Atlanta Celebrates Photography continues through the month of October! Come out to the Westside Arts District for the October 16 3rd Saturday Art Walk to join us for the schedule of exciting events that are coordinated in conjunction with ACP and the inception of Flux Projects 2010.
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Image: William Kentridge, © Art21, Inc., 2010
ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
**Event: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm**
535 Means Street NW (404) 688-1970
www.thecontemporary.org Open 11am to 5pm
Members, Free; General admission, $5; Students/Seniors, $3;
Kids under 12, Free
Event: Screening & Commentary: William Kentridge: Anything is Possible
Exclusive, advance screening of a new documentary produced by Art21. The film delves into Kentridge’s creative process, and political and artistic philosophies. Atlanta-based artist Larry Jens Anderson provides commentary on the film, incorporating his enthusiasm for Kentridge’s work, and his own decades-long involvement in art-making with socio-political and identity-based content. This program is presented in partnership with Art21, Inc.
Exhibitions: Laura Poitras: O’ Say Can You See?, Steve Aishman and Jaimie Warren: Recent Photographs, Mia Feuer: The Bridge
These simultaneous exhibitions exemplify ACAC’s mission of presenting consequential artists from the local to the international, working in a variety of media, and covering a range of topics. We are presenting a film installation by an internationally recognized filmmaker (Poitras), a site-specific sculpture by an emerging artist (Feuer), and a two-person show that pairs the work of a respected Atlanta-based photographer (Aishman) with recent images by a Kansas City-based photographer/curator (Warren). The filmic and photographic works coincide with Atlanta Celebrates Photography month.
On view Oct 9 – Dec 12, 2010
GET THIS! GALLERY
**New Exhibition + Artist Talk @ 12pm**
662 11th St. NW (678) 596-4451
www.getthisgallery.com Open 11am to 5pm.
Get This! Gallery is pleased to present the group photography exhibition, Free People of Colour (and other pictures), curated by Santiago Mostyn. The show is a photographic essay of contemporary portraiture presented through the works of four emerging photographers including works by Mostyn himself. Each of the four artists have been influenced in equal parts from the strong tradition of vernacular photography in the United States, and from the cultural miasma of the contemporary American South, laden as it is with a burden of social inequality that has been aggravated and exposed by the natural disasters of recent years. The artists creating this southern portrait — Dinah DiNova, Michael Koehler, Craig Mammano, and Santiago Mostyn — share a sense of open and honest curiosity that has been tempered by what they see as their responsibility towards certain histories, photographic and otherwise. Taken together, their images both tender and perverse, boldly stated and yet absolutely in tune with the dark nuance of the culture on display.
SALTWORKS **New Exhibition + Artist Talk @ 1pm**
664 11th St. NW (404) 881-0411
www.saltworksgallery.com Open Noon to 5pm.
SALTWORKS is pleased to present mythologies and mash-ups, new paintings by New York-based American artist, iona rozeal brown from September 25 to November 6, 2010. This is brown’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. mythologies and mash-ups depicts an elaborately crafted universe of fantastical creatures with the purpose of creating an allegorical history rooted in African-American hip hop culture and synthesized with Japanese art historical and contemporary aesthetics. The works are painted in flat planes of color and strong lines in the style of the Ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo period. brown continues her investigation of the power of consumer society to undermine individual identity introduced in her highly successful Blackface series (2001-5). This new body of work reads like an epic fable, lush and hallucinatory, in which lessons of the hip hop-era gods and goddesses are preached to the young, often falling on deaf ears. The spiritual and the material worlds co-exist in a chaotic realm of good versus evil, which is at once contemporary and timeless.
KIANG GALLERY **Artist talk @ 2pm**
1011-A Marietta Street (404) 892-5477
www.kiang-gallery.com Noon to 5pm.
Kiang gallery is pleased to host an artist talk by Chi Peng at 2pm. Currently on view: MOOD IS NEVER BETTER THAN MEMORY, a collection of C-prints by Beijing-based artist Chi Peng.
EMILY AMY GALLERY
**Screening of “May the Light Affect,” documentation of Le Flash, October 2009
12-5 pm with screenings each hour beginning at the top of the hour**
1000 Marietta St. NW (404) 877-5626
www.emilyamygallery.com Open 11am to 5pm.
