sexy”?

The image of the woman torn from the magazine is digitally manipulated and cleaning products are sprayed over her and I wipe her clean. The artist's response to her objectification is reactionary. Slivinsky is not cleaning the image because the subject is unclean, rather but rather is reclaiming her right to her body and sexuality through the obliteration of her objectification. The image is altered further by gesturally applying, pouring, spraying and wiping more cleaning products across her washed body in an attempt to force the viewer to examine the way women are seen in the world and ultimately subverting the meaning of the original image.

During this 4-week residency, Slivinsky will be continuing this body of work, while touching upon some more personal aspects of her life that she recently realized have an effect on my work. She will be printing large scale photos and working into them with cleaning products and will bring other elements and media into her paintings, such as acrylic paint, marker, collage, etc. She will also be doing smaller scale works using the same process, and will spray-paint t-shirts using a stencil. While the artist is working in the studio, the door will be open to the community in an effort to encourage and engage in conversation surrounding the work with the community.

July 6: Public reception: small prints, t-shirts, and posters will be for sale in the studio space and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood.

July 7: Spray paint your own t-shirt with Rebecca Slivinsky. $20 each. Or bring your own t-shirt with a $5 donation to Planned Parenthood.

Artist Biography:

Rebecca Slivinsky (b. 1993, United States) will be receiving an M.F.A. in painting in 2019 from The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA and received a B.A. in studio art from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT in 2015. She has exhibited work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States as well as internationally. She also studied in Lacoste, France in 2017. Slivinsky currently lives and works in Savannah, GA.

 

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Page Laughlin - Community Coloringbook Project
May
7
to Jun 3

Page Laughlin - Community Coloringbook Project

Page Laughlin, will engage the ON::View residency space as a living laboratory for developing the Community Coloringbook Project.  This is the next series in the Coloringbook Portfolio and “Paper Doll” Series, large scale oil and digital ink paintings on sheets of paper.  Laughlin works at the intersection between oil painting, photography, and digital drawing.  Starting from photographs she takes of people in her community, Laughlin converts the photos into composite figures and generates a line drawing, a coloring book template, for painterly exploration.

“Through my painting and digital ink artworks I am interested in examining our relationship to the ‘things we carry’ —the physical, psychological, and social markers of of who we are,” says Laughlin.  “I ask people to pose for simple photographs, wearing their favorite hat, their everyday street clothes, bringing whatever they carry with them. I am very excited by the ON::View Residency opportunity to workshop the early digital and inkwash drawings for a community coloringbook.”

Throughout her residency, Laughlin invites the public to come be a part of the coloringbook project. On Saturday May 12th from 12-5pm, she will start taking pictures for the coloringbook. Stop by, come dressed as you are, and /or bring a favorite hat you like to wear, or burden you would like to share. Or simply come in and say Hi! and spread the word. On June 1st  from 6-9pm, Sulfur Studios will hold a public open-house; Laughlin will exhibit paintings from her Coloringbook Portfolio.

Page Laughlin has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, including New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Fe, Atlanta, Charlotte and Richmond.  Laughlin’s paintings are in numerous private and public collections, and her paintings have been shown in over 43 competitive exhibitions including 10 solo exhibitions or installations, 11 museum exhibitions, and 6 published color exhibition catalogues. Laughlin lives and works in Winston-Salem, NC, where she is a Professor at Wake Forest University.

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Anya Mitchell - Reflections on Desires
Apr
10
to May 5

Anya Mitchell - Reflections on Desires

About the project:

Inspired by the neighborhoods and culture of Savannah, Georgia I've been thinking about the way we divide ourselves into living a diversity of ways--thinking about how all our ways of living--for all the differences that exist--are all part of one community--though they feel worlds apart. I've been reflecting on our common desires: desires for a safe place to call home, for our children to be educated, to have access to food.

Reflections on Desires embodies these reflections. Places of intersection in Savannah--homes, schools and grocery stores-- are woven together where patterns in the environment across images reflects the one reality in which these seemingly separate places exist. 


www.she--makes.com
@she__makes

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Rob Hessler - Hindenburg (shared experience 2)
Mar
13
to Apr 7

Rob Hessler - Hindenburg (shared experience 2)

On May 6, 1937 the German zeppelin Hindenburg was destroyed in a spectacular fire captured live on radio by Herbert “Herb” Morrison. The event “went viral” as it spread across newsreels and newspapers, and as Morrison’s “Oh the humanity!” proclamation was re-broadcast on radio stations across the country.

The resonance of this event has sent waves into The Other Side of the World, an alternate universe created by artist Rob Hessler. There it created a self-contained “island” where the after-effects play out on a landscape populated by elements familiar to the incident and with things as they were in our real world at that time. The One in the Duck Feather Cloak, a sentient explorer within this alternate reality, has come to explore this island, experiencing it for us in the present day, and sending back images so that we might understand the Hindenburg’s place in our history.

For this project artist Rob Hessler will recreate the Hindenburg disaster at the point where it intersects The Other Side of the World. Leading up to the April 6th First Friday Art March, the space will act as a slowly changing installation piece, set in 1937 during the weeks leading up to the history-altering event. On the evening of the reception, the window on Bull Street will turn into a portal to The Other Side of the World, with Hindenburg coming alive as a performance art piece including video, sound, and live actors.

 

Additional collaborative elements to be provided by videographer Drew Hunt and director/improvisationalist Chris Soucy.

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Friendship Magic Collective - Homecoming
Feb
6
to Mar 3

Friendship Magic Collective - Homecoming

Friendship Magic Collective consists of painters Greg Eltringham and Honor Bowman Hall. 

Our current ongoing collaborative project titled, “Homecoming,” is an investigation into our immediate environment, focusing on elements found in Savannah. We are interested in creating visual narratives that reflect our experiences in a deeply personal and imaginative painterly language. Our project is a conversation between our own points of reference. At times in synch, and at times tense, we create a dialogue about our lived experiences in Savannah. We employ specific painting strategies utilizing landscape, portraits, and narratives that touch on place, personal context, and transformation. This work is our response to the complex relationships and social dynamics that develop in this confined space. The ultimate goal of this project is to create and record our own visual diaries, evidence of our existence here at this moment in time, and to foster a lasting artistic dialog and friendship.

Join us for the public reception at the end of their residency during First Fridays in Starland on March 2nd from 6-9pm.

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