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  • levelahazmat
    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
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    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
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    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
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  • frenchkheldar
    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
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  • leflash1
    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
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  • givens_study1s
    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
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  • levitation
    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
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  • drunken-unicorn
    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
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    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
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  • rosler_photoop
    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
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  • the-diver
    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
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  • boling_aintwrong
    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
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  • egoli-still
    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
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