Burnaway > Interviews

Interviews

After stints in New York and Colorado, artists Paul Collins and Alex Blau relocated with their family to Nashville in 2011 when Collins accepted a teaching position at Austin Peay State University. Described by Collins as “collaborative and non-hierarchical,” the city’s growing art community is what keeps them in Nashville, where they’re both represented by Zeitgeist Gallery. In Blau’s…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

This week marks one year since I first saw the work of Jamaican-born artist Cosmo Whyte in the exhibition Rites at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Curated by artist Fahamu Pecou, Rites was a small group show featuring work dealing with race, gender, and growing up as a Black man. I was mesmerized by Whyte’s…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Dana Schutz burst onto the New York scene in 2002 with her brightly colored canvases in which malformed denizens act out strange scenes of violence, self-mutilation, and self-contemplation with an almost child-like innocence. Schutz was in Atlanta for the opening of Drawings & Prints, her exhibition at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and was kind…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Stepping into the role of modern and contemporary Curator for the High Museum is no small task. Michael Rooks comes to Atlanta with an extensive career in the museum world and a huge amount of enthusiasm for the task at hand. Rooks’ background includes a long line of impressive curatorial gigs: The Museum of Contemporary…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Print Friendly, PDF & Email