A Holiday Salon Show featuring 15 artists creating works across many mediums and styles ranging from Contemporary Realist Paintings to Contemporary Abstract Photography.
In a departure from her former inspiration, the ostrich, Heather Lancaster redirects her hand and focus to a bird of a different feather - the sandhill crane. With "informal formalism" Lancaster strives to capture the individual & highly spirited compositions of one of the Southeast's most exceptional migratory travelers. An Atlanta native, this is her third show with Spalding Nix Fine Art.
Condon is a New England native who relocated to Atlanta after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design. For the past twenty years, Condon has been finding inspiration in the environments & culture of the South. Sculpture is a way for him to better understand the natural world. His sculptures are markers of his time as he researches, draws & works the materials in his studio. The end results are homages to his subjects as well as nature itself. Investigating the flora, fauna & textures of the Low Country, this show is a new series for Condon.
Julie Ferris is an equine portrait painter whose goal is to portray the strength & beauty of each subject. Ferris explores the symbolism, history & the highly unique relationship humankind & the horse have shared over thousands of years. Although the purpose & necessity of the horse has changed over the last century, their cultural presence & bond with humans remains strong. In her new life-size equine portrait, Ferris touches on the building blocks of a relationship, concentrating on the initial interaction between horse & human.
An Atlanta native, Ferris received a BFA in Painting with a Minor in Equine Studies from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia, where she also competed on the IHSA SCAD Equestrian team.
Photographer Jerry Siegel was born and raised in Selma, Alabama, and graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta. His first monograph, “Facing South: Portraits of Southern Artists,” was published by the University of Alabama Press in 2011. This body of work has been featured in solo exhibitions at six museums in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. His photographs are in many private and corporate collections, including those of the Ogden Museum of Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and eleven other southeastern US museums. Jerry Siegel's new monograph "Black Belt Color," was published by the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia.
Kyle Brooks, also known as BlackCatTips, is an expressive street folk artist from "way down in the American South." As a painter and muralist, a poet and a teller of tales; Brooks has become known for his street poems, whimsical roadside art installations, and bold colorful murals. With his brush, bright colors, and found materials, he intends to paint the world "Happy." In addition to turning the streets of Atlanta into his personal canvas, Brooks has partnered with companies like Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Weather Channel, and Adult Swim, among many others. With his debut show, A Bowl Full of Happiness, Brooks will fill the walls of Spalding Nix Fine Art with his whimsical characters and bountiful landscapes.
Spalding Nix Fine Art is pleased to present a Summer Show with new works by contemporary Southern artists Edward Rice, Will Kay & Ben Smith.
In 2014, Sandoz traveled to Bermuda to celebrate the marriage of her brother. She did not know that she would be staying in the home where Georgia O’Keeffe had stayed in the late 1930s. She did suspect that the lush island situated in the Sargasso Sea formed on the edges of calderas would capture her heart and imagination. From the minute she landed, Sandoz saw the paintings of the sky, sea and land of Bermuda.
Each work represents the artist engaged in defining the shapes, colors, textures and experience of space one might know in traversing the island. She delights in the materials she uses - water and pigment. Water and pigment, mixtures of land and rock, are also essentially the subject of her works. Without having spent considerable time studying O’Keeffe or her works, in the two years of developing the series, Sandoz discovered a new and surprising compatriot in the “mother of American modernism”. Through drawing, painting and stitching “bermuda” pieced works, her interpretation of the colors and shapes of the island, Sandoz imagined seeing through O’Keeffe’s eyes as well as the eyes of other adventurer-explorers who have been drawn and attached to this very special part of the world.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. - Georgia O’Keeffe
Ashley Woodson Bailey was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas before earning a BFA in Art History and Art from the University of Texas in Austin. She worked as a floral designer for two decades in Dallas, Houston, NYC, Savannah, Atlanta and Austin. As an artist, Ashley is defined fully and completely by the flower. A self-taught photographer, Ashley sought to create a lasting flower arrangement through the lens of a camera after a life-changing accident in 2012 left her physically unable to create for large-scale events.
Bailey’s inspiration for this body of work was twofold: not only the sense peace and reflection that flowers impart to their admirers, but also the power they instill. “A lover’s hand delivering a bouquet of flowers after a fight. A coffin covered in the deceased most cherished blooms. A birthday surprise from an old friend. All of these moments are powerful and peaceful yet fleeting, just like flowers and just like our lives,” states Bailey.
