Upcoming and Recent Exhibitions
Something else is what hasn’t been defined yet. It is uncertainty. Something is still finding its definition. It can’t be categorized and has to put it aside. It is confusion. It could thrive or decline. It is a middle place between something and nothing. The exhibition is finding the answer of what are we really making? Is it something, nothing or something else? Maybe back to an old question – are we painting or crafting?
Jia Zeng (b.1995, Xiamen, China) received a B.F.A in painting in 2018 summer from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. She has travelled to Hong Kong and France over the past year, showing her work in Savannah and Lacoste. Her painting deals with emotions, using metaphorical and poetic perception. She combines the fiber elements and the found objects in weaving and her small work.
Reception: Thursday, October 11th from 6 - 9PM
"Rule of Four" A Group Photography Exhibition by Insley Smullen, Laura Pleasants, Geoff L Johnson and Tim Foster
Rule of Four showcases four photographers’ adjoining perspectives on the population of, and the perceived distance between, contrasting geographies and landscapes. The Reception is in conjunction with First Fridays in Starland.
About the Artists:
Laura Pleasants grew up in Greensboro, NC. In 2002 she earned BFAs from SCAD in both Photography and Graphic Design. While attending SCAD, she formed the influential indie metal band KYLESA, which resulted in her touring the world for thirteen years. Most of the photos shown here are from her extensive travels.
maidenmist@instagram | laurapleasantsphotography@tumblr
Insley Smullen was hatched from a speckled egg in the temperate forests of Western Maryland. While alive on Earth, she strives to explore the connections between the human and animal, growth and decay, the body and the environment. Using a medium format twin lens camera, Insley photographs in natural settings that are at once eerie and familiar, using subjects both living and dead.
Tim Foster arrived in Savannah in 1999, and received his BFA from SCAD in 2005. Since then, his work as a rope access technician has afforded him a view of Savannah that is rarely experienced. This body of work embraces his unique perspective and invites the viewer into an altered state of awareness by way of combining elements of panoramic, landscape, macro, and portrait photography. forgefoster@instagram
Geoff Johnson has over 25 years of varied photography experience. His long-standing passion for travel and documenting personal experiences is still at the heart of his work today. In addition to his personal work, Geoff keeps busy as a professional freelance photographer and is available for projects, big and small.
geoffphotos@instagram | geoffsphotos.com
Rule of Four is on display from October 4th – 6th, 2018, and may be seen during the gallery’s business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM or by appointment.
Reception: October 5th from 6 – 9PM
On display: September 20th – 29th
Closing Reception: September 28th from 6 – 9PM
For this National Call for Entry, artists were prompted to submit artwork on the theme of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that outlawed restrictions on abortions. They were prompted: Why is Roe v. Wade important to you? And does its relevance change with the very real threat of its repeal? This exhibition is presented in conjunction with guest curators Heather MacRae, Chela Gutierrez, and Jeremiah Jossim.
Jenny E. Balisle
For this nation-wide Call for Entry, Sulfur Studios invited artists to submit work in all media inspired by graffiti and street art to be displayed in a gallery setting. Artists were asked: How does the context of the gallery change the impact the work has on the viewer? What happens when the work is removed from the street and placed in a white box environment? How does this transition from public to private spheres alter the reception of the work’s message? Does this in some way legitimize street art, or remove its integrity? Entries were juried by a committee of Sulfur Studios members, with special guest curator Adolfo H Alvarado.
Out of Context Artists:
Michael Close, Ruth Spellman, Caleb Kennedy, Anne Bessac, Carmela Aliffi, Phoebe Teeters, Zechariah Rosenmeier, Andre Bertolino, Evan Stolers, Jay Hollick and Susan Harmon
"Out of Context" is on display from August 24th - September 8th, 2018, and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM. Also come check out the show on Saturday, August 25th as we do a Juror Talk, Tour and Demo with Adolfo.
“Breaking Through” is a group exhibition of contemporary jewelry. It is curated by Qiong Wu, who is an M.A candidate majoring in both Business Design & Arts Leadership and Jewelry Design at Savannah College of Art and Design.
“Breaking Through” is on display from August 3rd to 5th. The exhibition involves about 40 pieces of jewelry from 4 artists: Shuoyuan Bai, Zihan Yang, Miao He, and Xiangyin Shi. Each artist conveys their stories and understanding of issues through their one of a kind artworks. The exhibition is free to the public, and it will be an excellent chance for the audiences who love art, jewelry, and new things.
The name “Breaking Through” contains two meanings. The first meaning refers to the contemporary jewelry breaking through the boundary and limitation of traditional jewelry making techniques and materials. The second meaning implies the exhibition is breaking through the current situation of the art market in Savannah and brings the new art form to the market.
