Exhibitions

The Year of Staying Home

A look at how our artists tackled shut down, quarantine and a year of staying home.

Virtual and in person exhibit. Paintings on view through March 31st. For a virtual catalog of show, please email us at gallery@helenafoxfineart.com.

WEST FRASER

Perseverance

MARY ERICKSON

Garden Beauty

JULYAN DAVIS

The Last Stop

February First Friday Market

Join us for a little something different at Helena Fox Fine Art.

For one night only we will be welcoming Charleston creatives Francis+Benedict, Penelope Design Studio, Restored Board Design Co, and mod.elem.ents. Join us during the Charleston Gallery Associations First Friday art walk from 5-8pm.

Francis+Benedict
Fabulous Skirts made in Togo
We are happy to have this amazing charity in the gallery for the night sharing their wonderful wears. Stop in and try on a skirt or two and learn more about what a difference this company is making.

Sarah Kay
Penelope Design Studio
Named for her beloved pup, Penelope Design Studio, was founded in May 2017 with the dream to make jewelry that is one of a kind, but also attainable to all. Each piece is handmade in her studio in downtown Charleston with all leather/suede and 100% copper.

Restored Board Design Co.
Katie and Shane Sick
Born from a passion for woodworking and a way to spend more time together, Shane and Katie bring us beautifully hand made cutting boards in various shapes and sizes. Come meet them and congratulate them on their recent nuptials!

Jordan Sandlin
Mod.Elem.Ments
With a background in printmaking & painting her work is rooted in traditional handicrafts and the process of making, with a thoroughly modern and bright twist! Named for her daughter, Elem, and a love of mid century decor, she started mod.elem.ents as a creative outlet for her painting and fiber art, working mostly these days in punch needle embroidery.

February First Friday Market

Join us for something different at Helena Fox Fine Art February 7, 2020 from 5-8pm

Helena Fox Fine Art is pleased to announce our second Makers Market featuring local designers and makers. Our featured designers are Sarah Kay of Penelope Design Studio, Shane and Katie Sick of Restored Board Design Co., Jordan Sandlin of mod.elem.ents, and Bronwen from Francis + Benedict. Join us and learn more about our fantastic artistic and collaborative community.

You may have seen the colorful skirts from Francis + Benedict around town at various pop-ups and events, and now is your chance to try one on and make it your own. ‘Our handmade clothing marries American style with West African wax print textiles in order to create fashion-forward apparel for the modern woman.’ This non-profit organization empowers and equips skilled Togolese seamstresses with dignified and sustainable employment. Along with the paying the seamstresses, the company also helps to give resources to community leaders in Togo which enables them to continue projects that benefit orphans, widows, and those suffering in poverty. 100% of sales will stay with Francis+Benedict.

If you have ever been into Anthropologie on King Street you have seen the work of the talented Sarah Kay. Her job is to make and design all of their incredible displays, and in her spare time she created Penelope Design Studio. Her company is named for her pup ‘sweet Penelope.’ When she lost her, the void left led Sarah back to her passion for jewelry design. Her jewelry is made with leather and suede—often scraps from other makers—and copper. ‘The beatury of these tow materials, when paired together, is the exciting collaboration with unlimited scopes o the imagination that I truly love working with.’

Shane and Katie began Restored Board Design, Co. in their garage—giving them both a creative outlet—Shane is ‘the talent in the woodshop and his wife, Katie, takes care of all things marketing and design behind the scenes. The Restored Board Design Co. gives us the opportunity to create unique products that serve a purpose for your everyday life without sacrificing beauty. Our products are handcrafted in Charleston, S.C., one of the most charming and creative cities in the country. Bringing high quality products to our Charleston community, and beyond, is an additional perk. With a large focus on shopping small and encouraging small businesses, we are honored to call this place home and can’t wait for you to experience our products as we build our business.”

Hailing from North Alabama, by way of a decade in Atlanta, GA, Jordan Sandlin now lives and works in Charleston, SC. With a background in printmaking & painting her work is rooted in traditional handicrafts and the process of making, with a thoroughly modern and bright twist! She started mod.elem.ents as a creative outlet for her painting and fiber art, working mostly these days in punch needle embroidery. Named for her love of mid century modern decor and her daughter, Elem, you can find mod.elem.ents in select shops around Charleston.

