Our second annual George x George artist spotlight in collaboration with George Gallery features modernist Alan Jackson and lasts through June 10th, 2018. Be sure to stop by during our gallery hours – 6 – 9 pm to enjoy the artwork while sipping on our signature George x George cocktail– The Alan Jackson Squared. Approved by the artist himself, this is one cocktail and exhibit you do not want to miss. Below, Alan dishes on everything from his favorite places in Los Angeles to the inspiration for the artwork on display at Zero George.
What makes Charleston a great town for artists and painters?
Charleston has a community of passionate and involved artists including painters, photographers and sculptors. The abundance of amazing independent galleries as well as world-class institutions like the Halsey Art Institute, the Gibbes Museum of Art and Redux Contemporary Art Center, attract a strong community of artists. In addition, it has two of the best art supply stores in the country, including Artist and Craftsman Supply. Local artists find ample opportunities for artistic inspiration from the historic neighborhoods and surrounding areas.
Tell us about your inspiration for the collection that is on display at Zero George.
As an architect, I was inspired by the materials, the colors and the spaces at Zero George.
What is your favorite work of art on display at Zero George and why?
My favorite painting out of the current work on display is “Equilibrium.” I am very satisfied with the simple geometric composition and the minimal color palette. The saw-tooth design can be seen as either the tops of stair treads or the bottoms depending on how it is viewed.
What are your recommendations for the perfect weekend in Charleston?
A perfect Charleston weekend would include a morning at the beach, an afternoon sightseeing gardens and historic homes and an evening of drinks and dinner at one of the restaurants on upper King Street.
What are your top “don’t miss” spots for art, dining & leisure?
“Don’t miss” art spots include the Halsey, Gibbes, and Redux museums. Enjoy dinner at Rue de Jean and evening drinks overlooking the city at The Vendue Inn. Make sure to explore Sullivan’s Island, Bowen’s Island, White Point Gardens and the Battery!
Where is your favorite place to travel and why?
Our current favorite place to travel is Los Angeles to visit family. We venture out to see exhibits at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Broad Museum. There are multiple unique places to dine, such as The Oinkster, and local neighborhood establishments to go for a drink. We also enjoy the numerous beautiful beaches along the coast as well as forests and mountains nearby.