Friday, August 3rd, 6 pm – 9 pm (Opening Reception)
Saturday, August 4th, 12 pm – 5 pm (Fun Jewelry Event)
Sunday, August 5th, 12 pm – 5 pm
Another Trip Into The Void is an arts exhibition with a focus on psychedelic, surreal, and abstract art featuring 7 artists from across the United States and Europe. The exhibition takes place July 25th - 28th. Featured Artists: Brian Spadafora, Eliza Woods Harrison, Jonathan Mayers, Lindsay Gustafson (also curator), Sarah Ward, Sean Michael Self and Stephanie Trujillo.
The Artist Reception and Psychedelic Costume Contest will be held on Friday, July 27th from 6-9 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be provided! Costumes are encouraged!!! All ages are welcome to attend, experience some incredible art, and have an amazing and fun evening!
An exhibition about an exploration of material manipulations to describe reality through inference and interaction. Griffin's expansive imagination is best expressed through her figurative abstractions of the human condition. A modern deconstructionist, she dismisses the control of explaining and describing, and ignites curiosity by implying and suggesting
form and figure. Her visual perspective is highly influenced by her “eagle eye,” an
undiagnosed legally blind eye, only treated in adulthood. As a result, from early on, she
unconsciously learned to understand visual imagery as an assumption of reality. The
daughter of a space architect and classical organist, she attended Savannah College
of Art and Design for Painting and Illustration. In addition to her inexhaustible
enthusiasm for visual expression, she has been a stylist for over 10 years, a display artist,
a buyer, a yacht and automotive painter, body painter, illustrator, art teacher, and yoga
instructor for 8+ years. Chaos and imperfection continue to fascinate her as she uses
turbulent surfaces to tell the stories of exploring material manipulations in her work.
The Closing Reception on Friday, June 22nd is free and open to the public, and will be
accompanied by refreshments and DJ Jose Ray.
"Exploring" is on display from June 14th through the 23rd and may be seen during the
gallery’s business hours: Thursday – Saturday, noon – 5 PM or by appointment.
This exhibit marks the fourth in a continuing series of exhibitions that showcases work produced in the Experimental Digital Printmaking class in the Photography Department of the Savannah College of Art and Design.
This exhibit showcases work produced by the adventurous student artists who have elected to throw the predictability of typical digital output out the window and challenge the idea of what physical digital output might be.
This is not work that easily happens. It does not come with any guarantee of success. If anything, it defines the old adage that “experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want!’ The results that you are witness to in this exhibit are dense with experience. This is not work for those who expect predictable outcomes.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1st from 6 - 9PM
'Forward' is a collaborative exhibition of works by Kyra Crounse, Nick Dvorak, Anja Honisett and Emily Tillman. As a farewell to their time as painting majors at SCAD with the precarious futures of their professional lives in the forefront of their minds, they have chosen to exhibit a collection of works indicative of their unique individual styles. The result is an eclectic combination of portrait, landscape and abstract paintings — each artist contributing a snapshot of their body of work, produced through extensive and individualized studio practice.
The common thread found in these four emerging artists’ work is response. Whether it be to the figure (Dvorak), place (Crounse), music (Tillman) or the state of society at large (Honisett) – each painter offers a two dimensional reverberation of their internal experiences.
Kyra Crounse (Pensacola, FL) was raised in Keller TX. Crounse explores the idea of creating imagery and memory of places previously unvisited by the viewer, her paintings are rendered in matte acrylic mediums on paper and panel.
Nick Dvorak (Baltimore, MD) combines realism with elements of impressionism, his work focusing primarily on the human figure. Dvorak typically uses oil on canvas/panel or digital printing.
Anja Honisett (Melbourne, Australia) creates oil paintings on canvas involving macro images of the human face. Honisett believes in art as communication and is interested in the intersection of philosophy, sociology and art. In understanding and observing ‘the spectacle’ present day society has found itself in, she engages in a dialogue regarding persona and curated social media facades.
Emily Tillman (Daytona Beach, FL) is inspired by her spontaneous emotional responses to music. Tillman’s energetic physical process consists of the active development of a multitude of layers resulting in experimental, large-scale mix-media abstract paintings.
The Opening Reception is Friday, May 25th from 6 - 9PM
Forgiving Home is an exhibition by SCAD Photography Alumnus, Courtney Ray, about her experience forgiving the place she grew up and the mental health implications that came along with a tumultuous adolescence. Each photograph takes place in Ringgold, a small town in North Georgia consisting of around 4,000 people, in which patrons will be able to understand how our experiences in our adolescence effects us as adults.
Forgiving Home is on display from May 17-19, with a reception on the 18th, from 6 - 9PM. Refreshments will be provided at the reception.
