PAST EXHIBITIONS

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2018 Emerging Artist Award   
Andrew Boatright: 

be not afraid

 

APRIL 12 - MAY 17, 2018

With finalists: David Armistead, Wihro Kim, Julianne Trew, and Vanessa Brooke Williams 

In Be Not Afraid, Andrew Boatright exhibits a sculptural installation in which he presents his first ever work of life-size, figurative sculpture.  Departing from his use of abstract gestures and forms, this new approach directly expresses the personal and theological underpinnings latent in his previous work. 

Through the image of the crucifixion, Boatright focuses directly on the archetypal Christian image of suffering and humiliation.  His present work gives focused attention to the idea of “self-emptying” as a means to new life.  Therefore, the giving over of life at the moment of death is, paradoxically, the means through which new life is given. 

The title of the show is meant to provide viewers with a hopeful lens through which to view the work, and an affirmation of the radical power of powerlessness.  Boatright’s sculpture is a contemporary take on historical imagery where the marginalized, oppressed and weak are symbolically present in the broken body of Jesus. 

 

 

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Beyond Words

FEBRUARY 22 - APRIL 6, 2018

Art is a visual language. Its aim: to communicate.  BEYOND WORDS explores how artists combine images and words to produce thoughts and feelings not generated by either alone. There is a space between the two that offers possibilities and inspiration to the artist where words are a catalyst for visual expression. Combining written text with images has a long history in art. This exhibition pushes the boundaries for viewers accustomed to finding meaning in visual images and for artists who use words as inspiration, commentary, design and poetic dialogue.

ARTISTS: John Beadles, Jessica Caldas, Marcia Cohen, Bethany Collins, Craig Drennen Jason Francisco, Mary Stuart Hall, Ruth Laxson, Christine Mi, Michael David Murphy, Sarah Nathaniel, Esteban Patino, Lesley Ann Price, Lauri Stallings + glo,  Karen Tauches, John Tindel, Larry Walker

Curated by Hope Cohn
                                                                                                                                                       

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RECONSTRUCTIONS

JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 16, 2018

A group exhibition reflecting an urban landscape under heightened development.

ARTISTS: Joe Bigley, Evelyn Breit, Krista Clark ,Derek Faust, Meta Gary, Katie Hargrave, Chakura Kinard, Spencer Maxwell, Rusty Miller, Aaron Kagan Putt, Trevor Reese, Martha Whittington, Zena Zakanycz

Curated by Karen Tauches

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lITTLE tHINGS

NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 30, 2017

Hundreds of small, collectible works by a wide range of emerging and established artists from the community, just in time for the holidays.

Curated by Marianne Lambert

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BETH LILLY: KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING

 

 

SEPTEMBER 28 – NOVEMBER 08, 2017

This mid career retrospective of Beth Lilly’s photographic projects reveals her dark humor as she tells stories about the past and speculates on humanity’s future.

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yANIQUE nORMAN, eLEANOR nEAL, AND cOSMO wHYTE

 

AUGUST 17 - SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

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JUNE 1 – AUGUST 4, 2017
 

The gallery turns into a craft-oriented “shop” for the summer with a wide assortment of textiles, hand-made sculptural work, and vessels produced in clay and other mediums

Curated by Marianne Lambert


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2017 Emerging Artist Award: Kellie Romany

With Finalists: Chris Chambers, Travis Dodd, Rachel Garceau, and Nick Madden

APRIL 6 – MAY 20, 2017

“The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.”  –James Baldwin


 Printmaking art exhibition at Swan Coach House Gallery.

 

INNER SPACE

Printmaking Exhibition

FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 31, 2017 

*Curated by  JOE TSAMBIRAS &  MARIANNE LAMBERT


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MIXED USE / GAUDI JU-JU

JESS JONES / LILLIAN BLADES

JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Presented are two solo shows in one! Both contemporary artists JESS JONES and LILLIAN BLADES are highly informed by the traditions of Quilting and Craft. Jones cares for and completes quilts left at thrift stores around Atlanta. Blades conjoins the spiritual with the vernacular in an intense “architecture of objects.”

*Curated by KAREN TAUCHES


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LITTLE THINGS!


NOVEMBER 10 – DECEMBER 30, 2016

Hundreds of Small, collectible works by a wide range of Emerging and Established Artists from the community, on sale for the Holidays.
*Curated by Marianne Lambert


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VENT/ PETER BAHOUTH


SEPTEMBER 29 – NOVEMBER 2, 2016

The stereoscopic landscapes and portraits in “VENT” are a photographic response to the heat and pressure felt today on a personal, political and planetary level.

Curated by Marianne Lambert.


SYSTEMS


AUGUST 11  – SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Amie Laurel Esslinger & Lauren Peterson

Curated by Marianne Lambert.


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THE SUMMER SWAN INVITATIONAL

Ceramics and Handmade Objects

JUNE 2 – JULY 30, 2016

Curated by Marianne Lambert.

An exhibition and sale of glass, ceramics, fiber, and handmade objects by both established and emerging artists from Georgia. This year curator Marianne Lambert will feature the work of the

Bermans, a reknowned family of Georgia potters–Rick, Jennie Ashcraft, & Jorie.


