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Barbara DuMetz’s “Creators” at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta

“Who knew it was a sista?” might be the question that comes to mind when viewing the work of African-American commercial photographer Barbara DuMetz, whose exhibition, “The Creators: Photographic Images of Literary, Music and Visual Artists,” is on view through July 10 at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta. It is just a small composite…

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What’s the Best Hanging Method?

  Dear BURNAWAY, How should I prepare my paintings for a show? I’ll be shipping four paintings to a curator in Philadelphia and want to make her life as easy as possible. What’s the best hanging method to use? Wire, hooks? The pieces are various sizes. Nothing too huge. Thoughts? Wired in Decatur   Dear…

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Serial Reading: Just Like Suicide pt. 6

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

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Abrupt Leadership Change at the Atlanta Contemporary

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center unexpectedly announced today that its development director Veronica Kessenich has been appointed executive director, effective July 4. She replaces Julie Delliquanti, who became director in July 2014. Delliquanti implemented the Contemporary’s plan of becoming a free institution. The news of the elimination of admission fees, beginning September 1, and a…

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The Tangles and Webs of Life: Brett Smith at Sandler Hudson

The four paintings and 12 drawings in “Life,” Brett Smith’s show at Sandler Hudson Gallery, present a consistent method of layering webs of short straight lines atop one another in palettes that are more or less monochromatic. Life is not just the title for the exhibition but is also the title of every piece, delineated…

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House Ki: InKyoung Chun at {Poem 88}

A clear Plexiglas house greets visitors at the entrance to InKyoung Chun’s exhibition “You Are Here” at Poem 88. Titled We Are Here, the sculpture is perched atop delicate steel legs, providing an apt introduction to the entire body of work on display. Inside the transparent house, a Plexiglas Mickey Mouse clock seems to float in midair,…

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Abrupt Leadership Change at the Atlanta Contemporary

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center unexpectedly announced today that its development director Veronica Kessenich has been appointed executive director, effective July 4. She replaces Julie Delliquanti, who became director in July 2014. Delliquanti implemented the Contemporary’s plan of becoming a free institution. The news of the elimination of admission fees, beginning September 1, and a…

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Call For Artists: July 2015 and Beyond

JULY Short Shorts 2015: Video Festival at Whitespace Gallery Location: Atlanta The 2015 edition of the Short Shorts video festival is organized around the theme “Somebody Else’s Problem,” and will be guest curated by Rachel Reese. Selected video works will be shown at Whitespace on August 13, 2015. A DVD anthology presenting the selected video works and…

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Come One, Come All: Atlanta Contemporary Will Soon Be Free

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center will be free as of September 1! Not just on Thursdays, but every day it’s open to the public. The Contemporary is eliminating admission fees as a way to increase attendance, a move that has proved successful when it has offered free admittance to such events as the recent Nexus Award presentation…

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Black Mountain College Is Subject of Upcoming Show at Boston ICA

The legendary Black Mountain College, a small, experimental school near Asheville, North Carolina, that was an interdisciplinary incubator for generations of mid-20th-century artists, musicians, poets, and thinkers, will be the subject of an exhibition this fall at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957” will run from…

Interviews

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Hamlett Dobbins and Douglas Degges on Artistic Collaboration

“Old Man Study Group,” at Southfork gallery in Memphis through July 4, features collaborative paintings by Hamlett Dobbins and Douglas Degges. Southfork is located in the home of Lauren Kennedy. It’s one of a handful of home galleries in Memphis, built on hospitality and the belief that art should not live exclusively in sacred spaces…

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Amber Boardman in Sydney, Australia

Former Atlantan Amber Boardman is a creative chameleon. First known for her animations, then for her video and time-based projects, the Maine-born artist is now settled in Sydney, Australia, where she is pursuing a PhD at the University of New South Wales and engaging in a dynamic studio practice in, surprisingly, painting. “I actually studied…

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Suzanne Mozes on the Narrative of Place

Writer, editor, and instructor Suzanne Mozes was recently awarded an Idea Capital grant. Mozes has made a name for herself in Atlanta with her Storybuilding creative writing classes and her innovative Saturday morning writing series called Under/Over/On. Under/Over/On has taken place at diverse locations such as the Oakland Cemetery, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the…

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What’s the Best Hanging Method?

  Dear BURNAWAY, How should I prepare my paintings for a show? I’ll be shipping four paintings to a curator in Philadelphia and want to make her life as easy as possible. What’s the best hanging method to use? Wire, hooks? The pieces are various sizes. Nothing too huge. Thoughts? Wired in Decatur   Dear…

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Serial Reading: Just Like Suicide pt. 6

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

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Serial Reading: Just Like Suicide pt. 5

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

Reviews

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The Loss of Searched Time: Public Domain at Eyedrum

When the student is ready, the teacher will disappear. My unattributed quip will have to do, marking go for these 500 words on Public Domain’s magnum opus “Apparent Horizon,” on view at Eyedrum through July 3. “Apparent Horizon” is a mature position statement from a trio (Robert Cheatham, Jim Demmers, Chea Prince) mostly well past qualification…

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Perception Disrupted: Alyson Shotz in Charleston

The Spoleto season in Charleston is a magical time. For three weeks the city is flooded with performers of all stripes and tourists looking to ride the wave of Spoleto Festival USA. School is out for the summer, Memorial Day opens the beach season, and it’s not even beastly hot yet. As an uprooted Charlestonian,…

Audio & Video

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Makers #1: Sarah Green of Cord Shoes + Boots

BURNAWAY is excited to kick off the “Makers” series of “micro-mentaries” by Kimberly Binns, BURNAWAY’s awesome outreach coordinator and Renaissance woman. In this first installment, Binns visits with Atlanta shoemaker Sarah Green, who founded her company Cord Shoes + Boots in 2013, after apprenticing with master shoemaker Perry Ercolino in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. But beware, after watching Green at…

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Nick Cave Chats with Lauri Stallings About “Up Right”

  Chicago-based artist Nick Cave has been in Atlanta this week preparing for his performance Up Right, taking place at Ponce City Market this Friday through Sunday. Commissioned by Flux Projects, Up Right will feature male “practitioners” and “initiates” wearing Cave’s signature Soundsuits, colorful, elaborate ceremonial-looking costumes. Cave has collaborated with Spelman College dance professor T….

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Where to Go, What to See

Help us bring you this helpful resource! You can help put Atlanta on the map! The art map, that is. BURNAWAY has launched the Atlanta Art Guide, a handy foldout list of galleries and current exhibitions, as well as a map that proves that art is everywhere in Atlanta. You just have to know where to look, and we’re here to help!…

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Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Program

The Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Program seeks to develop the voices of new art writers by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and connections to significantly advance and define their careers as writers. Testimonials from our first participants: My time as a mentee in the EAWMP has not only improved my ability to write…

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High School Arts Writing Intensive

This spring, BURNAWAY partnered with Hammonds House Museum and the Wren’s Nest to produce a writing mentorship program for Atlanta-area high school students. Over the course of four consecutive Saturdays in April and May, the students met for the art writing intensive. Students learned about various ways to respond to and critique art, visited MOCA GA…

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Atlanta + New Orleans

2015 Critic-in-Residence Schedule Erin Dziedzic Public Talk: MOCA GA, April 21, 7pm Eva Díaz Public Talk: MODA, May 21, 7pm Noah Simblist Public Talk: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, June 4, 7pm BURNAWAY continually seeks innovate new ways to bring national attention to local art communities. With the Critic-in-Residence program, BURNAWAY hosts arts writers in Atlanta for one-week…