Lucha Rodriguez has been everywhere this year, showing her work in exhibitions from Spruill Gallery, to the ACA Gallery of SCAD, to Hong Kong and even Paris. She’s kind of like Atlanta’s version of Glinda the Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz; it’s easy to imagine her floating through the skies from place to [...]
Archive Content from Oct 2010
Something about Michael David Murphy‘s exhibition at Spruill Gallery (closing this Saturday, October 30, with a reception from 3-5PM) strikes the viewer with the photographer’s disarming warmth, spontaneous intelligence, and his refusal to ever stop working. While Murphy’s video installation and photos fill most of the gallery, one room showcases a rather sweet, though understated, [...]
I ventured to the opening of POST-her at Jackson Fine Art’s new Westside Project Space hoping to see quality art presented around a strong central concept. I was not disappointed. The show displays a wide variety of portraits of women, all exhibited in the same format, that challenge the idea of traditional portraiture.
10/26/10 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 arts events beginning Wednesday, October 27.
10/26/10 ARTSpeak: Episode 6, R. Land
Click here to download the audio file. Episode 6: Jeremy Abernathy speaks with researcher Paul Boshears about the art of R. Land for a special Halloween edition of ARTSpeak.
Venice and Edinburgh might seem as far apart spiritually and intellectually as they are geographically—certainly not opposite ends of the earth, but north-south opposites as far as Europe is concerned.
Click here to download the audio file. Episode 5: Jeremy Abernathy speaks with artist and designer Karen Tauches about architect Marcel Breuer and the Atlanta Central Library.
10/19/10 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 arts events beginning Wednesday, October 20.
Nato Thompson is a curator whose credits include projects such as Waiting for Godot in New Orleans, a multi-part series in 2007 that included free public performances of Samuel Beckett’s play, theater workshops, and educational seminars throughout the hurricane-ravaged city. He currently is the chief curator of Creative Time, the New York-based public arts institution [...]
10/16/10 Postmortem: FLUX 2010
By the time our group arrived in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill arts district on October 1, the evening’s first scheduled performances were already underway. It was the night of FLUX 2010, downtown Atlanta’s annual one-night public art event organized by Flux Projects. People on the street nearby were visibly grinning with anticipation; whether they had attended [...]
In the near future, history students will not read from dry textbooks about Rome, Egypt, and the Civil War. They will sit in educational theaters to watch projections that employ sound, imagery, and drama to fully imagine the past. In a refreshingly non-didactic, yet pedagogical performance, Theater Oobleck’s The Hysterical Alphabet, is an example of [...]
10/13/10 What remains of Living Walls?
In August of 2010, BURNAWAY featured an online panel discussion of the Living Walls Conference. Click here to read what our guests had to say! We recently went for a trip around the city to see what the walls of Atlanta had to offer. Much of the outdoor artwork created during Living Walls, the exhibition [...]
I recently visited Agnes Scott College’s Dalton Gallery for the first time to see the current show, Quadrennial: Greater Decatur (QGDD 2010). QGD features an aesthetically varied selection of eight artists from the Greater Decatur area working in various media including video, painting, photography, and sculpture. Despite the geographic proximity of the curated artists, no [...]
Click here to download the audio file. Episode 3: Jeremy Abernathy speaks with Kevin Sipp, curator of the Hammonds House Museum, about Evenly Yoked, the exhibition of works by Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry at the Spelman College Museum of Art. The artists will appear at the museum for an informal Q&A tonight, Tuesday, October [...]