Jennifer Moss and co-founders Emily Earl and Alexis Javier opened Sulfur Studios in 2014. The studio offers much more than just curated local artist, find out everything Sulfur Studios has to offer, as well as, a little more about Jennifer and what she loves about Savannah.
What do you love about Savannah?
I love the compact, walk-able downtown, the vibrant creative scene and our beautiful trees.
How do you select which artists you feature in your gallery?
We look for artists that demonstrate a mix of skill and creative development, and we like to show a variety of mediums and viewpoints. Some artists approach us through our ongoing opportunities and calls for entry and some artists come to our attention through other local exhibitions or a great online presence.
You’re more than just a gallery…what are some of the programs you offer?
We also rent out artist studios. We have 26 private artist studios and a multipurpose/co-working space available for special or short term projects. We also provide space for community events, workshops, critiques and meetups. Before Covid-19 we would host regular street fairs and artist markets. Finally we have Sulfur Art Services, which curates, sells and installs artwork for local businesses and individuals.
How can the Savannah community help Sulfur Studios through this difficult time?
If someone is coming to your studio for the first time, what should they expect?
A welcoming and laid back atmosphere to see lots of great local art. We usually have work for a range of price points, starting as low as $50-$100 and going up from there.
What work of art most affected you personally and why?
It’s difficult to narrow it down to a specific piece, numerous artists have inspired my work over the years. Some of my favorites are Alberto Burri and Eva Hesse There are also local artists who impress me on a consistent basis and I’m lucky enough to work with many of them, one of my favorites is Ruth Sykes, who creates meticulously lush illustrations in mixed media, of organic interwoven fibrous shapes on paper or panels. Her work is both abstract and representative, it’s beautiful and intangible. See below photo of an example of Ruth Sykes work.
If you had one night to spend in Savannah…what would Jennifer Moss do?
I would plan that night to land on a First Friday. Savannah is easily walk-able and there are numerous beautiful park squares downtown, while there I’d visit the Graveface Museum to get the right vibe. Then in the early evening grab a fortifying cappuccino or iced espresso from the Sentient Bean and see the current art on display, before making my way down Bull St. to check out the artists popped up in local businesses like Foxy Loxy (great place for a pit stop to grab a glass of wine and something sweet), Sulfur Studios and Starland Cafe. I’d grab a late dinner at Green Truck Pub and end my night with drinks at Lone Wolf Lounge. I think it may be a while before this night can happen again, but I’m looking forward to when we can safely continue!