SAT, Nov. 17: Poetry and Artist Talks top the bill

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image by Mario Petrirena, courtesy of Sandler Hudson Gallery

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Laurel Nakadate, 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears, February 13, 2010, Type C print, Courtesy the artist and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
535 Means Street NW, 404.688.1970
www.thecontemporary.orgHours: 11am–5pm
Members free, General admission $8, Students $5, Seniors $5, Kids (5 & under) Free

Event: 11am–12pm: Poetry: Listening to Richard Brautigan
Richard Brautigan’s book Trout Fishing in America made him a counterculture icon in the 1960s. We’ll listen to recordings of him reading some of his most beloved poems and talking about his life in San Francisco. Atlanta artists and writers will read poems and discuss Brautigan’s influence.

Exhibition on view: Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos & Performances

Nakadate’s work is outrageous and unsettling. She is an expressive actor, sensitive director, and masterful manipulator of herself and her subjects. In association with Atlanta Celebrates Photography month, we’re filling all of our galleries with Nakadate’s most acclaimed works about power, desire, and grief. Many of these works were presented in the artist’s first museum survey last year at MoMA PS1, and have never been seen in the South.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
*2pm Artist Talk
1009-A Marietta Street, NW Atlanta GA 30318
www.sandlerhudson.com, tel: 404-817-3300, hrs: Tues-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 12-5pm

In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased announce Atlanta artists, “Marshall Davis, Mario Petrirena, Lisa Tuttle : What Once Was,” October 26 – December 1, 2012. Davis, Petrirena and Tuttle have different approaches to photography. Marshall Davis photographs found objects. Mario Petrirena uses old, found photographs of meaningful events such as weddings and christenings then collages them. Petrirena describes his work: “These mixed media works are autobiographical at times, derived from my interior life.  At other times, they are psychological portraits of others. They are like film stills from thoughts or dreams, more akin to poetry than documentation.” Lisa Tuttle uses old, found photographs and her current photographs along with illustrations, poems and text. Tuttle says, “My artistic practice can perhaps be best described as conceptual.  I create interdisciplinary art projects, photo-based mixed media artworks and artist books.  A research-based approach shapes my work.” Each of the three artists challenges the viewer to look at the medium of photography in unexpected ways.

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING >>>>>>>>>

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EMILY AMY GALLERY
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5

Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present Shared Southern Stories, only its second-ever exhibition to include photography, in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. The Oxford American, a regional literary magazine highlighting the Southeast, provided the impetus for this show by featuring an exceptional group of artists in their 2012 Visual Arts Issue. The show features 9 talented painters and photographers from the list who have lived and worked in the South at some point in their lifetime. By drawing upon more traditional concepts of the South and all the while bucking those traditions, these 9 thoughtful artists reveal an honest look at contemporary life at ‘home’.Image

GET THIS! Gallery
662 11th Street
www.getthisgallery.com, tel 678.596.4451
Get This! Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition, Phantasm by photographer Tommy Nease. This will be the first show by the artist with GT! The gallery will be publishing a book, Phantasm in conjunction with the exhibition.Tommy Nease is a young soul who uses his obsession with imagery to unearth deep secrets within his subconscious. Nease’s work lies in a no man’s land between the spiritual polars of light and dark, and he attempts to live his waking life with the same respect. Tommy spends his days primitively traveling the states and abroad. He constantly submerges himself in new surroundings in order to gain inspiration for his photography. Nease’s work shares aesthetic sensibilities with the likes of Man Ray, Roger Ballen and Ryan McGinley. Nease’s work had been both exhibited and published throughout the United States and Europe including collaborations with: Dazed and Confused magazine (London), Unpublished magazine (Milan), the FOAM museum (Amsterdam), RELIC (Brooklyn), N‐SPHERE (Romania), Tell Mum Everything is OK (Paris), among others.
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{Poem88}
White Provision Bldg
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A04
www.poem88.net, tel 404.735.1000, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm
Guy Mendes 40/40 traces Mendes’ career through portraits and texts, guiding the viewer through moments in the lives of forty people who have crossed paths with the artist along his own meandering course. From the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Kentucky, Guy Mendes has spent the past forty years rambling around the South, twisting and pulling light through his lens and giving us the people and places we all recognize but were never able to see.Mendes’ work has been exhibited at the International Center for Photography, the Aperture Gallery, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the High Museum, the University of Louisville Photographic Archives, the Speed Art Museum, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, the Berea Artisan Center, Zephyr Gallery and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Design. His prints are in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, Maker’s Mark Distillery and Commonwealth Bank. Private collections include those of Ashley Judd and Willie Nelson.

