Snapshot of the Month Kicks off This Saturday

Photo credit David Naugle

Starting this Saturday 4/21, submit a snapshot of any Westside Art Walk event and we will select our favorite to highlight on our social media.  Tweet us your snapshot by using the hashtag #wadsnapshot - deadline midnight Saturday. