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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 Joseph Malson
Aug
23
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Joseph Malson

Swing by every Friday from noon - 5PM during Joseph’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out his progress on his project, Piecing Starland (Queer). Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Joseph Malson
Aug
30
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Joseph Malson

Swing by every Friday from noon - 5PM during Joseph’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out his progress on his project, Piecing Starland (Queer). Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Joseph Malson
Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Joseph Malson

Swing by every Friday from noon - 5PM during Joseph’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out his progress on his project, Piecing Starland (Queer). Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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September First Friday Festivities!
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

September First Friday Festivities!

Join us on Friday, September 6th from 6 – 9PM for a fully loaded evening of open artist studios, the group photography exhibition, "Every Third Wednesday," on display in the gallery, the final viewing of Artist Resident Joseph Malson’s site-specific project "Piecing Starland (Queer)," and the Sulfur Studios Street Fair with Prowl food truck!

On display in the Gallery: "Every Third Wednesday" features the work of ten photographers from the Photo Group Critique that takes place every month at Sulfur Studios. "Every Third Wednesday" is on display from September 5th – 14th 2019, and may be seen during Sulfur Studios’ regular business hours.

ON::VIEW Artist Residency: "Piecing Starland (Queer)" by Joseph Malson. Joseph has spent his residency period creating 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, he makes work that creates new possibilities of interpretation and experience through material decontextualization and re-assemblage. From his statement: “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.”

Open Artist Studios: As usual during First Fridays in Starland, the public is invited to tour our studios and meet the artists working here. People are encouraged to step into each open artist space, ask questions to learn about the artists and their processes, and purchase any work that may be for sale.

Sulfur Studios Street Fair: Located on 39th Street, between Bull Street and Desoto Avenue. The Sulfur Studios Street Fair will take place every month during First Fridays in Starland, highlighting different vendors, food truck and artists!

September Street Fair Vendors:

B-Liscious Natural Bath & Body
Bohemian Moon
Molten Sculpture
Idiosyncratic Creations
Periwinkelle Design
Bit Strange
Tate Ellington Illustration
Nea Hanna
Ghost Kid Forever
Savannah Tassel Co.
Gigi Italian Ice
League of Women Voters

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"Every Third Wednesday - Selected Work From the Photo Critique Group" Reception
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

"Every Third Wednesday - Selected Work From the Photo Critique Group" Reception

The gallery at Sulfur Studios presents Every Third Wednesday: Selected Work from the Photo Group Critique. The Reception on September 6th from 6 – 9PM is in conjunction with First Fridays in Starland.

 For the last two years, the Photo Group Critique has been held the third Wednesday of every month in the Annex at Sulfur Studios, hosted by studio co-owner Emily Earl and Georgia Southern professor Bridget Conn. Photographers are encouraged to bring work that is ideally in-progress for friendly and constructive feedback. In approximately the last year, the group has found a solid footing, with about ten photographers returning each month to share work, while always welcoming new members to join.

The photographers featured in this exhibition all have very different photographic backgrounds; some work with strictly digital or analog camera capture, some build their own cameras, and some don’t use cameras at all to produce their photographic work. In addition to presenting a diverse exhibition of work, the members themselves have diverse backgrounds and include a sound engineer, city alderman, café manager, liquor distiller, former gallery owner, among others. 

Every Third Wednesday is on display from September 5th - 14th 2019 and may be seen during Sulfur Studios’ regular business hours Thursday through Saturday from noon – 5PM or by appointment.

Participating Artists:

Matthew Emmer

Ken Klehm

Insley Smullen

Jennylyn Pawelski

Michael Turner

Tom Van de Ven

Bill Durrence

Stephen B. Morton

Bridget Conn

Emily Earl

On Display: September 5th - 14th 2019


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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Lizzy Taber
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Lizzy Taber

Swing by every Saturday from noon - 5PM during Lizzy’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out her progress on her project. Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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.

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Vorgeschichte:  ut a chao by Kench Lott - Reception
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Vorgeschichte:  ut a chao by Kench Lott - Reception

Vorgeschichte:  ut a chao

This series of work explores the relationship between order and chaos, and the significance of the two.

The German word Vorgeschichte can be translated directly to “Prehistory” and is also synonymous with the creation myth and the start of the universe. “Ut a chao” translates from Latin to “from order to chaos”. We usually hear the term “from chaos to order”; which is valid in its own right. Throughout history there has been a series of patterns. From chaos to order, and from order to chaos. This occurrence holds true in all aspects of life (physically, metaphorically and sociologically). Societal examples would be that of nation states merging into unions and vise versa.

