[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!