Upon entering the gallery space at Ground Floor Contemporary, one is immediately struck by a sense of openness and light. Just about every surface from floor to ceiling in the cavernous room is a clean pearl white, highlighting each of the pieces hung on its walls.
In July of this year, Ground Floor Contemporary held its grand opening and first exhibition. The show featured an impressive range of all-female talent--Madeline Evans, Elizabeth Marie Farr, Ashley Wingo, Barbara Hirschowitz, and Rae Trimmier, all Alabama artists. It was a rainy Thursday evening--so rainy, in fact, that Armstrong, Trimmier, and Lee were uncertain whether anyone would be interested enough to brave a summer thunderstorm for their sake.