Francis + Benedict

Penelope Design Studio

Restored Board Design Co.

mod.elem.ents

Flying, Soaring, Hunting: The Art of Mary Erickson

Join us for two nights with artist Mary Erickson. On Thursday we will preview her solo exhibit from 5-8pm and hear her discuss her passionate pursuits and on Friday we will have an artist reception during the Charleston Gallery Association quarterly Artwalk from 5-8pm.

Mary Erickson
Testing Their Wings
Oil on linen | 30 x 40 inches

Mary Erickson
My Little Chickadee
Oil on panel | 6 x 6 inches

Mary Erickson
Cedar Waxwing
Oil on panel | 12 x 6 inches

Mary Erickson
Hello!
Oil on panel | 6 x 6 inches

Flying, Soaring, Hunting : The Art of Mary Erickson

Artist talk and show preview December 5, 2019 5-8pm

Opening reception December 6, 2019 from 5-8pm

Helena Fox Fine Art is pleased to announce two evenings with artist Mary Erickson and The Center for the Birds of Prey. A percentage of proceeds from the sales of paintings painted especially for this show will be given to the Avian Conservation Center in Awendaw, S.C. Join us for a preview of the show and artist talk on Thursday December 5, 2019 from 5-8pm. Mary Erickson will begin her talk at 6:15pm.

Erickson’s second solo exhibit at Helena Fox Fine Art continues to explore her interest in birds, not only from a painter’s point of view, but also from that of a conservationist. “I record what I see, and I am passionate about the scenes I can immortalize on canvas. That is my work’s importance,” the artist reveals. Several new paintings, and sketches, will be on view featuring birds and their environs. Members of the staff at the Avian Conservation Center in Awendaw, S.C. will be on hand Thursday night for the preview and Mary’s presentation. A percentage of the sales from Mary Erickson’s new work for the show will go to the center for their continuing good works.

A lifelong conservationist, Mary’s 39 acre residence in North Carolina is slated to be left as an artist retreat and bird sanctuary. It is listed on the North Carolina Birding Trail, and can be seen at www.HighRidgeGardens.org. Mary has served on the board of Big Brothers / Big Sisters, and as an advisor to several national plein air events, and is available for lectures on conservation and avian art. Erickson is the founder and organizer of The Nanatuck Group. In the summer she rents a large house in Port Clyde, Maine and shares the experience with other professional artists. Hosting up to 60 artists each summer, daily painting excursions and art talks into the night typify the weeks into early September.

Mary is a founding member of SPAA (Southern Plein Air Artists) and a member of The Group of Eight, and the Florida Four, all Southern-based alliances that are intent on recording the scenery of the rapidly vanishing natural southern landscape. She is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Painters (ASMA). Memberships also include the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.

Classically Contemporary

Join us Friday November 1, 2019 for the opening of Classically Contemporary
featuring silversmith Kaminer Haislip and artist Julyan Davis

Julyan Davis
Clearing Skies
Oil on Canvas | 50 x 42 inches

Kaminer Haislip
Oyster Series
Sterling Silver | Made by Hand

Classically Contemporary November 1-15, 2019

At the intersection of classic techniques and contemporary ideals we find artists Julyan Davis and Kaminer Haislip.

 

Trained in centuries old techniques these two artist draw from their traditional art educations to create pieces which feel both classic and contemporary. From Julyan’s John Constable like paintings of the clouds over the Southern coast to Kaminer’s Georg Jensen like interpretation of the familiar oyster shell, these artists live and breath the history of their chosen mediums.

 

In his own words, Julyan Davis paints ‘for storytellers—novelists, songwriters, poets. I also paint for those who love history. There has always been a narrative thread in my work. Even when a scene was notably empty of incident, I have strived for a sense that something vital happened here, or that something will.’ The new body of work he will present for our November show continues his movement from strict plein air interpretation towards a more cerebral interpretations—a continuation of the stories told and re-told.

