THE GRAY BOOK
SUMMER 2023 NEWSLETTER
|New work by Michael Scoffield|
Welcome to the Summer edition of The Gray Book
As summer arrives, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for an amazing year filled with captivating exhibitions and engaging cultural programs. Together, we’ve expanded our knowledge, celebrated the arts, and fostered a sense of community. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey, and let’s continue to embrace the beauty and joy of artistic expression throughout the sunny season ahead.
We started off Fall 2022 with a fantastic exhibition in New York during the Works on Paper Art Fair. We were excited to share the work of Antonio Carreno, Kevin Cole, Eleanor Neal, and Michael Scoffield.
Dr. Halima Taha visiting September Gray Fine Art at NY Works on Paper Artfair.
The Marriage of the Arts
In the winter of 2022-2023, we embarked on a remarkable artistic journey. We cherished the classics, embracing the timeless creations of Romare Bearden and Faith Ringgold as something old. Venturing into uncharted territory, we marveled at the fresh and innovative works of Gabrielle Torres and Ato Riberio, representing something new. Drawing inspiration from the masters, we borrowed elements of brilliance from Kevin Cole and Kevin O’keith. Lastly, we immersed ourselves in the soothing hues and captivating artistry of Antonio Carreno, Frank Schroder, Freddie Styles, Michael Scoffield, and Andre Henderson, encapsulating something blue. It was an extraordinary season filled with rich experiences that celebrated both tradition and innovation.
“Often in life, we are complacent in our thoughts, actions, and upbringing; humanity seldomly questions the powers at play beyond the scope of the superstructure.” – Gabrielle Torres
“Landscape of Memory”
Celebrating Women’s History Month, we were able to learn about Southern stories, myths, and memories of people that are part of our history and landscape and often forgotten. Eleanor reminded us that there is strength, connection, and resilience in nature and women. Finding our place through our history of struggles and love.Check out link for her artist talk
Jamele Wright Sr. describes a spiritual experience through abstract art
“Every smudge, every color choice, it was all inspired by what I had taken in from Charleston. What I heard in the sound of Charleston,” he continued. “I believe there are voices there that are not heard, that are still crying out. I wanted to honor those people.
“I’m not a politician, I’m not an activist, I’m just an artist,” Wright said. “What I really wanted to do was pay tribute to those that came before me. I wanted to give them a voice.”
New Space but Familiar Place
Reflection is a beautiful way of looking back and moving forward. We understand and are inspired by all that’s come before and what is soon to come. As we prepare for new beginnings, we welcome you to engage with us at our new location, 480 John Wesley Dobbs, Suite 160 Atlanta GA. 30312 The origin of our Artistic Journey.
The Gallery is pleased to go back to our original space of where we started. We will be setting up the space over the summer. You will have the option of viewing new works in private and allowing more opportunities for engaging conversations in the Upper Room.
During the summer we will be open by appointment only.
As we Get ready for our fall lineup, we are excited to announce our first solo show with
Renowned and Highly celebrated Artist
Shirley WoodsonSeptember 22, 2023
We are also pleased to announce Abstract Expressionist
Showing New works
In November of 2023 “What you’re trying to create is a certain kind of an indispensable presence, where your position in the narrative is not contingent on whether somebody likes you, or somebody knows you, or somebody’s a friend, or somebody’s being generous to you”. (Kerry James Marshall)
Let’s have an indispensable presence when we collect and enjoy art.
Thank you again for your support and engagement with us. We look forward to more exciting artist and exhibitions in 2023/2024.
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