Artists

Andy Moon Wilson was born in 1974 in Blacksburg VA while his parents were in graduate school at VA Tech. His love for art in general, and drawing in particular developed at an early age- frequently getting into trouble at school for “doodling too much in class”. He grew up in Northern Virginia, and spent a lot of time on his family’s farms in the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. His father was a biologist and nuclear engineer for the NRC, and an Olympic-level marksman. Andy went to college at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, where his mother taught English literature and education. He graduated with honors in both studio art and military history from BVU in 1998.

Andy attended graduate school at the University of Iowa for drawing and painting, where he met his future wife, painter Jiha Moon, who was also in the program. When he graduated in 2001, Andy moved back to the DC area, and immediately began a successful career as a full-time custom carpet and rug designer, which is ongoing. He also began exhibiting his artwork in local and regional galleries, and has been developing his body of work and showing regularly all over the United States ever since. He is currently represented by Curator’s Office in Washington DC, and Get This Gallery, in Atlanta, GA.

Andy Moon Wilson lives and works in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Jiha Moon, and their son Oliver.

Lucha Rodriguez is a neo-pop experimental printmaker, graphic artist and avid drawer who enjoys color at its brightest palettes. She’s produced projects ranging from etchings, monoprints, silkscreen prints, to immersive surreal environments. She develops organ inspired creaturettes, to expand her own extravagant symbolism related to the body as an internal space. Lucha currently works in a beautiful, cozy studio in Atlanta, Georgia. Lucha’s work has been shown in Mexico, India, France, Hong Kong and the United States.

SUNDAY SOUTHERN ART REVIVAL IS:
George Long, John Tindel, Michi, Jesse Cregar and Mario Schambon

The Sunday Southern Art Revival is a collaborative group of Atlanta based artists that evolved out of several sessions or meetings. The meetings were for an active exchange of art making, sharing ideas, stories, techniques, recipes, a few beers, and an appreciation of each other’s work. Employing only a few rules and an intense willingness to experiment with the ways and means. Five Southern Gentlemen collaborating on “making Stuff“ became a serious commitment, creating exciting work that informed and challenged each other artistically. The process we employee is very much like having a visual conversation with one another, stories that lead to stories, that lead to a bad joke and so on. The work is all in reaction to our surroundings and one another. With that said the rules have been; one, it must be fun, describing what we are doing sounds a bit academic, we are having fun; two, whatever time amount of time you have, this rule really lends it self to rule number one, each member as member other hats they wear, jobs and solo art careers, kids, family, dogs, chickens, every member contributes what ever amount of time they can; three, the piece comes first not every member needs to work on every piece, this has been a very active process, but we try to maintain some insightfulness in to what we are doing, and in trying to be considerate to the work and each other most of the time.

Tommy Taylor was born in the small town of Greenville, South Carolina. He began to develop his artistic skills and interests at an early age, often drawing covertly in the back of the classroom with fellow art-savvy classmates. He then went on to earn a BFA from the University of Georgia in 1994. Taylor lived for a time in Savannah, Georgia and New York City before finally settling down in Atlanta.
Taylor’s work explores “the immediacy and fearlessness of the application of paint.” His work is primarily abstract, characterized by large pastel blocks of color and deliberate lines. He claims to work intuitively and spiritually rather than intellectually, never working from sketches and allowing his paintings to develop organically and unpredictably. He is inspired by several prominent abstract artists of the 20th century including Francis Bacon, Antoni Tàpies, Inka Essenhigh and Andrew Wyeth.

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