 

A true master silversmith, she studied her craft under internationally acclaimed English silversmith Alfred Ward.  She knows historic and modern silver techniques and uses that knowledge to meld form and function into enchanting coffee pots which look as thought they could take flight at any moment or a functional yet funky appetizer fork—or as my momma would have called it a pickle fork. Her work is not only meant to be admired for its shape and beauty but it’s usefulness. For this show we will be highlighting her home collection as well as the oyster collection.

 

Join us Friday November 1, 2019 between 5-8pm to meet the artists and admire their new work.

Kaminer Haislip
Continuous Oyster Link Bracelet 
Sterling Silver | Made by Hand

Kaminer Haislip

Kaminer Haislip
Oyster Earrings Double II
Sterling Silver | Made by Hand

Julyan Davis
Evening
Oil on Canvas | 18 x 18 inches

Julyan Davis

Julyan Davis
Breaking Through
Oil on Canvas | 14 x 18 inches

West Fraser: Southern City and Landscapes

Join us for the CGA Art Walk on May 3, 2019 from 5-8pm
For over 30 years Mr. Fraser has been painting the city and landscapes around Charleston, South Carolina. In this latest collection he re-visits some of his favorite places as well as documenting a few changes along the way.

West Fraser
Always Something There To Remind Me
30 x 36 inches | Oil on linen | Spring and Coming

West Fraser
Perfect Clouds
16 x 20 inches | Oil on linen panel |Edisto River

West Fraser
Market 843
32 x 36 inches | Oil on linen | Columbus St.

After almost 20 years, West Fraser has returned to the streets

Almost 20 years after the University of South Carolina published Charleston In My Time, West Fraser has once again turned his easel towards the city streets of Charleston, South Carolina. To be fair, Mr. Fraser has continued to paint in around the city of Charleston, but the paintings have been few and far between. In this time of change, West has once again taken to the streets to document vanishing Charleston—from the city streets to the coastal marshes.

 

Mr. Fraser has been lauded for his ability to capture the light and creating a sense of place “I like for the viewer of the picture to feel in the scene, on the ground, in the place. I want the viewer to feel the temperature, smell the smells.” In this latest collection West has taken his many years of painting en plein aire and returned to the studio in order to expand the size of his canvases. As Southern writer Clyde Edgerton wrote of West’s work ‘it’s not sentimental or pretentious in the least, because the paintings feel relaxed and alive, they seem to gently love the light in them.’

 

For the May 3rd CGA artwalk West Fraser will be exhibiting several new street scenes which have been completed in the last year along with several new Lowcountry landscapes. For those that follow his work, we may also have one of his elusive night scenes or rooftop—these paintings are not generally on the open market but by commission only making this an excellent opportunity for collectors of Southern artists.

 

New Southern landscapes from Julyan Davis will be rounding out this exhibit.

 

Join us on May 3, 2019 between 5-8pm to view new paintings from West Fraser and Julyan Davis.

Helena Fox Fine Art Welcomes Silversmith Kaminer Haislip

Join us for the CGA Art Walk on March 1, 2019 from 5-8pm
Helena Fox Fine Art is pleased to share that Charleston silversmith Kaminer Haislip will be joining our gallery. While we already have a few of her pieces in the gallery, on March 1st from 5-8pm and March 2nd from 11-4pm you will be able to see most of her collection and speak with the artists.

Kaminer Haislip
In her studio at work

Kaminer Haislip
New Bowl 
Sterling Silver | Handwoven

Kaminer Haislip
Chalices
Sterling Silver | Commission Only

Kaminer Haislip
Corresponding to an Echo III | Coffeepot
Sterling Silver and Purple Heartwood

Welcome Silversmith Kaminer Haislip!

Ms. Haislip’s work expands our idea of what can be done with sterling silver. Using basically the same techniques as colonial silversmiths Kaminer creates sleek and sculptural objects for the home as well as sophisticated jewelry. Many of her pieces have hidden meanings—such as the ‘nest bowl.’ In the object you see the layering of larger and smaller sterling wires that intertwine to create a bowl shape, much like you might see in a birds nest. Many of her designs are modern interpretations of the world around us, such as her ‘Oyster’ series of jewelry which echoes the familiar shape of an oyster shell in sterling wire.

