May 9 - May 17, 2015
Marcia Wood Gallery Castleberry Presents
Triple Play, a 3 person collaborative project
Marcia Wood Gallery has been a nationally recognized contemporary art gallery based in Atlanta for over twenty years with its latest home having been in Castleberry Hill for over a decade. A second exhibition space, Marcia Wood Gallery MIDTOWN has recently opened in Atlanta's thriving midtown district, and will function as the anchor location showcasing the roster of artists and rotating exhibitions.
The Castleberry location will be a destination for unexpected and out of the ordinary programming supporting risk-taking and experimentation. Marcia Wood is delighted to announce Triple Play, the inaugural project of the new direction of Marcia Wood Gallery Castleberry.
Triple Play is a result of a spontaneous collaborative practice between Angus Galloway,
Stacie Rose, and Ron Saunders. Inspired by the creation of the experimental space at
Marcia Wood Castleberry, an exciting dialogue emerged between the three artists to discover how their work mingled and could be pushed into new territory as the result of the experiment. Playing in between and against each other’s imagery, color, and style,
work was developed through both simultaneous production and alternate possession.
By nature this methodology included a fair amount of compromise, which is not common
practice for individual artists. However, for this project, they adopted the assumption that
finding common ground would lead them to more freedom and knowledge. With this in
mind, their work did not collapse into a single perspective, but rather created a space to
investigate true compromise and moments of perplexity in order push the dial closer to
In addition to their already developing collaboration within their separate work spaces, the three artists will also begin creating work within Marcia Wood Castleberry two weeks before the reception. Working together in the physical space and responding immediately to the art as a group will affect their collected efforts, enhance experimentation, and perhaps blur the lines between each artists’ studio practice. The setting aside of attachments is a requirement for true collaboration, and in some circles is the path to enlightenment. By relinquishing their typical studio tendencies, the artists of Triple Play are cultivating their personal practice while creating a collective aesthetic. In the end, the artists are the experiment, and the art the result.
For a live demo and a talk with the artists, please join us on Thursday, May 14th at 6pm.
Angus Galloway was born in Bath, England in 1977. He received a Masters of Fine Art
from Georgia State University where he specialized in drawing, painting, sound-design,
and installation. Angus currently teaches as a full time instructor of art foundations at the
Art Institute of Atlanta in Decatur and has been the coordinator for Draw@MOCA, a
workshop series that specializes in new and innovative approaches to works on
paper. Galloway’s artwork has been featured in national and international exhibitions as
well as a variety of publications-including Direct Art, New York Art, Burnaway, and
Trigger Magazines. He is currently an artist in residence with The Creatives Project at
the Goat Farm Art Center in Atlanta.
Stacie Rose was born in Akron, Ohio and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt
Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where she studied art direction and painting. She has
shown her work around the U.S. and is included in multiple corporate collections.
Recent regional exhibitions include The Rymer Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, as well
as The Kibbee Gallery and Swan Coach House Gallery here in Atlanta, Georgia.
She is an active member of The Atlanta Printmakers Studio and was recently awarded
their 2015 emerging artist residency. She is a 2013 fellow of The Hambidge Center for
Arts and Science and has lived in Atlanta since 2009.
Ron Saunders is a recent transplant to Atlanta from Los Angeles, CA and was born in
Huntington, West Virginia in 1975. He received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from
Ohio University in 2002. He has shown his work internationally in a variety of venues such as Cal State, Pomona, Gallery Jung Mi So in Seoul, South Korea, Columbia University in New York, and the Rauma Art Museum in Rauma, Finland. Saunders has received numerous grants including ones from NYSCA, NYFA, The Center for Cultural
Innovation, and the Finlandia Foundation. He has been invited to attend four artist in
residence programs, including Kunst Doc in Seoul, South Korea, Raumars in Rauma,
Finland, Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam, Holland, and most recently in March 2015,
Popps Packing in Detroit, Michigan.