hidell brooks arrived at our corporate retreat amidst thunder and lightening with the island roads flooded with ankle deep water. the marsh was hardly visible shrouded in a veil of fog reminiscent of one of jacob cooley's paintings that just arrived at the gallery recently. it was the perfect beginning to our annual trip feeling as if we were driving right into a painting!
hidell brooks uses this time to regroup and brainstrorm about the direction of the gallery. we have an awesome exhibition schedule next year with spring solo exhibitions scheduled for amanda talley, bill braun, ruth ava lyons, selena beaudry, page davis, johan hagaman and jenny nelson. fall 2016 brings david kroll, sarah helser and kiki slaughter. we are in awe of our amazing artists and cannot wait to see what comes out of their studios.
next summer we are thrilled to be curating a group exhibition entitled made in the south. the show will be focused on contemporary southern artists. there are so many artists doing incredible work down south and we will be including many new artists to made in the south along side our southern gallery artists. john folsom just started working on a series of new ocean painting for the show!
we will be hitting the ground running when we get back in a few weeks with our september solo exhibitions for north carolina artists susan mcalister and arless day. hidell brooks will end the year in november with solo exhibitions for scott upton, tony hernandez, and geraldine neuwirth. while we are away our wonderful gallery sitter kate will be holding down hidell brooks. we will be checking our email daily!