Event: “May the Light Affect” documents Le Flash, a public art event which took place in the Castleberry Hill district of Atlanta on October 2, 2009. More than 70 artists’ projects lit up neighborhood streets, alleys, galleries, vacant lots, windows and warehouses. Throughout the night thousands of people explored and interacted with the transformed environment.
Exhibition: Down the Rabbit Hole: The Influence of the Strange and the Familiar. Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present Down the Rabbit Hole, an exhibition of new works by Georgia-based artists Jennifer Cawley and Zuzka Vaclavik, and New York-based artist Cara Enteles. The exhibition features multi-media works incorporating encaustic, plexiglas and watercolor. The title of the exhibition, Down the Rabbit Hole, alludes to the concept of the unexplained, the strange, and the fantastical all present in the work of the included artists.
ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING
**All-day event for closing day of show- Artist will be present to answer questions**
1009-A Marietta Street NW (404) 817-3300
www.sandlerhudson.com Open 11am to 5pm.
Don Cooper- E-8?: New Work
E-8? takes Cooper’s ritualistic and meditative paintings of time and space to a larger scale and introduces new surfaces and media. The watercolors are on 37″ x 54″ handmade Indian paper painted with pigment made from stones such as jade, turquoise and lapis lazuli.
OCTANE COFFEE BAR
**Atlanta Celebrates Photography Exhibition curated by Mary Stanley and Travis Ekmark**
1000 Marietta St. NW (404) 815-9886
www.octanecoffee.com Open 10am to 10pm.
Mary Stanley Studio is pleased to present Playground – a selection of photography and video work to be presented at Octane’s Westside location October 11th – 31st, 2010
Talented emerging photography and video artists will be featured in conjunction with the 12th Annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival. Video work will be shown continuously during the Oct 16th WAD Art Walk.
Featured Photographers: Catherine Asanov, Jeffrey Beard, Joshua Bienko, Joshua Blank, Kevin Byrd, Stephanie Dowda, Noah Kalina, Laura Noel, Dorothy O’Connor, Jason Travis, and others.
Video artists: Joshua Bienko, Aaron Byrd, Kevin Byrd, John Michael Boling, Jason Drakeford, Andy Huang, Javier Morales, Charlie Spaht, and others.
TWIN KITTENS **New Exhibition + Opening Reception @ 7pm**
1016 Howell Mill Rd. NW. Unit #3208 (Entrance is on 10th St.) (404) 803-4316
www.twinkittens.com Open 11am to 5pm.
CODY VANDERKAAY // MESSAGES FROM INVISIBLE SOURCES.
TWIN KITTENS is pleased to present MESSAGES FROM INVISIBLE SOURCES– an exhibition of new works by Cody VanderKaay. VanderKaay’s latest work explores the belief that our circumstances and surroundings can influence our mental condition. The artist crafted a series of small-scale wooden billboards to display personal affirmations within the context of an expansive Mojave Desert. The landscape of Joshua Tree National Park remains minimally unaffected and uninterrupted by human activity making this location specific to this body of work. The limited size of the sculptural structures makes them physically and visually non-invasive to the environment, lasting only long enough to be photographed.
1170 Howell Mill Rd., Ste. P-16 (404) 307-0215
www.astolfiart.com Open 11am – 5pm.
Astolfi Art will be showing 11 of their Contemporary artists and will be open 11am to 5pm for the Art Walk.
TANNER-HILL GALLERY **New Exhibition + Opening Reception @ 7pm**
1170 Howell Mill Rd., Ste. 111 (404) 580-4299
www.poem88.net Open 11am to 5pm.
Excursus: New Paintings and Objects by E.K. Huckaby. Poem 88 at Tanner-Hill Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition by a long-time fixture in the Atlanta Arts community. E.K. Huckaby’s work typically explores undercurrents of mystery and the occult within a philosophical framework of his own making. Referencing a train of thought in a new direction, Excursus is Huckaby’s recent exploration of light seen through his now trademark alchemical varnishes. The gallery will be open from the hours of 11am to 5pm for the Art Walk, and open from 7pm to 9pm for the opening reception. The closing for the show will be on Sunday, November 28, 2010.