I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to good causes and difficult questions. Two events opening at Emory University this Thursday, December 3, provide a little of both. Piece Out! is a fundraiser to benefit Refugee Family Services at Emory’s Goizueta Business School, Room W525, from 7-9:30PM. The show will feature work by [...]
Archive Content from Nov 2009
11/25/09 Oraien Catledge at Opal Gallery
Oraien Catledge neither went to art school nor pursued photography as a profession. He is an example of that rare, precious breed of outsider endemic to the South whose artistic production is an outgrowth of personal quest and long-term commitment.
Idea Capital released the list of its latest funding recipients over the weekend in what amounts to the group’s largest giving initiative since its founding in 2008. Over $4,700 in funds will be split between six members of Atlanta’s creative community. The award amounts, recipients, and project proposals are listed below.
11/20/09 To Do List
This weekend promises a jam-packed agenda including three art strolls and the Indie Craft Experience (ICE) holiday market. Keep checking previous To Do Lists for recent ongoing shows, and feel free to add more events for November 20 through 26 in the comments box below.
In conjunction with her exhibit at Whitespace Gallery, Sally Heller agreed to record a pilot episode for what might become a regular BURNAWAY.org podcast feature. In the Thicket of It will remain on view through this Saturday, November 21. See below for the audio player and more photographs of Heller’s work.
11/18/09 Tierney Gearon's EXPLOSURE
Check today’s print edition of Creative Loafing for my latest review! “In photographer Tierney Gearon’s latest series EXPLOSURE, currently on view at Jackson Fine Art, boulders are rendered lighter than air, shadows crawl toward the sun, and ghostly forms cheerfully mingle with the living. Frame 18 watches two worlds collide within a single image: A [...]
The final event listed for this year’s Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) festival presents another brush with celebrity, an artist lecture at the High Museum by the multitalented Harry Shearer, the actor and satirist most widely known as the voice of Montgomery Burns and at least 11 other Simpsons characters. Shearer is responsible for the Silent [...]
11/13/09 To Do List
[UPDATED] Between a series of drawings at Saltworks Gallery loosely themed after Kung Fu training manuals and the Avant Garden discussion panel on journalism and blogging at the Contemporary, there’s plenty of variety in the week ahead. Atlanta Celebrates Photography may be winding to a close, but life continues for the visual arts in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Creatives Project is a portrait series by photographer Neda Abghari who for years has attempted to capture the “inspired individuals who enrich our experiences and everyday lives within the city.” The smash opening at Art Department Gallery last Friday debuted only a portion of the series, bringing into focus a “who’s who” lineup [...]
For this year’s Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) public art project, Gifted, curator Beth Lilly and volunteers handed out no less than 1,200 signed, limited edition photographs by local artists. Now that the month-long project is complete, I took the opportunity to interview Lilly and find out how it went.
Faith Ploener sends these photos from Friday night’s multi-part opening at Mason Murer featuring new work by Atlanta’s Lucinda Bunnen and Larry Walker, a juried show by the National Collage Society, and black and white photography in conjunction with Sivershotz magazine. Click here for Meghan Norman’s preview article, and continue below for more photos.
Dear Nation, When Trevor Paglen delivers the ART PAPERS Live! public lecture at Emory University this Wednesday, pay careful attention to your audience feedback form. Who’s Trevor Paglen, you might ask? An artist, writer, and experimental geographer, Paglen’s work has crossed a number of genres and topics, but his recent books have centered on the [...]
11/06/09 To Do List
[UPDATED] As always with our To Do Lists, feel free to leave additional visual arts events for the following week (November 6-12) in the comments section below the post. And, of course, have a great weekend!