“I have always wanted to do a group show with all of the painters in the gallery, showcasing their individual talent in a different way. For the month of December the focus will be on a single wall in the gallery. We have provided each of the artists in the gallery with 8 canvases, all exactly alike, each measuring 8×8 inches in dimension.” says Kit Coleman, Martin Gallery director.
In December Martin Gallery at 18 Broad Street in Charleston, SC, will reveal EIGHT BY EIGHT: EIGHT paintings by EIGHT artists. 64 individual paintings will hang together. A landscape will hang next to a figure, next to a still life. The dynamic of the grouping will be intriguing as a whole, and because each artist is only doing eight paintings, the work will be of the highest quality.
The show will pre-view during the French Quarter Gallery Association Artwalk on December 3rd, and will be followed by a smaller, more intimate Artist’s Reception the following Thursday, December 9th.
Artists: Kathleen Billis, Gilles Charest, Bill Crosby, Joan Dumouchel, Simon Kenevan, Leo E. Osborne, and Wanda Steppe
Guest Artist: Karin Olah
“EIGHT BY EIGHT is a show I have had in the back of my mind since I began working at Martin Gallery. The inspiration came from my senior thesis, and final art exhibition in college. I created one hundred small paintings, ranging in color, composition and content, yet all paintings were exactly the same size. EIGHT BY EIGHT takes this simple concept to new levels, utilizing the talents of eight nationally and internationally renowned artists. It is an absolute joy to work with these artists every day, and I hope this show will excite you as much as it has me.”
The viewer can admire the collection as a whole, and also admire each painting as a strong individual work of art. EIGHT BY EIGHT is going to be a spectacular way to close out the year 2010. This will be a wonderful opportunity for collectors to purchase small works from different artists in the gallery, and even meet these internationally renowned artists in one art-filled evening.