Art partnerships are tough. Pairing two passionate and perhaps temperamental personalities can be a recipe for disaster, so it takes a special match to work harmoniously, let alone get hitched. Since moving to Atlanta four years ago, husband and wife Rich Gere and Dayna Thacker have shown themselves to be individually talented and, together, a [...]
Archive Content from Dec 2010
Atlanta’s sprawling geography can be a double-edged sword: Navigating from point A to point B is an often-frustrating chore, but at least there are some nice visual distractions along the way. Our city has more greenery than most, and even the gray industrial zones have their own bohemian appeal. This summer brought big rain for [...]
When the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) announced that it is seeking outside suggestions for the next Nexus Award, we were curious what our readers had to say. But, as we began collecting the results of our survey last week, several new questions emerged. Which criteria matter the most? What is the fairest way to [...]
What was Hinterland? Was it a dance performance with a famous rapper? Was it a hip hop show with elaborately costumed back-up dancers and a poor sound system? Was it a parade? Lauri Stallings and Antwan Patton have collaborated already with big, which was sold – panderingly, frankly – as exciting because it combined hiphop and ballet. Why would either party wish to only re-enact that collaboration? Hinterland was not a dance event, it was a choreographic event and as such better understood in terms of institutional critique.
Breaking news: After this morning’s announcement, Idea Capital‘s previous grant cycles look downright timid compared to its latest, kick-the-door-in roster of visionaries receiving between $500 and $1,500. Not only has the number of grants increased to seven from the six awarded in 2009, the artistic proposals are more ambitious, more specific, and share several themes [...]
12/15/10 ARTSpeak: The Nexus Award
Click the player above to listen now, or click here to download the audio file. Episode 13: Susannah Darrow shares three of her nominations for the second annual Nexus Award. Update: See below for the names you selected in our recent reader survey: Who should be nominated for the next Nexus Award? Each individual is [...]
12/14/10 To Do List: Through January 4
See below for arts events through January 4. Note: This is our final To Do List of the year! Be sure to check our holiday Best Of 2010 feature next week, as well as our regularly scheduled Art Crush interview on December 31.
Today BURNAWAY is pleased to present a creative piece on art and poetry by Shane Jones for our monthly column, Authors on Art, curated by Blake Butler. I’ll admit that I’m a skank for artists who use color in interesting and brutal ways (Richard Colman and Matt Furie are brilliant rainbow-laced minds who come to [...]
I recently went to a public forum for educators hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America where the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League moderated a panel titled, “The Role of the Community in Improving Education for All Children.” The discussion of education was limited to the PTA, charter schools, and the Boys [...]
And why Atlanta should make a bigger splash
Currently on view at Solomon Projects is Kathryn Refi‘s exhibition, The 2nd of November. The show combines two bodies of work organized around the theme of the artist’s date of birth: November 2, 1975. The first consists of eight large drawings, five in charcoal and three in color pastel, based on newspaper photographs of events [...]
In Marcus Kenney’s world, animals rule. The Savannah artist subverts hierarchies, blends cultures and species, and rewrites cultural myths in his solo show titled Romance 2020 at Marcia Wood Gallery. With 32 new collages and taxidermy sculptures, Kenney imagines a not-so-distant future in which animals are the ascendant beings.
Click the player above to listen now, or click here to download the audio file. Episode 12: Filling in for our editor this week, Alana Wolf speaks with Brian Dettmer about his exhibition, New Worlds to Conquer, on view at Saltworks Gallery through January 15, 2011.