Presents: Kevin Holliday and Sophie Brenneman

WHEN: December 2-22, 2021

WHERE: Fritz Porter Design Collective, The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street, Suite 106, Charleston, SC 29403

FURTHER INFORMATION: Claire Batten, clairelbatten@gmail.com

APPOINTMENTS: To meet the artists in person or virtually, cell: 215-356-7523

Fritz Porter

“IN DIFFERENT LIGHT”

-Fine Art Photographer Kevin Holliday Shows Striking New Images of Charleston-

At the Fritz Porter Design Collective, the Cigar Factory,

Raw Nerve presents the accomplished fine art photographer Kevin Holliday in a new show: In Different Light. Atlanta-based Holliday creates evocative black and white photographs that depict his private vision, rather than what the camera sees.

This show includes never-before-seen works of downtown Charleston. These urbanscapes convey the majesty of Charleston’s signature spaces when devoid of people. The photos were recorded by the artist during two major events – when the city was under Hurricane evacuation orders and during the early days of the pandemic.

Kevin has a unique perspective and recasts Charleston locations to build scenes that are dream-like, yet familiar. Contact clairelbatten@gmail.com or 215 356 7523 to attend the Meet the Artist Open House, Saturday December 3rd 1-4pm

Kevin Holliday

“PLACE / HOLDER”

-New Multimedia Show Uses QR Technology to Create Virtual “Know the Artist” Experience-

Raw Nerve presents award-winning fine artist Sophie Brenneman will be showing a collection of her work at Fritz-Porter during December. Central to her visual and written work is the concept of place, both as a state of mind and as a physical experience.

Born in southern Mississippi but raised in rural Pennsylvania, Brenneman’s drawings serve as placeholders—stand-ins—embodying the memories and spaces she can no longer physically revisit. Whether drawing inspiration from the poetics of household objects, the disappearing, layered ridgelines of the Appalachian Mountains, or the thick air, untamed vegetation of the saturated south, her charcoal drawings render a sense of place that is as real as it is remembered, distilled from the impressions left by the spaces she once moved through.

Blending the tangible with the ethereal, the recognizable with the surreal, her drawings and poetry become a (literal) paper trail; a reminder that there is always a way to return to the places, states, faces, and feelings that were once something we called home. For information clairelbatten@gmail.com or 215 356 7523

“IN DIFFERENT LIGHT”

-Fine Art Photographer Kevin Holliday Shows Striking New Images of Charleston-

At the Fritz Porter Design Collective, the Cigar Factory,

Raw Nerve presents the accomplished fine art photographer Kevin Holliday in a new show: In Different Light. Atlanta-based Holliday creates evocative black and white photographs that depict his private vision, rather than what the camera sees.

This show includes never-before-seen works of downtown Charleston. These urbanscapes convey the majesty of Charleston’s signature spaces when devoid of people. The photos were recorded by the artist during two major events – when the city was under Hurricane evacuation orders and during the early days of the pandemic.

Kevin has a unique perspective and recasts Charleston locations to build scenes that are dream-like, yet familiar. Contact clairelbatten@gmail.com or 215 356 7523 to attend the Meet the Artist Open House, Saturday December 3rd 1-4pm

Kevin Holliday

“PLACE / HOLDER”

-New Multimedia Show Uses QR Technology to Create Virtual “Know the Artist” Experience-

Raw Nerve presents Award-winning fine artist Sophie Brenneman will be showing a collection of her work at Fritz-Porter during December. Central to her visual and written work is the concept of place, both as a state of mind and as a physical experience.

Born in southern Mississippi but raised in rural Pennsylvania, Brenneman’s drawings serve as placeholders—stand-ins—embodying the memories and spaces she can no longer physically revisit. Whether drawing inspiration from the poetics of household objects, the disappearing, layered ridgelines of the Appalachian Mountains, or the thick air, untamed vegetation of the saturated south, her charcoal drawings render a sense of place that is as real as it is remembered, distilled from the impressions left by the spaces she once moved through.

Blending the tangible with the ethereal, the recognizable with the surreal, her drawings and poetry become a (literal) paper trail; a reminder that there is always a way to return to the places, states, faces, and feelings that were once something we called home. For information clairelbatten@gmail.com or 215 356 7523

“The elitist gallery is on the way out…Spare a thought for the dearly departed white-cube art gallery.”

Elle Decor, December 2019

 

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