‘I like silversmithing,” Kaminer explains, “because it is midway between sculpture and jewelry.” Laughing she adds, “although my parents wanted me to make jewelry since it was more practical as a career.” After earning her MFA in silversmithing from Winthrop University in 2005, Southern tastemakers began seeking her out for her striking pieces. Among them Southern sweetheart and founder of lifestyle brand Draper James, Reese Witherspoon. She found Ms. Haislip through the Garden and Gun Made in the South awards where Ms. Haislip was a runner up in the overall home wares division in 2012.

Join us on March 1st and give our newest artist a warm welcome. Jewelry and home objects will be on display with a larger selection available through Saturday March 2nd.

Father & Son: Jeffrey and Brock Larson

Opening Artist Reception Friday March 22, 2019 from 5-8pm
This will be the first time that father and son will be exhibiting together. We are so pleased to be able to facilitate this momentous occasion.

Jeffrey T. Larson
Campfire
16 x 20 inches | Oil on panel

Brock Larson
Green China
8 x 8 inches | Oil on panel

Jeffrey T. Larson
Daikon Radishes
12 x 16 inches | Oil on panel

Brock Larson
Thicket
16 x 20 inches | Oil on panel

Father & Son: Jeffrey and Brock Larson

Brock Larson began painting at a very early age under the guidance of his father, Jeffrey T. Larson,  and grandfather, Marvin Espe– you could say this exhibition is a culmination of this life-long partnership.  We are pleased to welcome this father and son duo for the first exhibition of their work side by side. 

Father, Jeffrey, studied in Minneapolis at Atleier Lack. Richard Lack is considered one of the most important artist of the second half of the 20th century. The traditional art education can be seen in Larson’s masterfully executed still lifes which have almost the feeling of trompe l’oeil. He has also received acclaim for his depictions of everyday life, from sitting by the campfire to hanging out the laundry. Larson seniors work is grounded in the methods of the old masters while portraying contemporary subject matter and composition. In his paintings we see the elevation of everyday, mundane items to objects d’art.

Although still a young man, not quite 30 years, Brock has been able to pack a lot into those years. He began his formal education in art at the Atelier Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis. During his final year of school, Brock began teaching evening classes in art. It was from there that he and his father decided to begin their own academic program. Larson junior has received many honors in his career so far, most recently he was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon and was selected as the annual Minnesota State Bar Associations presidential portrait painter. Currently his focus is on plein air and landscape painting, but he also creates stunning still life.

The duo also created the Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art from a gothic cathedral in Duluth, Minnesota which they purchased and renovated. The atelier offers workshops as well as full-time programming where they follow the classical order of learning.

This is a show you don’t want to miss! Artist reception from 5-8pm on Friday March 22, 2019 at Helena Fox Fine Art.

Billyo’s Lowcountry

Join us on Friday November 9, 2018

for an artists reception featuring new work from

Billyo O’Donnell of the Lowcountry

Billyo O’Donnell
Cooper River Dike Opening
18 x 24 inches |  Oil on panel

Billyo O’Donnell
Bohicket Creek Vista
12 x 16 inches | Oil on panel

Billyo O’Donnell
Nude Figure No. 2
Oil on linen

Billyo O’Donnell
Church Street
24 x 30 inches | Oil on panel

It’s always colorful when artist Billyo O’Donnell comes to town. Join us on November 9thfor two very special events featuring Billyo O’Donnell and paintings from the Lowcountry.

From 10am until 12pm on Friday November 9th Billyo will be doing a painting demonstration in the courtyard at the Confederate Home and College. This event is not ticketed, but a donation of $10 to the Confederate Home is requested for those in attendance. This event will end with refreshments at Helena Fox Fine Art along with a preview of Billyo’s show. If you can not be here for the demonstration, please join us for the opening artists reception from 4-7pm Friday evening.

Mr. O’Donnell will be painting around Charleston and it’s environs for the bulk of this show. Follow along on our Instagram @helenafoxfineartchs for #whereisbillyopaintingtoday. You can also keep up to date with where Billyo is by joining the event page on Facebook. Mr. O’Donnell has also created a series of nudes for his show.

