We here at Burn Away are certainly no strangers to the concept of “so much to do, so little time.” Every week there are multiple offerings around the city, and everything always seems to happen at the same time. To try and prevent your distress, we have compiled a list of what we believe to be some of the more worthwhile shows to attend this weekend.
Nature Interpreted: New Works by Paul Brigham, Will Corr, Cara Enteles, Richard Kooyman and Angela Saxon at Emily Amy Gallery, Fri. 7-10PM. This is the new gallery’s second exhibition since they opened September 5th. To see more about the gallery, check out their blog.
Perfect Distortions: New work by Avantika Bawa at Saltworks Gallery, Fri. 7-9PM. Bawa has pulled from influences such as Ikea and Home Depot to create a modern and minimalist interior landscape. The show of course does not stop here and deals in further conceptual exploration.
Sins and Virtues: Drawings by Benjamin Jones at Barbara Archer, Fri. 7PM. This exhibit features a selection of Jones’ master drawings from 2006 to 2008.
Nelson Mandela: Man of the People by Peter Magubane: Spruill Gallery is having a closing reception, Sat. 6-8PM. This exhibition is incredibly timely now, in light of our new President Elect, Barack Obama. The show documents five decades of Nelson Mandela’s career both pre- and post-apartheid. Check out Jonathan Bouknight’s review on Local Ephemera.
Danny Clinch Lecture at the SCAD 1600 Peachtree Building: Fri. 7-8:30PM. Clinch will discuss his career as a music photojournalist. His portfolio includes a pretty impressive collection of portraits of everyone from Tom Waits to Green Day.
Interstate 50 and [blank]: Gregor Turk Artist Talk at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Sat. 11AM. Turk returns to his fascination with billboards to explore their significance in a modern landscape. You can see Jerry Cullum’s review of the show here.