He lives in Lexington with his wife and two sons.

Phillip March Jones, founder and director of Institute 193 in Lexington, KY and director of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, published the book that accompanies the exhibition in 2011.

The exhibition continues through Dec. 1.

 

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SAT, October 20: Come to the Westside to see Four new exhibitions

image by Nikita Gale in Shared Southern Stories at Emily Amy Gallery
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS >>>>>>>>>


ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
535 Means Street NW, 404.688.1970
www.thecontemporary.orgHours: 11am–5pm
Members free, General admission $8, Students $5, Seniors $5, Kids (5 & under) Free

Event: 11am–12pm: Panel: Collaborative Practice and the Future of Memory
Members of the Atlanta collective John Q (Wesley Chenault, Andy Ditzler, Joey Orr), discuss dislocation, archives, and queer history with San Francisco artists E.G. Crichton and Barbara McBane.

Exhibition on view: Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos & Performances
Nakadate’s work is outrageous and unsettling. She is an expressive actor, sensitive director, and masterful manipulator of herself and her subjects. In association with Atlanta Celebrates Photography month, we’re filling all of our galleries with Nakadate’s most acclaimed works about power, desire, and grief. Many of these works were presented in the artist’s first museum survey last year at MoMA PS1, and have never been seen in the South.

{Poem88}
*1pm artist talk, new exhibition
White Provision Bldg
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A04
www.poem88.net, tel 404.735.1000, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm
Guy Mendes 40/40 traces Mendes’ career through portraits and texts, guiding the viewer through moments in the lives of forty people who have crossed paths with the artist along his own meandering course. From the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Kentucky, Guy Mendes has spent the past forty years rambling around the South, twisting and pulling light through his lens and giving us the people and places we all recognize but were never able to see.

Phillip March Jones, founder and director of Institute 193 in Lexington, KY and director of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, published the book that accompanies the exhibition in 2011.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
*2pm Artist Talk*
1009-A Marietta Street NW
www.sandlerhudson.com, tel 404-817-3300, hrs Tues-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 12-5pm

Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce “Spray,” recent works by Atlantan artist, Alex Brewer aka HENSE in the main gallery, and “Another Nice One” by Memphis artist, Greely Myatt, installed on the roof.

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING >>>>>>>>>>>


EMILY AMY GALLERY

1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5
New exhibition: Shared Southern Stories. Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present Shared Southern Stories, only its second-ever exhibition to include photography, in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. The Oxford American, a regional literary magazine highlighting the Southeast, provided the impetus for this show by featuring an exceptional group of artists in their 2012 Visual Arts Issue. The show features 9 talented painters and photographers from the list who have lived and worked in the South at some point in their lifetime. By drawing upon more traditional concepts of the South and all the while bucking those traditions, these 9 thoughtful artists reveal an honest look at contemporary life at ‘home’.GALLERY OPENINGS SATURDAY NIGHT, OCT 20>>>>>>>>>

{Poem88}
*7pm,  opening reception
White Provision Bldg
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A04
www.poem88.net, tel 404.735.1000, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm
Guy Mendes 40/40 traces Mendes’ career through portraits and texts, guiding the viewer through moments in the lives of forty people who have crossed paths with the artist along his own meandering course. From the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Kentucky, Guy Mendes has spent the past forty years rambling around the South, twisting and pulling light through his lens and giving us the people and places we all recognize but were never able to see.

Phillip March Jones, founder and director of Institute 193 in Lexington, KY and director of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, published the book that accompanies the exhibition in 2011.

GET THIS! Gallery
*7-10pm, opening reception
662 11th Street
www.getthisgallery.com, tel 678.596.4451
Get This! Gallery presents Tommy Nease: Phantasm. This exhibition runs through December 1.
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The Westside Arts District (WAD) is an alliance of commercial galleries and non-profit art spaces located in Westside Atlanta (aka West Midtown / Midtown West) from the White Provisions development at 14th Street & Howell Mill Road, the galleries along 11th & 10th Streets, the Brickworks development at Howell Mill Road & Marietta Street, and southward to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on Means Street.

