Looking for art in the Savannah area? Don’t go any further. Here is our list of exhibitions, galleries, and museums. Send the content to [email protected]
Volatile bodies: Eternal souls: Oct. 5. Nov. 7, Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Sinéad Hornak is Sulfur Studios ON :: View Artist in Residence. Focus on the physical containment of the human soul and document the gradual decline of our body into an ephemeral and abstract state.
In a series of book pages, Hornak will tell the path of the soul into existence through abstract collages and mixed media works. Each page is displayed individually in the window, forming a tapestry of abstract collaged pages that form this overarching narrative of the soul escaping physical containment.
Artist talk in person & simulcast via @sulfurstudios IG Live: 14:00 23.10 .; Open studio hours: Thursday & Sunday 12 pm-5pm; Final reception 5 pm-9pm, Nov 5th; sulfurstudios.org/residency.
Send your event to [email protected] Published online. Events printed in chronological order, as far as space permits. Info at 912-652-0365, leave a message. Art exhibitions practice COVID restrictions with face masks and social distancing.
Benjamin Jones work 1994-2020: Through December 22nd, Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B Lane Blvd .; Laneycontemporary.com.
New sculptures, including uniquely eccentric rabbits, skulls, and elephants, emerged when Jones uncovered stored boxes of pins and abandoned styrofoam rabbit shapes that he had saved over a decade ago. The materials, carefully embellishing each shape with paper mache and colorful needles, speak to Jones as discarded and reborn objects from his past and materials for his future, such as sculptural pin cushions that haunt us from a mentality of the Depression or homemade Fabergé eggs, they exude a revitalized sense of culture reuse that is required during virus lockdown.
The rabbits’ acupuncture fuzz and adjacent pierced skulls appear to be protected with a layer of experience and armor.
Social distancing on the lawn and in the gallery. The personal selection of drawings and sculptures shows the continuities of a creative life and the connections between past iconography and new energy.
“Organic Ephemera” by the local artist José Ray: Nature-inspired mixed media exhibition at the Grand Bohemian Gallery, The Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St .; Free admission. Contains a variety of media, including watercolor, markers, crayons, and ink, to show the inherent beauty of natural cycles. Luminous flowers serve as the mainstay in the exhibition and serve as a channel for a broader message about the brevity and sanctity of life.
“Punkhouse in the deep south”: 7 p.m. October 11; Book tour at Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave. Authors Aaron Cometbus and Scott Satterwhite use student interviews collected before the pandemic. The book describes the life of a Pensacola punk rock community that lives in one of the oldest punk houses in the country – 309. Cometbus and Satterwhites The presentation offers a glimpse into the origins of the house and the punks who made the house a home while creating everything from music to art to some businesses at the same time.
EDGE: A joint exhibition by Cynthia Knott & Michael Turner; 12 pm-5pm Thursday-Sunday until October 24th; The gallery at Sulfur Studios 2301 Bull St .; Artist talk 16.10 .; Viewing by appointment at sulfurstudios.org/edge; Facebook event: facebook.com/events/565349831275162.
Mixed media collaboration that interweaves the stories, disciplines and perspectives of Cynthia Knott and Michael Turner. The collaborative aspect of this endeavor came alive when both artists agreed that there was no mistake in the creative process, thus laying the foundation for combined vision, energy and a new artistic voice.
Altarpiece: offering “: until October 8th The Drive Thru Art Box at the Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St. An evolving site-specific installation by Troy Wandzel. Happy Hour Artist Talk in the Drive Thru Art Box: 6-8 p.m. September 23; Schwefelstudios.org/drivethruart; Facebook event: fb.me/e/2saO8fmOv. Originally a portrait painter who focused on painting life, Wandzel has translated his work into a sculpture that seeks to discuss the absence of color and an understanding of how light affects form.
“White wig” by Mehryl Levisse: December 12th at the SCAD Museum of Art, scadmoa.org/exhibitions/white-wig. Levisse’s multifaceted practice explores notions of subjectivity and identity related to queer experience. With gender-specific symbols and images associated with pomp, masquerade and cabaret, the artist produces an extravagant visual language that questions generally accepted ideas of masculinity and femininity. Levisse’s performances and installations function as stages on which gender is re-mixed and veiled. As a moderator, the artist stages the space in order to question the limits of the body and the social codes that define our behavior.
Savannah African Art Museum: 11 am-5pm Wednesday-Saturday, 201 E. 37th St .; savannahafricanartmuseum.org. West Africa gallery tours start every hour on the hour, with the first tour at 11 a.m., last tour at 4 p.m. Central Africa gallery tours start every half hour, with the first tour starting at 11:30 a.m. and the last tour at 3:00 p.m. 30 p.m. Mask compulsory for all visitors and employees in the museum. Free entry; Donations welcome; savannahafricanartmuseum.org.
ART Southeast: New nonprofit with a mission to make Savannah a destination for arts and culture in the Southeast by supporting established and emerging artists and engaging a diverse community with programs by promoting awareness and appreciation for the arts. Sulfur Studios is the flagship program. The managing director is Emily Earl. artssoutheast.org.
Irritable Pelican Artisan Gallery: 10 a.m., 4 p.m. 802 1st St., Tybee Island; irritablepelicanartisangallery.com.