Southern Comfort Gallery is LIVE! www.soco-gallery.com
Since June, 2014, I've had the pleasure of consulting on the creation of a brand new gallery, Southern Comfort, which will open in Charlotte, North Carolina in May, 2015. Founded by Chandra Johnson, the gallery will represent emerging and established artworks in all mediums with a specialization in photography. The gallery will be housed in a newly renovated 1920’s bungalow featuring 1,200 sq. feet of exhibition space, as well as a photography bookshop and garden.
For the past 42 years, Charlotte has been the home of The Light Factory, one of four museums in the United States dedicated to exhibiting photography and video. Other major museums in Charlotte are The Mint Museum, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation.
SOCO Gallery is adding to the ongoing photography conversation locally and beyond North Carolina. The gallery's inaugural exhibition is titled A Fluid Journey. The exhibition takes it’s name directly from the 1969 movie A Fluid Journey, which is a voyage into 60’s west coast surf culture. The exhibition builds on this idea of the transformative qualities of both water and leisure, and how it affects our physical and mental states. Artists include Will Adler, LeRoy Grannis, Xavier Guardans, Mona Kuhn, Karine Laval, Matthew Porter and Ken Van Sickle.