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Critic-in-Residence Erin Dziedzic To Give Talk on April 21

BURNAWAY is excited to welcome critic-in-residence Erin Dziedzic to Atlanta. As part of her residency with BURNAWAY, Kansas City-based critic Erin Dziedzic’s public talk with focus on her curatorial projects, her publication artcore journal, and her interest in artists who explore issues of immigration and exile. The talk is free and open to the public. It…

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Danielle Deadwyler on Strippers and Autonomy

Actress, writer, and producer Danielle Deadwyler had a deep appreciation for the art of exotic dancing long before pole dance classes made it hip. Growing up on Stuart Avenue (now Metropolitan Parkway) in Southwest Atlanta, she frequented strip clubs in her teens and found inspiration in the stage performers who explored black female sexuality, work,…

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Present Yet Not Present, at Tempus Projects in Tampa

To be sure, “Darkness Invisible,” a group exhibition on view at Tampa’s Tempus Projects through May 1, is squarely centered on the figure. However, proper portraits and straightforward physical depictions are noticeably absent. As a point of departure, artist curators Justin Bryan Nelson and Tracy Midulla Reller cite a Victorian photography technique known as the…

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Art On the Edge: Heather Greenway & Kevin Byrd

On an early Friday morning, I had the chance to catch up with Dashboard Co-op artists Heather Greenway and Kevin Byrd in advance of the opening of “Shifting Scapes,” a collaboration between Dashboard Co-op and the City of Duluth. Sitting in the Dash gallery on Spring Street across from the Varsity restaurant, Byrd and Greenway…

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Critic-in-Residence Erin Dziedzic To Give Talk on April 21

BURNAWAY is excited to welcome critic-in-residence Erin Dziedzic to Atlanta. As part of her residency with BURNAWAY, Kansas City-based critic Erin Dziedzic’s public talk with focus on her curatorial projects, her publication artcore journal, and her interest in artists who explore issues of immigration and exile. The talk is free and open to the public. It…

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Kelly Kristin Jones Wins Award from Forward Arts Foundation

Kelly Kristin Jones is the winner of this year’s Emerging Artist Award, given by the Forward Arts Foundation. Jones receives $10,000 and a solo exhibition at the Swan Coach House Gallery in 2016. The finalists, whose works will be on view concurrently, are Dustin Chambers, Antonio Darden, Pastiche Lumumba, and Vanessa Williams. They each receive…

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The High’s David Brenneman Leaving For Indiana University Art Museum

David A. Brenneman, director of collections and exhibitions at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, has been appointed director of the Indiana University Art Museum, reports ArtsATL. Brenneman, who has been on the High staff for 20 years, assumes his new post on July 1. He joined the High in 1995 as curator of European art; he was promoted to…

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Artadia Talk: Aram Moshayedi & Carter Mull in Conversation

In conjunction with Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, BURNAWAY is very pleased to present a public talk featuring UCLA Hammer Museum curator Aram Moshayedi in conversation with Atlanta-born, Los Angeles-based artist Carter Mull. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at…

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Comedian Tara Ochs Assesses “Pratfall Tramps” at the ACAC

“Pratfall Tramps,” a group show about women, comedy, and performance, closes at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on Saturday, April 11. Matthew Terrell asked his improv instructor, local comedic actress Tara Ochs, to weigh in on the exhibition. They visited the show with curator Rachel Reese; their conversation delves into the finer points of comedy from the…

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Filmmaker Alex Lukens Makes Art From Soda Suicides

In January 2015, Idea Capital announced the 10 recipients of its annual art grant competition and, as usual, the selected winners represent a diverse cross-section of the Atlanta creative community, with experimental projects ranging from 3D printing (Ann Stewart) to performance art (Jared Dawson) to photography (Stephanie Dowda) and other categories such as sculpture and…

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Masud Olufani’s Chorus of Memory

Masud Olufani explores memory and its connection to the genealogy of people of African descent. I spoke with the artist about his project in progress, Chorus of Memory, for which he recently received a grant from Idea Capital. Annabella Jean-Laurent: Tell me about Chorus of Memory. How was this project born? What does it entail and how…

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Did We Hit the Thrift Store Jackpot?

