White Space, a gallery in Inman Park

By far, one of the most charming galleries now in Atlanta is White Space, in Inman Park. Run by Susan Bridges, who lives in the grand brown and white Victorian at the front, the renovated 1893 carriage house has exposed brick walls and an entrance of oversized wood carriage doors. Old license plates still hang in back, along with early 1900’s scrawled pencil markings.

Architects Brian Bell & David Yocum received the 2007 AIA Georgia Design Award for their renovation of the space. Hanging panels are framed in steel to hold large paintings, and one can rotate 90 degrees for installations.

Following photos courtesy the architects’ site:


3 photos below courtesy Architectural Tourist, 8/2010.


I went over yesterday afternoon for the first time to see the last day of Michele Schuff’s exhibit, ‘Metronome’ and just missed her artist’s talk. I had the chance to meet her and discuss her work. Some very large and heavily textured bas-relief encaustic works on wood panels hung next to smaller works. Influences include Agnes Martin and Mark Rothko, especially his paintings for the de Menil Chapel in Houston. This particular show offered works that were created in reference to time; the metronome a double metaphor for keeping the beat and a meditation on existence/mortality. In talking about working on a grid, I was reminded of Jennifer Bartlett’s early masterpiece, Rhapsody.

Photos courtesy Michele Schuff:


Big Blue, 2011. Encaustic on panel, 77.5 x 94.5 x 4.5″

49 Beats, 2011. Encaustic on wood panel, 16.5″ x 18.5″ x 4″ framed

Perfect Attendance, 2011. Encaustic on wood panel, 18.5 x 22.5 x 2.5″ Framed

From the gallery blurb about her work: Featuring artist Michele Schuff’s series of encaustic paintings, guests were introduced to her most recent works using three-dimensional cast forms.  Schuff captures the invisible process of time through the use of repetitive heat-fused brush strokes and forms, suggesting the metronome as a metaphor for the meditative beat of life’s fleeting moments.  

Watch this TBS produced video of White Space founder Susan Bridges.

Whitespace – Susan Bridges from Jennifer Brooks on Vimeo.

Check out White Space’s next show this coming weekend: Origami, featuring short dance performances by Nicole Livieratos of Garden House Dance. Free at Noon, 2pm, 4pm,, and 6pm on July 30th and 31st.

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2 Responses to White Space, a gallery in Inman Park

  1. laura says:

    What a perfect space, thanks for the wonderful photos and post. I enjoyed visiting the Rhapsody link!

  2. Terry says:

    A Whitespace opening in the evening is magic in a magical place.

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