Reception: Friday, May 18, 6-9PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, May 17-19, 12-5PM
Make sure to check out the Indiegogo! You could get some sweet stuff from the exhibition just by being a backer for Forgiving Home:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/forgiving-home-a-photography-exhibition#/
"Sweet Aspirin" features the work of Chinese-born artist Xiaolu Zhang, curated by Peipei Li. Zhang uses mixed materials, expressing stories from her memory and the current issues in society to make people think deeply about social concerns with humor.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 11th,2018 6:00pm－ 9:00pm
Gallery Hours: May 11th － May 13th, 2018 12:00pm － 5:00pm
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A photography M.F.A. thesis exhibition by Tianran Qin, who uses photography to reveal the layered complexity of capitalist consumption through deliberate photographic technical and formatting choices.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th from 6 - 9PM
The work in this painting exhibition explores the relationship between humans and the environment. Jia Deng uses a childlike perspective to capture a feeling of playfulness, despite the inherent risk of adventure. She is interested in the dichotomy of fun and danger, and uses humor in her work.
Jia Deng (b. China) is receiving an M.F.A. in Painting at SCAD. She attended Shenyang Normal University for a B.F.A in of Printmaking, degree received in 2014. She has exhibited her work in several group exhibitions.
Adventure is on display from April 26th – 28th, and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM, or by appointment. Join us on Friday, April 27th from 6 - 9PM for the Opening Reception.
Something We Should Know exposes a real current problem that U.S. combat veterans have for a long time. Their bodies have left the war but they have to continuously fight against P.T.S.D. for their entire life. The exhibition shows true stories about how veterans and their families struggle to survive from P.T.S.D.
Mingfei Wang is a professional documentary photographer with a master’s degree in art. She cares about the people she photographs and always has the patience to be a good listener for their stories. Mingfei believes the heart of always being curious of the truth is the essential spirit for documentary photography.
On display: Thursday, April 19th - Saturday, April 21st
Opening Reception: Friday, April 20th from 6 - 9PM
A photography exhibition exploring the term 'alt process.' With Guest Juror Bridget Conn
"Alternative to What?" is on display from March 22nd - April 1st
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5PM or by appointment
Also be sure to come by on Saturday, March 24th at 2PM for the Juror's Talk
Featured image by Johanna Warwick, "Printed Woman #8," Archival Pigment Print
Join Craig Steven's Experimental Printmaking class for the opening reception of Possibilitiés Trois! All work created in this show has redefined the definition of a printed digital image.
The Opening Reception is Thursday, March 15th from 6 - 9PM
Craig Stevens (Prof)
Ann Van Epps
“Secrets Behind Closed Doors,” a Folk Art Exhibition is curated by Dandi Gu, who is an M.A Candidate majoring in SCAD Business Design & Arts Leadership Department at Savannah College of Art and Design.
"Secrets Behind Closed Doors" is Susan Martinez’s first solo exhibition, which demonstrates American family stories, daily life, landscapes, and folkways. Susan reuses abandoned construction wood to create new artworks, and storytelling a new vision of reality, the story of the 1950’s and 1960’s in America when people were afraid as a country, to tell the truth about what was happening behind closed doors.
“Secrets Behind Closed Doors” is on display from March 2nd through March 4th. There will also be an Opening Reception is on Friday, March 2nd from 6-9 p.m. during First Fridays in Starland.
Artist Talk is on March 3rd, Saturday, from 2-3pm.
Contemporary artists, using very traditional cameras, made the photographs in this exhibition. All the images were captured on large-format type sheet film. The print output varies from 19th century and traditional darkroom processes to digital inkjet and color chemical prints. The photographers showcased in this exhibit have chosen to work with 4X5 and 8X10 view cameras to achieve a personal expression that may not be possible with other equipment.
Celein A. Pauk
Caroline M. Bailey
The Reception for "The Dark Slide" will be Friday, February 23rd from 6 - 9PM.
Every year, December marks the season for North Atlantic Right Whales to come home to Georgia's waters to calve their newborns. Over the last four months, North Atlantic Right Whales have faced the largest die off event in recorded history. Seventeen whales have surfaced dead in the northern end of their migratory area. This is a huge impact on a population of less than 450, making them the most endangered large marine mammal on the planet.
On February 9th, local and international artists will come together to share the message of life and death in the anthropocene. Artists will explore any interpretation they have for the beauty of the North Atlantic Right Whale, and or their dire struggle to survive.
Funds raised from this auction will benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. The center has developed an education program to launch in 2018. This is an important part of how we can connect our local communities to our local whales.
"Lines & Strikes" will be open to the public on Friday, February 9th from 12 - 9PM, with a reception from 6 - 9PM, and on Saturday, February 10th from noon - 5PM.
