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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

12.21.2009

Reminders: Lure of the Lowcountry

[Auberge #6, Archival pigment print on board with oil and wax medium, 64" X 80", © John Folsom.]

[Palmetto Canopy #4 , Archival pigment print on board with oil and wax medium, 48" X 48", © John Folsom.]

If you're starting to look at your 2010 calendar and plan to visit Charleston, South Carolina in the new year, don't forget Lure of the Lowcountry, an exhibition of works from contemporary artist John Folsom scheduled to open at the Gibbes Museum of Art on January 22 and continue through April 18.

Inspired in part by 19th-century landscape painting, as well as work by early-20th-century photographers who experimented with soft-focus, painterly images, Kentucky native Folsom manipulates his own photographs with mixed media including wax and oil paint. The Gibbes show will highlight alluring pieces that represent Palmetto Bluff and Edisto Island (South Carolina locations) along with Cumberland Island, Georgia.

Here is John in his studio courtesy Atlanta's own Architecture Tourist. Thanks Terry!

10 comments:

little augury said...

these are so lovely- a trip to the Gibbes would be great in April. G

Southern Aspirations said...

These are fantastic- thank you so much for sharing. Definitely need to plan a trip to the Lowcountry next year!

Terry said...

Fantastic for John. You can feel the humidity - and everything else - in his marshes. Here is Mr. Folsom in his studio.

Karena said...

Beautiful Courtney. I would love to take an encaustics course, as I haven't worked in wax mediums....Some art I have seen in this technique is stunning!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I was just looking at his work last night as I will be going to the Catskills next week. Hope I can get to Charleston to see this.

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

I have always found the Spanish moss and the marshy areas along coastal Georgia and South Carolina majestic. This Mr. Folsom captures that essence masterfully. Do you think his work also appeals to us because it sort of looks like a beautifully aged mirror, too?

JBeaudetStudios said...

His work is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it:)

Style Court said...

Claire -- great observation!

Katherine Lee said...

how gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing. hope you have a lovely holiday!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Style Court said...

And to you too Katherine!