The group was formed in January 2009 in order to capitalize upon the growing momentum of the Westside as a destination for visual art. WAD members share a common vision: that the Westside is among the most dynamic and exciting areas in Atlanta to view, experience, and become educated on a variety of high quality visual artworks and practices.

3rd Saturday Art Walks are held every month from noon to 5 pm. Art talks, tours, and other events are scheduled to encourage public inquiry into the process, intention, and inspirations of the artwork and/or curatorial vision of the exhibitions.

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SAT. September 15: We can’t wait to see you on the WESTSIDE!

Hense, courtesy of Sandler Hudson Gallery

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  >>>>>>>>>>>

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*Event: 12pm–1pm
535 Means Street NW, 404.688.1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Hours: 11am–5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3

*Event: Contemporary Talks: Greg Tate

Greg Tate is a writer, musician, and producer. He was Staff Writer at the Village Voice from 1987 to 2005, and his writings on culture and politics have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Artforum, Rolling Stone, and Vibe, among others. Tate is musical director for Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, and is Visiting Professor at Brown University in Providence. He will lecture on the history of Afrofuturism and black science fiction. We are proud to announce that this year’s Contemporary Talks series is sponsored by Possible Futures.

Exhibition: Deliverance

Deliverancepresents four provocative artists (Laura Ginn, Anya Liftig, Clifford Owens, Jayson Scott Musson) who use performance to create meditations on power, identity, sexuality, and race. Whether acting in front of an audience or the camera, they confront fears and fantasies, construct personas, learn new skills, and put their bodies into challenging situations. Like many of the figures from the history of art and popular culture that have inspired them, they are adept at shaping the space between the self and others––in gallery and museum contexts, outdoor sites, and the Internet. Final week! Closes Sun, Sep 16.


{Poem88}
*1pm artist talk with Nikita Gale
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A04
White Provision Building
www.poem88.net, hours Wed – Sat, noon to 6pm and by appointment, tel 404.735.1000
{Poem88} is pleased to present 1961, a series by conceptual photographer Nikita Gale of diptychs and collages of appropriated photographs and texts created, in a way, as an archaeological study. As a contemporary black artist based in the southern United States, Gale, in this body of work, makes her initial foray into deliberate explorations of racial, spatial, sexual and emotional identity.

In its Spring 2012 issue, The Oxford American named Nikita Gale No. 4 on its list of “100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art.” Born in Anchorage Alaska, she holds a BA in Anthropology (Archaeological Studies) from Yale University and has exhibited in numerous shows in Atlanta, Georgia; Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York City, New York. She was an Artist-in-Residence at The Center for Photography at Woodstock in Woodstock, New York in 2011 and is currently in the Studio Artist Program at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING >>>>>>

EMILY AMY GALLERY
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5
The gallery is between shows, but will be open for viewing.

GET THIS! GALLERY
New Exhibition
662 11th Street NW
www.getthisgallery.com, tel 678-596-4451, hrs 12 – 5pm
BEN VENOM ~ I MAKE NO MISTAKES.
Solo exhibition. Venom’s practice is one of extreme juxtaposition. The Atlanta native combines the unexpected tradition of handmade crafts and the historical art of quilting with a musical genre that has a rich history in its own right, Heavy Metal. Show runs thru October 6, 2012.
Sandler Hudson Gallery
New Exhibition
1009-A Marietta Street NW
www.sandlerhudson.com, tel 404-817-3300, hrs Tues-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 12-5pm

Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce “Spray,” recent works by Atlantan artist, Alex Brewer aka HENSE in the main gallery, and “Another Nice One” by Memphis artist, Greely Myatt, installed on the roof.
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The Westside Arts District (WAD) is an alliance of commercial galleries and non-profit art spaces located in Westside Atlanta (aka West Midtown / Midtown West) from the White Provisions development at 14th Street & Howell Mill Road, the galleries along 11th & 10th Streets, the Brickworks development at Howell Mill Road & Marietta Street, and southward to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on Means Street.

The group was formed in January 2009 in order to capitalize upon the growing momentum of the Westside as a destination for visual art. WAD members share a common vision: that the Westside is among the most dynamic and exciting areas in Atlanta to view, experience, and become educated on a variety of high quality visual artworks and practices.

