Art News Wrap Up: July 2013

Fay Gold (left), Sandy Skoglund (center) and Dr. James Chappuis (right) at the opening of the Westside Cultural Arts Center. Photo by John Ramspott for BURNAWAY Magazine.
Fay Gold (left), Sandy Skoglund (center), and Dr. James Chappuis (right) at the opening of the Westside Cultural Arts Center. Photo by John Ramspott for BURNAWAY Magazine.

Fay Gold Gallery Returns, June 27, 2013

The Fay Gold Gallery is back, and this time it is on the west side of Atlanta. Situated in an opulent new event space called the Westside Cultural Art Center (WCAC), Fay Gold held the grand opening showcasing Sandy Skoglund’s Magic Time series. The grand opening and reception was held on Thursday, June 27, 2013.

gloATL performs at the Sound Table parking lot on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Photo by John Ramspott for BURNAWAY Magazine.
gloATL performs at the Sound Table parking lot on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Photo by John Ramspott for BURNAWAY Magazine.

gloATL Performs Liquid Culture All Over Atlanta, July 2013

“a series of of physical installations are unveiled as public utopia stations for arriving, leaving and staying for a while, over a 14-day period. There is a double-meaning in the term “utopia,” being both a good place (eutopia) and a no place (outopia).  Armed as a collection of sensations, glo envisages contemporary dance an active doorway for letting people into utopia, as a subjective everyday experience in the real time of concrete and intentional realities.” -gloATL

gloATL’s summer series Liquid Culture invited and engaged Atlantans for 14-days of public dance around the city. Performances included shows at Godson Yard at the Goat Farm, the lot outside of Sound Table in Edgewood, and a performance outside of the Woodruff Arts Center.

Franklin Sirmans of LACMA, juror for the 2013/2014 Working Artist Project award. Pictured with winners (left to right) Scott Ingram, E.K. Huckaby, and Fahamu Pecou. Photo courtesy the Museum of Contemporary Art of GA.
Franklin Sirmans of LACMA, juror for the 2013/2014 Working Artist Project award. Pictured with winners (left to right) Scott Ingram, E.K. Huckaby, and Fahamu Pecou. Photo courtesy the Museum of Contemporary Art of GA.

MOCA GA Announces 2013/2014 Working Artist Project Grantees, July 9, 2013

A special reception was held on July 9th at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia to announce the winners of the 2013/2014 Working Artist Project grantees. The juror, Franklin Sirmans,Terri and  Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA), selected awardees E.K. Huckaby, Scott Ingram and Fahamu Pecou.

Stuart Horodner, ACAC Artistic Director, introduces Sylvatica Studio's winning design at The Contemporary Landscape competition, photo courtesy the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
Stuart Horodner, ACAC Artistic Director, introduces Sylvatica Studio’s winning design at The Contemporary Landscape competition, photo courtesy the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

The Contemporary Landscape: Overlap Wrap at the ACAC, July 10, 2013

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center announced the winner of their landscape design competition in partnership with the Georgia Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects. The competition culminated in an outdoor installation at the ACAC pavilion, and focused programming around the outdoor space as the building’s interior undergoes renovations.

Sylvatica Studio’s winning proposal, entitled Overlap Wrap, combines natural and industrial materials to create an environment of hanging rocks and flowers where visitors can sit and engage with the work.

A table at the Very (Second) Vouched Birthday! Party, held at the Goat Farm Arts Center, July 18, 2013. Photo courtesy Vouched Books.
A table at the Very (Second) Vouched Birthday! Party, held at the Goat Farm Arts Center, July 18, 2013. Photo courtesy Vouched Books.

Second Annual Very Vouched Birthday at Goat Farm, July 18, 2013

Vouched Books celebrated its second annual Very Vouched Birthday! on July 18th at the Goat Farm. The evening was a fundraiser for the Wren’s Nest Kipp Scribes, which brings professional writers to work one-on-one with middle school-aged Atlanta Public School children to write a story. Stories from the program were read, along with original works by authors Blake Butler and Matt Bell.

Raffle sponsors included Dad’s Garage, The High Museum, the Inman Park Squirrel Census, and others.

Artists Henry Detweiler (L) and Ben Coleman (R) performing during their opening of No Vacancy on Saturday July 20, 2013, produced by Dashboard Co-op.  91 Broad St, downtown Atlanta. Photo by John Ramspott for BURNAWAY Magazine.
Artists Henry Detweiler (L) and Ben Coleman (R) performing during their opening of No Vacancy on Saturday July 20, 2013, produced by Dashboard Co-op. 91 Broad St, downtown Atlanta. Photo by John Ramspott for BURNAWAY Magazine.

NO VACANCY, Produced by Dashboard Co-op, July 20, 2013

Dashboard Co-op unveiled their latest project with artists Ben Coleman and Henry Detweiler entitled NO VACANCY: A NECESSARY VOID on Saturday, July 20, 2013. The multimedia and performance artists worked three weeks to transform a space at 91 Broad St in downtown Atlanta into an immersive experience for visitors. Based on what song people picked on a Jukebox, the artists would perform different acts in various parts of the bottom floor of the space.

The closing event is Thursday August 8th from 6-9PM. From Dashboard Co-op: “If you came to the opening, you gotta come to the closing otherwise the time machine won’t work.”

From L-R: Ben Stokes, Lily Siegel, Lloyd Benjamin, John Fields, Rachel Reese, Trevor Reese, and Susannah Darrow. Photo by Guido Maus.
From L-R: Ben Stokes, Lily Siegel, Lloyd Benjamin, John Fields, Rachel Reese, Trevor Reese, and Susannah Darrow. Photo by Guido Maus.

BURNAWAY Visits Birmingham for 500 Mile Radius Research, July 26-27, 2013

BURNAWAY traveled to Birmingham as preparation for our 500 Mile Radius feature in September. On the trip: Rachel Reese, editor; Susannah Darrow, executive director; Lily Siegel, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, High Museum and BA board member; Lloyd Benjamin, owner of Get This! Gallery; Trevor Reese; Ben Stokes. Thanks to Guido Maus of beta pictoris gallery for hosting!

We were fortunate to see the Birmingham Museum of Art and meet Ron Platt, curator of modern and contemporary art, visit Space One Eleven and meet with Cheryl Lewis, program manager, visit the private collection of Michael Strauss, conduct studio visits with artists Clayton Colvin and Sonja Rieger, artist talk and tour of the exhibition Diegesis by artist John Fields at beta pictoris, and visits to the Sloss Furnaces, the 16th Street Baptist Church, Joe Minter’s African Village, and the Vulcan. A full photo album can be viewed here.

-Texts contributed by John E. Ramspott, Rachel Reese, and Alix Taylor.


 

 

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