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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.  

Upcoming Events

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Jennifer Lee Hallsey
May
24
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with 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.

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Cut-up Method Collage Workshop with Jennifer Lee Hallsey
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Cut-up Method Collage Workshop with Jennifer Lee Hallsey

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.

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"Parallel" by Paige Bennett Black - Reception
May
25
5:00 PM17:00

"Parallel" by Paige Bennett Black - Reception

“Parallel” is a photographic body of work that investigates time as the universal system of exchange. Money is a representation of tangible time that is collectable, transferable and storable. Utilizing time-dependent photo processes this work creates a parallel currency to represent the relationship.


Artist Bio

Paige Bennett Black is earning her MFA Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. This show is among her last requirements in the program. Upon graduation she will be taking over and running a studio based in Central Michigan.

On display: May 24th & 25th

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Jennifer Lee Hallsey
May
31
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with 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.

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"Abysm" by Zihan Yang - Reception
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

"Abysm" by Zihan Yang - Reception

Join us for the Reception for Abysm by jeweler Zihan Yang on Saturday, June 1st from 6 – 9PM.  Yang’s work is driven by personal psychology and a fascination with the subconscious. She focuses on personal reflections and definitions of the darkness of human nature through traditional formal elements of jewelry. For Yang, the beauty of being human is not only facing the dark side of this inner world but more importantly how to bravely restrain and lock this darkness in the abyss. This exhibition is a bridge for audiences to begin the process of self-reflection in order to face their fear of primal human nature.

 Zihan Yang was born in Xi'an, China. She received her Bachelor of Arts in industrial design at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU) in China. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in jewelry at Savannah College of Art and Design. She has received many awards including the 2018 Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) Scholarship. Her works have been presented nationally at expositions including the 2018 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, the 42nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, and the 2019 Smithsonian Craft Show as well as the 2017 South Korea International Art & Design Exhibition: Makers Movement in the 21st Century. As a studio jewelry artist, Yang uses the medium of jewelry to express her point of view for works that bridge sculpture and wearable art.

 Abysm is on display from May 31st – June 2nd 2019 and may be seen during Sulfur Studios’ regular business hours, Thursday – Saturday from noon – 5PM or by appointment.

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"Re:Present" by Farzaneh Nozari - Reception
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

"Re:Present" by Farzaneh Nozari - Reception

Join us for the Reception for Re:Present by jeweler Farzaneh Nozari on Saturday, June 1st from 6 – 9PM. In Re:Present, Nozari examines the primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of the cultural desire to decorate the body. Metal, fine materials, and a dedication to skilled craftsmanship has always been her primary focus. Through these techniques, Nozari seeks to revive traditional jewelry codes in the contemporary jewelry field to increase appreciation for fine materials that adorn the body and to express the beauty of traditional jewelry forms that serve to identify personality and status. 

Re:Present is on display from May 31st – June 2nd 2019 and may be seen during Sulfur Studios’ regular business hours, Thursday – Saturday from noon – 5PM or by appointment.

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June Photo Group Critique!
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

June Photo Group Critique!

Join us for a monthly gathering of photographers / photo-based artists who are interested in cultivating a photo community in Savannah. We aim to provide a forum for artists at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow with input from a group of peers are welcome.

*** To show your work, RSVP BEFORE CRITIQUE by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

PRINTED WORK IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, however we do have a projector for digital work. There is no limit on prints, but 10-20 is a suggested amount for a productive conversation. Digital work should be limited to 20 images on a flash drive. 

Our basic ground rules include:

1) While we understand that photography serves many different purposes, we approach it from the perspective of artists. This means we believe that there is no one correct way to create a photograph, so our conversations are not about right vs. wrong, or solely based on technique. Because of this, we anticipate that presenters

-- are providing a body of work united by an idea rather than a collection of unrelated images,

-- are willing to provide information about where they are trying to take the work so the group can frame their questions appropriately, and

-- are bringing work that is coming from a place of personal exploration and not solely commercial gain.

Feel free to attend critique a few times before showing work to help clarify these ideas, or reach out to us with questions.

2) We ask that you please keep your one-on-one conversations during critique to a minimum so that the group can give respectful attention to the person presenting their work.