3rd Saturday Art Walks are held every month from noon to 5 pm. Art talks, tours, and other events are scheduled to encourage public inquiry into the process, intention, and inspirations of the artwork and/or curatorial vision of the exhibitions.

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SAT, August 18: Visit us on the WESTSIDE!


“Shinobi Marilyn” by Ashley Anderson of Emily Amy Gallery

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS>>>>

EMILY AMY GALLERY
*1 pm artist talk with Ashley Anderson
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5
EMILY AMY GALLERY is pleased to present our summer buy local feature for 2012, Ashley Anderson’s newly completed series, Shinobi Marilyn. The exciting new series consists of works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, digital collage, and animated gifs. The body of work was initially inspired by an online discovery of imagery embedded in a classic sega video game from 1987, entitled “Shinobi.” Convinced the appearance of Marilyn Monroe in the classic game was a posthumous tribute to Andy Warhol created by the game designer in 1980′s Japan, Anderson sought to explore the subject further.

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING>>>>


ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
535 Means Street NW, 404.688.1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Hours: 11am–5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3

Exhibition on view: Deliverance presents four provocative artists (Laura Ginn, Anya Liftig, Clifford Owens, Jayson Scott Musson) who use performance to create meditations on power, identity, sexuality, and race. Whether acting in front of an audience or the camera, they confront fears and fantasies, construct personas, learn new skills, and put their bodies into challenging situations. Like many of the figures from the history of art and popular culture that have inspired them, they are adept at shaping the space between the self and others––in gallery and museum contexts, outdoor sites, and the Internet.

Image credit: Anya Liftig, The Human Factor, 2011, Performance still, Courtesy the artist, Photograph by Ken Yee


GET THIS! GALLERY
662 11th Street NW
www.getthisgallery.com, tel 6-596-4451, hrs 12 – 5pm
SUMMER SALON: 2012. A group show of new works on paper by six GT!
represented artists. Andy Moon Wilson, Dawn Black, Gyun Hur, Harrison
Keys, Jill Storthz and Rick Froberg. Show runs thru August 18, 2012


{Poem88}
*New exhibition: “Reality Show: Stewart Ziff produced by Alexis Hudgins”
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A04
White Provision Bldg
www.poem88.net, tel 404.735.1000, hrs: 12-5pm

Pairing two media makers, Los Angeles-based Alexis Hudgins, a graduate of the UCLA MFA program, and GSU media professor Stewart Ziff, {Poem88} provides the space and resources to pursue a ten-day, site-specific installation and performance that engages the Atlanta community and encourages their participation in a reality show. For the duration of this project, Ziff uses the gallery as a working studio to create art while Hudgins employs strategies used in producing reality television to document his actions – continual surveillance, sound recordings, and detailed note-taking of the daily goings-on of art-making and community engagement, conversation and provocation. Using the basic structures of a reality television confessional, Ziff is interviewed every two to three days by a local psychiatrist about his daily work, both on camera and in front of the gallery audience (see below for interview schedule)

“Reality Show” weds art-making and performance, reality and fiction MTV-Real-World style. A closing reception and wrap party on Saturday, August 18 at 8pm will allow viewers to observe the final interview between Ziff and psychiatrist for a dramatic review of the successes and failures of the show.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
1009-A Marietta St NW
www.sandlerhudson.com, tel 404.817.3300
hrs Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 12-5 and by appointment

Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibit for Rocío Rodríguez entitled: Purge.
Personal history, engagement with aesthetic concerns, conflicts, references to systems both social and political have all contributed to the divergent fictions that have been present in Rodríguez’s work. In her most recent works she turns her attention inward once again. She focuses on that activity that has been her lifelong engagement—Painting. In 2011 Rodriguez started a series of drawings that discarded color in favor of a very limited and muted palette. She brought order and stability to her canvases purposefully calming down the frenetic activity of previous work and presents dichotomies that exist within the pictorial language. Her image is paint, mark, shape, line all exposed and placed at the front of the picture plane, stacked on totems or pedestals. As the work progresses a fuller color palette is returning to her work. Are these memorials to painting? Or a humorous parade of the components of what makes an image? Of these paintings Rodríguez says: “What is painting to me? I think these are like memorials to painting, making paintings about painting. But also being outside of it, commenting on it, while I create them and take them apart”. Exhibition continues through Sept 8.


