Lloyd Benjamin began riding freight trains when he was nineteen. He settled in Atlanta at the tail end of a six-year period spanning over 15,000 miles, he says, “traveling hard” throughout the United States and Canada. Today he’s the owner and director of Get This! Gallery, and he’s also a participating artist in BURNAWAY’s Second [...]
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Not too long from now, Atlantans will have four new murals to appreciate as they trek through various corners of Atlanta’s urban landscape. Four Coats Neighborhood Mural Project, the brainchild of Beep Beep gallery’s James McConnell, has pulled together four Atlanta galleries to curate a collection of public murals. As quoted on Four Coat’s website, [...]
Gone With the Twins at Get This! Gallery is a two-woman, collaborative, creative project. Communicating through visual call and response, the Paper Twins examine cultural identity, narrative, and memory to create ties between Southern and Latin American culture. “¡The south!” they exclaim in their exhibition statement, “Oh man oh man; they both came from the [...]
Click the player above to listen now, or click here to download the audio file. Special thanks to AM 1690, The Voice of the Arts, our partners in producing ARTSpeak with BURNAWAY. The radio program broadcasts over the airwaves every Tuesday between 8-8:30AM and between 6-6:30PM. Episode 26: Jeremy Abernathy speaks with the Paper Twins, [...]
I spent Saturday morning in crisis mode, frantically driving around Atlanta in search of a prescription for insulin. Not to be hyperbolic, but it was the worst thing that ever happened. Miserably, I trudged across the highway to the Westside, hardly expecting art to make me feel any better. To my surprise, the four recently [...]
Jiha Moon has described herself as “a painter’s painter,” one whose gestural yet meticulously worked paintings are also cartographic exercises. Taking landscape as her point of radical departure, Moon builds her works with energetic and at times contemplative brush work along with a heavy dose of far-ranging iconography that induces a sense of the familiar [...]
Atlanta’s sprawling geography can be a double-edged sword: Navigating from point A to point B is an often-frustrating chore, but at least there are some nice visual distractions along the way. Our city has more greenery than most, and even the gray industrial zones have their own bohemian appeal. This summer brought big rain for [...]
And why Atlanta should make a bigger splash
In an unfinished, unpublished draft for an article dated January 4, after stumbling through several false starts attempting to sum up the previous 12 months, I finally concocted an appropriate phrase to describe 2009. I called it The Year of the Ninja.
01/21/10 To Do List
See below for visual arts events beginning Thursday, January 21. Please feel free to contact us about any corrections, updates, and new events to include in our lists!
01/07/10 To Do List
Note: We are now publishing our weekly To Do Lists every Thursday. Now you have an extra day to plan ahead! See below for visual arts events for the week of Thursday, January 7, through Wednesday, January 13. Please feel free to contact us about any corrections, updates, and new events to include in our [...]
With all the buzz I heard about the show, I really wanted to like Fahamu Pecou’s Whirl Trade at Get This! Gallery. His persona is fun and energetic, and he even sells t-shirts in bright colors that proclaim, “Fahamu Pecou is the Shit,” which makes me chuckle. As much as I wanted to like it, [...]
11/20/09 To Do List
This weekend promises a jam-packed agenda including three art strolls and the Indie Craft Experience (ICE) holiday market. Keep checking previous To Do Lists for recent ongoing shows, and feel free to add more events for November 20 through 26 in the comments box below.
11/13/09 To Do List
[UPDATED] Between a series of drawings at Saltworks Gallery loosely themed after Kung Fu training manuals and the Avant Garden discussion panel on journalism and blogging at the Contemporary, there’s plenty of variety in the week ahead. Atlanta Celebrates Photography may be winding to a close, but life continues for the visual arts in Atlanta.