Keeping Up With King Street
This week I visited Ann Reinert’s Yellow Door Gallery on King Street, just upstairs from the Reinert LePrince Fine Art Gallery at 179 King. I wanted to see the MJ Green archival metal prints featured at the last 2nd Sunday on King Street, before they were all gone. Green’s unusual treatment of black and white captured my attention wasn’t printed on metal, “The Bridge 1” is a dramatic black and white photograph on paper featuring the Ravenel Bridge boldly shot from below. One might think a bridge is a bridge, but ours has a way of playing with light so much so that it looks different every day. MJ caught it looking ethereal. She obviously loves it too.
The Yellow Door Gallery has other wall art, some by Reinert’s famous impressionist husband Rick, and those bold colors and textures are expertly presented with wearable, tasteful items like jewelry, scarves and even bath products. You can tell Ann is having fun with this place. Vintage-inspired hand crafted jewelry by Robin Goodfellow Designs features colorful swirls of crystals, rhinestones, and pearls along with glass and metal beads. Rick Hunter, Scott Simmons, and Otter Rotolante contribute handblown and torchworked glass in a rainbow of colors that float invisibly on window shelves for a striking effect.