Jason Travis, or “J Trav” as he’s known among friends, is a jack of all trades. After graduating from Georgia State University with a graphic design degree, he began taking on several creative roles around Atlanta. His curatorial debut was the recent Rest is Space show at Aurora Coffee. Travis also plays guitar and sings [...]
Archive Content from Jul 2010
07/29/10 Work of Art: Opposites Attract
The Work of Art producers went art historical on us this week by giving our six remaining contestants the team challenge of creating works with opposing themes. Both Jackson Pollock and Michelangelo were turning in their graves as familiar themes of Heaven and Hell, order and chaos, and male and female were laid out for [...]
Photographer Sheila Pree Bright’s work is known for nuanced but complex studies of racial identity and her ability to shatter audiences’ assumptions. Bright’s current exhibition, Girls, Grillz, and Guns, currently on display at Sandler Hudson Gallery, ups the ante on Bright’s anthropological insights into facets of black urban culture.
07/27/10 To Do List
Our To Do List can now be accessed from our homepage by clicking the permanent link above, “TO DO LIST: EVENTS THIS WEEK.” See below for visual arts events beginning Tuesday, July 27.
This Saturday, July 31, is the closing day for Dayna Thacker’s exhibition, Pivots of Moment and the Structure of Accumulation, at Barbara Archer Gallery. During her artist talk last month, Dayna Thacker piqued my curiosity when she mentioned that the imagery of her collage titled Implied Agreement by Tenant (Higher Still) was in part inspired [...]
When I showed up at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on a stormy Friday night earlier this month, I found it absolutely crawling with patrons and buzzing with energy. Over 450 people had descended on the gallery, drawn in by the promise of witnessing Shana Robbins‘s most recent performance, Supernatural Conductor, scheduled to coincide with [...]
07/22/10 Work of Art: Child’s Play
Jerry Saltz called this week. It was indeed an “evil fake-out.” Simon picked up the artists to escort them to “an amazing museum where some of the greatest artists in the world show their work.” As they accompanied Simon on what may have been his first subway ride, my expectations were high. Would this be [...]
07/22/10 Two Cabbagetown documentarians
Now that Peter Sekaer is finding his place in photographic history as a contemporary and fellow traveler (literally) of Walker Evans, thanks in large part to the catalogue of Julian Cox’s splendid exhibition at the High Museum introducing his work to Atlanta audiences, it is high time to consider the oeuvre of two figures from [...]
In an unfinished, unpublished draft for an article dated January 4, after stumbling through several false starts attempting to sum up the previous 12 months, I finally concocted an appropriate phrase to describe 2009. I called it The Year of the Ninja.
24 years ago this month, at Alan Sondheim’s suggestion, Xenia Zed and I published an artist pages issue of Art Papers devoted to “Love and Death in the Old South.” It featured memorable contributions from any number of since-legendary and not-so-legendary Southern artists.
07/20/10 To Do List
Our To Do List can now be accessed from our homepage by clicking the permanent link above, “TO DO LIST: EVENTS THIS WEEK.” See below for visual arts events beginning Wednesday, July 21.
The recent passage of Arizona’s anti-immigration law inspired the current group exhibition at Archetype Gallery. Each artist voices their perspective on the issue in a variety of media.
07/15/10 Work of Art: Open to the Public
The Work of Art producers decided to shake things up this week by having the artists work in groups to create a public sculpture for an outdoor space in Manhattan. The opportunity for providing a smart discussion of public art was missed; instead, the group dynamics turned the challenge into an episode of personalities. Creating [...]