Choice, Chance & Circumstance

Featuring new work by five artists: Spencer Sloan, Beth Lilly, Peter Essick, Andrew Herzog and Zhou Peng

“Choice, Chance & Circumstance” explores new approaches in 21st century fine art photography.  From glitch apps to drones, these artists are using the latest tools to expand our ideas about taking and processing photographs.

Opening Reception - Friday, September 13, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Atlanta based mixed-media artist, Spencer Sloan explores the obsession with celebrity culture, the invasion of privacy, and the complex issues of ownership of image, appropriation and copyright. Sloan does this by digitally manipulating high-resolution paparazzi photographs into pure abstraction, turning the voyeuristic into the inviolable, creating a post-modern commentary on societal values in relation to contemporary pop culture.

Atlanta based photographer, Beth Lilly utilizes a variety of photographic styles in her conceptually driven projects that speculate on the interplay of choice, chance and circumstance. Her latest body of work, “Rhythm and Flow” is a series of photographs of natural elements rearranged into gridded patterns that evoke the urge in nature to connect and evolve.

Atlanta based photographer and author, Peter Essick specializes in nature and environmental themes, making photographs that move beyond mere documentation to reveal, in careful compositions, the human impact of development, as well as the enduring power of the land. His recent body of work features multiple image photographic collages, many of which were made from a drone’s perspective.

New York based artist and designer, Andrew Herzog creates a variety of works that explore the relationship between the viewer and the artist with themes of accessibility and prioritized sight, often taking the form of photographs, books, drawings, site-specific sculptures and interactive performances. Herzog’s on-going series of photographs “Walking Lines,” utilizes a drone to capture his walking as a form of mark making.  

Zhou Peng is a fine art photographer from Shanghai, China. Formally trained as an oil painter, Peng soon turned to commercial photography, but also kept a passion for fine art photography. His semi-abstract photographs explore the fusion of multiple cultures and concepts leading to new ways of seeing and thinking. He is currently an MFA candidate in the photography department at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Amanda Seyfried Walking Her Dog in New York, 6/8/2015, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Amanda Seyfried Walking Her Dog in New York, 6/8/2015, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

21 x 31 in

Emma Roberts Out in LA, 11/14/16, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Emma Roberts Out in LA, 11/14/16, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

37 x 25 in

Lady Gaga Bike Riding in Barcelona, 11/12/2014, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Lady Gaga Bike Riding in Barcelona, 11/12/2014, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

23.50 x 18 in

Paul Anka Goes Shopping In Bevelry Hills, 3/30/17, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Paul Anka Goes Shopping In Bevelry Hills, 3/30/17, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

14.50 x 11 in

Study for Kylie Jenner Shopping at Sephora in Calabasas, 1/18/15, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Study for Kylie Jenner Shopping at Sephora in Calabasas, 1/18/15, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

9 x 9 in

Canopy Suite 344-002  , 2018

Beth Lilly

Canopy Suite 344-002 , 2018

pigment ink on paper

45 x 30 in

The Sea 496-499, 2019

Beth Lilly

The Sea 496-499, 2019

dye sublimation on aluminum

40 x 60 in

Beech Trees, Fernbank Forest, Atlanta, GA X 16, 2018

Peter Essick

Beech Trees, Fernbank Forest, Atlanta, GA X 16, 2018

archival pigment print on paper

16 x 20 in

Construction Site (Roof), Stone Mountain, GA X 36, 2019

Peter Essick

Construction Site (Roof), Stone Mountain, GA X 36, 2019

archival pigment print on paper

16 x 20 in

Railroad Cars, Atlanta, GA X 36, 2019

Peter Essick

Railroad Cars, Atlanta, GA X 36, 2019

archival pigment print on paper

16 x 20 in

Something And/Or Nothing? - Circle, 2019

Andrew Herzog

Something And/Or Nothing? - Circle, 2019

inkjet print on Kodak matte photo paper

23.50 x 45 in

Something And/Or Nothing? - Square, 2019

Andrew Herzog

Something And/Or Nothing? - Square, 2019

inkjet print on Kodak matte photo paper

17 x 30 in

Seen and Unseen #4006, 2018

Zhou Peng

Seen and Unseen #4006, 2018

archival pigment print on paper

30 x 40 in

Out of Siege #1669, 2012

Zhou Peng

Out of Siege #1669, 2012

archival pigment print on paper

14 x 18 in

Angelina Jolie Heads to a Meeting in Beverly Hills, 3/14/19, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Angelina Jolie Heads to a Meeting in Beverly Hills, 3/14/19, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

