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See below for grants, calls for proposals, and residency opportunities available to artists in Georgia and throughout the United States. Deadlines begin January 3, 2012.
gloATL held their first-ever fundraising performance Saturday at their home in the Goodson Yard warehouse at the Goat Farm. Titled Everything: An Equinox and a Blast, the evening featured performances by the dancers of gloATL, vocalist Emily Kempf of the Back Pockets, violinist Helen Kim of Sonic Generator, and DJ Vicki Powell. Every ticket purchased [...]
For Stephanie Dowda, Echoes of the Sublime is about risk. And she doesn’t mean the kind of risk associated with shock and awe, but rather that, in curating this exhibition at Emily Amy Gallery, she’s making an effort to push the boundaries of the photographers and subjects that are commonly presented in Atlanta. With an [...]
Just what is it that makes Atlanta’s art so different, so appealing? Or, for that matter, what about Houston’s or Boston’s? Various incarnations of this question are posed in the essays that introduce each chapter of 5 Cities 41 Artists: Artadia 08/09. The book is the first in what will be a biannual publication produced [...]
Until now, I’ve approached this column with my blinders on and my sleeves rolled up, focusing on heavy art-world discourse instead of opening the discussion to other media. But now the promise of warm weather has me looking outward, and my eyes are wandering to New Orleans, where my college roommate from the Northeast has [...]
04/06/11 Why do young artists leave Atlanta?
Seven artists with roots in Atlanta discuss their reasons for relocating, their new independent creative paths, and why they all wish there was more to come home for.
In her collection of essays Break Every Rule, experimental novelist Carole Maso describes finding a sense of home in multiple circumstances. She finds home in two tiny rooms in Greenwich Village. She finds it in her lover’s arms. She experiences it in language and in her imagination — “anywhere my mind catches fire, my body.” [...]
The Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art sits tucked away on a side street off Marietta square where it has so far showcased safe and uninspiring artwork, the secondhand fallout from some distant art world happening in another universe. This is why it is genuinely exciting to see the museum’s current exhibition by TindelMichi, the collaborative duo [...]
The name of Spruill Gallery’s group exhibition, Align, is playfully punned. A thought-provoking dichotomy of complex meaning and bare-bones honesty, Align celebrates the line as “the essence of drawing,” illustrating its versatility in painting, photography, writing, and sculpture. Thirteen artists evaluate the importance of line within their works and compose statements defining its significance. “The [...]
Atlanta’s central avenue of weirdness, Ponce de Leon is full of edgy characters and home to strange mish-mashed architecture and classic vernacular graphics like those seen in signage at the decaying Kodak store, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, the Eagle, and the exuberant neon shopping plaza at Highland Avenue. It’s an artsy street, one that I hope [...]
Mark Dion is a contemporary artist who blurs the lines between naturalist, artist, and archaeologist. He creates sculpture and installation that often refer back to pseudo-scientific ways of collecting in order to explore contemporary material culture, knowledge, nature, and their subsequent institutionalization. Spawned from the Whitney Independent Study Program, a program that has supported the [...]
I met with Marina Abramović before her keynote address for SCAD-Atlanta’s second annual deFINE ART program. To be entirely truthful, I was nervous, something you can’t seem to avoid in the presence of the “grandmother of performance art.” My primary reception of Abramović has been in the form of still photographs that show her staring [...]