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2301 Bull Street
Savannah, GA, 31401
United States

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

Upcoming and Recent Exhibitions

"Imaginary Lives" by Jon Witzky
Aug
15
to Aug 24

"Imaginary Lives" by Jon Witzky

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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"Art for Folk" by Panhandle Slim
Aug
29
to Aug 31

"Art for Folk" by Panhandle Slim

Sulfur Studios is pleased to present "Art for Folk" by Panhandle Slim. The Reception will be on Friday, August 30th from 6 - 9PM, featuring Music for Folk by Oz.

"Art for Folk" is on display from August 29th - 31st and may be seen during Sulfur Studios' regular business hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5PM or by appointment.

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"Every Third Wednesday - Selected Work From the Photo Critique Group"
Sep
5
to Sep 14

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

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

Reception: Friday, September 6th from 6 - 9PM

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"Vorgeschichte:  ut a chao" by Kench Lott
Sep
17
to Sep 21

"Vorgeschichte: ut a chao" by Kench Lott

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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"Bs3" by Troy Wandzel & Alexis Javier
Aug
2
to Aug 10

"Bs3" by Troy Wandzel & Alexis Javier

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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"Pedal" by Heather MacRae
Jul
23
to Jul 28

"Pedal" by Heather MacRae

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

“pedal” | HEATHER MACRAE
July 23-28th
Closing reception: July 26, 6-9PM

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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"Homespun" group exhibition
Jul
11
to Jul 20

"Homespun" group exhibition

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.

Reception: Saturday, July 13th from 6 - 9PM

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"Home - Sulfur Studios Members Exhibition"
Jun
27
to Jul 6

"Home - Sulfur Studios Members Exhibition"

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.

Reception: Friday, July 5th from 6 - 9PM

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 Watson

Jon Witzky

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"Re:Present" by Farzaneh Nozari
May
31
to Jun 2

"Re:Present" by Farzaneh Nozari

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.

 Reception: Saturday, June 1st from 6 - 9PM

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"Abysm" by Zihan Yang
May
31
to Jun 2

"Abysm" by Zihan Yang

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.

Reception: Saturday, June 1st from 6 - 9PM

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"Parallel" by Paige Bennett Black
May
24
to May 25

"Parallel" by Paige Bennett Black

“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

Reception: Friday, May 24th from 6 - 9PM

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"The Remains" by Qiuxin Mao, Curated by Dandi Gu
May
15
to May 18

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

“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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"Edges of Savannah" by Yao Wang
May
9
to May 11

"Edges of Savannah" by Yao Wang

As a Chinese artist who has lived in the United States for seven years, Edges of Savannah 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.

Reception: Friday, May 10th from 6 - 9PM

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/SAVWÄR 'FER/
May
2
to May 4

/SAVWÄR 'FER/

/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.

Reception: Friday, May 3rd from 6 - 9PM


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"In This Skin" by Kendra Kummerer
Apr
18
to Apr 20

"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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"Topocene" by Coleman Camp
Apr
11
to Apr 13

"Topocene" by Coleman Camp

“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

Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th from 6 - 9PM


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"TONDO IN TOTO"
Mar
21
to Apr 6

"TONDO IN TOTO"

For our Spring national juried exhibition, artists were invited to submit work in a circular format.  TONDO IN TOTO” features work in a range of media that considers 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

Juror’s Talk: March 23rd at 2PM

Closing Reception: Friday, April 5th from 6 - 9PM

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"Discovering the Unknown" by Nikita Nagpal
Mar
7
to Mar 9

"Discovering the Unknown" by Nikita Nagpal

From Nagpal’s Statement:

 “We are enveloped in a world of creation where we see through the lens of materials. Materials do not just service an idea rather they lead to many ideas. Discovering the Unknown features a series of horsehair wall panels. In all the artworks, each horse hair has undergone immense transformation by various processes like twisting, knotting and bending.” 

 Nikita Nagpal is a textile designer, born and raised in New Delhi, India. Currently based in Savannah, Georgia she explores many ideas by transforming horsehair, through the improvisational movement of the hand. She examines this phenomenon to understand the way 'form' occurs in craft. 

