Atlanta’s creative community is like a big living organism. After our brief slumber this winter, life is burgeoning once again.
Here’s a preview of what’s coming up.
Meg Aubry, “I Just Live Here”
Aubrey’s large-scale oil paintings describe scenes of suburban life. The works look at individual elements in these narratives. The result is well rendered works that are quite lovely to look at. (See CL‘s coverage here.) The opening reception will be during the Castleberry Art Stroll. The exhibit runs through February 21 at Gallery Stokes.
Black and White Group Exhibition
Krause Gallery’s current exhibition features work that is, you guessed it, all black and white. The artists included in the exhibit are Emil Alzamora, Matt Colagiuri, Helem Durant, Shannon Felsot, John Morse, James McCune, David E. Peterson, Rob Tarbell. The opening reception is 7-11 p.m. The exhibit runs through February 25.
A Curator’s Perspective: Ulysses Davis
The High Museum’s Curator of Folk Art Susan Crawley will discuss Savannah sculptor Ulysses Davis. Davis’ sculptures synthesize American history heroes, biblical figures, and African sculptural forms and are now on display in the exhibit “The Treasures of Ulysses Davis.” This exhibit will run through April 5th. The curator’s talk is at 2 p.m.
Marcia Wood Gallery:
Alan Loehle Artist Talk
Alan Loehle will be giving an artist talk on his current exhibition, “Metaphors and Symbols.” Check out our review of the exhibition here. The talk will be at Noon at Marcia Wood Gallery.
“Movers and Shakers” and “Drawing Correspondences”
This year’s MOCA annual emerging artist fundraising show is curated by Melanie Davis and Ashley Waldron Hope. Also opening Saturday night is Angus Galloway and Paul Roedecker’s project “Drawing Correspondences” that illustrates the artists’ collaborative drawings completed in two different states. The pieces were created through mail correspondence when Galloway moved to New York but continued to work with pal Roedecker who stayed behind in Atlanta. The opening receptions for both shows will be from 6-9 p.m.
Welch Gallery at Georgia State University:
Didier Fluza Faustino Artist Talk
Faustino’s talk will deal with GSU’s current exhibition, “New Wave Atlanta: When Urban Intervention Speaks French,” that addresses emerging trends in Atlanta Public Art. Curator Cathy Byrd has once again provided a phenomenal exhibit that explores the possibilities and realities of Atlanta as an arts community. The artist talk will be at 6 p.m. “New Wave Atlanta: When Urban Intervention Speaks French” will continue through February 26th.
Emory Visual Arts Gallery:
Eve Andree Laramee: Halfway to Invisible
Laramee tackles the subject of the environmental consequences that uranium mining for atomic weapons has had on the American West. The exhibition was inspired by the “Evolution Revolution: Science Changing Life” conference at Emory in 2008. The opening reception will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The exhibition runs through March 6.
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art:
Showcase and Tell: Treasures from the Spelman College Permanent Collection
This exhibit features highlights from the museum’s permanent collection of African and African-American artists. It takes an interesting approach that situates the works within the context of the history of the college. This exhibit will remain on view through May 16th.
AND DON’T FORGET
The Art Papers Auction is Saturday, February 7th. Tickets are on sale now. To avoid having to wait in line and miss potential deals inside, order your tickets today. The tickets for the auction are $25, which gets you into the event and includes samples of food from Atlanta restaurants. Compared to the $150 a head most auctions charge, this is a great deal.