[UPDATE] Tired of the constant rain? Well, there are openings and artist talks this weekend that are sure to brighten your day.
Barbara Archer Gallery
Opening tonight from 7-9PM, this new exhibition features eight local and international artists who manipulate the medium in fresh directions. Though every image begins with a photograph, the similarities end there. Photos are painted, collaged, and transformed digitally and by hand. The featured artists are: Roberto Calbucci (Milan); April Gertler (Berlin); J Ivcevich (Brooklyn); Sindy Lutz (New Jersey); Melissa Stern (New York); Karen Tauches (Atlanta); Dayna Thacker (Atlanta), and Hollis Brown Thornton (North Augusta, SC). The show will be on view at Barbara Archer Gallery through June 27.
[UPDATE] Alcove Gallery
Bethany Marchman, Charlie Owens and David Wong
This group show at Alcove Gallery runs through May 3, but stop by the opening Fri. from 7-11PM to see the art and enjoy the music of East Ponce Soul Faction.
Robert Mars: Diamonds and Rust
From 7-11PM, stop by Art Department for a new exhibition featuring the work of Robert Mars.
Jackson Fine Art
Masao Yamamoto: Kawa=Flow
Masato Seto: Binran and Picnic
From 6-8PM, Jackson Fine Art is holding an opening for two new exhibitions that feature the works of Asian photographers. Masao Yamamoto’s latest project, Kawa-Flow, displays single framed black and white prints of depopulated nature scenes in Japan. Masato Seto is a Thai-Japanese photographer raised in Japan who made a series called “Binran Girls 2007–2008.” These photos feature Taiwanese girls who sell betel nuts to passers-by at 24-hour roadside stands. Both shows are on exhibit through May 30.
Meng Jin: Every Room is Illuminated
Contemporary Chinese photographer Meng Jin explores the relationship between political power and energy with photographs taken in boardrooms and business corporate offices. These images are printed on rice paper. The opening is at Kiang Gallery from 7-9PM. The exhibit runs through May 16.
Sandler Hudson Gallery
Carol Mode: Kaleidoscapes
Caroline Lathan-Stiefel: Flux
Come by to see abstract paintings by Carol Mode and installation work by Caroline Lathan-Stiefel at Sandler Hudson Gallery from 7-9PM. Both exhibitions run through May 16.
Ready for My Close Up: The Cinema of Guy Madden
Whitespace continues their underground film screenings this week with Ready for My Close Up: The Cinema of Guy Madden. The film starts promptly at 9PM and features a discussion and excerpts from Madden’s films including Sissy Boy Slap Party and Coward Bend the Knee.
Jackson Fine Art
Artist Talk: Masato Seto
From 11AM-1PM, Taiwanese photographer Masato Seto will speak about his work and sign books at Jackson Fine Art.
The artists of Spruill Gallery‘s artistic stimulus exhibit “PLAY” will present a talk from 2-4PM. (Read BurnAway’s review of the show here.) A performance by Dick Robinson and Jerry Cullum will follow.
We Are Going to Eat You: A Collection of Artwork Inspired by the Weird & Wild World of Cult Cinema
The new group show at MINT Gallery is inspired by cult films; the artists either pay direct homage to, or were inspired by, these classics. The opening is from 8-11PM. The exhibition runs through April 19.
Nostalgia: SCAD Student Show
From 7-10PM, Youngblood Gallery hosts an opening reception for their new exhibition. It features the work of SCAD students from the painting and printmaking departments. The show is on display through April 26.
Eyedrum is excited to announce that a new installation by local artist Katy Malone will be on view in the small gallery through April 25. The opening reception is from 6-8PM.
The Seen Gallery
New Works by Jerald Mask, David Hansford and Amy Bradford
The Seen Gallery will host a group show featuring the colorful abstract works of Jerald Mask, David Hansford, and Seen Gallery co-owner Amy Bradford through May 13. The opening will is from 7-10PM.
MOCA GA Benefit
If you have some extra cash, come out and support MOCA GA. Tickets are $100 in advance and $125 at the door. Be sure to dress in cocktail attire and check out the Live Auction (28 works by Georgian artists), the Silent Auction (90 works), and the MOCA Market that features mostly ceramics and jewelry. The benefit is from 6:30-10PM.
Spring Fieldwork Showcase
Several Dancers Core and the Emory University Dance Program, in conjunction with The Field, a New York-based artist service organization, present the Spring Fieldwork Showcase at 5PM at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $7 general admission and can be purchased at the door. The Spring Fieldwork Showcase is the culmination of the ten-week fieldwork process and will feature works-in-progress by participating local artists in a variety of mediums. After the performance, the audience is invited to meet the artists and discuss the works viewed that evening.
Robert C Williams Paper Museum
Jiha Moon/Nate Moore: Recent Works
If you missed the opening Thursday night at the Paper Museum, don’t worry: the exhibit runs through May 22. It features the work of local Atlanta artists Jiha Moon and Nate Moore. Merging classic Eastern paper techniques with contemporary perspectives, their works re-examine the ongoing dialogue between tradition and modernity.
WM Turner Gallery
Joseph Nechvatal’s recently opened exhibition promises a unique collection of “new computer-robotic acrylics works.” Nechvatal’s computer-assisted paintings “turn intimate images of the naked body into pictorial units that are then transformed by IT viruses.” On view at WM Turner Gallery through April 24.
*Except where noted otherwise, all events on our To Do Lists are free and open to the public. Keep checking previous Lists for more ongoing shows!