May 4, 2018 through June 10, 2018

Artist’s Travels Featuring West Fraser and friends

Join us on May 4, 2018 from 5-8pm

for an opening reception with West Fraser

West Fraser
Primavera di Taormina, Italia
30 x 36 inches Oil on linen

Donald Demers
Champ d’Ecarlate, Provence
8 x 10 inches Oil on panel

John Cosby
Vista de Rhonda, Espana
10 x 12 inches Oil on linen panel

John Budicin
Lago di Como, Italia
7 x 10 inches Oil on panel

Join us on May 4, 2018 from 5-8pm for a reception with West Fraser. ‘Artist’s Travels’ is an exhibition of our artists travels-both near and far. Our featured artists, West Fraser, will have paintings from recent travels to Italy, Costa Rica, and beyond. Other artists participating in the show include John Cosby, John Budicin, Donald Demers, Kenn Backhaus, and Scott W. Prior. We will have a few new paintings on view from other artists we represent with paintings of domestic travel.

The experience of travel opens not only our eyes, but also all of our senses. One cannot help but come home somewhat changed by the experience of another place. For most artists—painters, musicians, architects, chefs, sculptors—travel is a necessary part of their artistic growth. The benefit is not only to their craft, but also to their understanding of the world around them.

Our featured artist for May is West Fraser. His paintings of the lowcountry are known for their light and atmosphere, his ability to paint a portrait of place. The lowcountry is his home and he is familiar with its nuances. Painting other places—even just going up the Eastern coast—presents new challenges–different light, unfamiliar vegetation, along with unfamiliar places. For our show ‘Artists Travels, ‘ West has created a group of paintings from two of his favorite places—Costa Rica and Italy. Although they are not depictions of his beloved southern coast, they are recognizable as West Fraser paintings.

Join us for the May Charleston Gallery Association Art Walk and Opening of Artist’s Travels on May 4th from 5-8pm. The show will hang through the beginning of June.

March 2-April 15, 2018

East vs. West: New Work from Julyan Davis and Scott W. Prior

Artist Reception March 2, 2018 from 5-8pm

Julyan Davis
Breaking Clouds
16 x 16 inches Oil on canvas

Artist: Julyan Davis

Scott W. Prior
Market Street Trolley
11 x 14 inches Oil on linen panel

Artist: Scott W. Prior

Join us on March 2, 2018 for an artist reception featuring new work Julyan Davis and Scott W. Prior. Mr. Davis, East Coast-er by way of England, and Mr. Prior, California through and through, often depict similar subjects in their work. They both find the beauty in the everyday and the elegance in the abandoned.

When asked how Julyan Davis picks his subjects he says he looks for ‘a jolt of recognition—a combination of light, composition, mood and a strong sense of narrative in a place.’ In his paintings we are invited in to find that jolt that connects with the viewer the work.

Similarly Scott W. Prior looks for that ‘jolt’ or in his words, he ‘needs to be turned on by it. Whether it be the location, person, or object, I need to really be into it.’ His passion is seen in the bold use of color and great attention to detail, whether the painting be of waves crashing or the backside of the local surfer chick.

For East Vs. West we have chosen two artists who use their work to tell a story—be it through bringing an old folktale to life or just the narrative of the everyday. This will be Scott’s first show with Helena Fox Fine Art and Julyan’s third featured artist show.

“In A New York Minute”

Artist: Seth Tane

Date: November 3 – 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017, 5 – 8 pm

Helena Fox Fine Art proudly presents special exhibit of realist oil paintings titled In a New York Minute by artist Seth Tane as his first solo exhibition at the gallery.  The exhibition will be on view Friday, November 3 – Friday, November 10, 2017 with an opening reception on November 3, 5-8pm. The artist will be in attendance, refreshments will be provided and it is free and open to the public.

Originally from the New York City area but now based in Portland, Oregon, Seth Tane has an interesting Charleston history too. He will be available throughout the exhibition to answer questions about his inspirations, methods and materials. He uses a pole mounted camera and software to get a unique vantage point for his most current series of paintings. 15 Seconds is featured in the front window of the gallery during the exhibit.

Tane’s paintings are dramatically detailed scenes of New York City, unique views of the subway, colorful abandoned railroad tracks and trains, urban landscapes and portraits of huge ships and industrial equipment. These highly realistic paintings are a celebration of his experiences from coast to coast.

