Art Burn: Capsule Reviews of Weekend Events

BURNAWAY does its best to get to as many openings, closings, performances, readings (and the like) as we can. Most are free and offer great opportunities to interact and support the local arts community. We’ll attempt to share our whirlwind experiences with you, but we take no responsibility for causing FOMO (fear of missing out).

WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 25-27


Jessica Caldas and Hez Stalcup: Chronostasis

Jessica Caldas and Hez Stalcup, Chronostasis, Downtown Player’s Club in conjunction with Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL Block Party.
Jessica Caldas and Hez Stalcup, Chronostasis, Downtown Player’s Club in conjunction with Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL Block Party.

“It’s amazing how much she’s grown and developed the chalk medium.” – Haylee Anne

“I talked to Hez last night, and she told me that the lines represent women in jail. The solid lines are for African Americans, the striped lines are Latino women and the dashed lines are white women.” – Shae Edman

“Falling down is abrupt, but getting up is a slower, more contemplative process that literally leaves its mark on her—the chalk clings to her clothing.” – Angela Bortone


 

Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL Block Party curated by the Goat Farm.

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Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL Block Party curated by the Goat Farm. Center, “Ipomoea: Grass” by Rebecca Makus, Peter Torpey and Elly Jessop Nattinger. On right, gateway sculpture by In Kyoung Chun.

“Wow, Creative Loafing and the Goat Farm really went deep on its Broad Street takeover. People dancing in the rain to DJ Jelly, and discovering a magical forest through a neon gate—I don’t even care that I’m being rained on.” – Haylee Anne

“This [Ipomoea:Grass] is apparently a preview of larger version that will debut in 2017. It’s pretty cool how they transformed simple, everyday materials like wooden pallets, yarn, and LEDs.” – Angela Bortone


 

Claire Lewis Evans: With the Best Intentions

Claire Lewis Evans, With the Best Intentions, Mammal Gallery, Creative Loafing's Best of ATL Block Party.
Claire Lewis Evans, With the Best Intentions, Mammal Gallery, closing October 9.

“When you walk around the piece, it becomes a completely different sculpture, and they move like mobiles. “– Angela Bortone

“I see falling leaves, fall colors, flames. I can also see this hanging in my house, please!”– Haylee Anne

“After we got the installation done I got a massage today. It was wonderful.” – Claire Lewis Evans


 

Norah Zagorski: MSA Indoors, The Student Edition

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Norah Zagorski, MSA Indoors, The Student Edition, Eyedrum, Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL Block Party.

“This is a student show? Pretty great work! I want these hearts in my room.” – Haylee Anne

“The title is “Commandments” looks like one is broken. Hey Siri, what is the seventh commandment? Oh … adultery.” – Angela Bortone


 

Shitty Bedford: Caution and Medicine

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Shitty Bedford, Caution and Medicine , Broad Street Visitors Center, Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL Block Party.

“Oh wow, I was not expecting this … sculpture? Head? Carousel?! Is this the Wizard of Oz?” – Haylee Anne


 

Sheila Pree Bright: 1960Now at MOCA GA, through November 28.

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Sheila Pree Bright, 1960Now , MOCA GA.
Sheila Pree Bright, “1960Now” at MOCA GA, closing November 28.
Sheila Pree Bright, “1960Now” at MOCA GA, closing November 28.

“What a great, inventive way to show photography. Putting these images on the floor forces us to deal with how we tread on these people.” – Haylee Anne

“I like how their portraits slightly overlap in the same way that their stories do.” – Angela Bortone

“Black-and-white imagery really resonates with me, and I love how Sheila has applied it to old buildings within the city and brought it into the public space.”– Najee Dorsey

“There are so many great interactive elements here, which is perfect for an opening because you get to write and respond. It’s like its own performance.” – Haylee Anne

“I appreciate how a chalkboard is associated with education, so using it here says, let’s further the conversation and reeducate ourselves with the viewpoints of others.” – Angela Bortone


 

Catherine Wilmer: Just Passing Through at MOCA GA, through November 28.

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Catherine Wilmer, Just Passing Through, MOCA GA.

“It’s such a cool way to show nostalgia; you’re literally looking back using the rearview mirror.” – Haylee Anne

“It also speaks to a revisionist view of the past and how your would use hindsight.” – Angela Bortone


 

Andrew Boatright’s work in Alternate | Alternate at Doppler Projects in conjunction with East Atlanta Village Strut. 

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Andrew Boatright’s work in “Alternate | Alternate.”

“It’s like a car crash—it’s gross, but I don’t want to look away. I want to understand what’s going on, and I really want to know what he did to make this look … the way it does.” – Haylee Anne

“It’s so phallic. I’m trying to figure out what’s going on.” – Angela Bortone

“It takes some figuring out. It’s like David Cronenberg movies, like The Fly and eXistenZ — body horror kind of stuff.” – Nick Madden


 

Trevor Reese’s work in Alternate | Alternate at Doppler Projects, in conjunction with East Atlanta Village Strut.

(Video of a clarinet being scanned and printed out.)

“This is so silly and great.” – Haylee Anne

“I think the pointless labor of technology gone rogue is reminiscent of Katherine Behar’s “E-waste.” – Angela Bortone

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