We Are Open!
We have officially opened our doors!
The gallery, owned by partners Erin and Justin Nathanson, opened its doors at 2 Carlson Court, downtown Charleston, on Thursday, January 14, 2016 with a debut exhibition, (it was) A Wet, Hot, Southern Summer. The exhibit features work created during or inspired by the summer of 2015.
Built in the late 1980’s, the original structure has undergone a complete renovation to meet professional, museum quality standards for exhibiting artwork. The space is a curator and artist’s wet dream with a sea of white walls soaring 18 feet in height. Deeply inspired by the Nathanson’s travels up and down the coast from Charleston to South Beach, natural vibes have been incorporated into the design with a tropical punch of color and plant-life.
The aesthetic and programming of The Southern will align with what is found in New York City, Los Angeles, London, or other major metropolitan cities. The gallery will present works by living artists who share personal commentary through visual language. New exhibitions will be presented every six to eight weeks alongside a continuous works on paper and object program.
The debut exhibition, (it was) A Wet, Hot, Southern Summer will feature new work by Kristy Bishop (SC), Michaela Pilar Brown (SC), Sarah Emerson (GA), Matt Haffner (GA), Isabelle Klauder (NC), Michael Pajon (LA), Jeanne Vockroth (AR), Antoine Williams (NC), and Gately Williams (SC).
The works on paper and object program will feature a small, curated group of artists and will rotate every three months adding new artists to the mix. This program enables artists to work more freely with new ideas and provides a public setting for a series in progress. Works on paper will feature all media including painting, photography, collage, mixed media, and drawing. Objects will range from three dimensional fiber work to hand-painted skateboards.
The first curated group of artists for the works on paper and object program are Amanda Downey, Reba West Fraser, Camela Guevara, Anna Hopkins, Chris Nickels, Sophie Treppendahl, Jeanne Vockroth, Alex Waggoner, and James Wine.
The Southern will also offer a variety of art publications, limited edition books, and periodicals.