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Life’s Tangles and Webs: Brett Smith at Sandler Hudson Gallery

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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The State of Black Art / What is Black Art?, in Jacksonville

Visual art could arguably be seen solely as a journey and exploration of identity. Whether experienced as an epiphanic blast or a cumulative gain of insight, this ongoing exploration of self is something that artists are surely guided, defined, or even misled by. Categorization, criticism, and commercial viability can become flashpoints both narrowing and widening…

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Should I Paint Over a Painting?

Greetings, I am an artist, curator, and administrator. I am constantly handling and presenting art. Sometimes my team and I recontextualize pieces or alter them for presentation (frame, mount, etc.) but generally with the artist’s consent. I have a painting that I acquired from a show and the portrait in the foreground is to die…

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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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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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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…

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1858 Prize Shortlist Announced; Winner Receives $10K

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston and Society 1858 have announced the shortlist for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, to be awarded on September 17. They are Aldwyth, Andrea Keys Connell, Kevin Jerome Everson, George Jenne, Deborah Luster, and Ebony G. Patterson. The $10,000 prize is given each year for outstanding work…

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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The State of Black Art / What is Black Art?, in Jacksonville

Visual art could arguably be seen solely as a journey and exploration of identity. Whether experienced as an epiphanic blast or a cumulative gain of insight, this ongoing exploration of self is something that artists are surely guided, defined, or even misled by. Categorization, criticism, and commercial viability can become flashpoints both narrowing and widening…

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Should I Paint Over a Painting?

Greetings, I am an artist, curator, and administrator. I am constantly handling and presenting art. Sometimes my team and I recontextualize pieces or alter them for presentation (frame, mount, etc.) but generally with the artist’s consent. I have a painting that I acquired from a show and the portrait in the foreground is to die…

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Serial Reading: Just Like Suicide pt. 4

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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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,…

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In the Game of Art: Grayson Perry’s “Playing to the Gallery”

Very few books about contemporary art are laugh-out-loud funny; yet, Grayson Perry’s is. Based on his 2013 series of lectures for the BBC, Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle To Be Understood (Penguin, 2014) is divided into chapters that correspond to the four original lectures: “Democracy Has Bad Taste,” “Beating the…

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…