Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art. – Claude Debussy
There’s something to be said about having an art gallery all to yourself. While we’ve attended many exhibitions the night they first open, I really love seeing galleries the day after the event.
A few Saturdays ago, we went over to the Hidell Brooks Gallery, located in the Southend Steelyard in Charlotte’s Historic Southend. The Hidell Brooks Gallery specializes in featuring both well known and emerging artists in the field of contemporary art. The latest exhibitions feature the word of artist Geraldine Neuwirth and Anke Schofield and can be viewed now through August 31st.
Geraldine Neuwirth | The Theater of Balancing Energy
Geraldine Neuwirth attended American University before moving to LA where she studied under the artist and UCLA Professor Martin Lubner for six years. Her work has been influenced by Elizabeth Murray, Frank Stella, Terry Winters, and Lee Bontencou to name a few. She handles paper in such a way that is only learned over time with a mature hand and a unique vision compiled from a life full of experiences. The works on paper have increased in volume and scale over the years to incorporate wall constructions that create a floating effect. She was awarded a special recognition by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Southern California Council in 2002. Neuwirth works out of her studio at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City and resides in NYC. – Hidell Brooks Gallery
Anke Schofield | Balance
Anke Schofield was born in Ithaca, New York, 1972 and was apprenticed as a professional photographer assistant when she was still in the 8th grade. Her father introduced her to the wonders of the camera early in life. Anke took to the form readily and with enthusiasm. during high school Anke apprenticed with a number of artists in the New York area and eventually won a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art. Throughout this period she pursued her studies of color theory and painting, continuing to find in these endeavors greater creative stimulus and inspiration than she had known in her photographic work. – Hidell Brooks Gallery
I also love the collection of Anke’s smaller works.
Now for my surprise announcement. I’m excited to let everyone know that I will be featuring an interview with Anke Schofield here on theavidpen this Friday. So be sure to sign up and follow via email to have access to the post as soon as it goes live.