'WAYFINDING' is our annual photography show, coinciding with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. This show features new works by four Atlanta artists, including Caroline Bullock, Richard Skoonberg, Peter Essick and Chris Little. The term “wayfinding” is used to describe the multiple ways humans and animals orient themselves in physical space and navigate through this space.
September 11 - November 6
There will be a two day socially-distanced Opening Reception on Friday, September 11 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 12 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the gallery. Masks are required.
Atlanta native, Caroline Bullock creates mixed media abstract works whose primary inspiration is the human relationship with the natural world. Her latest body of work is titled ‘WAYFINDING.’ This body of work explores her philosophical and scientific questions about the nature of reality, impermanence and the intersections between science and spirituality. She uses cyanotype as the physical backdrop of her work because this photographic process serves as a direct marker of place in time. The final works are a juxtaposition between controlled photographic moments and non-linear unpredictable painting.
Atlanta based photographer, Richard Skoonberg captures a complexity in landscapes that are chaotic and cohesive, intriguing and meditative. His latest body of work focuses on the Chattahoochee River. These photographs are images of nature that are often overlooked—tangled, disorderly and wild. These images can be intimidating, emotional and a challenge, but at a closer look, reveal a serene depth and quietness.
Peter Essick is a photographer, author and drone pilot who specializes in nature and environmental themes. His goal is to make 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 most recent series of drone photographs, “Construction Sites,” focuses on areas of rapid change in the environment. Construction sites can be either symbols of economic growth or as a tremendous drain on valuable environmental resources. He sees these temporary landscapes as metaphors for how we are choosing to construct the future.
Atlanta based photographer Chris Little has been working commercially for three decades throughout the US and abroad. In recent years, he discovered the joy of fine art photography in the solitude of wide-open spaces, abandoned buildings and endless roadways. His photographs capture vast and quiet landscapes from a unique perspective.