If I’m looking for some alternative culture and cutting edge art, I know I can always count on The Southern Gallery. Husband and wife owners Erin and Justin Nathanson opened their contemporary art gallery to support the emerging artists in the south. The modern concrete building that’s hidden behind the Pizza Hut on the corner of Line and Meeting Street looks like it belongs more in Wynwood, Miami then in downtown Charleston. The Southern Gallery represents Charleston’s progressive movement and are pioneers in the art scene.
I’m especially excited about their upcoming show 99 Problems (but a print ain’t one), which opens this Friday. It will feature over 100 prints from 90+ artists including Shepard Fairey, Kelly Lu, Karen Ann Myers, Proton, Johnny Pundt, John Duckworth, David Boatwright, and many more. The beautiful prints are compromised by various techniques from Woodcut, Linocut, Etching, Engraving, Monotype & Monoprint, Lithography, Screen Print, Digital Print, and Transfer.
Many of the art pieces represent our current political and social issues and are a catalyst to raise awareness and inspire change. These prints are made for the people, by the people.
They chose to launch the exhibit on Black Friday to promote collecting and giving original art during the holidays. Come out and meet the artists and shop at the opening party this Friday, November 25 from 7 – 10pm. The exhibit will be open through the new year and the prints will also be available online.
Eve 3000 by Jasmine Williams, woodcut block print with CMYK Screenprint, 24 x 18 inches, $350
Sweater dress by Pluto on the Moon from Bits of Lace // Sunglasses by Quay from Germain Dermatology // Cuff by Addison Weeks and ring from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Hand Dyed Shibori Leather Pouch in Indigo $195 from Dewdrop Designs // Adriana Coco booties by Fortress of Inca $240
Photography by Jonathan Balliet
Prints below – Over//Growth by Lily Cain, intaglio etching, aquatint, line etch, drypoint, and screenprint, 24 x 18 inches, $300