congratulations to gallery artist sally king benedict for being among the 15 under 40 choosen by atlanta homes & lifestyles magazine for shaping the arts and design culture in atlanta. hidell brooks is counting down the days to sally's solo exhibition this summer. the show will include both abstract and figurative works.
“making art is like having my own personal genie bottle,” says artist sally king benedict, whose vibrant, abstract paintings have raked in critical acclaim and held a place in galleries and solo shows across the country. “i paint or create where i want to be or what i want to do. if i can’t live in the stanley dixon house down the street, i’m going to draw a version of it for myself,” she notes with a laugh. originally from atlanta, benedict earned her art degree at the college of charleston, where encouragement from mentors such as interior designer kathleen rivers and jewelry designer janet gregg helped her establish a full-time art career immediately upon graduation in 2007. in 2012, she and her husband relocated to atlanta, where she continues to grow her business. in addition to an art show with contemporary artist kate long stevenson at the hidell brooks gallery in charlotte, north carolina, she’s bringing several collaborative projects to the market this summer, including a line of letterpress note cards for charleston-based fine paper purveyor mac & murphy.
–claire ruhlin for atlanta homes & lifestyles