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

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
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.

*11am-12pm Event
535 Means Street NW, 404.688.1970, 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

*1pm, artists In Kyoung Chun, Ryan Coleman, and Helen Ferguson Crawford speak about their work
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision Building, 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}).


Emily Amy Gallery
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208, 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, 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, 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.

1009-B Marietta St.  (404) 815-9886 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

Sandler Hudson Gallery
1009-A Marietta St NW
Atlanta GA 30318
tel 404-817-3300, hrs Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 12-5
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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