Don’t forget to drop off your new and gently used art supplies during this SATURDAY for the WAD Walk! The Creatives Project (TCP) and The Addo Foundation present a Citywide Summer Art Supply Drive running through AUGUST 31st. This summer, local businesses and galleries unite through a common cause — to raise art supplies for TCP’s Community Arts Program (CAP). CAP’s focus is on mentoring underserved youth through the arts. Art supplies will be used in programs that may not have arts education, and that struggle with resources. TCP’s 2012 outreach will benefit the youth artists of Jacob’s Ladder, & VSA arts of Georgia. LET’S GET INVOLVED!

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SAT, July 21: a perfect day to visit new exhibitions on the Westside


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS>>>>>

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Event*
535 Means Street NW, 404.688.1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am–5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3

*Event: Curator Tour. ACAC Artistic Director Stuart Horodner leads a tour and discussion of the current exhibition.
Exhibition on view: Deliverance presents four provocative artists who use performance to create meditations on power, identity, sexuality, and race. Whether acting in front of an audience or the camera, they confront fears and fantasies, construct personas, learn new skills, and put their bodies into challenging situations. Like many of the figures from the history of art and popular culture that have inspired them, they are adept at shaping the space between the self and others––in gallery and museum contexts, outdoor sites, and the Internet.
Image credit: Anya Liftig, The Human Factor, 2011, Performance still, Courtesy the artist, Photograph by Ken Yee

{Poem88}
*1pm Artist Talk with Ryan Nabulsi
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision Building
www.poem88.net, hours: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm and by appointment, 404 735 1000
For our summer exhibition, {Poem88} presents Living Color Redux: a second look at the formal aspects of color expressed in the work of David D’Agostino, Ryan Coleman, In Kyoung Chun, Helen Ferguson Crawford, Ryan Nabulsi, and Drew Tyndell. In both non-objective and representational works, these artists rely on the relationships of color and form in vibrant, luscious, meditative and even mysterious ways. Each artist uses their own strategy to arrive at their unique balance between luminosity and chroma through assorted media including assemblage, camera-less photography and more straightforward painting.

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING >>>>>>

Fall Line Press

1000 Marietta Street, Ste 111
www.falllinepress.com
, tel. 404-885-1080, hrs. 11-5Stop by to look through our reference library full of great titles to inspire you. We also have photobooks for sale by local photographers and small, independent publishing houses we love.


GET THIS! GALLERY
New Exhibition
662 11th Street NW
www.getthisgallery.com, tel 6-596-4451, hrs 12 – 5pm
SUMMER SALON: 2012. A group show of new works on paper by six GT!
represented artists. Andy Moon Wilson, Dawn Black, Gyun Hur, Harrison
Keys, Jill Storthz and Rick Froberg. Show runs thru August 18, 2012


Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com, tel 404.885.1080, hrs 11-5
Escape the heat of summer with our Summer Salon, featuring works by our represented artists including Kerry Mansfield, Kathleen Robbins, Jennifer Shaw and Lori Vrba.


SALTWORKS
664 11th Street NW
www.saltworksgallery.com
, tel 404.881.0411, hrs 12 – 5pm
Saltworks is pleased to present our SUMMER SALON.  An enticing lineup of works by:
Alejandro Aguilera (selected works from his recent solo show at the High Museum, in case you missed it)
Michael Scoggins (the breakup letter you’ve never seen)
Craig Drennen (taken from his studio. Shhhhhh…)
Jiha Moon/Rachel Hayes (not a blue jean in sight)
Stuart Hawkins (not our crew but fits in nicely)

Sandler Hudson Gallery
New Exhibition
1009-A Marietta St NW
www.sandlerhudson.com, tel 404.817.3300
hrs Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 12-5 and by appointment
Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibit for Rocío Rodríguez entitled: Purge.
Personal history, engagement with aesthetic concerns, conflicts, references to systems both social and political have all contributed to the divergent fictions that have been present in Rodríguez’s work. In her most recent works she turns her attention inward once again. She focuses on that activity that has been her lifelong engagement—Painting. In 2011 Rodriguez started a series of drawings that discarded color in favor of a very limited and muted palette. She brought order and stability to her canvases purposefully calming down the frenetic activity of previous work and presents dichotomies that exist within the pictorial language. Her image is paint, mark, shape, line all exposed and placed at the front of the picture plane, stacked on totems or pedestals. As the work progresses a fuller color palette is returning to her work. Are these memorials to painting? Or a humorous parade of the components of what makes an image? Of these paintings Rodríguez says: “What is painting to me? I think these are like memorials to painting, making paintings about painting. But also being outside of it, commenting on it, while I create them and take them apart”. Exhibition continues through Sept 8.

