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From the living legends of the city’s wild past to the Legendary Children of today, Atlanta’s queer performance artists have always had a significant presence, but their stories have remained untold to a wider audience. Queer Moxie, a new…

Everyone is familiar with paper, but not necessarily with how it is made. Teresa Cole’s current exhibition, “Depth of Surface,” at Whitespace brings paper to the forefront and will definitely cause you to think more about the methods of…

Currently on view at Marcia Wood Gallery in Midtown is a delightful ceramics show that brings together ceramicists from around the world, representing a range of techniques in this under-appreciated medium. Virginia Scotchie, an artist and professor at the…

In Metamorphoses, the Roman poet Ovid described a world emptied of permanent natures, a constant flux in which anything could potentially turn into anything else. Not surprisingly, Vik Muniz has adopted the poet as his patron saint, and their…

Between the sea and the sky is where the gods do their best work—righting wrongs, facilitating love matches, and even healing the sick. It is in the healing that Austrian-born artist Susanne Wenger (1915 – 2009) connected with the…

On January 30, a curious encounter of generations and artistic genres took place at Whitespace Gallery, as Dr. Thomas L. McHaney, author of half a dozen books on William Faulkner and editor of a vast range of Faulkner arcana,…

Anyone who has walked into a Martha Whittington exhibition in Atlanta over the past several years might be surprised by her current solo show, “With the Grain: Works on Paper,” at Sandler Hudson Gallery. While her previous shows featured…

As a theme, the “artist in their studio” is a genre of painting within the Western tradition that marks the historiographical and mythological parameters that surround artists and their practice. As the site of production and the space of…

Performance artist Laurie Anderson’s new film Heart of a Dog, opening Saturday the 23rd at the Lefont Theaters in Sandy Springs, is ostensibly about her relationship with her late dog, a whipsmart, adorable rat terrier named Lolabelle. But the movie’s…

Although conceived independently and presented as separate solo exhibitions, when taken together two shows at Kai Lin Art through January 30 reveal much about the intellectual and emotional trajectory of global civilization—East, West, and points between. The fact that…

“When I Conjure These Memories,” a rare show of works by Romare Bearden, at Alan Avery Art Company through January 16, is the result of a collaboration between Alan Avery and art advisor Jerry Thomas, who bring together both…

There is a multi-decade history of painters employing flatness. This history opposes the multi-century history of painters evoking deep space. Pop art, influenced by advertising and mass-produced imagery, incorporated flatness into its métier. Advertising has also exerted a pull…