SAT, Nov. 17: Poetry and Artist Talks top the bill

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image by Mario Petrirena, courtesy of Sandler Hudson Gallery

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Laurel Nakadate, 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears, February 13, 2010, Type C print, Courtesy the artist and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

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: Poetry: Listening to Richard Brautigan
Richard Brautigan’s book Trout Fishing in America made him a counterculture icon in the 1960s. We’ll listen to recordings of him reading some of his most beloved poems and talking about his life in San Francisco. Atlanta artists and writers will read poems and discuss Brautigan’s influence.

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.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
*2pm Artist Talk
1009-A Marietta Street, NW Atlanta GA 30318
www.sandlerhudson.com, tel: 404-817-3300, hrs: Tues-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 12-5pm

In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased announce Atlanta artists, “Marshall Davis, Mario Petrirena, Lisa Tuttle : What Once Was,” October 26 – December 1, 2012. Davis, Petrirena and Tuttle have different approaches to photography. Marshall Davis photographs found objects. Mario Petrirena uses old, found photographs of meaningful events such as weddings and christenings then collages them. Petrirena describes his work: “These mixed media works are autobiographical at times, derived from my interior life.  At other times, they are psychological portraits of others. They are like film stills from thoughts or dreams, more akin to poetry than documentation.” Lisa Tuttle uses old, found photographs and her current photographs along with illustrations, poems and text. Tuttle says, “My artistic practice can perhaps be best described as conceptual.  I create interdisciplinary art projects, photo-based mixed media artworks and artist books.  A research-based approach shapes my work.” Each of the three artists challenges the viewer to look at the medium of photography in unexpected ways.

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

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EMILY AMY GALLERY
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5

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’.Image

GET THIS! Gallery
662 11th Street
www.getthisgallery.com, tel 678.596.4451
Get This! Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition, Phantasm by photographer Tommy Nease. This will be the first show by the artist with GT! The gallery will be publishing a book, Phantasm in conjunction with the exhibition.Tommy Nease is a young soul who uses his obsession with imagery to unearth deep secrets within his subconscious. Nease’s work lies in a no man’s land between the spiritual polars of light and dark, and he attempts to live his waking life with the same respect. Tommy spends his days primitively traveling the states and abroad. He constantly submerges himself in new surroundings in order to gain inspiration for his photography. Nease’s work shares aesthetic sensibilities with the likes of Man Ray, Roger Ballen and Ryan McGinley. Nease’s work had been both exhibited and published throughout the United States and Europe including collaborations with: Dazed and Confused magazine (London), Unpublished magazine (Milan), the FOAM museum (Amsterdam), RELIC (Brooklyn), N‐SPHERE (Romania), Tell Mum Everything is OK (Paris), among others.
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{Poem88}
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.Mendes’ work has been exhibited at the International Center for Photography, the Aperture Gallery, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the High Museum, the University of Louisville Photographic Archives, the Speed Art Museum, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, the Berea Artisan Center, Zephyr Gallery and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Design. His prints are in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, Maker’s Mark Distillery and Commonwealth Bank. Private collections include those of Ashley Judd and Willie Nelson.

He lives in Lexington with his wife and two sons.

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.

The exhibition continues through Dec. 1.

 

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