Don’t forget to drop off your new and gently used art supplies during this SATURDAY for the WAD Walk! The Creatives Project (TCP) and The Addo Foundation present a Citywide Summer Art Supply Drive running through AUGUST 31st. This summer, local businesses and galleries unite through a common cause — to raise art supplies for TCP’s Community Arts Program (CAP). CAP’s focus is on mentoring underserved youth through the arts. Art supplies will be used in programs that may not have arts education, and that struggle with resources. TCP’s 2012 outreach will benefit the youth artists of Jacob’s Ladder, & VSA arts of Georgia. LET’S GET INVOLVED!

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SAT June 16: There’s something special for this WAD walk!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
special event:
Brad Downey /

Portrait of My Father
*10 am to 2 pm Aerial Project
*2 to 3 pm  Meet the Artist, Q & A with Debbie Michaud, Creative Loafing Arts & Culture Editor
at Room & Board, 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, 30318
www.fluxprojects.org/portrait
Artist Brad Downey looks to the sky for his first project in Atlanta. Portrait of My Father, an aerial banner, will be visible throughout the city. The project will feature a cloud taken from an old photograph of Downey’s father piloting an airplane. As Downey explains, “even today when I think of my father I imagine him somewhere in the clouds looking at vast landscapes imagining how slow the rest of the world is moving… The portrait is not just the cloud but also the plane and the pilot.” Presented in conjunction with the Westside Art Walk.


ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Event
535 Means Street NW, 404.688.1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am–5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3

*Event: Curator Tour: Stuart Horodner
ACAC Artistic Director Stuart Horodner leads a tour and discussion of the current exhibition.

Exhibition on view:
Painters Panting draws its inspiration from Painters Painting, a 1972 documentary examining American art movements from Abstract Expressionism to Pop. This exhibition features 7 painters (David Diao, Craig Drennen, Saul Fletcher, Alex Hubbard, Judy Ledgerwood, Chris Martin, Jennifer West) addressing conditions of exhaustion and desire; using aspects of art history, music, Shakespeare, and the decorative; and making photographs, films, and videos that express the joy of studio experiments and collaborations. Final week! Closes June 24.

Image: Jennifer West, Lavender Mist/Pollock Film 1 (70mm film leader rubbed with Jimson Weed Trumpet flowers, spray-painted, dripped and splattered with nail polish, sprayed with lavender mist air freshener), 2009, 70mm film leader transferred to digital video, No sound, 46 seconds, Courtesy the artist and Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles


{Poem88}
*1pm, artists In Kyoung Chun, Ryan Coleman, and Helen Ferguson Crawford speak about their work
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision Building
www.poem88.net, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm and by appointment 404.735.1000
For our summer exhibition, {Poem88} presents Living Color Redux: a second look at the formal aspects of color expressed in the work of David D’Agostino, Ryan Coleman, In Kyoung Chun, Helen Ferguson Crawford, Ryan Nabulsi, and Drew Tyndell. In both non-objective and representational works, these artists rely on the relationships of color and form in vibrant, luscious, meditative and even mysterious ways. While many of the artists may initiate the work as an exploration of landscape, there appears to be a kind of organic devolution into something entirely without form or only loosely hinting at form. Each artist uses their own strategy to arrive at a unique balance between luminosity and chroma through assorted media including assemblage, camera-less photography and more straightforward painting. (image courtesy of Helen Ferguson Crawford and {Poem88}).

