SAT, October 20: Come to the Westside to see Four new exhibitions

image by Nikita Gale in Shared Southern Stories at Emily Amy Gallery
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS >>>>>>>>>


ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
535 Means Street NW, 404.688.1970
www.thecontemporary.orgHours: 11am–5pm
Members free, General admission $8, Students $5, Seniors $5, Kids (5 & under) Free

Event: 11am–12pm: Panel: Collaborative Practice and the Future of Memory
Members of the Atlanta collective John Q (Wesley Chenault, Andy Ditzler, Joey Orr), discuss dislocation, archives, and queer history with San Francisco artists E.G. Crichton and Barbara McBane.

Exhibition on view: Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos & Performances
Nakadate’s work is outrageous and unsettling. She is an expressive actor, sensitive director, and masterful manipulator of herself and her subjects. In association with Atlanta Celebrates Photography month, we’re filling all of our galleries with Nakadate’s most acclaimed works about power, desire, and grief. Many of these works were presented in the artist’s first museum survey last year at MoMA PS1, and have never been seen in the South.

{Poem88}
*1pm artist talk, new exhibition
White Provision Bldg
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A04
www.poem88.net, tel 404.735.1000, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm
Guy Mendes 40/40 traces Mendes’ career through portraits and texts, guiding the viewer through moments in the lives of forty people who have crossed paths with the artist along his own meandering course. From the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Kentucky, Guy Mendes has spent the past forty years rambling around the South, twisting and pulling light through his lens and giving us the people and places we all recognize but were never able to see.

Phillip March Jones, founder and director of Institute 193 in Lexington, KY and director of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, published the book that accompanies the exhibition in 2011.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
*2pm Artist Talk*
1009-A Marietta Street NW
www.sandlerhudson.com, tel 404-817-3300, hrs Tues-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 12-5pm

Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce “Spray,” recent works by Atlantan artist, Alex Brewer aka HENSE in the main gallery, and “Another Nice One” by Memphis artist, Greely Myatt, installed on the roof.

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING >>>>>>>>>>>


EMILY AMY GALLERY

1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5
New exhibition: Shared Southern Stories. Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present Shared Southern Stories, only its second-ever exhibition to include photography, in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. The Oxford American, a regional literary magazine highlighting the Southeast, provided the impetus for this show by featuring an exceptional group of artists in their 2012 Visual Arts Issue. The show features 9 talented painters and photographers from the list who have lived and worked in the South at some point in their lifetime. By drawing upon more traditional concepts of the South and all the while bucking those traditions, these 9 thoughtful artists reveal an honest look at contemporary life at ‘home’.GALLERY OPENINGS SATURDAY NIGHT, OCT 20>>>>>>>>>

{Poem88}
*7pm,  opening reception
White Provision Bldg
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A04
www.poem88.net, tel 404.735.1000, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm
Guy Mendes 40/40 traces Mendes’ career through portraits and texts, guiding the viewer through moments in the lives of forty people who have crossed paths with the artist along his own meandering course. From the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Kentucky, Guy Mendes has spent the past forty years rambling around the South, twisting and pulling light through his lens and giving us the people and places we all recognize but were never able to see.

Phillip March Jones, founder and director of Institute 193 in Lexington, KY and director of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, published the book that accompanies the exhibition in 2011.

GET THIS! Gallery
*7-10pm, opening reception
662 11th Street
www.getthisgallery.com, tel 678.596.4451
Get This! Gallery presents Tommy Nease: Phantasm. This exhibition runs through December 1.
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The Westside Arts District (WAD) is an alliance of commercial galleries and non-profit art spaces located in Westside Atlanta (aka West Midtown / Midtown West) from the White Provisions development at 14th Street & Howell Mill Road, the galleries along 11th & 10th Streets, the Brickworks development at Howell Mill Road & Marietta Street, and southward to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on Means Street.

The group was formed in January 2009 in order to capitalize upon the growing momentum of the Westside as a destination for visual art. WAD members share a common vision: that the Westside is among the most dynamic and exciting areas in Atlanta to view, experience, and become educated on a variety of high quality visual artworks and practices.

3rd Saturday Art Walks are held every month from noon to 5 pm. Art talks, tours, and other events are scheduled to encourage public inquiry into the process, intention, and inspirations of the artwork and/or curatorial vision of the exhibitions.

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