Tane professes, “I first sailed into Charleston harbor after a very rough offshore passage from New York on my re-purposed oil tanker turned salvage ship almost thirty years ago. Then I spent five very interesting years living ashore and working in, on and under the waters of the Low Country, riding out hurricane Hugo in the Cooper River and eventually moving on to the Pacific Northwest. During my time in Charleston, and while running multiple businesses and raising two sons, I have always been first and foremost an artist, absorbing, reflecting and processing all I’ve seen and done and using my best efforts to create well-crafted objects to celebrate and preserve those experiences. Please come visit this special exhibit of my recent paintings and enjoy a detailed view of where I’ve been.”

Helena Fox Fine Art specializes in fine American contemporary representational art located at 106 A Church Street, South of Broad. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday by appointment. Email us info@helenafoxfineart.com or call 843.723.0073 for inquiries.

Join us on March 2, 2018 for an artist reception featuring new work Julyan Davis and Scott W. Prior. Mr. Davis, East Coast-er by way of England, and Mr. Prior, California through and through, often depict similar subjects in their work. They both find the beauty in the everyday and the elegance in the abandoned.

When asked how Julyan Davis picks his subjects he says he looks for ‘a jolt of recognition—a combination of light, composition, mood and a strong sense of narrative in a place.’ In his paintings we are invited in to find that jolt that connects with the viewer the work.

Similarly Scott W. Prior looks for that ‘jolt’ or in his words, he ‘needs to be turned on by it. Whether it be the location, person, or object, I need to really be into it.’ His passion is seen in the bold use of color and great attention to detail, whether the painting be of waves crashing or the backside of the local surfer chick.

For East Vs. West we have chosen two artists who use their work to tell a story—be it through bringing an old folktale to life or just the narrative of the everyday. This will be Scott’s first show with Helena Fox Fine Art and Julyan’s third featured artist show.

“In A New York Minute”

Artist: Seth Tane

Date: November 3 – 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017, 5 – 8 pm

Helena Fox Fine Art proudly presents special exhibit of realist oil paintings titled In a New York Minute by artist Seth Tane as his first solo exhibition at the gallery.  The exhibition will be on view Friday, November 3 – Friday, November 10, 2017 with an opening reception on November 3, 5-8pm. The artist will be in attendance, refreshments will be provided and it is free and open to the public.

Originally from the New York City area but now based in Portland, Oregon, Seth Tane has an interesting Charleston history too. He will be available throughout the exhibition to answer questions about his inspirations, methods and materials. He uses a pole mounted camera and software to get a unique vantage point for his most current series of paintings. 15 Seconds is featured in the front window of the gallery during the exhibit.

Tane’s paintings are dramatically detailed scenes of New York City, unique views of the subway, colorful abandoned railroad tracks and trains, urban landscapes and portraits of huge ships and industrial equipment. These highly realistic paintings are a celebration of his experiences from coast to coast.

Tane professes, “I first sailed into Charleston harbor after a very rough offshore passage from New York on my re-purposed oil tanker turned salvage ship almost thirty years ago. Then I spent five very interesting years living ashore and working in, on and under the waters of the Low Country, riding out hurricane Hugo in the Cooper River and eventually moving on to the Pacific Northwest. During my time in Charleston, and while running multiple businesses and raising two sons, I have always been first and foremost an artist, absorbing, reflecting and processing all I’ve seen and done and using my best efforts to create well-crafted objects to celebrate and preserve those experiences. Please come visit this special exhibit of my recent paintings and enjoy a detailed view of where I’ve been.”

Helena Fox Fine Art specializes in fine American contemporary representational art located at 106 A Church Street, South of Broad. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday by appointment. Email us info@helenafoxfineart.com or call 843.723.0073 for inquiries.

Join us on March 2, 2018 for an artist reception featuring new work Julyan Davis and Scott W. Prior. Mr. Davis, East Coast-er by way of England, and Mr. Prior, California through and through, often depict similar subjects in their work. They both find the beauty in the everyday and the elegance in the abandoned.

