As one of the longest seeming weeks in my personal history comes to a close, the weekend brings promise of tube meat wrapped in deep fried dough, summer homes, and guerrilla art. So, everyone, make your gallery stops Friday, grab a corndog and music on Saturday, and finish it off by painting some signs with [...]
Archive Content from Jun 2009
06/25/09 Studio Visit with Vicki Kelly
My friends and I, we started in Savannah, we moved to Atlanta, and then a lot of them moved to New York. It’s harder in New York. The art scene is dead there. So they move back down here. I think art needs to be out of the gallery, which is something you can do [...]
The collaborative show by Angelbert Metoyer and Charlie Koolhaas at Sandler Hudson Gallery threatens to fall apart conceptually (which could also be a trademark of good art?). The exhibition centers on the premise that this motley collection of collages, photographs, drawings, and paintings depicts Global Static. Static is unintelligible noise, insofar as it fails to [...]
Cathy Byrd quickly became a household name in the Atlanta art scene when she arrived in 1995 and began writing for a number of our beloved publications, including Creative Loafing, ART PAPERS, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. From there, she went on to become the guest curator at Agnes Scott’s Dalton Gallery, where she spearheaded a [...]
06/19/09 To Do List
I’ve been thinking about the future lately, in light of the spectacular feedback we’ve received after GATHER Atlanta. It seems we’ve hit a nerve, in more ways than one.
This Saturday, a new Atlanta bike race combines alley cat racing and photography. The race takes place in streets which have not been closed to car traffic; bikers make their own routes between checkpoints while teams of photographers take their portraits at each stop. The race organizers have released an “Art Lover’s Guide to Photo [...]
Le Flash 2009 invites proposals for experimental site work and performance by independent artists. Accepted projects will be installed/performed from dawn to dusk on October 2, 2009. Proposals must center on light. Le Flash asks artists to: Imagine light as a solid, a liquid or a vapor elemental to your project! Think of light through [...]
Dear neighbors, I wanted to alert everyone to the upcoming lecture at Eyedrum next Wednesday, June 24, from 7-9PM, featuring members of the VESTIGES Project, an artist/writer collective from New Orleans. The talk will celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary and will coincide with Land Marks, a new photography and video exhibition at Opal Gallery, opening [...]
06/12/09 To Do List
It’s not easy digging up visual arts events. Here’s a taste of what’s coming this weekend and the week ahead!
We here at BurnAway.org would like to thank everyone who made Gather Atlanta possible this past weekend! We had an amazing turnout and appreciate everyone who came to show their support. A special thank you goes to Cinque Hicks who moderated our panel, as well as the five speakers who participated: Louise Shaw, Rachael Spiewak, [...]
06/10/09 Announcing Le Flash 2009!
Mark your calendars! For one night only, from dusk to midnight on Friday, October 2 (rain or shine!), the fantastical art and creative events of the 2nd annual Le Flash will fill Castleberry Hill’s streets, galleries, vacant lots, windows, warehouses, and rooftops with surprise and mystery. This not-to-be-missed event includes installations, performance art, poetry readings, [...]
06/09/09 Danny Paulete – Climber's Dream
Art changes a person. It has a cultish effect on those who decide to delve into and explore its rejuvenating powers. It’s a personal practice that because of its history and its intrinsic cathartic representative nature allows the interlocutor (artist) to feel as if he/she is transmitting the untransmittable: the intangible, pre-linguistic experience of reality. [...]
06/05/09 To Do List
Curious about the GATHER ATLANTA panel discussion? Click here to download the brochure! The talk starts Saturday at 6PM—so be sure to arrive early to get your seat, and feel free to stay afterwards for extended Q&A! (In between the rest of the art events this weekend … see below for more!)
I have long been aware that photography can be (and often is) manipulated to construct “reality.” For those who lead a life unconsidered, this medium seems to provide straightforward, accurate documentation of the scenes and subjects it allegedly “captures.” But I know better … or at least I thought I did. Enter Michael David Murphy’s [...]