With fall upon us, Jackson Fine Art is pleased to kick off the 2013 Atlanta Art season with two stellar solo exhibitions of contemporary photography by Southern natives: Jeannette Montgomery Barron, of Atlanta, and Jack Spencer, of Nashville. 

Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s exhibition presents work from her recently published book, Scene, which captures a brilliant and creative era in American art—New York’s Lower East Side in the 1980’s.  Barron showcases the luminaries of this poignant era before they were stripped of their innocence and catapulted into household names. Her body of work is a catalogue of portraits depicting the most creative array of musicians, painters, writers, filmmakers, fashion designers, actors, models, and photographers that influenced this era.  Specifically, Barron reveals the radiant minds that defined the New York underground during this time: Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Willem Dafoe, Robert Mapplethorpe and Cindy Sherman to name a few. Barron, a poet in her own right, captures remarkably elegant photographs with spare backdrops, direct lighting, and visually interesting compositions. From the Factory to the studios, downtown Manhattan was the place to be for all the young creative minds during the 80’s and Barron brilliantly transports us to that era with her work in Scene.