BurnAway’s deepest sympathies go out to Charles’ family. He was an inspired artist and member of the Atlanta artistic community and will be greatly missed.
Archive Content from Jul 2009
07/31/09 To Do List
[UPDATED] From kites to an African-American comic book hero to experimental installations, this week’s art listings offer an impressive range.
Extraordinary Machine, an exhibit that recently closed at Wm Turner Gallery, showcased the work of two young artists, Corinne Stevie Francilus and Kendrick Daye. According to publicity materials, “imagination meets mechanism” within this show. Reading this, I immediately related it to Fiona Apple’s song that is also titled “Extraordinary Machine.” I later learned the show [...]
07/28/09 Vote Best of Atlanta!
Dear lovelies, It’s that time again. Your inbox is probably flooded with messages about the Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta poll. And sure enough, everyone’s screaming for you to vote, vote, vote for me! BurnAway.org is our gift to you. If you don’t vote for us, we won’t hold it against you. Promise. But … [...]
I missed last month’s opening at Marcia Wood Gallery, so the two new shows were a welcome surprise. You’ll find some of my favorites from the Castleberry Hill Fourth Friday Art Stroll below, along with a couple shots from Friday’s sweaty concert at Beep Beep Gallery.
07/24/09 To Do List
The work above is five feet long, and packed with hilarious innuendo. Its open expanses of white contribute to the whole. Similarly, don’t be fooled by the lack of events this weekend. Use the time to catch what you missed!
07/23/09 Buy Local at Emily Amy Gallery
The new exhibition Buy Local: A Group Show Celebrating Atlanta’s Emerging Talent at Emily Amy Gallery is exactly how the title describes it. The gallery features the work of six artists: Kristina Bailey, Holly Golson Bryan, Meta Gary, Will Kay, Whitney Stansell, and Zuzka Vaclavik. A range of subjects and techniques are on view, although [...]
07/22/09 Land Marks at Opal Gallery
Opal Gallery’s current exhibition, The Vestiges Project: Land Marks, has all the makings of a really wonderful exhibit. The four New Orleans-based photography and video artists featured in the show have used their pre- and post-Katrina experiences to create works about the vestiges of New Orleans. Land Marks is a precursor to a forthcoming Atlanta [...]
07/21/09 Teresa Cole Talk at Whitespace
Agents of Seduction, the exhibit currently on view at Whitespace, pairs prints by Teresa Cole and ceramics by Caroline Smith. On the afternoon of Saturday, July 11, Cole discussed how a recent trip to India influenced her work.
Allow me for a moment to venture outside the visual arts. I was surprised to read a quote by Sean Daniels, cofounder and former artistic director of Dad’s Garage Theatre, in Creative Loafing last month: The NBA does an incredible job of marketing its players, not its team, something we do the opposite of in [...]
07/17/09 To Do List
[UPDATED] A bit of daytime fun on the Westside and some North Korean rarities are sure to spruce up anyone’s mid-summer weekend. I sure wouldn’t miss it if I were you, so get on, up and out!
07/16/09 Photo Tour: Kibbee and MINT
Two visits, two very good galleries. Both Kibbee and MINT are currently showcasing work which focuses on femininity and the human body.
In 1962, Gerhard Richter began his epic, encyclopedic work, Atlas, which consisted of some 3,800 photographic images of everything from amateur family photographs to landscapes. The archival works collage imagery in a way that analyzes both the specificity of each individual image, as well as the context that the images together create. Richter’s quote—“I can [...]
Many people—among them artists, critics, and gallery owners—have recently expressed concern about the current state of arts journalism: The rapid rate at which it is disappearing from the nation’s newspapers is staggering. (See this Miller-McCune article for a report on the subject.) Websites like BurnAway.org are one response to the lack of printed arts-related information [...]