Jul 30, 2014

The Man Behind Sight+Sound Gallery

An Old Fourth Ward gallery opens in Studioplex.

At first glance, it may seem odd for man who with a degree in finance to open an art gallery, but Charles Berry says his head for numbers and love of art and music is a perfect combination.

Combining those two passions, Berry, of Inman Park, opened the Sight+Sound art gallery in Old Fourth Ward's Studioplex.

The gallery, which has its grand opening party on Friday, focuses on contemporary art and high-end high-fidelity sound equipment.

On the sight side, his focus is on showcasing artists who come from the Southeast. The gallery's first collection is a series of black and white photographs and case study of New Orleans by Atlanta photographer Terrell Clark.

With sound, the gallery is all high-end, presenting a select number of brands like T+A and Elipson, which are designed to highlight the art of audio itself.

And while the gallery is called Sight+Sound, there's a third sense — touch that it features. The gallery also sells wooden seats Candler Park woodworker Robert Brou.

Berry sat down with East Atlanta Patch recently to discuss his ideas behind the gallery and his vision.

If you go: Sight+Sound Gallery, hosts its Grand Opening on Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m. in Studioplex, Space G4, 659 Auburn Ave.

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