3) *** To show your work, RSVP before critique by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

We will be meeting in the Sulfur Studios Annex -- upstairs at 2301 Bull Street (upstairs entrance is on the corner of 39th and Desoto Ave -- look for the blue awning!) and please BYOB. Feel free to invite your friends that might be interested!

Emily Earl and Bridget Conn are the organizers of the photo critique series. Emily is a photographer from Savannah, a co-founder of Sulfur Studios, and the owner/operator of Prismatic Prints, a print shop inside of Sulfur Studios. Bridget is a photographic artist and former director of The Asheville Darkroom, and now an Assistant Professor of Art in Photography at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern.

*** Email events@sulfurstudios.org for any other questions! ***

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"The Remains" by Qiuxin Mao, Curated by Dandi Gu - Artist Talk
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

"The Remains" by Qiuxin Mao, Curated by Dandi Gu - Artist Talk

“The Remains,” an exhibition by award-winning illustrator Qiuxin Mao, features a body of work that examines the juxtaposition of people, time, and other entities. Through examining the world from a different perspective, she hopes to recall her dreams through her art. For Qiuxin, these works are an expression of amazement toward the never-ceasing splendor of the cosmic world through the eyes of a curious wanderer who hopes to explore and grasp its fleeting beauty.

 Opening Reception: Friday, May 17th, 6 pm - 9 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, May 18th, 2 pm -  3 pm

On View: May 15th - May 19th, 2019, noon - 5pm

 

Artist Bio:

Qiuxin Mao is an award-winning illustrator from Beijing, China. In 2016, she completed her B.F.A. in Game and Interactive Media Design at the Communication University of China. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design. Qiuxin possesses a sensitivity toward to elapse of time and the evanescent beauty, which she prominently displays in her comics, illustrations, and motion media projects. Her inspiration derives from multiple creative outlets. These include literature, music, and most importantly, her dreams. In 2019, Qiuxin received the Gold Award in the editorial category at the Spectrum 26 Awards Ceremony. She hopes to build on this achievement and immerse her audience in a world of fantasy through her works.

Website: qiuxinmao.com

 Curator Bio:

Dandi Gu graduated with M.A. in Business Design and Arts Leadership at Savannah College of Art and Design and earned her B.F.A. degree in Multimedia Digital Art and Design from the China Academy of Art. Gu devotes herself as a curator and creative consultant collaborating with talented artists from various background and nationalities, including fashion designers, performing artists, illustrators, sound designers to curate exhibitions and shows both in China and the United States. Currently, Gu works and lives in New York and Savannah.

Contact info: info@dandigu.com

Website: dandigu.com  

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"The Remains" by Qiuxin Mao, Curated by Dandi Gu - Reception
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

"The Remains" by Qiuxin Mao, Curated by Dandi Gu - Reception

“The Remains,” an exhibition by award-winning illustrator Qiuxin Mao, features a body of work that examines the juxtaposition of people, time, and other entities. Through examining the world from a different perspective, she hopes to recall her dreams through her art. For Qiuxin, these works are an expression of amazement toward the never-ceasing splendor of the cosmic world through the eyes of a curious wanderer who hopes to explore and grasp its fleeting beauty.

 Opening Reception: Friday, May 17th, 6 pm - 9 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, May 18th, 2 pm -  3 pm

On View: May 15th - May 19th, 2019, noon - 5pm

 

Artist Bio:

Qiuxin Mao is an award-winning illustrator from Beijing, China. In 2016, she completed her B.F.A. in Game and Interactive Media Design at the Communication University of China. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design. Qiuxin possesses a sensitivity toward to elapse of time and the evanescent beauty, which she prominently displays in her comics, illustrations, and motion media projects. Her inspiration derives from multiple creative outlets. These include literature, music, and most importantly, her dreams. In 2019, Qiuxin received the Gold Award in the editorial category at the Spectrum 26 Awards Ceremony. She hopes to build on this achievement and immerse her audience in a world of fantasy through her works.

