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Studio Visit: Cheryl Goldsleger in Athens

In November, I met up with artist Cheryl Goldsleger at her spacious studio, which is an addition to her home in Athens. Cheryl makes architecturally inspired work that utilizes encaustic and 3D printing to discuss issue of space—how we think about it and maneuver through it. I first encountered two of Cheryl’s large-scale works in the inaugural exhibition…

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Studio Visit: Ashley Anderson

Ashley Anderson is no one-trick pony. His work ranges from lovely abstractions in the form of pixilated portraits to expertly drawn and super-detailed illustrations to large-scale installations that bring out the artist’s more conceptual side. Anderson’s work seems to pop up in a lot of places in Atlanta: wheat-pasted onto the storefront windows at Eyedrum,…

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Studio Visit: Carolyn Carr

Carolyn Carr is a busy woman. In addition to having work currently on view in two exhibitions right now—the group show “Hearsay” at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, through October 25, and a solo project “Vestibule” at Jackson Fine Art, through November 29—she also serves on the board of the Fulton County Arts Council and,…

Steven L. Anderson, detail of 10–83 Years, 2014, marker and pen on paper, 30 by 40 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Meditating on Nature: Steven L. Anderson & Susan Hable Smith at {Poem 88}

Susan Hable Smith and Steven L. Anderson took me down a meditative path at their exhibition “Leaves Of Grass,” on view at {Poem 88} Gallery through November 8. Anderson is the recipient of a 2014-15 Walthall Artist Fellowship and Hable Smith is the artist and designer behind the illustrative patterns and bold colored textiles of…

The "exquisite corpse" created by Craig Drennan, Joe Peragine, and Gregor Turk at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 2014.

“Exquisite Exhibit”: An Exercise in Collaboration at ACAC

Imagine it’s the early 1920s and you’re playing a traditional “parlor game” with your Surrealist friends. One of them starts a sentence or begins the first illustrative lines of a drawing, then folds the paper and passes it to you. You continue the sentence or drawing without seeing the markings that came before. Then you…

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Q&A: John Q on Creating a Future History

Idea collective John Q stopped by my apartment for an interview in August, and we chatted about the Atlanta art scene, the art of remembering, and the current work they have up at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. I knew member Joey Orr from my days working as a gallery assistant at the Atlanta Contemporary…

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Chaos and Transcendence: Caomin Xie at Fay Gold Gallery

Is it possible to forget that war exists? If you read the daily headlines, it is difficult for the death tolls and protests not to seep into your subconscious as you go about your day. But for those of us who are not in the middle of a war zone, the struggles in other parts…

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Studio Visit: S. Patricia Patterson

I had a chance to meet up with my friend and former roommate S. Patricia Patterson earlier this month at her home and studio space in Pine Lake, Georgia. “Tricia” as her friends call her, lives there with her boyfriend Adam Saunders and their jovial baby boy, Levi. Tricia creates large-scale paintings full of bold…

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Speleogen and the New Cave Art

The collective Speleogen is difficult to define, and in that challenge I found great interest. I recently met with some members of the collective at the home of artists and musicians Devin Brown, Mason Brown (no relation), and David Matysiak on a rainy but pleasant afternoon in July. The core group also includes Paige Adair,…

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Studio Visit: Nikita Gale, on Loving and Leaving

Nikita Gale is an Atlanta-based artist working in an array of media, from the tangible to the more ephemeral. She has a strong character and cites the moment she quit drinking alcohol as the point when she rediscovered art as her creative focus. The self-taught conceptual artist [who is a BURNAWAY board member] will be leaving…

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Q&A with the Incandescent Molly Rose Freeman

Molly Rose Freeman composes intricately patterned murals that vibrate with energy, which is very in line with her dynamic personality. Freeman is a firecracker, super-engaging, stylish, and magnetic. We met in a coffee shop this summer to discuss her recent live painting installation and exhibition “Hourglass” at Beep Beep Gallery. She told me the best…

JD Walsh in his studio with (l to r) Phased Arcs, 2013, acrylic on MDF, Plexiglas, LED lights, micro controller; and 8/8, 2014, Hydrocal, wood, acrylic sheet.

Studio Visit: JD Walsh, from the ATL to NYC

JD Walsh is a multimedia artist living in Brooklyn. Walsh lived in Atlanta for several years, and I was interested in hearing what he thought the main differences were between the two cities’ art scenes. Walsh also works as a video editor and has shown at such spaces as Sardine in Bushwick. He’s also a musician and…

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Carol John’s Paintings Exude Happiness at {Poem 88}

“Oh,” Carol John’s exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper [on view through July 5], is a giant visual playground for the eyes. Flower bomb, for example, explodes all over the canvas with a striking Rastafarian color palette of reds, yellows, greens, and blacks, with an unexpected swatch of lavender to shake things up. Bomb…

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Night Walking with Nanna Debois Buhl at Hagedorn

“Night Map,” an exhibition by the Danish feminist artist Nanna Debois Buhl at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery through July 15, includes a family-vacation–style slide show installation and a series of digital photographic prints documenting three nighttime walks she took in different cities, tinged a very specific shade of blue Walking past the prints is like walking…

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Micah and Whitney Stansell Cast a Spell at Whitespace

  “Scarlet Air: Works by Micah  & Whitney Stansell,” on view at Whitespace gallery through May 10, is an enchanting multichannel sound and video experience. This is the second time the husband and wife team, who reside in Atlanta’s College Park neighborhood, have shown at the gallery—this being even more of a collaborative effort with them…

Jessica Caldas, detail of Family Portraits, 2014, mixed media, Photo by Sherri Caudell.

What Makes a Home? Jessica Caldas & Aubrey Longley-Cook

  The show “Two Houses,” at the Chastain Arts Center through April 17, is an exploration into the definition of relationships, the familiar, and the delicate notion of home as sanctuary. It features the work of Jessica Caldas and Aubrey Longley-Cook, winners of the 2014 Emerging Artist Award from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.* The artists share…

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Zuckerman’s Inaugural Shows Break Down Historical Barriers

Despite a censorship hiccup that garnered national attention, the Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA) at Kennesaw State University is off to a promising start with the exhibitions “See Through Walls” and “Salon Wall Selections,” both on view through April 26. The museum’s new 9,300-square-foot, glass-clad building houses breezy galleries and outdoor space. With the additional…

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In 200 Words: David Humphrey at Marcia Wood

In “Blind Handshake,” at Marcia Wood Gallery through March 29, New York artist David Humphrey paints with the honesty of an amateur and the expertise of a pro. I was set adrift in assorted atmospheres of acrylic narratives and seduced by a battle for my attention between highly abstract swirls and focused figurative elements. Humphrey’s…