All seems quiet in Atlanta this weekend as the historic uproars are replaced with quotidian headlines and routine. This week’s upcoming exhibitions provide a roar to get you through the post-inauguration rut.
Opal Gallery: Opal 1
The Opal Gallery celebrates one year of being in business with a photography show that is curated by artists for artists. The show will include work by Christy Bush, Thomas Dozol, David Knox, Michael David Murphy, Carl Martin, Nicole Akstein, and Yannick Vigouroux. The opening reception is 7-9PM. The show will run through Feb. 7th.
Get This! Gallery:
New York artist Drew Conrad’s solo exhibition “Cowboys, Lovers, Losers & Nobodies” is Get This! Gallery’s first show since their move to 11th Street in Midtown. Conrad’s work all seems to have a contempo-Western kitsch feel that provides a nice grit to the snazzy new Midtown location. The opening reception is Sat. Jan. 24 from 7-11PM. The show ends Feb. 28.
Mergers and Acquisitions
The Contemporary is holding an evening of closing events for the “Mergers and Acquisitions” exhibition Sat. from 5-9PM. The evening will consist of a discussion panel from 5-6PM, open studios 6-8PM, and a reception 7-9PM. Check out our review of the exhibit by guest writer Karen Tauches and Cinque Hick’s review of the show for Creative Loafing.
SUNDAY & MONDAY
Glenn Memorial Auditorium at Emory:
Conversation with composer Philip Glass
Ok, promise me that you will stay calm. Yes, Phillip Glass is at Emory taking part in several discussions this weekend. One of many events is a public conversation about Pharaoh Akhenaten with Emory professor of Middle Eastern Studies Dr. Shalom Goldman. This is from 3:30-5PM. Glass will also give a lecture Monday from 4-5PM on how collaborating with other musicians informs his creative process, followed by a film screening of Martin Scorcese’s Kundun (for which Glass wrote the score) starting at 6:30PM. See all the details for these events here.
The Art Gallery at Sturgis Library
Kennesaw State University Annual Faculty Exhibition
Although a bit of a drive for some, this should actually be a pretty great exhibition. KSU‘s faculty includes a lot of heavy hitters, including Matt Haffner, Katherine Taylor, and Robert Sherer to name a few. The opening reception is 5-8PM. The exhibition will continue through March 16. The gallery is open Mon-Thurs. and Sat.
Antonakos‘ exhibit “Darkness and Light” nods in the direction of Dan Flavin with his neon architectural interventions. Each piece, whether created through drawing or neon light, uses blocks of color to form minimalist compositions with an incredibly contemporary aesthetic. ACA Gallery is open to the public Tues-Sun. The exhibition will continue through Feb. 15.