- Footnotes of War: Steve Mumford’s War Journals at the Frist
- High Museum Donors Give $4 Million for Photography
- Studio Visit: Craig Dongoski
- In 200 Words: Barbara Campbell Thomas at Schulman Project
- Julie Mehretu: The Contemporary Sublime
- BURNAWAY Receives NEA Grant!
- Artadia Awards to Atlanta Artists
- Studio Visit: Ben Steele
- Micah and Whitney Stansell Cast a Spell at Whitespace
- Design Underdogs Celebrated at MODA
All posts tagged "ACP ’08"
Paul Shambroom: Picturing Power at the Contemporary
From office cubicles to nuclear launch control centers, Minneapolis-based photographer Paul Shambroom has documented various mundane and discrete American locations of power since the mid-1980s. “Picturing Power,” the first overarching survey of his work, is a traveling...
- Posted November 13, 2008
Constance Thalken: Purge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Last month I visited the airport to see Constance Thalken’s “Purge” photographs. I was interested in seeing art 1) outside of the usual gallery context and 2) outside of my “comfort zone” in downtown or along DeKalb...
- Posted November 12, 2008
A Group Discussion of McCallum and Tarry’s Within Our Gates
For Southern photographers, there seems an intrinsic need to examine the history of the region. This year’s ACP public art piece, Within Our Gates, is yet another meditation on segregation and the politics of the Civil Rights...
- Posted November 6, 2008
Luminous Flux—Performances at Le Flash (Castleberry)
Luminous Flux, a street performance directed by Lee Blalock and Bubba Carr As co-founder Cathy Byrd explains, “Le Flash” wasn’t intended to be a carnival of excess: The idea is not at all about chaos, but rather...
- Posted November 4, 2008
Le Flash ’08 / Castleberry—Highlights
Aside from a handful of inspiring performances and clever video installations, Le Flash felt a lot like a normal, though well-attended Fourth Friday in Castleberry Hill. Of course—and I can’t emphasize this enough—the weather was just short...
- Posted October 31, 2008
Wendy Given at Solomon Projects (The Wilds)
Wendy Given‘s The Wilds—one of two photo series in her Solomon Projects show, “No Man’s Land”—works on two separate narrative planes. On one hand, we have the story of Given and her husband, who’ve searched exhaustively for...
- Posted October 27, 2008
Joan Fontcuberta, Author of Ficciones*
When I arrived at last week’s Art Papers lecture at Emory, I didn’t realize I was already familiar with the work of photographer Joan Fontcuberta. He spoke of his career as an art world jester who—without informing...
- Posted October 24, 2008
Peter Bahouth at Marcia Wood Gallery
Peter Bahouth‘s series “Sadie’s Choice” is part of a larger project in which the Atlanta-based artist revisits historic uses of stereoscopic photography; 1950s pin-up and glamour photography inspired this particular series. Though I expected three-dimensional works when...
- Posted October 22, 2008
Meryl Truett, Picturing the Beltline at Barbara Archer
Train Panorama, Glenwood Avenue, 2008 (polyptych) Meryl Truett’s “Picturing the Beltline” debuts alongside the first Great American economic meltdown in decades. As Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. faces renewed financial uncertainty, I can’t help but marvel. Truett—a SCAD professor...
- Posted October 17, 2008
Martha Rosler: Bringing the War Home at Emory Visual Arts Gallery
Martha Rosler has seamlessly fused the Dada aesthetic of Hannah Höch with social commentary comparable to Barbara Kruger. Her current show at the Emory Visual Arts Gallery displays her original “Bringing the War Home” series from 1967-1972,...
- Posted October 15, 2008
Jan Von Holleben at Marcia Wood Gallery
Two series by German photographer Jan Van Holleben are on view at the Marcia Wood Gallery: “It Will Happen Here” and “Dreams of Flying.”
- Posted October 14, 2008
Material divestments: Danielle Aseff and William Boling
Two recent exhibitions explore an icon of contemporary art, the found object as aesthetic artifact: Danielle Aseff’s “Estate Salese: Everything Must Go” at West Egg Café and William Boling’s “You Ain’t Wrong” at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery.
- Posted October 9, 2008
Danielle Roney—Genesis Trial: Johannesburg at MOCA GA
Saturday night I attended Danielle Roney’s “Genesis Trial: Johannesburg” at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. The first work I encountered was a wall-mounted sculpture of acrylic rods hanging from a strip of aluminum, twisting toward...
- Posted October 9, 2008
October = Atlanta Celebrates Photography
It’s like binge drinking. Maybe you’ve been practicing “moderation” this year. Maybe your busy workaday schedule “gets in the way.” But you know it’s about time to get your fix—more photography than you can spit at—in heavy...
- Posted October 8, 2008
Steal This Art Show at MINT
Saturday night, MINT hosted an exhibition made to be stolen. The artists were responsible for creating the art as well as “security devices” for protection.
- Posted October 7, 2008
Jonathan Bouknight, Wrestling Solitaire at Eyedrum
Trained muscles tense in intertwined coils as Mr. Red joins Mr. Blue in silent, emotionless combat: “catching,” locking, and wrenching the other man to the floor. Rinse and repeat. A photographer whose work to date has been...
- Posted October 6, 2008