SSAR at Marcia Wood Gallery
SUNDAY SOUTHERN ART REVIVAL SUNDAY SOUTHERN ART REVIVAL Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Ga Exhibition opens Thursday, May 14th runs until June 20th, 2009
The Sunday Southern Art Revival is a collaborative group of Atlanta based artists that evolved out of several sessions or meetings. The meetings were for an active exchange of art making, sharing ideas, stories, techniques, recipes, a few beers, and an appreciation of each other’s work. Employing only a few rules and an intense willingness to experiment with the ways and means. Five Southern Gentlemen collaborating on “making Stuff“ became a serious commitment, creating exciting work that informed and challenged each other artistically. The process we employee is very much like having a visual conversation with one another, stories that lead to stories, that lead to a bad joke and so on. The work is all in reaction to our surroundings and one another. With that said the rules have been; one, it must be fun, describing what we are doing sounds a bit academic, we are having fun; two, whatever time amount of time you have, this rule really lends it self to rule number one, each member as member other hats they wear, jobs and solo art careers, kids, family, dogs, chickens, every member contributes what ever amount of time they can; three, the piece comes first not every member needs to work on every piece, this has been a very active process, but we try to maintain some insightfulness in to what we are doing, and in trying to be considerate to the work and each other most of the time.
Sunday Southern Art Revival is John Tindel, George Long, Michi, Jesse Cregar and Mario Schambon.