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING>>>

Emily Amy Gallery
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404-877-5626, hrs 11 – 5pm
Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition for Massachusetts-based painter, Bernd Haussmann.  The show, entitled Darwin’s Coral, will include new works in a variety of media and in an assortment of sizes, ranging from small intimate works on panel to large abstract canvases.   The show’s title is a reference both to the broader concept of evolution and the natural world that is so critical to Haussmann’s work and process as well as to the more blatant patterns that often appear in this new series.  In addition to the new collection of paintings that will be on view, there will also be several short films broadcast during the show that will allude to the elusive yet familiar natural world.


Fall Line Press
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
www.falllinepress.com, tel. 404-885-1080, hrs. 11-5
The Fall Line bookstore has added several titles by local artists including Beth Lilly and Laura Noel. Stop in to see the latest titles, and look through our photo book reference library for your summer inspiration.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
Self Time[d]: Photographs by Heidi Lender
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com, tel. 404.885.1080, Tuesday – Saturday 11AM – 5PM
Leaving behind the publishing universe, Heidi Lender picked up a DSLR and never looked back. Self Time[d] features work from three series: Once Upon, Green Dress and She Can Leap Tall Buildings. Heidi appears as the model in all three series in various dress to convey a story. Witty and beautiful, all the images in the exhibition examine wardrobes and surrounding spaces as a reflection of who we are or who we purport to be.


OCTANE
Glyph
1009-B Marietta St.  (404) 815-9886
www.octanecoffee.com Open 8am – 11pm
In Mike Germon’s new body of work “Glyph”, the usual state of his collages, often small and dense with religious and scientific references, is abandoned for larger, more graphic compositions. This small collection of new pieces reflects a fascination with typography and geometry that hasn’t yet had the proper forum for exploration in previous work. Germon holds a BFA in Fine Art/Digital Media from The University of Georgia and is currently the gallery manager for MINT Gallery. Check out more of his work at http://www.MikeGermon.com

Sandler Hudson Gallery
1009-A Marietta St NW
Atlanta GA 30318
tel 404-817-3300, hrs Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 12-5
http://sandlerhudson.com/
Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibit for Katie Walker entitled: If Walls Could Talk.
Katie Walker describes her work as a calculatory process; where the dialectic, energy and the opposing forces are complete to her.  Walker manipulates her paintings to build a language of personal imagery that is aesthetically pleasing, thought provoking and at times, humorous.  She works primarily with acrylic on canvas, paper and wood.  Katie Walker lives and works Greenville, SC.

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SAT, May 19 ART Walk: The Westside is the best Side!


“Small, Yellow Dust” (2012) by Jiha Moon courtesy of Saltworks Gallery

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS



ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Event
535 Means Street NW, 404.688.1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am–5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3
*Event: Painters in Dialogue
Atlanta artists Craig Drennen, Shara Hughes, and Ben Steele discuss how paint factors into their ideas and activities.

Exhibition on view:
Painters Panting draws its inspiration from Painters Painting, a 1972 documentary examining American art movements from Abstract Expressionism to Pop. This exhibition features 7 painters (David Diao, Craig Drennen, Saul Fletcher, Alex Hubbard, Judy Ledgerwood, Chris Martin, Jennifer West) addressing conditions of exhaustion and desire; using aspects of art history, music, Shakespeare, and the decorative; and making photographs, films, and videos that express the joy of studio experiments and collaborations.

Fall Line Press
12:30 Talk with William Boling and Michael David Murphy
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
www.falllinepress.com, tel. 404-885-1080, hrs. 11-5 Tuesday-Saturday
Join Publisher William Boling and Editor Michael David Murphy to talk about how Fall Line Press has grown in the past year, and the exciting plans we have coming up. In June, we will release our first book, Bottom of da Boot by photographer Kael Alford. William and Michael will discuss this project, and pre-orders will be available of the book for $45.


Emily Amy Gallery
*1pm Artist Talk
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404-877-5626, hrs 11 – 5pm
Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition for Massachusetts-based painter, Bernd Haussmann.  The show, entitled Darwin’s Coral, will include new works in a variety of media and in an assortment of sizes, ranging from small intimate works on panel to large abstract canvases.   The show’s title is a reference both to the broader concept of evolution and the natural world that is so critical to Haussmann’s work and process as well as to the more blatant patterns that often appear in this new series.  In addition to the new collection of paintings that will be on view, there will also be several short films broadcast during the show that will allude to the elusive yet familiar natural world.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
*2PM Artist Talk
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com, tel. 404-885-1080, hrs. Tuesday-Saturday 11AM – 5PM
Heidi Lender will discuss her work shown Self Time[d]. The new exhibition will feature work from three series: Once Upon, Green Dress and She Can Leap Tall Buildings. Heidi appears as the model in all three series in various dress to convey a story. Witty and beautiful, all the images in the exhibition examine wardrobes and surrounding spaces as a reflection of who we are or who we purport to be.