26.50 x 18 in

Hilary Duff Shopping at Bed, Bath & Beyond in NYC, 9/23/14, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Hilary Duff Shopping at Bed, Bath & Beyond in NYC, 9/23/14, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

24 x 25 in

Lana Del Rey Leaving a Gas Station in Beverly Hills, 12/19/16, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Lana Del Rey Leaving a Gas Station in Beverly Hills, 12/19/16, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

28 x 23 in

Study for Audrina Patridge & Her BMX Riding Boyfriend Corey Bohan at the 2012 Red Bull Flugtag in Miami, FL,11/3/12, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Study for Audrina Patridge & Her BMX Riding Boyfriend Corey Bohan at the 2012 Red Bull Flugtag in Miami, FL,11/3/12, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

9 x 8 in

Study for Gwen Stefani Leaving Paquito Mas Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, 4/17/15, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Study for Gwen Stefani Leaving Paquito Mas Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, 4/17/15, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

9 x 7 in

Canopy Suite 029-821  , 2019

Beth Lilly

Canopy Suite 029-821 , 2019

pigment ink on paper

30 x 45 in

The Sea 502-498 , 2019

Beth Lilly

The Sea 502-498 , 2019

dye sublimation on aluminum

40 x 60 in

Construction Site, Atlanta, GA X 16, 2018

Peter Essick

Construction Site, Atlanta, GA X 16, 2018

archival pigment print on paper

16 x 20 in

Construction Site, Stone Mountain, GA X 36, 2018

Peter Essick

Construction Site, Stone Mountain, GA X 36, 2018

archival pigment print on paper

16 x 20 in

Waffle House Sign, Atlanta, GA X 36, 2019

Peter Essick

Waffle House Sign, Atlanta, GA X 36, 2019

archival pigment print on paper

16 x 20 in

Something And/Or Nothing? - Flower, 2019

Andrew Herzog

Something And/Or Nothing? - Flower, 2019

inkjet print on Kodak matte photo paper

17 x 30 in

Something And/Or Nothing? - Triangle, 2019

Andrew Herzog

Something And/Or Nothing? - Triangle, 2019

inkjet print on Kodak matte photo paper

17 x 30 in

Out of Siege #1390, 2012

Zhou Peng

Out of Siege #1390, 2012

archival pigment print on paper

14 x 18 in

Out of Siege #1729, 2012

Zhou Peng

Out of Siege #1729, 2012

archival pigment print on paper

14 x 18 in

Study for Christian Bale Out For Breakfast in Santa Monica, 7/20/15, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Study for Christian Bale Out For Breakfast in Santa Monica, 7/20/15, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

16 x 12.25 in

Kendall Jenner Out in Paris, 07/05/15, II, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Kendall Jenner Out in Paris, 07/05/15, II, 2019

23 x 31.25 in

Leonardo DiCaprio Flashes His Abs & Checks Out Girls in Central Park, 5/9/16, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Leonardo DiCaprio Flashes His Abs & Checks Out Girls in Central Park, 5/9/16, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

31.25 x 21 in

Study for Emma Roberts at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, 6/11/15, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Study for Emma Roberts at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, 6/11/15, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

9 x 8 in

Hilary Duff Shopping at Bed, Bath & Beyond in NYC, 9/23/14, II, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Hilary Duff Shopping at Bed, Bath & Beyond in NYC, 9/23/14, II, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

29 x 31 in

Canopy Suite 140-149, 2018

Beth Lilly

Canopy Suite 140-149, 2018

pigment ink on paper

30 x 45 in

Waterfall , 2019

Beth Lilly

Waterfall , 2019

dye sublimation on aluminum

18 x 7.50 in

Coca-Cola Sign, Atlanta, GA X 36, 2018

Peter Essick

Coca-Cola Sign, Atlanta, GA X 36, 2018

archival pigment print on paper

16 x 20 in

Forest, Kaaterskill, New York X 36, 2018

Peter Essick

Forest, Kaaterskill, New York X 36, 2018

archival pigment print on paper

16 x 20 in

Walking Line In New Mexico, 2018

Andrew Herzog

Walking Line In New Mexico, 2018

archival inkjet print on paper

13 x 19 in

Something And/Or Nothing? - Heart, 2019

Andrew Herzog

Something And/Or Nothing? - Heart, 2019

inkjet print on Kodak matte photo paper

17 x 30 in

Seen and Unseen #3798, 2018

Zhou Peng

Seen and Unseen #3798, 2018

archival pigment print on paper

30 x 40 in

Out of Siege #1579, 2012

Zhou Peng

Out of Siege #1579, 2012

archival pigment print on paper

14 x 18 in

Out of Siege #1829, 2012

Zhou Peng

Out of Siege #1829, 2012

archival pigment print on paper

14 x 18 in

Emily Ratajkowski on a Boat in Positano, Italy, 6/23/17, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Emily Ratajkowski on a Boat in Positano, Italy, 6/23/17, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