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2015-16 Emerging Artist Award Winner

GRAY SPACE
Kelly Krisin Jones


APRIL 14  – MAY 26, 2016

Plastic sheeting, installed to protect and manage detritus at construction sites, allows for a new photographic representation of the landscape, with Finalists: Dustin Chambers, Antonio Darden, Pastiche Lumumba, Vanessa Brook Williams


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SERIOUSLY FUNNY

Political Cartoons and Illustrations by ALEJANDRO AGUILERA

FEB 25 – APRIL 8, 2016

Curated by Marianne Lambert

Humor has long been a part of the culture and character of the Cuban people and is used as a form of coping with their oppression. The images in this exhibition are amusing and reflective rather than mocking or ironical. They are tools of communication that Aguilera produces everyday since leaving his homeland.


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PROJECTION


JAN 14  – FEB 19, 2016

Curated by Karen Tauches

Viewers were invited to experience the fascinating differences between photographic prints and video.  This exhibition took place at theGallery and the Historic Swan House at The History Center. Gallery Artists: Morgan Alexander, David Baerwalde, Benita Carr, Amanda Greene, Courtney Egan, Jody Fausett, Audrey Hynes, Sarah Hobbs, Bill Orisich, Christina Price Washington, Jessica Scott Felder, and Steffen Sornpao.


LITTLE THINGS 2015


NOV 12, 2015 - JAN 6, 2016

Curated by Marianne Lambert

Featuring hundreds of small works by established and emerging artists from the Southeast!


BUT IS IT PHOTOGRAPHY?
Nakita Duncan, Ryan Nabulsi, Spencer Sloan, Christina Price Washington, & Angela West
 

SEPT 24 –OCT 30, 2015

Curated by Marianne Lambert


ABSTRACTION X 2
Paintings by Heather Greenway & Stacie Rose
 

AUG 13 -SEPT 18, 2015

Curated by Marianne Lambert


SUMMER SWAN INVITATIONAL

Contemporary Southern Pottery and Handmade Objects

JUNE 4 – AUG 5, 2015


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“PLASTIQUE”  AMANDINE DROUET
 

APRIL 16 – MAY 27, 2015

2014-2015 Emerging Artist Award Winner Amandine Drouet produced an entire body of work made from this disregarded material; All of it gathered locally from her neighborhood and friends. Aware of plastic’s negative impact on the natural environment, the artist hopes to raise awareness and encourage attitudes of re-use.

Work from Finalists Jessica Caldas, Chris Chambers, Henry Detweiler, and Chantelle Rytter were also on display.


MEMBER & FAMILY EXHIBITION
 

MARCH 26 – APRIL 10, 2015

Featuring:  Carolyn Carr, Carolyn Caswell, Shannon Candler, Grady Clinkscales, Grady Clinkscales Jr., Betty Edge, Mary Croft Ferguson, Greg Ferguson, Jean Glenn, Wanda Hopkins, Dixie Purvis, Karen Tauches, Ansley West Rivers. 


FAF 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

FEB 27 – MAR 20, 2015

Presented were images and texts regarding the gifts the Forward Arts Foundation gave to various Atlanta Art Insititutions since its inception (High Museum, Michael Carlos Museum, Botanical Gardens, Beltine, MOCA GA, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Etc).  Additional information was provided about the Orly Crash and the connection between the Forward Arts Foundation and the High Museum.

“A COLLECTION OF COLLECTIONS”
LUCINDA BUNNEN

JAN 15 – FEB 20, 2015

This exhibition is the second in a series of three that honor the work of Atlanta photographer, philanthropist, and art collector, Lucinda Bunnen. Beyond her interest in collecting art, Bunnen is a prodigious collector of many things. Presented here were a series of 27 photographs that she created which assemble and document some of her many collections.


LITTLE THINGS 2014

NOV 13, 2014 – JAN 2, 2015

This annual exhibition is The Swan Coach House Gallery’s most popular event! The walls are covered with a wild assortment of artworks on sale for the holidays, in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, fiber, and ceramics. Collect small works by Atlanta’s most important
artists, as well as discover new emerging talent. Curated by Marianne Lambert.


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“RECODE. PLAY. LOOP.”

BOJANA GINN

SEPT 24, 2014 – OCT 31, 2014

Reflecting on the concept of DNA as a code of life, Ginn explores the idea of drawing as code. Her multimedia installation reveals the process of repetition and mutation, by which drawing is recoded into sculpture, sculpture into drawing, drawing into video, and installation into photography.


“TERRA FLORA”

PAM ROGERS

AUG 13 – SEPT 19, 2014

Roger’s nature-based work is strongly influenced by Botanical Illustration, Art History and Anthropology. Paintings, drawings, sculpture and installation of botanic imagery are conceptually based on the deconstruction of relationships, events, and personal moments. Her work examines the relationships between people, plants, and place.


 Swan Coach House Gallery in Atlanta shows animal sculpture art by Jayson Niles

ANAMALIS”

 JAYSON NILES


 Swan Coach House Gallery presents Little Things with small, detailed pieces of art.

LITTLE THINGS 2013


 Avant garde art at an exhibit at Swan Gallery in Atlanta, GA

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
15YR RETROSPECTIVE


 Art prints by Joe Tsambiras at Swan Gallery in Atlanta.

"PORTL"

JOE TSAMBIRAS


 Pottery and sculpture at the Summer Swan Invitational in Atlanta, GA

SUMMER SWAN

INVITATIONAL 2013


 Sculptures at the Swan Gallery in "Wabi Sabi" exhibit.

2012-13 Emerging Artist Award Winner

WABI SABI
BORN

 


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THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2013


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"SEARCHING FOR BEAUTY"

TOM VENTULETT