Discovering the Unknown is on display from March 7th – 9th 2019 and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM. Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, March 8th from 6 – 9PM.

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"Call for Memories" Curated by Chelsea Voss
Feb
28
to Mar 2

"Call for Memories" Curated by Chelsea Voss

Taking inspiration from Nicolas Bourriand’s manifesto on relational aesthetics, Call for Memories subverts the object-based art scene by offering an interactive experience. As a group meditation on the life events that define us, the exhibit asks participants to reflect upon those memories that define them--whether they are painful, beautiful, or a combination thereof.

 Curator Chelsea Voss is a graduate student enrolled in the Business Design and Arts Leadership program at SCAD, with a B.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Florida. Her body of work over the past 10 years as an artist and curator explores the intersection of psychology and neuroscience. The concept for Call for Memories was born from her experience watching Alzheimer's steal her father's memories and sense of self. 

Call for Memories is on display from February 28th – March 2nd 2019 and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM. The Opening Reception will take place from 6 - 9PM on March 1st in conjunction with First Fridays in Starland.

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"I DON'T MIND" by Sarah Mabry
Feb
22
to Feb 23

"I DON'T MIND" by Sarah Mabry

"I DON'T MIND" is a body of work that confronts the unhealthy ways that people deal with grief. The works are comprised of cellular structures of life-threatening illnesses that have taken away or impacted the lives of those closest to the artist. The images are reconstructed to look like non-objective abstract paintings in an attempt to hide what they truly are.

"I DON'T MIND" is on display from February 22nd through February 23rd and may be viewed from 12:00PM-5:00PM.

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"Civilized Nature" by Yi Lu
Feb
14
to Feb 16

"Civilized Nature" by Yi Lu

Exhibition Statement:

As human civilization develops, people have come to dominate the landscape. Landscaping has been an important part of human history for a long time. People have made efforts to shape their environment into an attractive display. The passion for landscaping and the enthusiasm for controlling the natural environment appeared in the past when humans started to learn and interact with nature and the landscape, promoting a pleasing relationship between humans and nature. Most of the subjects in this body of work communicate a sense of strangeness. They are often overlooked by people, but my photographs reveal that people are passionate about modifying the natural environment. By documenting the controlled natural environment in our surroundings, this body of work explores how modified trees and bushes and indoor plants reflect human culture, how we understand the landscape, and how we appreciate and control nature. 

Reception: Friday, February 15th from 6 - 9PM


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"Soft - A Sculpture Exhibition"
Jan
17
to Feb 2

"Soft - A Sculpture Exhibition"

Sulfur Studios invited artists to submit work for our winter nation-wide call for entry exhibition SOFT: A Sculpture Exhibition. Artists were prompted: How does working in soft materials affect the presence and impact of sculptural forms? What can be gained/what is compromised when rigidity is abandoned for flexibility?

 SOFT: A Sculpture Exhibition is on display from January 18th through February 2nd, with an Opening Reception on January 18th and the Closing Reception on February 1st in conjunction with First Fridays in Starland. The exhibition may also be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM.

Soft Artists:

Sarina Angell, Kelly Boehmer, Kevin Clancy, Becca Cook, Doris Grieder, Antonia Larkin,

Lindsay Obermeyer, Shannon Owen, Blaine Steiner and Hannah Surace

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ON::VIEW Year::One
Jan
3
to Jan 12

ON::VIEW Year::One

"ON::VIEW Year::One", an exhibition celebrating the first year of residencies at Sulfur Studios. 

Featuring work from each of our residents in 2018:

Troy Wandzel
Honor Hall and Gregory Eltringham
Rob Hessler
Anya Mitchell
Page Laughlin
Becky Slivinsky
Michelle Quick
Lisa D. Watson
Annika Pettersson
Craig Deppen Auge
Nicholas Silberg

Opening Reception: Friday, January 4th from 6 - 9PM


The exhibition will remain on view through January 12th, with open gallery hours noon to 5pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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"White Elephant IV"
Nov
29
to Dec 15

"White Elephant IV"

This Member Only exhibition will feature an eclectic mix of work by local artists at affordable prices for December’s Art March. All work is priced at $200 and under, making this the perfect opportunity to purchase art to use as holiday gifts!

