Conceiving of the show as a “fold-out” of its print magazine, the show features works by artists who were recently commissioned to create projects for the magazine and website: Rosa Aiello (Canada), Jennifer Bonner (Atlanta), Budd Dees (Atlanta) & Galen Olmsted (Gainesville), Cécile B. Evans (London, Berlin), Jill Frank (Atlanta), and Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935, Portugal). Artist and writer David Courtright is selecting the music for the opening event.
Camblin says that the title “is a reference to the printing technique developed by Gutenberg (and others) using movable components—letters and punctuation—to make a printed document.” The selected artists, she says, “all investigate the pliability of objects, of emotions, of materials, or of some combination of the above … They are interested in the folds, in the fluid and flexible ‘in betweens’ we encounter when objects are endowed with human emotions, for instance, or when something seemingly rigid is made to bend. Everything exhibited is thus, in its own way, a movable type of thing.”
When it launched in 1977 as the newsletter of the Atlanta Art Workers Coalition, Art Papers had a gallery space in its offices that was a popular venue for exhibitions of contemporary art and gatherings for some years. The organization is seeking to reengage with the local community by returning to these roots.
The magazine has another show planned for 2015 and, as Camblin points out, Art Papers has begun curating its booth at art fairs. (Works by Scott Ingram, for example, were on view at the 9/50 Summit at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.) Indicating what’s in store for the magazine, she says, “the projects we do in print and online will find ways of asserting themselves in space, too,” she says.
“Movable Types” will on view at Ponce Gallery at Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave NE from September 5 through September 28. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 1PM to 6PM and by appointment.