SAT, August 18: Visit us on the WESTSIDE!

“Shinobi Marilyn” by Ashley Anderson of Emily Amy Gallery


*1 pm artist talk with Ashley Anderson
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5
EMILY AMY GALLERY is pleased to present our summer buy local feature for 2012, Ashley Anderson’s newly completed series, Shinobi Marilyn. The exciting new series consists of works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, digital collage, and animated gifs. The body of work was initially inspired by an online discovery of imagery embedded in a classic sega video game from 1987, entitled “Shinobi.” Convinced the appearance of Marilyn Monroe in the classic game was a posthumous tribute to Andy Warhol created by the game designer in 1980’s Japan, Anderson sought to explore the subject further.


535 Means Street NW, 404.688.1970, Hours: 11am–5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3

Exhibition on view: Deliverance presents four provocative artists (Laura Ginn, Anya Liftig, Clifford Owens, Jayson Scott Musson) who use performance to create meditations on power, identity, sexuality, and race. Whether acting in front of an audience or the camera, they confront fears and fantasies, construct personas, learn new skills, and put their bodies into challenging situations. Like many of the figures from the history of art and popular culture that have inspired them, they are adept at shaping the space between the self and others––in gallery and museum contexts, outdoor sites, and the Internet.

Image credit: Anya Liftig, The Human Factor, 2011, Performance still, Courtesy the artist, Photograph by Ken Yee

662 11th Street NW, tel 6-596-4451, hrs 12 – 5pm
SUMMER SALON: 2012. A group show of new works on paper by six GT!
represented artists. Andy Moon Wilson, Dawn Black, Gyun Hur, Harrison
Keys, Jill Storthz and Rick Froberg. Show runs thru August 18, 2012

*New exhibition: “Reality Show: Stewart Ziff produced by Alexis Hudgins”
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A04
White Provision Bldg, tel 404.735.1000, hrs: 12-5pm

Pairing two media makers, Los Angeles-based Alexis Hudgins, a graduate of the UCLA MFA program, and GSU media professor Stewart Ziff, {Poem88} provides the space and resources to pursue a ten-day, site-specific installation and performance that engages the Atlanta community and encourages their participation in a reality show. For the duration of this project, Ziff uses the gallery as a working studio to create art while Hudgins employs strategies used in producing reality television to document his actions – continual surveillance, sound recordings, and detailed note-taking of the daily goings-on of art-making and community engagement, conversation and provocation. Using the basic structures of a reality television confessional, Ziff is interviewed every two to three days by a local psychiatrist about his daily work, both on camera and in front of the gallery audience (see below for interview schedule)

“Reality Show” weds art-making and performance, reality and fiction MTV-Real-World style. A closing reception and wrap party on Saturday, August 18 at 8pm will allow viewers to observe the final interview between Ziff and psychiatrist for a dramatic review of the successes and failures of the show.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
1009-A Marietta St NW, tel 404.817.3300
hrs Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 12-5 and by appointment

Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibit for Rocío Rodríguez entitled: Purge.
Personal history, engagement with aesthetic concerns, conflicts, references to systems both social and political have all contributed to the divergent fictions that have been present in Rodríguez’s work. In her most recent works she turns her attention inward once again. She focuses on that activity that has been her lifelong engagement—Painting. In 2011 Rodriguez started a series of drawings that discarded color in favor of a very limited and muted palette. She brought order and stability to her canvases purposefully calming down the frenetic activity of previous work and presents dichotomies that exist within the pictorial language. Her image is paint, mark, shape, line all exposed and placed at the front of the picture plane, stacked on totems or pedestals. As the work progresses a fuller color palette is returning to her work. Are these memorials to painting? Or a humorous parade of the components of what makes an image? Of these paintings Rodríguez says: “What is painting to me? I think these are like memorials to painting, making paintings about painting. But also being outside of it, commenting on it, while I create them and take them apart”. Exhibition continues through Sept 8.

Don’t forget to drop off your new and gently used art supplies during this SATURDAY for the WAD Walk! The Creatives Project (TCP) and The Addo Foundation present a Citywide Summer Art Supply Drive running through AUGUST 31st. This summer, local businesses and galleries unite through a common cause — to raise art supplies for TCP’s Community Arts Program (CAP). CAP’s focus is on mentoring underserved youth through the arts. Art supplies will be used in programs that may not have arts education, and that struggle with resources. TCP’s 2012 outreach will benefit the youth artists of Jacob’s Ladder, & VSA arts of Georgia. LET’S GET INVOLVED!

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