Interviews

After almost fifteen years in New York, artists Jaime Keiter and JD Walsh relocated with their six-year-old son to Atlanta in 2016. With a young child who was about to start elementary school, they say they were “ready for a change and looking for something different in life.” Keiter has been creating textured ceramic collages…

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Atlanta-based artist Jane Foley is fascinated with posture. After finding an instruction manual for ocean swimming, she embarked on making a new body of work re-creating renditions of visual narratives in the book. Thumbnail images of two staged bodies, one performing as the person drowning and the other as the rescuer, are interspersed throughout the…

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The paths of Georgia-based artists Blair LeBlanc and Mo Costello initially crossed over email after curator Daniel Fuller of Atlanta Contemporary suggested LeBlanc as a contributor for Costello’s curatorial project Picture Newspaper, in collaboration with publisher Marcelo Gabriel Yáñez. So began a gleeful and determined friendship—characterized by ardent exchange, openness, and a beckoning, challenging sense of invitation—which eventually…

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You could say Pasadena-based filmmaker Ondi Timoner has a thing for problematic men. The only director to receive the Sundance Grand Jury Prize twice, Timoner has made several films centered on figures she has called “impossible visionaries”—men (as well as a few women) whose creativity often comes with a sidecar of chaos. Screening on October…

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“Different Registers,” an exhibition featuring work by artists Caitlin MacBride, Sarah Tortora, and Derrick Velasquez, opened last Saturday night at the artist-run space Camayuhs in Atlanta’s Peachtree Hills neighborhood. The exhibition is guest curated by Lindsey Stapleton and Corey Oberlander, who recently relocated to Atlanta from Providence, Rhode Island, where their curatorial project GRIN occupied…

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I met Erin Jane Nelson through a good friend of mine who recently moved to Brooklyn. She introduced Erin as a young but mature upcoming artist who relocated to Atlanta from Oakland about a year ago. In addition to Erin’s art practice, she runs the gallery Species inside of her studio at Atlanta Contemporary with…

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Jane Garver, one of Idea Capital’s new grant recipients, and artist Kelly Kristin Jones discuss Garver’s experiences in artist residency programs as well as her upcoming project, the creation of a “Process Residency” in conjunction with MINT Gallery, which will allow a visiting artist to work and form partnerships with other creatives in the Atlanta area. Rachel…

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