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* 3pm Collaborative Drawing Project for Kids and Parents
White Provision Building
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
www.poem88.net, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm and by appointment
Artist William Downs will lead parents and kids in an exercise to produce their own collaborative drawings using marker, collage, watercolor, pen and pencil.  Crossing Lines,  a collaborative endeavor by William Downs (b. 1974, Greenville, SC) and Brooke Pickett (b. 1980, Shreveport, LA) merges line, landscape, and vision into one cohesive body of work.  The artists, who met in New Orleans during the summer of 2011, embarked on this journey hoping to synthesize their distinct approaches to drawing and fueled by their admiration for each other’s practices. Downs deftly captures movement and gesture, while Pickett’s thoughtful drawings depict quirky shapes and indiscernible objects. Together their drawings encompass a multitude of imaginary spaces, ideas, and musings.

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING >>

ASTOLFI ART
*Group Exhibition
1100 Howell Mill Road #AO4
www.astolfiart.com, tel 404.307.0215, hrs wed-sat 12 – 6 pm or by appointment
Astolfi Art is celebrating our recent move to a larger location within the White Provision development. Join us in viewing contemporary works by artists Todd  Murphy, John Folsom, Kevin Archer, Tony Hernandez, Maxine Hull, Felice Sharp, Cynthia Knapp, Gregor Turk, Michael Myers, and Tracy Sharp.  Astolfi maintains gallery hours wed- sat, 12- 6pm. Art consulting services are available as well.

OCTANE
No Place Like Home
1009-B Marietta St.  (404) 815-9886
www.octanecoffee.com Open 8am – 11pm
Dianna Settles’ latest body of work blurs together images of actual and imagined life from home and places far from it. Through a collection and reinterpretation of memories from cities and counties scattered throughout the U.S., No Place Like Home works to obscure the boundaries of closeness and pull the viewer into a sense of familiarity by giving a glimpse into her own and others’ hometowns and lives.

Dianna Settles is an art student learning French in Atlanta who likes hiking, biking, and cooking. She sings in The Wild and works for Sopo Bicycle Cooperative. You can keep up with what she cooks, sees, and makes at littleroadhome.tumblr.com


SALTWORKS
664 11th Street NW
www.saltworksgallery.com
, tel 404.881.0411, hrs 12 – 5pm
Detourist:  Atlanta-based artist Jiha Moon’s floating landscapes are shifting cultural narratives, playfully blending symbols, materials and techniques to slow down the viewer’s impulse to assume meaning and sometimes mislead by highlighting popular misconceptions or “shortcuts”. Her dynamic paintings skillfully integrate color, mark making, material and iconic imagery to examine the impermanence of cultural identity.  Jiha Moon is a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
John Martini , WAIT ‘n FATE
1009-A Marietta St NW Atlanta GA 30318
www.sandlerhudson.com
T-F 10-5, Sat 12-5 and by appointments. 404-817-3300
“Walking into the Sandler Hudson Gallery exhibition featuring artist John Martini feels like entering the dismantled remnants of some vintage carnival. The Key West, Fla., artist’s whimsical sculptures in thick polychrome steel sit around the gallery like component parts from some antique merry-go-round or Ferris wheel. [...]. Martini works with remarkably cumbersome, heavy materials, locking his metal pieces together with massive nuts and bolts and anchoring them to the ground on thick metal stands. But his sculptures of fruit bowls, birds both big and small, horses and human figures have a childish, winsome presence that offsets their solidity and heft.  [...]. A charming suite of brightly colored, graphically simple monoprints whose vivid blues, reds and yellows mimic the palette of his sculptures, as well   as the compellingly oddball forms. These abstracted human and animal figures who appear to be grappling with a physically or psychologically challenging world suggest a cross between Spanish surrealist Joan Miro and folk artist Bill Traylor’s humorous, poetically stark drawings.”

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