Curator and gallerist Erin Nathanson opened The Southern alongside her husband, Justin Nathanson in January 2016. Located in Charleston, South Carolina, The Nathansons’ exhibitions focus on quality of life, racial tensions, the human condition, and stereotypes existing in the South. Their exhibit, “Inherited Truths | Inherited Prides,” for Satellite Art Show during Art Basel 2016 caught the attention of the public including Artnet News, ArteFuse, Burnaway, American Photo Mag, Playboy, and more. And, most recently, their exhibition of works by artist Juan Logan drew critical acclaim in Artforum and Hyperallergic. Prior to establishing The Southern, Erin held directorial positions for the City of Charleston’s City Gallery as well as the ArtFields visual arts competition and festival based in Lake City, South Carolina.