Atlanta native Spencer Sloan is known for his vividly colorful and eye-catching digital manipulations of celebrity photos. Sloan is back to show new and exciting works of abstracted paparazzi images, featuring Kylie and Kendall Jenner, at our gallery.
Landon Nordeman is a fave among many including TIME, National Geographic and numerous New York Fashion Week designers. Our gallery is pleased to present the latest, exclusive behind-the-scene photos from his first monograph, Out of Fashion.
Lisa Tuttle has been involved with the Atlanta art scene for more than 30 years. With her experience and enriching abstract photography, we welcome Tuttle to our gallery for the first time.
Atlanta native Sally King Benedict is celebrated for her vivid paintings exploring abstraction and the female figure. For Sally's third exhibition of new work at our gallery, she will be showing large abstract paintings, works on paper of figure studies and her signature "Face" paintings.
Sarah Lamb is a dynamic realist painter whose focus is painting Classical-style still-lifes. Now based in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Sarah will be showing her latest group of still-life paintings including subjects like watermelons, sunflowers, zinnias, and peaches.
In Elizabeth Stockton’s latest series titled “BOUNDLESS,” Elizabeth further delves into her landscape interpretations. Exploring wide-open spaces, and the horizon line of the Georgia coast and its marshes. Elizabeth’s recent work often crosses the line from representational to abstract giving her paintings an ethereal quality.
Gregor Turk’s new series titled “CONFLUX” features wall-mounted box-like maps of global choke points, strategic locations where passage by land or sea is constricted. Coastlines are depicted as alternating positive and negative cut-outs, framed in a grid and wrapped with repurposed rubber (bicycle inner tubes). Shadows and negative space come into play with the stark structures.
An Atlanta native, Eleanor Driver POST is an artist focused on the study of humanity through her portraits & paintings. Following a degree from Williams College in History & Studio Art, Eleanor moved to Florence & studied at the Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro. In 2001, Eleanor moved to New York where she attended the New York Studio School & studied with David Levine & renowned portraitist Aaron Shikler. For this show, Eleanor was inspired by the refugee women she met while volunteering with the nonprofit Embrace Refugee Birth Support. The challenge of giving birth to & raising a child in such circumstances, often with no family to assist them, is tremendous, & Eleanor hopes to raise awareness of their individuality, inner & outer beauty, & tremendous strength and fortitude. Eleanor lives in Atlanta with her husband, architect Allen Post, & their three young children.
With the marshes, waterways and people of the low-country offering perennial inspiration, Katherine Sandoz examines the everyday and offers work that celebrates what is precious and unique. With this show, Sandoz returns to the subject of flowers, reexamining botanicals through abstraction firmly situating the work in the realm of minimalism. "These paintings are as much about studying and representing botanicals as they are about paint itself, weather patterns, and the natural landscape," reflects Sandoz. Sandoz lives in Savannah, and her paintings and fiber works have been exhibited internationally.
Heather Lancaster is an Atlanta native who hails from a family of artists. For this show,Lancaster continues to explore one of her most inspiring subjects, the ostrich. Experimenting with scale and a variety of materials, Lancaster deepens her connection to drawing, anatomy, and the stillness of portraiture.
Spencer Sloan is a mixed-media artist whose recent work, digitally manipulating paparazzi photographs into abstraction using a series of image-corrupting applications, stems from his years spent as a pop-culture blogger. Sloan received his BFA in Painting from the University of Georgia and studied graphic design at The Creative Circus. In 2015, Sloan was commissioned by Dolby to create a piece for their San Francisco headquarters which was featured in Fast Company magazine. Sloan lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.
Marc Chatov is a devout romantic with a passion for traditional realism and the academic principles of fine art painting. After attending Georgia State University and studying at the Art Students League of New York, Chatov began an intense, full-time apprenticeship with his father and uncle, both acclaimed painters who founded the Chatov Studio. This show celebrates this unique family of artists featuring new works by Marc Chatov, and works by Roman Chatov, and Constantin Chatov.
Sally King Benedict is an abstract artist whose work has quickly caught the eye of critics and collectors alike. Her vibrant and sophisticated work has been featured in various publications nationwide and has warranted solo shows across the region. She has been published in Garden & Gun, Domino Magazine, Elle Decor, Southern Accents, and many more.
After graduating from The College of Charleston in 2007, Sally traveled extensively to South America and Europe. Influenced by her travels, Sally has honed her eye to create visual textures with a rich, adventurous color palette and expressive linear techniques. After ten years in Charleston, Sally returned home to Atlanta, and lives with her husband, George Read, and their son.