Complete order is authoritarian, complete chaos is destructive. Moderate amounts of the two is beneficial. Some order creates structure; while some chaos creates a level of unpredictably. The human condition tends to seek a middle path.

About the Artist

Kench Lott is an American artist residing in Savannah, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Savannah State University and a Master of Fine Arts at Georgia Southern University. Primarily a three-dimensional artist, he creates art across many disciplines. His work challenges the viewer’s sense of space and depth. 

 

 

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Lizzy Taber
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Lizzy Taber

Swing by every Saturday from noon - 5PM during Lizzy’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out her progress on her project. Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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.

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Lizzy Taber
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Lizzy Taber

Swing by every Saturday from noon - 5PM during Lizzy’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out her progress on her project. Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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.

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Lizzy Taber
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Lizzy Taber

Swing by every Saturday from noon - 5PM during Lizzy’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out her progress on her project. Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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.

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August Photo Group Critique!
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

August 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The critiques for July & August will be dedicated specifically to working up to the Critique Group’s exhibition in September. Photographers participating in the group exhibition should be signing up ahead of time to these 2 sessions and bringing work to be considered for the exhibition.

*** 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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"Imaginary Lives" by Jon Witzky - Reception
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

"Imaginary Lives" by Jon Witzky - Reception

The gallery at Sulfur Studios presents Imaginary Lives, new work from Jon Witzky, with the reception on August 16th from 6 - 9PM. Witzky’s work is inspired by the emotional and psychological resonance of place and time. He is interested in exploring the hidden moments between the mysterious and the familiar, the magic of twilight and the moment before sleep.

The paintings in Imaginary Lives are populated by the ghosts of an unrealized past, they are besotted by a strange mystery, one deeply rooted in the imagined light of the deep south. These large works are both cinematic and abstract. A watery landscape fades into a void, patterns and drips coalesce into something recognizable. The familiar arises out of the unknown, narratives come together only to fall apart again.

Jon Witzky is an artist living in Savannah, Georgia with a studio in Sulfur Studios. He received his MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is currently teaching art at Georgia Southern University. He recently curated a pop-up video exhibition, Longing/Desire, at the Expose Art House in Montgomery, Alabama, featuring video artists from Savannah and around the world. This is Jon’s first solo show in Savannah.

Imaginary Lives is on display from August 15th – 24th and may be seen during Sulfur Studios’ regular business hours Thursday through Saturday from noon – 5PM or by appointment.

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ON::VIEW Open Studio with Joseph Malson
Aug
16
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Open Studio with Joseph Malson

Swing by every Friday from noon - 5PM during Joseph’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out his progress on his project, Piecing Starland (Queer). Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.


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ON::VIEW - Open Studio with Nina Farryn
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW - Open Studio with Nina Farryn

Swing by every Saturday from noon - 5PM during Nina’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out her progress on her project, Looks for Life in America. Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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August First Friday Festivities!
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

August First Friday Festivities!

Join us on Friday, August 2nd from 6 – 9PM for a fully loaded evening of open artist studios, Bs3 - a collaborative installation by Alexis Javier & Troy Wandzel, the final viewing of Artist Resident Nina Farryn’s site-specific project Looks for Life in America, and the Sulfur Studios Street Fair with Yoshi’s Kitchen food truck!

On display in the Gallery: Bs3 is the third rendition of the Brainstorm series curated by artists Alexis Javier & Troy Wandzel. This version will be the final installment of the series to be located at Sulfur Studios' main gallery. Bs3 is on display from August 2nd – 10th 2019, and may be seen during Sulfur Studios’ regular business hours.

ON::VIEW Artist Residency: Looks for Life in America by Nina Farryn

Nina has spent her residency producing 4 large paintings as well as 2 limited edition t-shirts. Passersby have been able to view these in process through the front windows of the residency space. The t-shirts will be available for sale during her First Friday Opening, with proceeds benefitting Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates & Loop It Up Savannah.

Open Artist Studios: As usual during First Fridays in Starland, the public is invited to tour our studios and meet the artists working here. People are encouraged to step into each open artist space, ask questions to learn about the artists and their processes, and purchase any work that may be for sale.

Sulfur Studios Street Fair: Located on 39th Street, between Bull Street and Desoto Avenue. The Sulfur Studios Street Fair will take place in the months of October and December during First Fridays in Starland, highlighting different vendors, food truck and artists!   

