Mossy Effervescence featuring Jeannie Weissglass + Susan Hable

June 8th | 6 PM - 8 PM
Mitchell Hill - 438 King St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Artist Reception: Friday, June 8, 6-8pm. Enjoy wine, small bites, and conversation with the artists.
Artwork currently on display at Mitchell Hill through June 25, 2018.

New York-based painter Jeannie Weissglass and Athens, Georgia artist and designer Susan Hable return to Mitchell Hill for their group show, Mossy Effervescence. This combined body of work features works on paper framed with floating edges, mimicking the organic dangle of moss from a branch.

Weissglass had her debut show at Mitchell Hill in May of 2017. Not favoring one particular surface for her work, Jeannie exhibited works on canvas, paper, and large door panels or portals layered with mediums such as vintage wallpaper, oil paint, spray paint, glitter, stickers, etc. and was received with great success. Circling back one year later, we honor the source that made the artist venture south: a Hable print ad.

Being a Hickory Chair dealer, Mitchell Hill sought out Weissglass after a print ad featuring the Hable furniture line for Hickory Chair ran in local design publication, Charleston Style & Design. The photo used was taken during a shoot in Susan Hable’s Athens, GA home. Unbeknownst to Mitchell Hill, the room scene included a piece of art from the designer’s personal collection, and fellow artist friend, Jeannie Weissglass. Customer inquiries for information about the art featured in the fabulous pink and green space began to stack up, sparking the investigation that now re-unites the two female creators.

Adding to her roster of mediums used, Jeannie Weissglass creates short stop motion animation videos. Her process can be seen in the remnants of rubber and graphite left behind from a quick erasing of the last scene from her jagged edge, right-off-the-roll sheet of paper. This two birds, one stone formula affords Weissglass the remains of two workable pieces of art. Allowing the story to play out on a single surface leaves a trail map of the edgy, slightly messy, and beautiful animation process captured in interesting layers of negative space around each composition. Each piece in Mossy
Effervescence is set floating in a crisp white frame, creating a juxtaposition of the contained refined rawness that makes each piece feel special.

Susan Hable was born and raised in Corsicana, Texas and currently resides in Athens, GA. She is the artist and designer behind the hand drawn patterns of Hable Construction Design Studio. Hable has a fine art education with experience in collage, sculpture, welding, drawing, printmaking, and painting. An avid gardener just like her mother, Susan finds inspiration in the beauty of nature and simplicity, often foraging in the garden outside her studio, appropriately named: Hableland. Following the organic lines and shapes of her bounty, she captures geraniums, tulips, snake plants, palm fronds, and more. Unlike Jeannie, Susan keeps it simple, utilizing India ink and pen ink on paper to create a mostly black and white body of work, disguising the identity of each bloom and frond with just a silhouette. Occasionally shades of blue and green gouache surface gracefully in her collages of layered paper leaves and topiaries. Hable’s book, A Colorful Home, and pieces from her furniture collection, Hable for Hickory Chair, will also be available in the gallery.

Art in the City 8th Annual “White Party”

June 1st | 6 PM - 9 PM
Mitchell Hill - 438 King St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Formerly known as Art for Charity, AITC is an annual “White Party” fundraiser hosted by Mitchell Hill that raises HIV awareness through the partnership of the Charleston artistic community and the Ryan White Wellness Center of Roper St. Francis.

In their commitment of giving back to local charities and the spirit of philanthropy in their own company culture, Mitchell Hill Gallery is pleased to open their doors and continue this tradition in Charleston on the “First Friday in June” that coincides with the city’s annual Spoleto Arts Festival. This year the event will be held on June 1.

Art in the City is a family-friendly evening where patrons participate in a silent auction and luck of the draw raffles for a chance to win donated artwork such as paintings, jewelry, artisan handcrafted items, photography prints, and more.

Additionally, 10% of gallery sales that evening will also be donated back to the program.

Guest are encouraged to wear all white attire for the evening!

For your ease and convenience, advance tickets can be purchased thru EventBrite.

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