If every week’s To Do List has a theme, then this week’s is community. Between site specific performance art, festivals galore, and anniversary parties you should have no trouble relishing in the awesomeness that summer in Atlanta has to offer.
Archive Content from May 2009
Scott Silvey’s small body of work titled Civic Remedies: New Paintings from Tokyo, now showing at Whitespace Gallery, comprises maniacally consistent, well-made, illustrated landscapes. Dominating the center of nearly every composition are whitened, almost ghostly structures of modern Asian-esque architecture. But our view of these buildings is obscured by the expansion of flowering weeds, which [...]
05/26/09 Welcome Back, Cathy and Pierre!
Although critics Cathy Fox and Pierre Ruhe have left their former home at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, they are establishing new roots at the blog, artscriticATL. The two will be publishing reviews, features, and news about theater, music, visual arts, and dance in the Atlanta community. As we here at Burn Away also believe, Fox writes: [...]
A very simple, but serious question for practicing artists: Isn’t it strange that arts festivals are some of the least hospitable places for career artists? It seems to be the prevailing wisdom around town that showing on the festival circuit is not a good idea, or that it isn’t practical, due to obligations of time, [...]
05/22/09 To Do List
More reasons to rave and scream: I don’t have enough time to see all these art shows this weekend! Ever feel that way? (But please make time to drop by the Gather Atlanta fundraising concert at WonderRoot Saturday!)
Entering Opal Gallery to check out David Knox’s current show This World Below, I was struck by the strong narrative quality of his work. These are photos which suggest stories; these are photos which demand a story be told. This is both good and bad: While Knox’s new works are a departure from his previous [...]
On May 13 an eager audience filled the Hill Auditorium at the High Museum to hear Art Papers Live! guest speaker, Ute Meta Bauer. Bauer is an influential curator and current professor at MIT, known for work with Documenta 11 (2001) and the Third Berlin Biennial (2004), just to name a few. She jumped off [...]
05/20/09 Lunch Break with Matt Haffner
For those of you who were planning to spend a lonely lunch hour at your desk today, good news! Matt Haffner will be on WABE’s City Cafe today at noon. Haffner will be discussing his techinques and current exhibition at MOCA GA with the one and only John Lemley. If you can’t make his artist [...]
Chris Appleton is a pretty desirable guy. Between his uncanny resemblance to my seventh grade crush, Graham Carson, his tiger eyes, and general altruistic awesomeness, there is not a lot to dislike. Although known primarily as one of the founders of WonderRoot Community Arts Center, Chris’ resume boasts everything from work as an animal rights [...]
05/18/09 Dance Party!
Announcing the first of two Gather Atlanta fundraisers: Midnight Dance Party this Thursday, May 21, at Lenny’s Bar! Even if you can’t make it Thursday, please remember that we still need support for the MAIN EVENT at Eyedrum, June 6. And keep checking the Gather Atlanta website for new updates each week leading up to [...]
Showtime was a one-night art stroll at the intersection of Edgewood and Boulevard on Saturday night, with simultaneous exhibitions taking place in all three of the corner’s buildings.
05/15/09 A Modern Weekend
If you haven’t visited the other best blog in Atlanta today, then you need to hurry! It’s almost five o’clock. Pecanne Log has all the info on Modern Atlanta’s kick-off party for their annual week of design. The events include everything, from home tours of some of the best-designed and most eco-friendly homes in the [...]
05/15/09 To Do List
There are more than enough events to keep you busy this upcoming week, from art walks and lectures to student shows and open studios. Enjoy!
To our dearly departed, Local Ephemera: We miss you! Ever since photographer Jonathan Bouknight’s final post last month, I’ve searched for an appropriate time to say a few words. In his farewell address, Bouknight directed his readers here, a gesture that I feel requires acknowledgment, and thanks: Lost though you may feel without me, stay [...]