ARTIST STATEMENT: My paper tells the story – the story of place. Each piece of paper I make can be traced to a particular farm or famer’s market or to my own yard. For me, the whole process - from searching for the fibers - cooking and processing them and then finally making the paper - is an exciting journey. Actually making the paper is only the beginning. I often find interesting materials and make the paper without even knowing what I will do with finished product. The paper will sit bundled on my work table taunting me until things fall into place.
Multi Diciplinary artist and Renaissance woman Jacquelien Clay Chester presents handmade sculptures and works on paper along with dramatic readings from several of her plays including "Ina's Loft" "Bitter Fruit" and "A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama".
Lauren Pallotta Stumberg is an Atlanta based artist, muralist, designer, illustrator and creative consultant. With her show "Nesting", Lauren's mission is to honor the human experience through abstracted symbols and portraiture. Nesting examines the relationship we have with our surroundings as we navigate our personal journeys.Photo Gallery from the opening on June 22, 2018
Created to Create is a group show featuring works by Atlanta artists Beth Reames, Ceil Questad, Kay Custer, Mary Ellen Stiffler, Mary Ellen Rowan, Terrie Thompson.
Versions of Truth is a series of sculptures made of clear acrylic panels and linen and polyester thread. Utilizing the transparent properties of the materials to reflect and refract light to create illusions of mass and matter, the work centers on double entendre – how perception can shape and cloud perspective, resulting in a variety truths. Coptically bound, the reflective properties of fanned-out clear acrylic pages create optical illusions, where the viewer must decide what is real, what is a reflection, and if there is a difference between the two.
Sabre Esler is an Atlanta based mixed media artist. Her current work is focused on the architecture of thought. Her paintings are manipulations of patterns created from sculptures. Some paintings reflect architectural elements, such as windows and girders. The framework is a metaphor for the way thoughts are constructed. Sabre’s process starts with a sculpture to begin an inquiry about thought patterns. She uses research from mathematics, neurology and psychology to inform the patterns in her work. The sculpture becomes a resource to create two dimensional works that act like memories. This process allows for her to manipulate the patterns, altering them to create dimension and consider formal aspects of each piece. She loves working in all mediums to explore ideas.
Sabre, an Ohio native, graduated from Miami University, Oxford OH with a BFA in graphic design/illustration and a minor in biology in 1987. She continued her art career, first in advertising and design and began painting in 1995. She completed her MFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Atlanta in 2015.
A recent graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Illustration, Christine Burney’s first gallery exhibition, Shameless Gifts, will feature an unapologetic look at the sweetness of life and the gifts we get even when life is hard. She will dive mostly into her most favorite things of life - nature, animals, people, food - she will explore the grace & education from these things that simply exist. Christine will be having fun with these new works & can’t wait to be generous. Come ready to receive. There will be many surprises.
Geinene Carson creates vivid works in mixed media which embody her personal intersection of art, faith and life. The body of work for "Pathways" began as visual prayers for her daughter with a rare genetic disorder. In my seeking to understand her physical condition and come to terms with the reality presented, Geinene was drawn into the study of neurons and neuro-genesis and became intrigued by the beautiful complexity of the human mind and its ability to re-circuit itself around inflicted damage by creating new pathways.
Matthew Linden King, b. May 24, 1981, grew up in Atlanta, GA the second oldest of eight children. As a child, he was always encouraged to search out his surroundings, satisfy his curiosities, and create new worlds. As an artist, he is privileged to continue these explorations today. He graduated in 2003 from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA with a BFA in studio art. After graduating, he taught art in the public school system for a number of years before attending graduate school. In 2015, he graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design with an MFA in painting. He is currently an adjunct professor of painting and photography at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. He lives and makes his work in Savannah, GA.
Born and raised in Costa Rica, Mariel Cartin received her MFA from SCAD Atlanta in 2016. This show features twelve calendar illustrations of characters from the Bible.
Artist Statement: The heart behind this project is to portray Christian art and God in a new light. I believe art can be a form of worship, reveal beauty, bless people and motivate them to look for a deeper meaning in life. For me, art is an unconventional way in which people can see the unseen God. This calendar contains twelve illustrations of characters whose stories have always inspired and filled me with hope. I pray it does the same for you.
Born in Atlanta, GA in 1976, Matthew Phillips currently resides in Canton, GA with his wife and four children. Phillips finds himself captivated by creation’s story and the themes of life, death, and resurrection reflected throughout the natural order. While Phillips works in many different media, he has a special relationship with wood. From the story of a tree to the beauty of the wood revealed, he has a profound attraction to the material. A great deal of his work is an attempt to express the mysteries of our lives, the goings on within us, and the Creator’s interaction with the created order.
Phillips earned his BFA in Art Education from Georgia State University and his MFA in sculpture at Savannah College of Art and Design. Throughout the last 15 years, he has taught visual arts in many disciplines at Roswell High School in Roswell, GA. These disciplines include art history, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. He has also spent the last 14 years working as a studio assistant for various artists while continuing to make his own work.