August Street Fair Vendors:

 Tate Ellington Illustration

Lemon Limeade Illustration

Flaire Handmade

Bohemian Moon

Currents Savannah

Ana Eyewear

La Soucique Metalsmithing

Phoebe Teeters

Modern Matters Vintage

Atelier Gauthe

B-liscious

Periwinkelle

SolFlaire Jewelry

Just Because Co.

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"Bs3" - Reception
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

"Bs3" - Reception

The gallery at Sulfur Studios presents Bs3, an installation by Troy Wandzel and Alexis Javier, with the reception in conjunction with August First Friday on August 2nd from 6 - 9PM. Bs3 is the third installment of the on-going collaborative Brainstorm series.

Bs3 is a multi-sensory installation project. The re-use and re-purposing of wood cutouts from the previous two iterations will show how the same material can be manipulated, installed, and exhibited in a variety of ways. New elements will be added to provoke memory and potential passages that the work can travel.

Bs3 introduces the use of projectors to help create an immersive environment that further explores our sensibilities using sound and light. Utilizing the audio from past footage, conversations and ambient noise will be layered and edited to enhance the audience experience. Shadows will play a key role in this exploration as video footage and still images from the previous installments will be projected upon 3 different points in the gallery, looping 3 different visuals, allowing for shadows to be cast from the light interacting with the wood cutouts. The juxtaposition of past installations projected into the same space creates a world where the past, present, and future co-exist. These layers add to the multidimensional experience. In this rendition of Brainstorm, Bs3 will be the final installment of the series in The Gallery at Sulfur Studios, with the intention for it to expand and evolve out of the space that it had originated.


- History of Brainstorm -

BrainStorm (2016): A Community Collaboration
This installation is about a shared process and how working together to create an environment that is a reflection of our collective spirit has the power to unify the diverse languages that make up our community.

BrainstormRising (2017): With Guest Artist Emile Fu
Emile, Troy and Alexis used the same material from the previous project (BrainStorm) and ONLY those materials. Their goal was to reinterpret the diverse languages from the collective voice and how they can interact in the same space but with new vision and direction.

Bs3 is on display from August 2nd – 10th and may be seen during Sulfur Studios’ regular business hours Thursday – Saturday from noon – 5PM or by appointment.

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ON::VIEW - Open Studio with Nina Farryn
Jul
27
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW - Open Studio with Nina Farryn

Swing by every Saturday from noon - 5PM during Nina’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out her progress on her project, Looks for Life in America. Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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"Pedal" by Heather MacRae - Closing Reception
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

"Pedal" by Heather MacRae - Closing Reception

Artist Heather MacRae presents recent painting and collages, exploring sexuality, the human body and WORD, in solo exhibition at Sulfur Studios.

The gallery at Sulfur Studios presents “Pedal,” a solo exhibition of paintings and collages by Heather MacRae, opening July 26 6-9PM. The artist’s recent work utilizes pornography as its source material and engages in concepts of liberation, self-expression, understanding and inclusion, in this often taboo platform. Rather than a system of oppression, the artist contends that her subject matter has the ability to open pathways to positive sexual exploration for a myriad of identities.

MacRae, fascinated by the commercial aesthetics of intense erotic imagery, chooses to focus her works on the structure of the body. In her collage series “Build,” the artist delicately cuts selections of the female body and presents them devoid of environmental context, their sexual partner, or their own facial expression. The resulting images are arranged into single words from these tenderly sliced elbows, knees, hands, hair or legs. Selecting words like ‘build’ function as reference to both concept of the body as a mechanical element and an entity.

Most recently, MacRae has been creating figurative paintings based on pornographic images. These works present clippings of the human form, floating in ambiguous decorative environments. Her figures remain faceless, an act that voids personal feelings of exploitation and domination, and plays with the tension of personal and public in porn. Through this work, the artist confronts her feelings of discomfort, unease or shame in the subject of desire and sexuality. Ultimately, MacRae rejects the idea of porn as singularly male-centric and exploitative, in favor of its’ ability to be a space for empowering those that lie beyond the identity of cis-gendered male.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Heather MacRae’s most recent works have fluctuated between the figure and the relationship to the environment and the body as its own habitat and the exploration of internal environment. MacRae is a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. MacRae graduated from SCAD with her MFA in Painting and her Bachelors in Art from Hartwick College. She currently lives and works in Savannah, GA.