"White Elephant" is on display from November 29th - December 15th and may be seen during the studios' regular business hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5PM or by appointment.

Participating Artists:

ALAN KINDLER 
ALEXIS JAVIER 
AXELLE KIEFFER 
REBECCA SLIVINSKY 
BRIDGET CONN 
CAMDEN NOIR 
ASHLEY COX 
CARMELLA ALIFFI 
DEBBIE BRANNIGAN 
GARRETT SANDERS 
JEFFREY HICKS 
JENNIFER MOSS 
JOANNE MORTON 
JON WITZKY 
JORDAN FITCH MOONEY 
KEN TIGHE 
LAURA BARTON 
MARCEE MUSGROVE 
MICHAEL TURNER 
MICHELLE PEREZ 
PAMELA BECKWITH 
TARA GARRIGAN 
UGIS BERZINS

Reception: Friday, December 7th from 6 - 9PM

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"Function: An Exhibition of Contemporary Craft"
Nov
8
to Nov 24

"Function: An Exhibition of Contemporary Craft"

For this nation-wide Call for Entry, Sulfur Studios invited artists working in traditional craft media (Ceramic, Fibers, Glass, Metals, Paper, and/or Wood) to submit work, with Guest Juror Ceramicist Jessica Broad

Artists were encouraged to push the boundaries of what “functional” means, including work that is conceptual or satirical, along side more traditional craft forms.

Function Artists:

Julia Licht, Sara Farrington, Kevin Hird, Chloe Irla, Lacy Miller, Jennifer Hallsey, Suzanne Hokanson, Audrey Hetzel, Sara Feldman, Bethany Panhorst, Maria Alejandra Icaza, Heather Mae Erickson, Michael Webster, Kevin Josephson, Nathalie Maiello, Gabriel Mo, Lora Rust, Tristyn Bustamente, Sam Beetler II, Joanna Angell, Emma Walters, Ashley Havy and Jenn Angell

About Guest Juror, Jessica Broad:

Jessica Broad is an artist living and working in Savannah, GA. Her art explores the sculptural and functional potentials of clay and other media. She also has strong interests in drawing and printmaking. She received a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1996 and her M.F.A. from the University of Arizona in 2003. She has completed residencies at the Vermont Clay Studio and the Baltimore Clayworks, where she received the Lormina Salter fellowship. She was honored with the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant in Visual Arts: Crafts in 2006. Jessica has been teaching ceramics since 2001, she is currently a professor at SCAD and coordinator of the Savannah Clay Community. 

"Function: An Exhibition of Contemporary Craft" is on display from November 8th through the 24th, and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM.

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"Lyric" A Group Exhibition
Oct
25
to Nov 3

"Lyric" A Group Exhibition

A Group exhibition of Savannah artists featuring artwork inspired by their favorite songs!

Curated by Lisa D. Watson.

Benefitting WRUU

Opening Reception: Friday, October 26th from 6 - 9PM

Closing Reception: Friday, November 2nd from 6 - 9PM

More info TBA

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"Something Else" by Jia Zeng
Oct
11
to Oct 14

"Something Else" by Jia Zeng

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?

 

Artist Bio

 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

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"Rule of Four" A Group Photography Exhibition by Insley Smullen, Laura Pleasants, Geoff L Johnson and Tim Foster
Oct
4
to Oct 6

"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

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"Roe v. Wade"
Sep
20
to Sep 29

"Roe v. Wade"

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.

Participating Artists:

Susanna Deal

Rebecca Slivinsky

Jenny E. Balisle

Zara Bell

Shelly Smith

Honor Bowman

Melanie Mills

Axelle Kieffer

Krista Harberson

Greg Eltringham

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"Out of Context"
Aug
24
to Sep 8

"Out of Context"

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.
 

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