February 18: Mark your calendar for another Westside Arts District 3rd Saturday Art Walk


New exhibitions at both Jennifer Schwartz Gallery and {Poem88}: don’t miss the fun activities!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Event: Lecture: Aaron Levy: Resisting the Future-less City
535 Means Street NW, (404) 688-1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am-5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3, Kids free
Lecture: Aaron Levy: Resisting the Future-less City
Aaron Levy, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, discusses urban planning, activism, social responsibility, and projects and questions that coalesce around one basic query: How will we live with others? Presented in partnership with WonderRoot.
Exhibitions on view:
Day Job: Georgia, curated by Nina Katchadourian of The Drawing Center and Stuart Horodner of ACAC, brings together 15 artists whose various modes of employment have a clear link to the art that they produce. Selected from a statewide call for submissions that yielded hundreds of applicants, those chosen work in the food, architecture, gardening, sales, security, customer service, home improvement, and childcare industries.
100,000 Cubicle Hours, curated by Beth Malone and Courtney Hammond, of Dashboard Co-Op. Having recently started “real jobs” themselves, the four artists in this exhibition have created an office environment to give viewers a sense of what it’s like for creative types to bumble around under fluorescent lighting, secretly playing within the gray space in an effort to keep their spirits intact.

{ Poem88 }
*1pm Musical Performance: Pedro R. Rivadeneira in conjunction with Phillip Buntin: phenomena
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision Building
www.poem88.net, tel 404.735.1000, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm and by appointment
Local composer and musician Pedro R. Rivadeneira will perform improvised music in response to Phillip Buntin’s paintings at {Poem 88}. Dr. Rivadeneira works with processed sound and live instruments, laptop and SuperCollider software to explore “the relationship between dualities such as order and disorder, perfection and imperfection, the beautiful and the ugly, the sacred and the profane etc., in a kind of open, unresolved dialectic.” Pedro R. Rivadeneira is composer and professor of music.
about Phillip Buntin: phenomena:
In this new body of work for {Poem 88}, Buntin explores the experiential aspects of incompletion. In two dozen enamel paintings on plexiglass, Buntin puts forward a kind of riddle:  how or whether absence can be expressed through presence and how they might be intertwined. His curiosity about seemingly oppositional states has persisted over many years involving explorations of complex and chaotic visual manifestations. Repetitive patterns are especially appealing: from rain drops on a window to the carpet pages of Hiberno-Saxon illuminated manuscripts. This exhibition runs through Feb 28.


SANDLER HUSDON GALLERY
* 2pm Artist: Elizabeth Lide and Marshall Davis present at 2pm to answer questions.
1009-A Marietta Street NW
www.sandlerhudson.com, tel 404.817.3300, hrs: Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 12-5
Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce recent works by Atlanta artists, Elizabeth Lide and Elizabeth Sheppell. Atlanta artist, Marshall Davis will exhibit a recent work on the roof. Elizabeth Lide’s work explores elements of nature. An avid gardener, Lide’s work is heavily guided by what she sees around her. Lide’s new body of work titled, “Recordings”, was created from her experience at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, VA. Elizabeth Sheppell’s new body of work, “Surfaces” is an exploration of structures, color and layering. Sheppell’s abstracted works on panel are about finding new shapes and surfaces.
(image: Elizabeth Lide, Swimming Pool, 2011, mixed media on paper, 17″x20″)

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery/Fall Line Press
*3PM Artist Talk and Book Signing
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
http://www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com, http://www.falllinepress.com, tel. 404.885.1080, hrs 11AM-5PM
Photographer Jeff Rich will discuss his solo exhibition at the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery. His series, Watershed, is a long-term documentary project of the Mississippi watershed, highlighting the relationship between the land, water and man. In 2010, this series received the Critical Mass Book Award, and Fall Line Press is happy to be the first place you can publicly buy the monograph. Jeff will be available to sign copies, and discuss the process of making the book with Photolucida. The exhibition will continue at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery until March 17.

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING


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

GET THIS! GALLERY
662 11th St. NW
www.getthisgallery.com / 678-596-4451
Open 12-5pm
Get This! Gallery is pleased to present Atlanta-based artist Heather Mcpherson’s solo exhibition, “shack, shanty, flat”. The exhibition features works that look at houses and the possibility of knowing something about their occupants through exterior clues. This being a continual focus in Mcpherson’s work. She writes of the work, “Each house has an attribute that becomes the focus and gives us clues about the houses’ inhabitants; sheets hanging on a porch, a pile of logs, a boarded up window, an old car parked in front. In these drawings, as in life, everything is not perfect. Time passes, erodes the paint on a wall, rots the wood on a porch, but there’s beauty and truth in these imperfections. These drawing are of the everyday, the beauty of the passage of time and of people living.”

KIANG PROJECTS
*ART SUPPLY SALE and work by Ben Steele
1011 A Marietta Street
www.kiang-gallery.com, tel.404.892.5477, hours: Friday 11-5, Saturday 12-5
*Selected work from Ben Steele’s exhibition ’16 Sided Crystal’ up for viewing at Kiang Gallery for the month of February during Art supplies sale.  Frames, Museum glass, Matts, Portfolios, Plexi, Books, Catalogs, and much MUCH MORE!  Discounted wholesale prices on gallery quality material.


SALTWORKS
664 11th Street NW
www.saltworksgallery.com, tel 404.881.0411, hrs 12 – 5pm
Artist Craig Drennen discusses his solo exhibition, [Dramatis Personæ], featuring new paintings and works on paper. Continuing his exploration of overlooked and unknown cultural contributions, Drennen’s latest subject is Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens. Sustained viewing of Drennen’s work reveals subtle differences in composition and palette spread across a broad spectrum of painterly effects. This verisimilitude alludes to an actor’s craft and the use of trompe l’oeil, gestural marks, and hard-edge abstraction is less about pastiche and more about allowing the physical material of paint to perform as many tasks as possible. This exhibition continues until March 3.

ABOUT THE WESTSIDE ART WALK

The Westside Art Walk is a presentation of the Westside Arts District and occurs on the third Saturday of every month from Noon to 5pm, unless otherwise noted. This art-centric event is intended to encourage public interaction and education of visual art in the emerging art district in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood. There is plenty of free parking at each venue. Information can be found on the group’s website www.wadatlanta.org. To join our email list please send an email to wadatlanta@gmail.com

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