Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Currently on view in the gallery...

                                                             Peter Burega with Susie Pryor

We had a great evening with Peter Burega, when he came to town on March 24, for the opening of our current exhibition. Also on view are the works of Charlotte Terrell and Anke Schofield.

Here is an installation shot of a new Burega, placed by Pizer Fine Art, here in Atlanta.

To view the exhibion works online, you can click here for Peter Burega, here for Charlotte Terrell, and here for Anke Schofield.

                                                             "Buster" by Anke Schofield


Friday, March 18, 2016

Nancy Legge just made a visit to the gallery, on her way from northern CA, to Washington D.C.
We were thrilled to have this fascinating artist spend the day with us in the gallery.

                                          Photo: Susie and Nancy at the Buckhead Club, in Atlanta.

We have represented Nancy's sculpture for well over 5 years, and we are so proud to carry her beautiful bronzes, porcelains, glass works.

Here is what Nancy says about her work, her inspiration, and her process:
"I have always been drawn to the figure and my current work explores abstraction and its
expressive possibilities.  My process is intuitive.   One of my favorite sculptors, David Smith,
describes this way of working:  “I do not work with a conscious and specific conviction about a
piece of sculpture. It is always open to change and new association. It should be a celebration,
one of surprise, not rehearsed.”

My sculpture was initially fueled by the Stones of Callanish, an ancient stone circle in the Outer
Hebrides of Scotland and more renowned sites like Stonehenge and Avebury in southern
England.  While the current work still draws on these megalithic forms, I also integrate
other materials into my figures -- placing iron directly into the clay, using encaustic on the
surface, and creating environments out of stone or iron.

The fragmented figure is a visual preoccupation for me -- particularly as it relates to the
Japanese idea of “zan ketsu no bi” – finding beauty in something missing.  I draw inspiration
from Greek Cycladic sculpture, mummified forms, and early Maya figures.  Most of my pieces
begin in clay, usually porcelain. I fire in a variety of ways – raku, pit fire and high fire.  I also cast
my work  in bronze.

I am currently developing new work in cast and fused glass, inspired by Swedish glass artist
Bertil Vallien.  While also fueled by the ancient stone circles that influenced my figurative clay
work, my cast glass pieces draw on my interest in smaller prehistoric artifacts – tools, weapons,
medical instruments – ordinary things that were an integral part of daily life."

                 Nancy's bronze: "Muir II". This is currently available for purchase in the gallery.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Pryor Fine Art welcomes Jessica Pisano to the gallery!

Jessica's paintings are inspired by nature, and we can't think of a better way to welcome Spring to Atlanta! We have just hung the gallery with new work by this very talented artist. We invite you come by and see these beautiful paintings in person.

When asked about her work, here is what Jessica had to say: " As an artist, I have always been inspired by nature; it is my muse. Specifically trees and the ocean are my primary subjects to paint. Recently, however, I have also been drawn to birds, which has led to an interesting comparison and contrast of all these subject matters. In many ways, birds symbolize the opposite traits of trees and the ocean. While trees and the ocean are majestic and represent strength, stability and growth (they are grounded in nature), birds are light, delicate and epitomize freedom (and are mobile in nature). Together, they create balance: the bird is the weightlessness to the earth's weight, the yin to the yang. Likewise, I feel that the addition of the bird series is bringing balance to my body of work, and I am excited and reinvigorated by the process."

Also, be sure to SAVE THE DATE for our March 24th show, featuring new work by Peter Burega, Anke Schofield, and Charlotte Terrell!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

One of our own, the very talented John Folsom, was recently invited to be a part of a special exhibition titled "The New Landscape", at the Mobile Museum of Art. The work will be on view at the museum through October 11, 2015.

In the following video, John  discusses his work, and concepts of memory and imagination.

Folsom is an accomplished photographer, cinematographer and painter. In this recent work, he blends photography and oil paint to create his incredible landscapes.  As John says, "The photograph is the base of my work, and serves as a blueprint for the rest of the painting".

We plan to have an exhibition for John in 2016. Stay tuned, and enjoy the video!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The dog days of Summer are certainly here, and we are all feeling them! This week at Pryor, we are excited to be getting lots of great new paintings in. This weekend, our new artist, Casey Matthews, will be bringing in lots of beautiful abstracts from her studio in Fernandina Beach, FL.
Also new this week, 3 paintings in from Austin artist Doug Kennedy.

If you are out and about, come see us and take a break from the heat! 
Image above: "Follow the Leader" by Casey Matthews.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated the opening of a new body of work by Susie Pryor. With over 30 new paintings, the gallery was alive with beautiful florals, rustic barns, children playing and street scenes of Paris in the rain.
Image above: "Overlooking Tuscany", oil on canvas, 54" x 72"

Below is a photo of Susie, with Mabry McClelland, who is the artist's favorite model, and also the daughter of our very own, Christina!
The painting in the photo, is titled "Because of You", and is painted from photos Susie took of Mabry.

The work will be on view through the end of July, but hurry in! They are selling fast!
We hope to see you in soon!
~Tiffany & Ann

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Catherine & McClure Interiors, Boston MA

We are all thrilled to have the honor of working with Catherine Skaletsky, and her daughter, Danielle McClure. For several years now, we have worked with these two amazing interior designers, who are based in Boston, MA. These talented women have been so supportive of Pryor Fine Art, and our artists, and we truly appreciate them.

Here is a shot of one of Susie Pryor's most recent paintings. It hangs in a place of honor in the Master Bedroom of a Boston condo that this team has been working on for quite some time.  Here is what Catherine and Dani recently posted on their blog:

 "Soft silk wallpaper, chandeliers featuring genuine Swarovski crystals, dramatic midnight-silk window treatments, all leant to the atmosphere – but the room needed one more striking element – the fireplace would be perfect. Artwork, hanging over the mantle painted by our decorative painter, with a backdrop of lavish pink wallpaper, flanked by Schonbek gold and crystal sconces hangs a painting we had commissioned by Susie Pryor, of Pryor Fine Art, would be that element~"

Congratulations on one more amazing projects, Ladies!

For more information on Catherine and Dani, check out their website at: www.catherineandmcclure.com

P.S. Be sure to keep June 25th marked for Susie's summer show at Pryor Fine Art. It has been years in the making, and you won't want to miss it!

Happy Spring!