When you think art galleries what do you think? An all white space bumping electronic beats and showcasing risqué modern art? A pristine room filled with expensive artifacts that cost more than you’ll make in a lifetime? Whatever you dream up, we’re sure it’s intimidating and includes associates pressuring you to buy, or turning their nose at you because you don’t look like you can afford a damn thing. If you’re an avid art lover and we just described your worst nightmare, then we can guarantee you will find solace at allison sprock fine art in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Allison’s passion started at a young age, when she grew an immense love for her aunt’s artwork. After graduating college she frequented art galleries wherever she lived, including New York City, San Fransico, Atlanta. After opening her own gallery in Charleston, she finally settled down in Charlotte, North Carolina. Unlike the scenario we previously described, allison sprock fine art welcomes everyone who has an appreciation for good art with open arms. The gallery is located in one of the oldest historic houses in the neighborhood, and has been designed to feel like a museum that people can browse through without feeling the pressure to buy.
There’s only one way to describe the pieces that Allison showcases in her gallery, and it’s eclectic. There is no method to the way she chooses the art in the gallery. Simply said, if it speaks to her, and she gravitates towards it, then she aquires it. She loves abstracts, figurative work and a little bit of everything and is fortunate enough to get first pick of the artists’ pieces. She also makes a point to have a collection that appeals to most everyone’s taste, and more importantly everyone’s price point. It doesn’t matter if you’re a long time art connoisseur or a first time buyer, there will be something stunning available for you.
If you’re just looking to learn, that’s fine too. Many of the pieces in allison sprock fine art have interesting back stories, and even more interesting artists. It’s no secret that most creators are a little… extra fun. After all, they do think differently than the rest of us, and that’s what makes them so good at what they do. Allison has had the luxury of meeting many of the artists featured in the gallery, and even hosts meet and greets with them. A few examples of artists who have been guests in the gallery are Marc Chatov, Hunt Slonum, Martin Frias, P. Allen Smith, Hans Petersen, and Yasharel. We would say it’s a safe bet that some of the artists you meet will be characters. Take Louis St. Lewis for example, he showed up wearing a sequined blindfold and didn’t take it off the entire night. Spanish artist Martin Frias came into the gallery for a show and just hours beforehand he was here wrapping his canvases from Barcelona around the stretcher boards.
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