For "Textile Landscapes," a nation-wide Call for Entry, Sulfur Studios invited artists to submit work created with textile materials or techniques referencing the natural world in any form, from the atomic and cellular level, through geographic and cosmological scales, using traditional as well as experiment techniques and materials.
“Textile Landscapes” is on display from January 17th through February 3rd, and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM.
There will also be a Closing Reception on February 2nd from 6 - 9PM during First Fridays in Starland
Textile Landscape Artists:
Ana Guraieb Chahin
Stella Ranae von Schmid
Join us during First Fridays in Starland on January 5th for the Opening Reception of "Margins." Henry Dean is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Savannah, GA. He teaches Foundations Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design and is director/coordinator of the SCAD Drawing Minor.
“Margins” features two environmental pieces — "Tilt", a marsh installation executed near Port Royal in South Carolina and "Crescent Sun", a real-time video capture of a site-specific work set up in the path of totality during the August 21st 2017 solar eclipse.
For "Tilt," Dean purposefully wrapped nine canvases creating minimalist compositions rendered in natural media (bentonite, clay, hematite, charcoal), then placed them in the marsh on tripod rigs.
"Crescent Sun," with its audio soundscape, provides an uncanny, sensory experience. Dean was inspired by eclipse fever and the pilgrimage quality of the once-in-a-lifetime event.
“Margins” is on display from January 4th - 13th and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM. Also, be sure to join us for the closing reception and artist talk on Saturday, January 13th from 5 to 7PM.
Join us during First Fridays in Starland for the reception of White Elephant III -- the 3rd annual affordable art show on display at Sulfur Studios --- all art priced at under $100!!!
This is also your monthly opportunity to tour 2 floors of artist studios!
White Elephant III is on display from Thursday, November 30th - Saturday, December 9th
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5PM
Corey Houlihan of ink & bones
Carole Wilde Jackson
Geoff L Johnson
Jennifer E Moss
Marcee Rosar Musgrove
Catherine Rhinehart Toriello
In October of 2016, Troy Wandzel and AJ Perez came together to facilitate an art installation/collaboration titled "ABrainStorm" that asked all walks of life to participate by lending their "voice" in whatever medium, to the overall outcome of the project. This project was interrupted by Hurricane Matthew as well, which one may say, lent its own voice to the final display.
This installation was about a shared process, how working together to create a space that is a reflection of our collective spirit has the power to unify the diverse languages that make up our community.
Just over it's 1 yr anniversary, #BSRising is the next installment of an ongoing installation which will include Emile Fu as another co-creator. Emile, Troy and AJ will be using all the same materials from last years project and ONLY those materials. Their goal is to reinterpret the "diverse languages" by reconfiguring the "collective voice" and how it interacts in the same space but with new vision.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 17th from 6 - 9PM
Geoff L Johnson presents a retrospective of environmental nudes representing 20 years of introducing the female form into everyday environments.
Johnson works with friends and acquaintances, instead of professional models, and the resulting images show an organic creative process between photographer and model. In contrast to highly edited studio nudes, the unaffected nude is natural and unfiltered.
On display: Thursday, October 26th - Saturday, November 4th
Reception: Friday, November 3rd from 6 - 9PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5PM
Philophobia (fear of attachment or to fall in love) is a collaborative exhibition featuring the work of selected artists in the reflection of the vulnerability of loving someone, not only in a relationship but in all kinds of love. Through unconventional artistic media and methods of manifestation, the artists investigate the psychology of broken hearts and self-reflection in the mind and body.
The exhibition will be shown on October 19th - 21st with a reception on October 20th
The gallery is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon – 5pm.
Savannahland is an alternate timeline version of Savannah. The beauty, history, and overall vibe still remain, but some of the characters are new, the familiar scenes twisted and reimagined. Savannahland takes the ghost stories and tall tales of Savannah and adds new strange beasts with even taller tales. See a Savannah with winged alligators high above Forsyth Park and Southern Belles portrayed with a baroque aesthetic.
"Savannahland X" is on display from October 5th - 14th
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th from 6 - 9PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5PM
"Micro//Macro" prompted artsits to submit work that examines the very small, the very large, or the relationship between the two. What can we learn when we step outside of our usual perspective? What is revealed at the cosmic or microscopic level?
Opening Reception: Friday, September 15th from 6 - 9PM
Exhibition Runs: September 14th - 30th
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, noon - 5PM
Julie Ann Nagle
Exquisite Corpse 912 is an exhibition featuring collaborative work by randomly paired local artists.
Karen Abato - Kabatoart
On view August 31st - September 2nd. Available for purchase via silent auction during #FirstFridaysinStarland