As the buzz surrounding Friday’s Le Flash celebration in Castleberry Hill continues to build, page 20 of today’s Creative Loafing reveals a thorough preview by Wyatt Williams. Here’s a taste: Since holding an open call for submissions last June, the group’s fielded a deluge of entries. Justin Cooper will travel from Chicago to ‘interrogate’ a [...]
Archive Content from Sep 2009
09/30/09 Photo Tour: Art After My Bedtime
A hectic work schedule kept me from attending most of the early openings last weekend, but I believe this is a fairly good representation of the art currently on display among Atlanta’s “reception from 8-midnight” galleries.
Yes: There really is a toy horse suspended from the ceiling. And what’s that steel bar swinging beneath it? It’s a homemade trapeze. When company comes to visit Sergio Garzon, it isn’t uncommon to find him practicing aerial maneuvers in the middle of his warehouse “living room.” Although Garzon’s visual art has nothing to do [...]
The South has long been a muse for artistic communities. The region is a goldmine of history, religion, and culture that creates the ideal backdrop for personal and imagined narratives. Photographer Jerry Siegel’s current exhibition at Barbara Archer Gallery, Images from the Black Belt of the American South, primarily documents the death of his hometown [...]
09/25/09 To Do List
[NOTE] I’ve omitted the final day from this week’s To Do List. Due to Atlanta Celebrates Photography, there are almost as many events listed for Thursday, October 1, as there are this whole weekend. Stay tuned next week to learn more, more, more!
09/24/09 Blog Love: Met Everyday
Met Everyday chronicles its author’s visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Every day. I suppose the concept is like a Mr. Miyagi style training program, tuned towards visual arts: You spend so long performing a single task that the action becomes mundane, a reflex rather than a forced response. Met Everyday’s closing in on [...]
Contemporary art often resists description, baffling even those whose expertise is the written word. Part painting, part sculpture, the work of Duncan Johnson at Marcia Wood Gallery is no exception. The photographs don’t do the work any justice; we can’t see those intimate textures of wood, nor can we appreciate the literal depth of each [...]
I can’t stop grinning today, thanks to you. BURNAWAY.ORG was voted Best Local Arts Blog 2009 in the Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta Readers’ Poll!! The newspaper’s Filthy Rich special issue debuted this morning. Check. It. Out! We were also mentioned in the Critics’ section for Best New Trend in the Arts: Art Collectives for [...]
09/23/09 Studio Visit with Dimitri Walker
On the day I visited Dimitri Walker in his Douglasville studio, he was hard at work putting the final touches on his “first real, professional artist’s website,” www.1painting.x10hosting.com.
Currently on display at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities displays over 75 works that examine the social implications of race, gender, and disguise. The exhibition presents different ways and reasons people manipulate their appearance. The curators, Andrea Barnwell Brownlee and Karen Comer Lowe, assembled a list [...]
09/18/09 To Do List
BurnAway.org returns from hiatus on Monday with full reviews, artist interviews, and studio visits. Until then, enjoy a busy weekend of art!
09/11/09 To Do List
Atlanta Celebrates Photography gets up to speed this weekend, starting with what looks like a fantastic exhibit at Barbara Archer Gallery.