Elizabeth Stockton's paintings are inspired by her interest in minimalism, ethereal images, and love of white. In her more ordered paintings, her final layers of paint are made with clean brushstrokes of white to overlap, or form a veil over, bold strokes of color and texture. This produces a subtle, mysterious painting as the multiple layers show through in varying degrees. She is equally drawn to making complicated paintings with convoluted pigments, rigorous brush strokes and reckless marks. These paintings are emotionally charged with color and animation. They speak to her interest in action painting, graphics, gesture and profundity. Depth is critical to her art. It is produced by an impulsive process of adding (and subtracting) layers of oil, which are dried between applications giving the canvas weight and texture. Even if the layers are completely covered, they are there. Sometimes creating a visually undetectable element. Elizabeth follows a course of simplifying and complicating until the painting starts to emerge and show a hint of what it wants to be. She's not so much a make-it-happen artist as a let-it-happen one.
While studying Romanesque sculpture for a Phd at Princeton, Arianna Fioratti Loreto found that she was most interested in the patterns and decorative motifs found in the works of art she was studying. Arianna started taking classes in textile design and ultimately started working in the field. Thinking about patterns and the method of printmaking led her to make her own "engravings" but in pen and ink. She found that animals had the most interesting patterns in nature. She also became fascinated with the world of the microscopic. Radiolarian, zooplankton and viruses have a grace, a symmetry and an abstract beauty that brings one back to the beginning of time.
With a deep appreciation of form and an insistent curiosity, Heather Lancaster explores intricate, sensitive, and lyrical animal gesture created over time, by varied degrees of specialization within different physical environments. Finely tuned body mechanics, and a range of extraordinary design adaptions are carefully considered and rendered with a delicate hand. Through her own evolving creative process, the figures begin with a single line and are slowly realized with layers of graphite, India ink, and charcoal. Lancaster's marks and voice as a visual artist echo her admiration of the perfection attained by the marvel that is natural selection.
With the marshes, waterways and people of the low-country offering perennial inspiration, Katherine Sandoz examines the quotidian and offers work that celebrates what is precious and unique. She studies, analyzes, and reframes small moments, the mundane, neglected details of the day and the diurnal rhythms that, in turn, inspire illustrations, paintings, fibers-based works, installations and public art. Sandoz' paintings and fiber works have exhibited internationally.
After graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and Art History, Maggie Mathews returned to her hometown of Atlanta to explore her passion as a professional artist. Taking advantage of a variety of mediums, Mathews' paintings evoke a sense of movement, connection and balance through layers of lines and color. Her paintings are abstract landscapes formed by lines weaving in and out of the picture plane. Drawing inspiration from the banks of Chattahoochee River or the beaches of St. George Island, her paintings are influenced by water and nature with subjects ranging from oyster shells and bones to aerial photography. Maggie works with designers and collectors across the country, and has been featured in outlets including Southern Living, Atlanta Magazine, Jezebel Magazine, The Love List, and Back Down South.
We are pleased to announce our latest show of works by Modern Masters featuring George Braque, Andre Derain, Paul Gauguin, David Hockney, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso and Frank Stella. These works are being offered for sale from a private collection, and are fresh to the market.
Sally King Benedict is an abstract artist whose work has quickly caught the eye of critics and collectors alike. Her vibrant and sophisticated work has been featured in various publications nationwide and has warranted solo shows across the region. She has been published in Garden & Gun, Domino Magazine, Elle Decor, Southern Accents, and many more. After graduating from The College of Charleston in 2007, Sally traveled extensively to South America and Europe. Influenced by her travels, Sally has honed her eye to create visual textures with a rich, adventurous color palette and expressive linear techniques. After ten years in Charleston, Sally recently returned home to Atlanta, and lives with her husband, George Read, and their son, River.
In addition to photographing fine art projects, Landon photographs for commercial and editorial clients around the world. American Photography, Communication Arts, Pictures of the Year International, The PDN Photo Annual, The Best of Photojournalism, The Center for Documentary Studies, PDN's 30, and The Society for Publication Design have all commended his work. Landon's photographs have been exhibited at The Howard Greenberg Gallery, The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing among other venues, and are in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and The Columbus Museum of Art. These publications have commissioned Landon's work: The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Saveur, ESPN The Magazine, Time, National Geographic Magazine, and Vogue.