Website: qiuxinmao.com

 Curator Bio:

Dandi Gu graduated with M.A. in Business Design and Arts Leadership at Savannah College of Art and Design and earned her B.F.A. degree in Multimedia Digital Art and Design from the China Academy of Art. Gu devotes herself as a curator and creative consultant collaborating with talented artists from various background and nationalities, including fashion designers, performing artists, illustrators, sound designers to curate exhibitions and shows both in China and the United States. Currently, Gu works and lives in New York and Savannah.

Contact info: info@dandigu.com

Website: dandigu.com  

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Jennifer Lee Hallsey
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with 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.

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May Photo Group Critique!
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

May Photo Group Critique!

Join us for a monthly gathering of photographers / photo-based artists who are interested in cultivating a photo community in Savannah. We aim to provide a forum for artists at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow with input from a group of peers are welcome.

*** To show your work, RSVP BEFORE CRITIQUE by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

PRINTED WORK IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, however we do have a projector for digital work. There is no limit on prints, but 10-20 is a suggested amount for a productive conversation. Digital work should be limited to 20 images on a flash drive. 

Our basic ground rules include:

1) While we understand that photography serves many different purposes, we approach it from the perspective of artists. This means we believe that there is no one correct way to create a photograph, so our conversations are not about right vs. wrong, or solely based on technique. Because of this, we anticipate that presenters

-- are providing a body of work united by an idea rather than a collection of unrelated images,

-- are willing to provide information about where they are trying to take the work so the group can frame their questions appropriately, and

-- are bringing work that is coming from a place of personal exploration and not solely commercial gain.

Feel free to attend critique a few times before showing work to help clarify these ideas, or reach out to us with questions.

2) We ask that you please keep your one-on-one conversations during critique to a minimum so that the group can give respectful attention to the person presenting their work.

3) *** To show your work, RSVP before critique by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

We will be meeting in the Sulfur Studios Annex -- upstairs at 2301 Bull Street (upstairs entrance is on the corner of 39th and Desoto Ave -- look for the blue awning!) and please BYOB. Feel free to invite your friends that might be interested!

Emily Earl and Bridget Conn are the organizers of the photo critique series. Emily is a photographer from Savannah, a co-founder of Sulfur Studios, and the owner/operator of Prismatic Prints, a print shop inside of Sulfur Studios. Bridget is a photographic artist and former director of The Asheville Darkroom, and now an Assistant Professor of Art in Photography at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern.

*** Email events@sulfurstudios.org for any other questions! ***

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"Edges of Savannah" by Yao Wang - Reception
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

"Edges of Savannah" by Yao Wang - Reception

Join us for the Reception for Edges of Savannah by SCAD Photography MFA candidate Yao Wang on Friday, May 10th from 6 – 9PM. As a Chinese artist who has lived in the United States for seven years, this body of work reflects Wang’s visual impressions of the borders of the city of Savannah from a hybrid perspective that reveals the socio-economic landscape through the lens of cross-cultural interpretation.

 Wang’s photographic work focuses on the urban landscape and social culture in the Southern United States. About his work, he says, “photography as an art form is one of the most effective ways to communicate and educate, because photographs are inherently realistic visual documents that can reflect both truthful information and the ideas and attitudes of the photographer.” Edges of Savannah is comprised of three parts that include documentation of neighborhoods at the margins of the city, the industrialized landscape, and night photography. Collectively these images translate moments of transition between city and suburb, residential areas and industrial places, and day and night.

 Edges of Savannah is on display from May 9th – 11th and may be seen during Sulfur Studios’ regular business hours, Thursday – Saturday from noon – 5PM or by appointment.

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May First Friday Festivities!
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

May First Friday Festivities!

Join us for the Reception of /SAV WÄR 'FER/ - an immersive art experience by GIRLS FADED, an inclusive art collective comprised of CiCi Renée, Alison Lopez, Jadyn Coolidge and Max Pollak.

The finale of Kevin Clancy’s “Worth Dying For” project in the ON::VIEW Artist Residency

And Open Studio Night — your chance to tour our studios and see what everyone has been working on!

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/SAVWÄR 'FER/ - Reception
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

/SAVWÄR 'FER/ - Reception

/SAVWÄR 'FER/

/SAVWÄR 'FER/ is an immersive art experience that aims to explore our own culture, race, sexuality, and gender; drawing from our spiritual and ancestral roots in an effort to expose the lesser seen aspects of ones self. GIRLS FADED aims to be an inclusive art collective comprised of CiCi Renée, Alison Lopez, and Jadyn Coolidge and Max Pollak.

