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To Each Concrete Woman: Thoughts on the Work and Life of Ree Morton

Relation of colors — bright, decorated — contradiction to funerary look/reminder of form — with (sometimes) sadness of the words. — Ree Morton, black sketchbook, 1975 A yellow blanket with a blue underside, draped over a yellow board supports the words “SOLITARY, OR RARELY,” written in black, and, in red, “2.” Two bulbs fixed to…

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Just Like Suicide pt. 13

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

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“Alternative Modernisms” at SECCA, Winston-Salem

“Alternative Modernisms” at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is a generative show. The exhibition title alone speaks to the possibility of fluid meanings – Modernism set forth in the plural insists on a multiplicity and a refusal of the monolithic art-historical, capital-M construction of modernism. The title further suggests that modernism is not…

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Home’s Wake: Tameka Norris at Gallery 1600

Tameka Norris is an internationally exhibiting visual and performance artist. Born in Guam, but raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and California, Norris’s work touches on the different ways she has experienced “home” in her lifetime. Her most recent body of work, on view at Gallery 1600 at SCAD-Atlanta, explores the devastation of her familial…

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The High Museum’s New Director

The High Museum of Art has selected its new director. Randall Suffolk, currently director and president of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, will assume his new post on November 2. He replaces Michael E. Shapiro, who will step down on July 31, 2015, after 15 years as the High’s leader. Suffolk joined the…

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Just Like Suicide pt. 12

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

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The High Museum’s New Director

The High Museum of Art has selected its new director. Randall Suffolk, currently director and president of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, will assume his new post on November 2. He replaces Michael E. Shapiro, who will step down on July 31, 2015, after 15 years as the High’s leader. Suffolk joined the…

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$20K Florida Art Prize Goes to Farley Aguilar

Farley Aguilar has won the second annual $20,000 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, given by the Orlando Museum of Art. The Miami artist was one of 10 finalists, who have work on view at the museum through September 6. Born in Nicaragua, Aguilar makes paintings that with “the underbelly of American history,” he explains in…

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What’s Screening at the 2015 Macon Film Festival?

How does a regional film festival distinguish itself from the competition? In Georgia alone, there are anywhere between15 to 25 film festivals annually with a specific thematic focus, such as the Pan African Film Festival, Out on Film, and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. The 10th Annual Macon Film Festival (MFF), which runs July 16-19,…

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BURNAWAY Receives Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts  

BURNAWAY is pleased to announce the receipt of a $5,000 project grant from Georgia Council for the Arts! We’re honored to be among the 81 organizations recognized for having a deep impact on our local communities. The funds will go to support our editorial program, which will help us continue to deliver the art features, news,…

Interviews

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Stephen Vitiello: The Sound of Silence

Mention the term “sound art” and Stephen Vitiello’s name usually falls into the conversation: as a teacher, artist, curator, and archivist, Vitiello has been working with sound for nearly half-a-century. Now a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Vitiello began as a punk rock musician in the 1970s, learned through collaborations with people like Nam June…

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Atlanta Zine Fest Preview with Amanda Mills

The third annual Atlanta Zine Fest takes place this Saturday, July 18, 12 – 9pm, at Eyedrum. Admission is free! Check the Facebook page for more information. Sherri Caudell: When did your interest in zines begin? Amanda Mills: I officially got into zines in the fifth grade, and that’s part of the reason I’m so…

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Barbara DuMetz’s “Creators” at the Southwest Arts Center

“Who knew it was a sista?” might be the question that comes to mind when viewing the work of African-American commercial photographer Barbara DuMetz, whose exhibition, “The Creators: Photographic Images of Literary, Music and Visual Artists,” is on view through July 10 at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta. It is just a small composite…

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To Each Concrete Woman: Thoughts on the Work and Life of Ree Morton

Relation of colors — bright, decorated — contradiction to funerary look/reminder of form — with (sometimes) sadness of the words. — Ree Morton, black sketchbook, 1975 A yellow blanket with a blue underside, draped over a yellow board supports the words “SOLITARY, OR RARELY,” written in black, and, in red, “2.” Two bulbs fixed to…

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Just Like Suicide pt. 13

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

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Just Like Suicide pt. 12

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

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Between Perception and Cognition: Alex Katz at the High

Time, a commodity we never seem to have enough of, comes to a full stop in the paintings of American artist Alex Katz. A major exhibition of the artist’s monumental landscape paintings, “This Is Now,” is on view at the High Museum of Art through September 6. Assembled by Michael Rooks, the High’s curator of…

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NYC Gallery’s Latest Pop-up in Nashville 

“Summer Reading” was the fourth pop-up show that New York gallery ZieherSmith has curated in Nashville, and their first since joining up with C. Sean Horton of Horton Gallery to officially become Zieher, Smith & Horton in September of 2014. These almost yearly events were born of Andrea Smith Zieher’s familial ties to Nashville and…

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Makers #1: Sarah Green of Cord Shoes + Boots

BURNAWAY is excited to kick off the “Makers” series of “micro-mentaries” by Kimberly Binns, BURNAWAY’s awesome outreach coordinator and Renaissance woman. In this first installment, Binns visits with Atlanta shoemaker Sarah Green, who founded her company Cord Shoes + Boots in 2013, after apprenticing with master shoemaker Perry Ercolino in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. But beware, after watching Green at…

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Nick Cave Chats with Lauri Stallings About “Up Right”

  Chicago-based artist Nick Cave has been in Atlanta this week preparing for his performance Up Right, taking place at Ponce City Market this Friday through Sunday. Commissioned by Flux Projects, Up Right will feature male “practitioners” and “initiates” wearing Cave’s signature Soundsuits, colorful, elaborate ceremonial-looking costumes. Cave has collaborated with Spelman College dance professor T….

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Where to Go, What to See

Help us bring you this helpful resource! You can help put Atlanta on the map! The art map, that is. BURNAWAY has launched the Atlanta Art Guide, a handy foldout list of galleries and current exhibitions, as well as a map that proves that art is everywhere in Atlanta. You just have to know where to look, and we’re here to help!…

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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. Testimonials from our first participants: My time as a mentee in the EAWMP has not only improved my ability to write…

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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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Atlanta + New Orleans

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 one-week…