Corrigan Gallery: Art Present and With a Future

Corrigan Gallery opened its doors September 1, 2005 at 62 Queen Street, Charleston, South Carolina, just off the corner of Meeting and Queen streets in the historic area called by some the French Quarter. The gallery exhibits works of art both representational and abstract possessing the charm of old Charleston with a contemporary edge. Representing artists whose work is beyond the traditional approach to the southern landscape of marshes and palmettos, there are new works to see on a regular basis. Artistic vision partnered with an intellectual strength and astute handling of the materials describes the work on display. The gallery moved to Broad Street June 1, 2017 adding a lovely garden to the setting.

Bowing to the masters and looking to the future, the gallery began with featured artists Beverly Derrick, Kevin Bruce Parent, Sue Simons Wallace, Karin Olah, Kristi Ryba, John Moore, Manning Williams, Daryl Knox, JD Cummings, Lolly Koon, Candice Flewharty and Lese Corrigan. This list includes three photographers, two abstract painters and a printmaker and a mixture of all three.   Later artists added were John Hull, Lynne Riding, Tim Fensch, Daphne vom Baur, Richard Hagerty, Gaston Locklear, Judy Hintz Cox, William Meisburger, Richard Hartnett and Case Jernigan. 
Walters, Flewharty, Derrick, Knox, Riding, Hagerty, Hartnett and Fensch have since left the gallery for other projects and we do include others as visiting artists. We have added other artists and those of the Charleston Renaissance who were contemporary for their time. We have estate pieces of Corrie McCallum and Elizabeth O'Neill Verner as well as their compatriots.  The emphasis is on local artists of caliber - living and working locally or with strong ties to the area.  Southern regionalism is by natural progression is presented.  There is also a great focus put on printmaking following the tradition of the Charleston Etchers Club and Print Studio South - more to come on this at Imprimatur Charleston.

The gallery is showing art that is just for that - art! Not following this year's fashions but reaching towards the future and showing respect for the past, the presented artwork fulfills the beholder's need for beauty and the collector's wish for strong investments. This is art for the soul; art that lets the eyes breath fresh air. Past visitors watched paintings in process on location and view works that have been done en plein air as well as in situ studio pieces.  The studio has is back on location after being off site (to leave more room for paintings) for several years!

The website is always a work in progress.  Please forgive its errors and be patient with updates.  It is by no means showing all work that is available.

Charmingly contemporary art for all budgets.

10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and by appointment.  Later opening Mondays and Thursdays.

843 722 9868 or art@lesecorrigan.com

Member of former Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association
Member of the former French Quarter Gallery Association
Current member of the Charleston Gallery Association

Featured in:

The New York Times, The Robb Report May 2006,
Charleston Magazine (many times), Charleston City Paper (many times), The Charleston Mercury, Carolina Arts (often), Southwest Art, Art Business News (November 2005, May 2006), Where Magazine, The Post and Courier, Insiders' Guide to Charleston 2005 and 2007 editions, The Charleston Review January/ February 2009 and mentions in Southern Accents March 2009 as well as many other publications.  A sampling of the features will be added in the future as they continue to mount.

2006-2018 Corrigan Gallery llc