Moon Gallery series now underway at Berry

Release Date: August 27, 2014

The Berry College Moon Gallery has opened its first show of the season with Atlanta-based artists Shana Robbins and Katherine Taylor.  

The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Moon building. Robbins’ exhibit will end Sept. 19.  

Robbins works with multidisciplinary processes that cross a spectrum of art styles. Robbins explores methods of movement and storytelling that pull from ancient narratives of birth, death, identity and transformation.  

Robbins received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Atlanta College of Art, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Georgia State University. Her collections are featured in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Mandarin Hotel in Miami, the One & Only Kanuhura in the Maldives, and by film director, Steven Sebring.  

She is an adjunct professor of foundation studies, painting and performance art at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.  

Robbins has exhibited her work and performed at; Rowan University Art Gallery, New Jersey; Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center; Monkeytown, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mobius, Boston; Beta Pictoris, Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and Atlanta galleries including Whitespace, Sandler Hudson, and TEW Galleries.  

In 2011, her book, "Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape" was featured in Atlanta Art Now. In 2012, she received a full fellowship for the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency.

 Atlanta-based artist Katherine Taylor’s paintings are also on display in  through Sept. 19. 

Born in Biloxi, Miss., a city shaped by decades of natural disasters, Taylor’s work in painting examines visual relationships that mediate our experience and response to destruction in the natural world. In “Causeway,” Taylor refers to the ways human beings organize and shape the landscape to achieve foundations that are destined to fail. 

Twice featured in New American Paintings, her works are the topic for review in numerous books and publications including Art Papers, The Boston Globe and the Newly published Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views. Taylor's work has been included in exhibitions internationally, including the Quebec City Biennale, Quebec, Canada; and in Atlanta at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the High Museum of Art. 

Taylor is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a 2013 Vermont Studio Fellowship, and a 2012/13 Working Artist Project Grant from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. 

She currently lives in Atlanta, where she participates in mentoring programs for artists throughout the city.

 

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Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Nic Diaz