When asked how Julyan Davis picks his subjects he says he looks for ‘a jolt of recognition—a combination of light, composition, mood and a strong sense of narrative in a place.’ In his paintings we are invited in to find that jolt that connects with the viewer the work.

Similarly Scott W. Prior looks for that ‘jolt’ or in his words, he ‘needs to be turned on by it. Whether it be the location, person, or object, I need to really be into it.’ His passion is seen in the bold use of color and great attention to detail, whether the painting be of waves crashing or the backside of the local surfer chick.

For East Vs. West we have chosen two artists who use their work to tell a story—be it through bringing an old folktale to life or just the narrative of the everyday. This will be Scott’s first show with Helena Fox Fine Art and Julyan’s third featured artist show.

“In A New York Minute”

Artist: Seth Tane

Date: November 3 – 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017, 5 – 8 pm

Helena Fox Fine Art proudly presents special exhibit of realist oil paintings titled In a New York Minute by artist Seth Tane as his first solo exhibition at the gallery.  The exhibition will be on view Friday, November 3 – Friday, November 10, 2017 with an opening reception on November 3, 5-8pm. The artist will be in attendance, refreshments will be provided and it is free and open to the public.

Originally from the New York City area but now based in Portland, Oregon, Seth Tane has an interesting Charleston history too. He will be available throughout the exhibition to answer questions about his inspirations, methods and materials. He uses a pole mounted camera and software to get a unique vantage point for his most current series of paintings. 15 Seconds is featured in the front window of the gallery during the exhibit.

Tane’s paintings are dramatically detailed scenes of New York City, unique views of the subway, colorful abandoned railroad tracks and trains, urban landscapes and portraits of huge ships and industrial equipment. These highly realistic paintings are a celebration of his experiences from coast to coast.

Tane professes, “I first sailed into Charleston harbor after a very rough offshore passage from New York on my re-purposed oil tanker turned salvage ship almost thirty years ago. Then I spent five very interesting years living ashore and working in, on and under the waters of the Low Country, riding out hurricane Hugo in the Cooper River and eventually moving on to the Pacific Northwest. During my time in Charleston, and while running multiple businesses and raising two sons, I have always been first and foremost an artist, absorbing, reflecting and processing all I’ve seen and done and using my best efforts to create well-crafted objects to celebrate and preserve those experiences. Please come visit this special exhibit of my recent paintings and enjoy a detailed view of where I’ve been.”

Helena Fox Fine Art specializes in fine American contemporary representational art located at 106 A Church Street, South of Broad. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday by appointment. Email us info@helenafoxfineart.com or call 843.723.0073 for inquiries.

Join us on March 2, 2018 for an artist reception featuring new work Julyan Davis and Scott W. Prior. Mr. Davis, East Coast-er by way of England, and Mr. Prior, California through and through, often depict similar subjects in their work. They both find the beauty in the everyday and the elegance in the abandoned.

When asked how Julyan Davis picks his subjects he says he looks for ‘a jolt of recognition—a combination of light, composition, mood and a strong sense of narrative in a place.’ In his paintings we are invited in to find that jolt that connects with the viewer the work.

Similarly Scott W. Prior looks for that ‘jolt’ or in his words, he ‘needs to be turned on by it. Whether it be the location, person, or object, I need to really be into it.’ His passion is seen in the bold use of color and great attention to detail, whether the painting be of waves crashing or the backside of the local surfer chick.

For East Vs. West we have chosen two artists who use their work to tell a story—be it through bringing an old folktale to life or just the narrative of the everyday. This will be Scott’s first show with Helena Fox Fine Art and Julyan’s third featured artist show.

“In A New York Minute”

Artist: Seth Tane

Date: November 3 – 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017, 5 – 8 pm

Helena Fox Fine Art proudly presents special exhibit of realist oil paintings titled In a New York Minute by artist Seth Tane as his first solo exhibition at the gallery.  The exhibition will be on view Friday, November 3 – Friday, November 10, 2017 with an opening reception on November 3, 5-8pm. The artist will be in attendance, refreshments will be provided and it is free and open to the public.