21 x 31 in

Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons at Gelson's Market in LA, 5/2/18, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons at Gelson's Market in LA, 5/2/18, 2019

23 x 34 in

Mena Suvari Hiking in Runyon Canyon in LA, 7/5/15, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Mena Suvari Hiking in Runyon Canyon in LA, 7/5/15, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

23 x 36.50 in

Study for Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson at JFK Airport, 11/23/12, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Study for Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson at JFK Airport, 11/23/12, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

9 x 9 in

Study for Amanda Seyfried Departs at LAX Airport, 1/21/13, 2019

Spencer Sloan

Study for Amanda Seyfried Departs at LAX Airport, 1/21/13, 2019

Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic

9 x 9 in

Rough Water , 2018

Beth Lilly

Rough Water , 2018

dye sublimation on aluminum

13 x 19 in

Clermont Hotel Sign, Atlanta Georgia X 60, 2018

Peter Essick

Clermont Hotel Sign, Atlanta Georgia X 60, 2018

archival pigment print

42 x 24 in

Flowering Dogwood, Atlanta, GA X 16, 2019

Peter Essick

Flowering Dogwood, Atlanta, GA X 16, 2019

archival pigment print on paper

16 x 20 in

Kodak Sign, Atlanta, GA X 36, 2018

Peter Essick

Kodak Sign, Atlanta, GA X 36, 2018

archival pigment print on paper

16 x 20 in

Walking Line In The Valley In Crimora, 2017

Andrew Herzog

Walking Line In The Valley In Crimora, 2017

archival inkjet print on paper

13 x 19 in

Something And/Or Nothing? - Nike, 2019

Andrew Herzog

Something And/Or Nothing? - Nike, 2019

inkjet print on Kodak matte photo paper

17 x 30 in

Seen and Unseen #3979, 2018

Zhou Peng

Seen and Unseen #3979, 2018

archival pigment print on paper

30 x 40 in

Out of Siege #1583, 2012

Zhou Peng

Out of Siege #1583, 2012

archival pigment print on paper

14 x 18 in

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Choice, Chance & Circumstance
Featuring new work by five artists: Spencer Sloan, Beth Lilly, Peter Essick, Andrew Herzog and Zhou Peng “Choice, Chance & Circumstance” explores new approaches in 21st century fine art photography. From glitch apps to drones, these artists are using the latest tools to expand our ideas about taking and processing photographs. Opening Reception - Friday, September 13, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Atlanta based mixed-media artist, Spencer Sloan explores the obsession with celebrity culture, the invasion of privacy, and the complex issues of ownership of image, appropriation and copyright. Sloan does this by digitally manipulating high-resolution paparazzi photographs into pure abstraction, turning the voyeuristic into the inviolable, creating a post-modern commentary on societal values in relation to contemporary pop culture. Atlanta based photographer, Beth Lilly utilizes a variety of photographic styles in her conceptually driven projects that speculate on the interplay of choice, chance and circumstance. Her latest body of work, “Rhythm and Flow” is a series of photographs of natural elements rearranged into gridded patterns that evoke the urge in nature to connect and evolve. Atlanta based photographer and author, Peter Essick specializes in nature and environmental themes, making photographs that move beyond mere documentation to reveal, in careful compositions, the human impact of development, as well as the enduring power of the land. His recent body of work features multiple image photographic collages, many of which were made from a drone’s perspective. New York based artist and designer, Andrew Herzog creates a variety of works that explore the relationship between the viewer and the artist with themes of accessibility and prioritized sight, often taking the form of photographs, books, drawings, site-specific sculptures and interactive performances. Herzog’s on-going series of photographs “Walking Lines,” utilizes a drone to capture his walking as a form of mark making. Zhou Peng is a fine art photographer from Shanghai, China. Formally trained as an oil painter, Peng soon turned to commercial photography, but also kept a passion for fine art photography. His semi-abstract photographs explore the fusion of multiple cultures and concepts leading to new ways of seeing and thinking. He is currently an MFA candidate in the photography department at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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Atlanta
Georgia
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