Since 1997, Barbara Archer Gallery has been fortunate to primarily show the work of established artists.
Following a whim to shake things up, we initiated a campaign to identify talented artists not well known,
waiting to be discovered.
We reached out to dozens of respected art experts – curators, patrons, academics and well established
artists – asking them to recommend artists who would benefit from reaching a larger audience.
The response was overwhelming.
After countless studio visits and conversations, 50 were chosen from Atlanta's extraordinarily rich
community of artists flying beneath the radar. Due to the wealth of talent discovered, TALENT LOVES COMPANY
will likely become an annual event.
The resulting group ranges from grad students and artists who have exhibited only in grassroots,
emerging art venues, to art professionals who have rarely shown their personal work. None of the
artists have ever had a one-person show in a mainstream gallery.
Selected artists span diverse mediums including video, animation, interactive sculpture, found
object assemblage, embroidery, manipulated photography, painting, drawing, printmaking (including
edible prints!), collage, chalk, clay and artists' books.
Each artist adds their voice to the ongoing dialogue on universal themes such as pop culture,
nature, portraiture, life and death, rituals and celebrations.
We are deeply grateful to our trusted experts (The Talent) and artists (The Company)
who passionately embraced the idea.