On Display: Thursday, May 2nd - Saturday, May 4th, Gallery Hours: noon - 5PM

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Kevin Clancy
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Kevin Clancy

“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.

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

Kevin will have open studio hours from 12 - 5PM on Fridays starting April 19th and will 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.

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Kevin Clancy
Apr
26
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Kevin Clancy

“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.

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

Kevin will have open studio hours from 12 - 5PM on Fridays starting April 19th and will 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.

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The Armenian Genocide: Film Screening & Discussion
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Armenian Genocide: Film Screening & Discussion


On the evening of April 24th, 1915, later known as Red Sunday, Armenian intellectuals and community members were rounded up by Ottoman officials to be deported and executed, heralding the beginning of one the first genocides of the 20th century.

Today, people around the world commemorate the Armenian Genocide on April 24th every year, honoring the 1.5 million Armenians who were systematically murdered by those who would later inspire Adolf Hitler.

Savannah residents and community members are invited to a free screening of "Intent to Destroy," a powerful documentary that chronicles the disturbing history of Armenian Genocide denial in Turkey and by the American government, on April 24th, 2019, which marks the 104th anniversary of the genocide. The screening will be followed by a discussion.



***ATTENDEES ARE REQUIRED TO RSVP ON EVENTBRITE AS SPACE IS LIMITED TO 50 SEATS. IF YOU DO NOT RSVP, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU A SEAT. PLEASE RSVP AT TINYURL.COM/912INTENT2DESTROY.

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"In This Skin" by Kendra Kummerer
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

"In This Skin" by Kendra Kummerer

In This Skin explores feminine identity by reproducing found images of women. Kummerer pulled from historical paintings and current images all depicting idealized beauty and sexuality. By distorting the image using bright colors, large globs of paint and kitschy craft materials the work becomes a playful approach to the subject. Whether it is a historical European painting, pornography or an advertisement the women’s counter part is the male gaze thus reducing her to an object. The female image has often been characterized by the idea that a woman is available for the pleasure of the viewer; passive and aware of her part. In this work, the normally vulnerable subject takes the gaze back from the beholder by staring directly at the viewer. The paintings are not classically rendered, attempting to delineate perfection, but instead show a messy process that superimposes beauty and crudeness to depict the true exploration of the female self. 

In This Skin is on display from April 18th - 20th with a Reception on Friday, April 19th from 6 - 9PM

Artist Bio:

Favoring playful colors and a build up of texture, Kendra’s process is proportionately important to the meaning. Through the pushing and pulling and squirting of paint a beauty coincides with disarray. With caked on paint and tacked on adornments her paintings take on a sculptural effect. Kendra skillfully combines fine art with a messy and unstructured technique.

 Often featuring the female form Kendra is interested in sexuality and beauty in the context of art and voyeurism. She finds inspiration from artists like Marlene Dumas, Summer Wheat, Ghada Amer and Louise Bourgeois. These women painters depict the abstracted female form exploring female identity from a female point of view. Through each layer of paint Kendra ends up probing at her own identify leaving a piece of herself behind in each piece. 

 Kendra Kummerer (b. 1992 San Jose, Costa Rica) received a BA for painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Recent group shows include Pink, Sycamore Place Gallery, Atlanta (2016) and Just Look at It, Ferrari Fine Art, Atlanta (2015). Her work was sold at auction during An Affair of the Art, Atlanta (2017) and is a part of the Boca West Collection in Boca Raton, Florida (2016).

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Kevin Clancy
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Kevin Clancy

“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.

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

Kevin will have open studio hours from 12 - 5PM on Fridays starting April 19th and will 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.


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April Photo Group Critique!
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

April Photo Group Critique!

Join us for a monthly gathering of photographers / photo-based artists who are interested in cultivating a photo community in Savannah. We aim to provide a forum for artists at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow with input from a group of peers are welcome.

*** To show your work, RSVP BEFORE CRITIQUE by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

PRINTED WORK IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, however we do have a projector for digital work. There is no limit on prints, but 10-20 is a suggested amount for a productive conversation. Digital work should be limited to 20 images on a flash drive. 

