SPALDING NIX FINE ART
Artists + The Natural World
Reception & Panel Discussion
Friday, September 30
Beginning at 6:00 PM
Spalding Nix Fine Art
425 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Atlanta Art Week Hours
Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM
Cecilia Montalvo & Charlie McCullers | The March, Ebenezer Creek, Georgia | 2022
Artists Caroline Bullock, Jennifer McKinnon, Cecilia Montalvo and Charlie McCullers will take part in an Artist Panel moderated by Spalding Nix.
They will answer questions about how they collaborate with and incorporate elements from natural environments into their artwork.
Join us at Spalding Nix Fine Art on Friday, September 30, starting at 6:00 p.m., to enjoy the conversation and experience our current show, “The Nature of Reality.”
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About The March “Ebenezer Creek” is a series of photographs by the collaborators Cecilia Montalvo and Charlie McCullers. The water at Ebenezer Creek runs swift and black, under and through the forest. Ancient cypress and tupelo stand sentinel over everything which has, and will, pass by. Many different people, over many centuries, have followed the land trail and the waterway. Ebenezer Creek is beautiful. It forces you to see yourself in the marching of time and events.
About the Gallery
Inside the Gallery
Established in 2003, Spalding Nix Fine Art highlights the best of Contemporary Art from the Southeast with abstract artists like Katherine Sandoz and Susan Hable to more traditional realists like Richard Thomas Scott and Heather Lancaster. As an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers, Mr. Nix provides valuation services for donation, estate, insurance & litigation-related purposes. As an art adviser, Mr. Nix assists clients in navigating the art world by offering confidential & objective advice in the acquisition or sale of fine & decorative art. The gallery is open Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Caroline Bullock creates work that explores her philosophical and scientific questions about the nature of reality, impermanence and the intersections between science and spirituality. The natural world plays a key role in her work. She sources local materials from nature to create cyanotypes that form the physical backdrop of her work and also serve as a direct marker of place in time. Water-based media is then added to the cyanotypes to create additional layers of imagery. Gravity is often allowed to do the work, trusting the paint to forge its own way into a form more authentic than one she could control with her hands. The process is as important then as the end product as it offers a chance at reconciliation with unanswerable questions.
About the Artists
Bullock received a BFA from Georgia State University. Her work is included in the collection of the High Museum of Art as well as numerous private and public collections worldwide.
Collaborators Cecilia Montalvo and Charlie McCullers’s works include the use of wet plate collodion as well as digital technology to work below, at, and above the creek’s surface. In addition, fundamental to their work is the incorporation of natural components of the place in each piece, so that the art becomes artifact.
Cecilia was born and raised in Miami, and today lives in Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Virginia, she worked at Smithsonian Magazine and for Harvard University at Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, DC. She holds an MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Charlie is a working photographer from Atlanta. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BFA, and the Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in photography.
“Ebenezer Creek” is a series of photographs by the collaborators. The water at Ebenezer Creek runs swift and black, under and through the forest. Ancient cypress and tupelo stand sentinel over everything which has, and will, pass by. Many different people, over many centuries, have followed the land trail and the waterway. Ebenezer Creek is beautiful. It forces you to see yourself in the marching of time and events.
Jennifer McKinnon Richman is a self-taught artist and photographer who began her career twenty years ago as a collage artist. During the last ten years while living in Atlanta, Georgia, Jennifer has focused on photographing dumpsters, using them as a vehicle to bring awareness to the human contribution to the climate crisis. Work from her first series, Uncontained Consumption, has been recognized by The Print Center’s 96th Annual International Competition, Mozaik Ecosystem X, and the 2022 Texas Photographic Society National Photography Awards.
Jennifer McKinnon’s “Uncontained Consumption” is a series of composited photographic images depicting the future of our oceans if we continue to treat them as floating dumpsters. Mimicking the process by which floating garbage patches and landfills are formed, images are created through a process of digital compositing, combining bits and pieces of photographs taken of the walls of dumpsters to create a new surreal oceanscape, transforming oceans into dumpsters, literally and figuratively.
Photos Courtesy of Spalding Nix Fine Art