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ON::VIEW - Open Studio with Nina Farryn
Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW - Open Studio with Nina Farryn

Swing by every Saturday from noon - 5PM during Nina’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out her progress on her project, Looks for Life in America. Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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"Homespun" - Reception
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Homespun" - Reception

Sulfur Studios is pleased to present Homespun, a show about feminine handiwork and the woman artists who embrace and explore this tradition in regards to home, memory, and the deterioration of those ideas. Featured artists include: Emily Nola, Madison Kline, Emily Renee Stockwell, Allie Mosley, Alison Lopez and Sarah Mabry. Homespun is curated by Christian Miguel Gutierrez.

Homespun is on display from July 11th – 20th 2019 and may be seen during Sulfur Studios’ regular business hours, Thursday – Saturday from noon – 5PM or by appointment.

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ON::VIEW - Open Studio with Nina Farryn
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW - Open Studio with Nina Farryn

Swing by every Saturday from noon - 5PM during Nina’s stay at ON::VIEW Artist Residency to say hello and check out her progress on her project, Looks for Life in America. Visit our Residency page for other important dates!

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.

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July Photo Group Critique!
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

July 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The critiques for July & August will be dedicated specifically to working up to the Critique Group’s exhibition in September. Photographers participating in the group exhibition should be signing up ahead of time to these 2 sessions and bringing work to be considered for the exhibition.

*** 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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"Home - A Member Exhibition" - Reception
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

"Home - A Member Exhibition" - Reception

For Sulfur Studios’ Members Exhibition, artists were prompted to respond to the idea of ‘home’ — Does the word ‘home’ represent a specific building or a specific place or is it the people we surround ourselves with, by choice or by chance? What does it mean to have a home and safe haven, and what does it mean to be without this basic need?

A portion of sales will be donated to the Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham County Area, Inc., whose mission is to provide community-based services which empower our citizens to attain economic independence and a higher quality of life.

On Display: June 27th - July 6th

Participating Sulfur Studios Artist Members:

Carmela Aliffi

Gina Caraviello

Clinton Edminster

Brendhan Garland

Rob Hessler

Alexis Javier

Rose Wind Jerome

Sarmad Khazraji

Coco Lemery

Michelle Perez

John Schmidt

Courtney Trowman

Joshua Ward

Lisa D. Watson

Jon Witzky

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Silent Meditation with Maggie Hayes
Jun
24
to Jun 30

Silent Meditation with Maggie Hayes

From June 24th - 30th Maggie will be sitting in silent meditation in the space as part of her ongoing Residency project, “Unconditional love will break down the hierarchy of oppression,” and the public is invited to sit with her during the times specified below.

"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.


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.

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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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June First Friday Festivities!
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

June First Friday Festivities!

Join us for First Fridays in Starland on Friday, June 7th from 6 – 9PM for a fully loaded evening of open artist studios, paintings by Jeremiah Jossim, the final viewing of Artist Resident Jennifer Lee Hallsey’s site-specific project, and the Sulfur Studios Street Fair with Dark Shark - Taco Attack food truck!

On display in the Gallery: "I’m Always Coming Home" by Jeremiah Jossim, an exhibition of oil paintings made over the last 2 years. These works explore the architecture of home and the importance of the land to our personal sense of place.

ON::VIEW Artist Residency: "Body Out of Order" - Hallsey’s work exists as a discussion of and about process. Authenticity, aura, value, degradation, and entropy are concepts explored. She is 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 explores 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 have been constructed of cut-up method prose and the subsequent text transferred to the residency window using vinyl decals, building and degrading over the 4-week residency period.

Open Artist Studios: As usual during First Fridays in Starland, the public is invited to tour our studios and meet the artists working here. People are encouraged to step into each open artist space, ask questions to learn about the artists and their processes, and purchase any work that may be for sale.

Sulfur Studios Street Fair: Located on 39th Street, between Bull Street and Desoto Avenue. The Sulfur Studios Street Fair will take place every other month during First Fridays in Starland, highlighting different vendors, food truck and artists! (August, October and December 2019)

June Street Fair Vendors:

Victoria Vandervort
A&W Studio
Kristin Draws
Alice and Pearl
Tate Ellington
SolFlair
Four and Fourteen
Coleman Creative
Current Savannah
Bohemian Moon
Phil Musen
Just Because Co.

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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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"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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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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"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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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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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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"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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