Our basic ground rules include:

1) While we understand that photography serves many different purposes, we approach it from the perspective of artists. This means we believe that there is no one correct way to create a photograph, so our conversations are not about right vs. wrong, or solely based on technique. Because of this, we anticipate that presenters

-- are providing a body of work united by an idea rather than a collection of unrelated images,

-- are willing to provide information about where they are trying to take the work so the group can frame their questions appropriately, and

-- are bringing work that is coming from a place of personal exploration and not solely commercial gain.

Feel free to attend critique a few times before showing work to help clarify these ideas, or reach out to us with questions.

2) We ask that you please keep your one-on-one conversations during critique to a minimum so that the group can give respectful attention to the person presenting their work.

3) *** To show your work, RSVP before critique by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

We will be meeting in the Sulfur Studios Annex -- upstairs at 2301 Bull Street (upstairs entrance is on the corner of 39th and Desoto Ave -- look for the blue awning!) and please BYOB. Feel free to invite your friends that might be interested!

Emily Earl and Bridget Conn are the organizers of the photo critique series. Emily is a photographer from Savannah, a co-founder of Sulfur Studios, and the owner/operator of Prismatic Prints, a print shop inside of Sulfur Studios. Bridget is a photographic artist and former director of The Asheville Darkroom, and now an Assistant Professor of Art in Photography at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern.

*** Email events@sulfurstudios.org for any other questions! ***

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"Topocene" by Coleman Camp - Reception
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

"Topocene" by Coleman Camp - Reception

“Topocene” by Coleman Camp addresses the current state of land and human’s engagement with it. 

This land is our land. Our house, our home, our mother grown old. It has shed itself for us, now only bearing the cost of freedom. Where have you been in this? What are you doing for tomorrow?

On display: April 11th - 13th

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Puppet shows! at 3PM & 7PM
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Puppet shows! at 3PM & 7PM

"Judgment Day Circus" - A spirited spectacle of poetry & puppetry

Written, Directed, and Designed by Emily Laychak/Eoley Mulally

Cast:

Miss Fortune: Taylor Monette
Narrator: Skippy Spiral
Angel: Eoley Mulally
Devil: Elaina Valore
Sun: Max Von
Moon: Becca Cook
Star: Emily Jane
Evangelist: Jordan Harner
Strongman/alchemist: Chase Wilkinson
Lion/World: Nadia Meyers
Monk: Ty Thompson
Maat: Jhovana Aguilar
Shadow, right: Noel Music
Shadow, left: Bobby Shock
Piano: J. Centrella
Woodwork: J. Centrella and Bill Bruns

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.

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.

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"TONDO IN TOTO" - Closing Reception
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

"TONDO IN TOTO" - Closing Reception

Join us during First Fridays in Starland for the Closing Reception of “TONDO IN TOTO,” our Spring National Call for Entry exhibition exploring the conceptual and compositional challenges of working within a circle.

Featured Artists:

Vanessa Withun

A. Drew Odum

Hank Woodward

Nina Fromal

Christina Colon

June Ford

Sarah Rostamo

Shayla Wigand

Lind Hollingsworth

Michele Perez

Ken Klehm

Will Wright

John Ryan

Jeromy Ross

Exhibition on display: March 21st - April 6th 2019

Juror’s Talk: March 23rd at 2PM

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Apr
3
2:00 PM14:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

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

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.

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.

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Puppet-making Workshop with Emily Laychak
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Puppet-making Workshop with Emily Laychak

A puppet styles & storytelling workshop for families led by Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak. One Act performances will be created for a kid's show to be performed on April 6th. (The workshop and performances are free and open to the public)

About Emily Laychak's project "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.

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.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

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

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.

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.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
29
2:00 PM14:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

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

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.

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.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

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

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.

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.

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Community Potluck!
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

Community Potluck!

Join us on Saturday, March 23rd from 5 – 7PM for a community potluck to welcome our Artist-in-Resident, Emily Laychak! This is a great chance to find out more about her project as well as meet other artists & studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!

About Emily's Residency project "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.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

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

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.

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.

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