Originally from the New York City area but now based in Portland, Oregon, Seth Tane has an interesting Charleston history too. He will be available throughout the exhibition to answer questions about his inspirations, methods and materials. He uses a pole mounted camera and software to get a unique vantage point for his most current series of paintings. 15 Seconds is featured in the front window of the gallery during the exhibit.

Tane’s paintings are dramatically detailed scenes of New York City, unique views of the subway, colorful abandoned railroad tracks and trains, urban landscapes and portraits of huge ships and industrial equipment. These highly realistic paintings are a celebration of his experiences from coast to coast.

Tane professes, “I first sailed into Charleston harbor after a very rough offshore passage from New York on my re-purposed oil tanker turned salvage ship almost thirty years ago. Then I spent five very interesting years living ashore and working in, on and under the waters of the Low Country, riding out hurricane Hugo in the Cooper River and eventually moving on to the Pacific Northwest. During my time in Charleston, and while running multiple businesses and raising two sons, I have always been first and foremost an artist, absorbing, reflecting and processing all I’ve seen and done and using my best efforts to create well-crafted objects to celebrate and preserve those experiences. Please come visit this special exhibit of my recent paintings and enjoy a detailed view of where I’ve been.”

Helena Fox Fine Art specializes in fine American contemporary representational art located at 106 A Church Street, South of Broad. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday by appointment. Email us info@helenafoxfineart.com or call 843.723.0073 for inquiries.

Join us on March 2, 2018 for an artist reception featuring new work Julyan Davis and Scott W. Prior. Mr. Davis, East Coast-er by way of England, and Mr. Prior, California through and through, often depict similar subjects in their work. They both find the beauty in the everyday and the elegance in the abandoned.

When asked how Julyan Davis picks his subjects he says he looks for ‘a jolt of recognition—a combination of light, composition, mood and a strong sense of narrative in a place.’ In his paintings we are invited in to find that jolt that connects with the viewer the work.

Similarly Scott W. Prior looks for that ‘jolt’ or in his words, he ‘needs to be turned on by it. Whether it be the location, person, or object, I need to really be into it.’ His passion is seen in the bold use of color and great attention to detail, whether the painting be of waves crashing or the backside of the local surfer chick.

For East Vs. West we have chosen two artists who use their work to tell a story—be it through bringing an old folktale to life or just the narrative of the everyday. This will be Scott’s first show with Helena Fox Fine Art and Julyan’s third featured artist show.

“In A New York Minute”

Artist: Seth Tane

Date: November 3 – 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017, 5 – 8 pm

Helena Fox Fine Art proudly presents special exhibit of realist oil paintings titled In a New York Minute by artist Seth Tane as his first solo exhibition at the gallery.  The exhibition will be on view Friday, November 3 – Friday, November 10, 2017 with an opening reception on November 3, 5-8pm. The artist will be in attendance, refreshments will be provided and it is free and open to the public.

Originally from the New York City area but now based in Portland, Oregon, Seth Tane has an interesting Charleston history too. He will be available throughout the exhibition to answer questions about his inspirations, methods and materials. He uses a pole mounted camera and software to get a unique vantage point for his most current series of paintings. 15 Seconds is featured in the front window of the gallery during the exhibit.

Tane’s paintings are dramatically detailed scenes of New York City, unique views of the subway, colorful abandoned railroad tracks and trains, urban landscapes and portraits of huge ships and industrial equipment. These highly realistic paintings are a celebration of his experiences from coast to coast.

Tane professes, “I first sailed into Charleston harbor after a very rough offshore passage from New York on my re-purposed oil tanker turned salvage ship almost thirty years ago. Then I spent five very interesting years living ashore and working in, on and under the waters of the Low Country, riding out hurricane Hugo in the Cooper River and eventually moving on to the Pacific Northwest. During my time in Charleston, and while running multiple businesses and raising two sons, I have always been first and foremost an artist, absorbing, reflecting and processing all I’ve seen and done and using my best efforts to create well-crafted objects to celebrate and preserve those experiences. Please come visit this special exhibit of my recent paintings and enjoy a detailed view of where I’ve been.”

Helena Fox Fine Art specializes in fine American contemporary representational art located at 106 A Church Street, South of Broad. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday by appointment. Email us info@helenafoxfineart.com or call 843.723.0073 for inquiries.