Dear BURNAWAY, My mom found a painting at Goodwill over the weekend and she’s convinced it’s a masterpiece. She paid $7.99 for it. She thinks she’s hit the lottery and has been obsessively scouring the Internet searching for a  signature match  and similar images. I don’t have much expertise in this realm. I make installationy/sculpturey/video…

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Is It Okay To Say “No”?

Dear BURNAWAY, When I relocated to my current city, people suggested that I should “seize every opportunity” and “be a yes-man,” and that a can-do attitude will help propel me into the world of the professional artist. But lately, I’ve found myself spinning my wheels and doing a lot of free stuff, a lot of…

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How Do I Price My Work?

Dear BURNAWAY, How should I price my artwork? I have a BFA, but not an MFA. I’m selling some things in a group show: four paintings on panel and one clay sculpture. Thanks. Dollar Sighs Dear Dollar Sighs, There’s a lot that goes into finding the right price point for your work. Since I don’t…

Reviews

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Free Associations In A Collector’s Cache at the Nasher @ Duke

Works of contemporary art rarely come with instruction manuals, though many viewers would probably benefit from just such a set of directions. By adopting the phrase, “open this end” as its title, this timely and thoughtful exhibition seems to be offering an entry point to the contemporary art of the past five decades. But the…

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Nari Ward’s “So-Called” at SCAD Museum of Art

Artist Nari Ward is known for transforming found and discarded objects into mysterious, allusive sculptures and installations. His work often has sociopolitical overtones, percolating with questions about race, police brutality, immigration, and authority. Filtered through Ward’s fertile and poetic imagination, anger and uncertainty unfold to reveal the existence of other possibilities, such as hope and…

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Hold Still: “Pause” & Portraiture at the Zuckerman

The exhibition “Pause,” at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University through June 6, takes a multidisciplinary look at some of the most fundamental of human refusals to accept the order of nature. Change is inevitable; growth and decay are built into the natural condition. Human beings, however, have sought to stop time…

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Art On the Edge: Heather Greenway & Kevin Byrd

On an early Friday morning, I had the chance to catch up with Dashboard Co-op artists Heather Greenway and Kevin Byrd in advance of the opening of “Shifting Scapes,” a collaboration between Dashboard Co-op and the City of Duluth. Sitting in the Dash gallery on Spring Street across from the Varsity restaurant, Byrd and Greenway…

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Dancer Nicole Johnson on Duluth & Dashboard Co-op

Considering that 90% of metropolitan Atlanta’s population lives outside the City of Atlanta, Dashboard Co-op’s exhibition currently on view in Duluth, “Shifting Scapes,” is important because it has allowed Atlanta-centered artists, who normally work within a relatively small in-town cultural radius, a platform to reach portions of this larger population while leveraging the curatorial expertise…

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AUDIO: Beth Malone, Cofounder of Dashboard Co-op

On a surprisingly warm January morning in Atlanta, I caught up with Beth Malone, cofounder and executive director of Dashboard Co-Op, outside at Octane Coffee in Grant Park to talk about the organization’s beginnings and growth, its curatorial process, and managing stakeholder expectations as it continues to grow in scale and scope. Beth also shares how…

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Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Program

The Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Program seeks to develop the voices of new art writers by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and connections to significantly advance and define their careers as writers. Application and full program information can be found in our program brochure: BURNAWAY_Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Application Applications for the July –…

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High School Arts Writing Intensive

This spring, BURNAWAY partnered with Hammonds House Museum and the Wren’s Nest to produce a writing mentorship program for Atlanta-area high school students. Over the course of four consecutive Saturdays in April and May, the students met for the art writing intensive. Students learned about various ways to respond to and critique art, visited MOCA GA…

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Critic-in-Residence

2015 Critic-in-Residence Schedule Erin Dziedzic Public Talk: MOCA GA, April 21, 7pm Eva Díaz Public Talk: MODA, May 21, 7pm Noah Simblist Public Talk: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, June 4, 7pm   BURNAWAY continually seeks innovate new ways to bring national attention to local art communities. With the Critic-in-Residence program, BURNAWAY hosts arts writers in Atlanta for…

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Writing Workshops

  Artists often say that writing a statement is harder than creating their work. BURNAWAY Magazine proudly presents our Artist Statement Writing Workshop series, writing workshops for emerging and mid-career artists. While a statement will not make or break an artist’s career, having a well-written and succinct statement is a tool that they can sharpen and…