Nov 19: Westside Art Walk 11am to 5pm

This Saturday’s Westside Art Walk presents a good mixture of photography, video and mixed media works.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Guest Lecture
535 Means Street NW, (404) 688-1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am-5pm
Members Free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3, Kids Free
*Guest Lecture: Atlanta social worker and therapist Bill Herring discusses compulsive sexual behavior and other sex-related conditions affecting people today. Exhibitions on view: Sex Drive, and Mike Howard: Good Ole BoySex Drive brings together artworks that address sexuality in a variety of way, with artists exploring issues of identity and gender, romance and lust, religious and legal strictures, and public scandals. The survey of paintings by Mike Howard examines some of the artist’s consistent themes, including hunting and fishing, food, art, and popular culture. Sat evening 8-10pm, don’t miss a special Karaoke night with Fahamu Pecou(aka, Sex-Choc-If Ya Nasty).

Sandler Hudson Gallery
*New Exhibition* 2pm lecture
1009-A Marietta St. NW  404-817-3300
www.sandlerhudson.com Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 12-5.
Sandler Hudson is pleased to present Lucinda Bunnen in a solo show entitled, “Cuba March 21st-26th 2011.”
ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING>>>

Emily Amy Gallery
*New Exhibition
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5
Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present Cecil Touchon: New Works and Old Favorites, the artists’ first solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will feature new collages on paper as well as works on panel and canvas. Touchon views collage as directly reflective of his personal experience. He states, “This fleeting quality of papers and messages and the images they contain seems a fitting material for the contemplation of our temporal condition – of our brief sojourn in this world.”

Get This! Gallery
*New Exhibition
662  11th Street NW, 678-596-4451
www.getthisgallery.com, Open 12pm-5pm
On view will be the the solo exhibition, SYNTHESIZ by Atlanta based video artist Ben “Bean” Worley. The video on view is an experimental video which focuses on Worley’s interpretations of notable minimalist and post-abstract expressionist works. Show runs through January 7th, 2012.

SALTWORKS
*New Exhibition
664 11th Street NW, (404) 881-0411
www.saltworksgallery.com, Open 12pm-5pm
*Solo exhibition: Glexis Novoa. Continuing a search for parallels in social phenomena, Novoa’s latest works present historical narratives of a dystopic society.  The large mixed media works on paper, use metaphor to show the decaying centralizing force of past political icons and technology as the new dehumanizing enchantment. Novoa draws a dystopian world where identity is absent and the individual is displaced by technology. This is Novoa’s first solo exhibition at SALTWORKS.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com (404)885-1080, open 11-5
Instant Gratification: From Polaroid to Impossible: How has instant film survived, grown and adapted in the digital age? Instant Gratification explores artists who approach the medium in a variety of ways. And, Wet Plate and Mirrors: Photographers Working with Historical Processes: Many contemporary photographers are going back to the oldest photographic processes to capture modern subjects in a historic medium. Both exhibitions are on display until November 26.

Kiang Projects
1011 A Marietta Street
www.kiangprojects.com. 404.892.5477. Open Wednesday – Friday 11-5pm, Saturday 12-5pm.
Join us this November art walk to view our current exhibition, Existential Emptiness by Cui Xiuwen. Cui pursues a critical inquiry into the philosophy of emptiness and the phenomena rising from the Buddha’s observation that nothing possesses an essential enduring identity and that acceptance leads to wisdom and inner peace. This narrative is re -imaged in the dynamic between the artist and her alter ego or dopplegänger. The show continues through November 18, 2011.

{ Poem88 }
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision District
www.poem88.net 404.735.1000 Open Wed-Sat, Noon to 6pm.
In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Poem88 presents Holly White: Cinematic Language. Atlanta photographer Holly White creates images that, despite the minimal presence of human beings, nonetheless suggest they are markedly there: in lawn chairs, or footprints on dewy grass, or the lone automobile on an otherwise empty street. White’s images seem freighted with hidden meaning. And, for the viewer, there is, also, a natural inclination to construct a narrative even if it is only loosely bound by the remnants of people. Holly White seems to be warming up as a mis-en-scene directing the story of mystery, or of longing, or of melancholy, or of something else entirely fleeting. Agnes Varda, in her essay “On Photography and Cinema” (1984) says: “To my mind, Cinema and Photography are like a brother and sister who are enemies…. after incest.” Holly White’s photographs seem to undo such a transgression of time. She allows the flickering view to be happily stilled. The exhibition continues through November 23.

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