Carolina Galleries is pleased to present From the Mountains to the Sea: Landscapes and Interiors of the South by Julyan Davis during the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association annual Palette & Palate Stroll. Each July, the CFADA galleries invite the finest restaurants of the city to serve up the finest art and culinary delights for one night only. July 16, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Tickets are $45 and available at www.cfada.com.
Landscape painter Julyan Davis is a British transplant living and working in Asheville, NC. After studying at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, Davis traveled to America, where his love of the South began. His work explores the Southern landscape: the abandoned mansions, the dilapidated barns, cityscapes, beach scenes and even some rural yet vibrant Caribbean scenes. While he rarely includes living beings in his work, aside from a stray chicken, the remnants of human life, the architecture and sweeping landscapes are haunting yet dignified.
Davis has long been one of Carolina Galleries most collected artists. His work is in the permanent collections the Gibbes Museum of Art, Morris Museum of Art, NC Governors Mansion and Mountain Retreat, and most recently his Interior, Abandoned Mansion of a home in Avery Island, Louisiana was acquired by the Greenville County Museum of Art. A solo show for Davis at the Greenville County Museum of Art is currently in development for 2011.
Carolina Galleries specializes in museum quality work of the American South. The walls are filled with work of artists from the 19th and 20th Centuries, such as Alfred Heber Hutty, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, William Melton Halsey, Corrie McCallum, William Lester Stevens, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith. Contemporary artists are chosen very carefully to complement the aesthetic of those same artists. Stephen Chesley, Craig Crawford, Julyan Davis, Johnson Hagood, Chestee Harrington, Terri Katz Kasimov, Tom McNickle, Margaret M. Peery, Josephine Pratt & Stephen Scott Young fill the walls with modern masters of Southern art.
Julyan Davis: My American South will hang July 16 – 31, 2010 at Carolina Galleries. Visit them at 106 A Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401, Monday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm or online at http://www.carolinagalleries.com.