SAT April 21: Visit us on the WESTSIDE for another 3rd Saturday Art Walk

“Untitled” by William Downs + Brooke Pickett, mixed media, (2011) at {Poem88}


*11am-12pm Event
535 Means Street NW, (404) 688-1970, Open 11am-5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3
*Event: Creative Lives and Careers: David Diao

David Diao, exhibiting artist in Painters Panting, is also a contributor to our new book, The Art Life: On Creativity and Career. His work brings together a wide range of subjects and sources, including his Chinese-American identity, statistics of painter Barnett Newman’s production and sales history, and modern architecture and design. He discusses art and life with Artistic Director Stuart Horodner.
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.

*12pm Artist Talk
662 11th Street NW, hrs 12 – 5pm

Ben Roosevelt will discuss his current solo exhibition, The Blue Flame. The Blue Flame is Roosevelt’s most ambitious installation to date-he has transformed the white walled gallery space into a convincing “dive bar.” The show features 18 new works on paper that narrate Roosevelt’s dream from which the entire show is based.

1pm Artist Talk with William Downs and Brooke Pickett
White Provision Building
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm and by appointment

Opening Saturday April 21 at 7pm: {Poem88} is very pleased to present Crossing Lines,  a collaborative endeavor by William Downs (b. 1974, Greenville, SC) and Brooke Pickett (b. 1980, Shreveport, LA) merging 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.

SALTWORKS*2pm Artist Talk
664 11th Street NW
, tel 404.881.0411, hrs 12 – 5pm

 Atlanta-based artist Jiha Moon discusses her current exhibition of new work, Detourist.  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.

Fall Line Press
*3PM, Artist Talk and Book Signing with Eliot Dudik
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112, tel. 404-885-1080, hrs Tuesday-Saturday 11-5.
Photographer Eliot Dudik will talk about his series, Road Ends in Water that is a documentation of the changing landscape of Highway 17 that runs along the South Carolina coast. Eliot was recently named one of PDN’s 30 Photographers to Watch of 2012, and his book has been highly praised. Signed copies of Road Ends in Water will be available for purchase.


*Group Exhibition
1100 Howell Mill Road #AO4, 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.

1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5

Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present our Spring Salon, a selection of new works from gallery artists.  The exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, and mixed media works.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112, tel. 404-885-1080, hrs Tuesday-Saturday 11-5

Lust, a juried group show, features the work of Mary Ellen Bartley, Michael Grecco, Clay Lipsky, Laura Noel, and many others. Lust is a passion or overwhelming desire. People lust for power, money, objects, life and of course sexual lust, all of which are represented in the exhibition.

Longing, showcases the photography of Kerry Mansfield. In her newest series Grounded, Kerry turned to her camera on the Pacific coast in 2009 during a severe bout of depression. The photographs of the cliffs and beaches show the peace she was able to find there.

No Place Like Home
1009-B Marietta St.  (404) 815-9886 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

Sandler Hudson Gallery
John Martini , WAIT ‘n FATE
1009-A Marietta St NW Atlanta GA 30318
T-F 10-5, Sat 12-5 and by appointments. 404-817-3300

John Martini’s “steel sculptures, cut with a blowtorch, are often layered, incised and polychromed in bold primary colors. Many have wheels, arms, legs and other appendages that bring them to life.”

Martini’s works “- in spite of their heavy composition – manage to feel spontaneous and light-hearted, inviting us not to take them, or their creator, too seriously.”

Martini’s “merry characters, ranging from birds to lizards to human figures, include works of many dimensions, but the thread of whimsical ingenuity that is a trademark of this artist is clear.”

John Martini has had a solo show of his celebrated steel sculptures nearly every year for the past twenty years in Key West and Paris.


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