The Octane coffee shop on Marietta Street used to be a run-of-the-mill Standard Oil filling and service station (at least back in 1954, the year Burger King was founded—see photo). Today it is home to a trendy coffee shop that offers a variety of palatably divergent types of coffee French-pressed to order. Similarly, Cottage Ethiopian [...]
Archive Content from Jan 2010
01/29/10 Atlanta art collector dies Tuesday
Not only was Thursday a day of mourning in light of the passing of J.D. Salinger, but the Atlanta art scene felt an extra sting when news came down of the loss of one of its own: long-standing art collector Paul R. Jones. He passed on Tuesday in Atlanta at the age of 81.
01/28/10 To Do List
See below for visual arts events beginning Thursday, January 28. And don’t forget to preorder your tickets for the ART PAPERS Auction, Saturday, February 6. Tickets are available here, along with an online preview here!
Listen up local artists! The Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth has announced a new prize open to all artists currently living full-time in Georgia and over the age of 18. The winner of the Hudgens Prize will win $50,000 and receive a solo exhibition of their work at the Hudgens Center. [...]
The aim of portraiture has always been directed at capturing the inner essence of the portrayed. As stated by Charles Dickens, portraits often take the form of either “the serious or a smirk.” Marianne Lambert uses this to her advantage in Unconventional Portraiture. The exhibition currently on view at the Gallery Walk at Terminus presents [...]
01/26/10 Saying goodbye to Gallery Stokes
Gallery Stokes has become a labor of love for Dayna Thacker, who started curating shows in the space in June 2007. She readily admits she had little knowledge of curatorial practices when she began the gallery, but with advice from friends and lots of hard work, she turned Gallery Stokes into a place that continually [...]
01/25/10 Scott Ingram at Solomon Projects
Scott Ingram’s exhibition …through line…, currently on display at Solomon Projects through March 13, is a continuation of the artist’s fascination with Modernist sculpture. Ingram has the ability to deconstruct any building or structure into a simple arrangement of line that leaves only a hint of what he is representing. Unfortunately, his current show loses [...]
01/22/10 4 Atlanta articles worth reading
If you’re having a slow start kicking back into the daily grind of checking your Google Reader, you really should know that you’ve been missing out. I’m happy to report that our local arts journalists are keeping the discussion going. 1. Cinque Hicks is in the midst of a series of articles for Creative Loafing [...]
The imagery in Jiha Moon‘s paintings can thunder with laughter, whisper of legends long forgotten and some yet to be lived, and shed mournful tears of dripping blue and pink paint. Her new exhibition, opening at Saltworks Gallery this Saturday, January 23, from 6-9PM, is titled Blue Peony and Impure Thoughts. As Atlanta-based curator Stephanie [...]
01/21/10 To Do List
See below for visual arts events beginning Thursday, January 21. Please feel free to contact us about any corrections, updates, and new events to include in our lists!
01/20/10 Seven Days in the Art World
Seven Days in the Art World is Sarah Thornton’s ethnography of the peculiar subculture that makes up the art world. Thornton chronicles seven realms: the mighty auction house, the intellectual spirit of graduate school, the Basel Art Fair, the spectacle of the Turner Prize, Artforum (widely considered the best art magazine), an artist’s studio, and [...]
Richard Flood lives in an outrageous art bubble. He has experienced the innards of that sparkling, gated art world that we all attempt to glimpse by attending lectures and stalking high-end art institutions. After a lifetime of incredible career breaks, he is now part of a team of curators at the top of their game [...]
01/18/10 Run for Cover at Spruill Gallery
For over half a century after recorded music began to be marketed, music was simply delivered on a labeled disk in a blank paper sleeve. It wasn’t much to look at, but it sounded (relatively) good. Then in 1939 designer Alex Steinweiss developed a cardboard sleeve with a picture on it called an “album cover,” [...]
Micah Stansell’s Presynaptic Potential, which unfortunately will only be on view through this Saturday, January 16, is a big-time undertaking: five projections displaying five different channels of video, spread across three walls of one of Atlanta’s more imposing spaces, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. This is not your parents’ video art. Where artists [...]