Exhibitions

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.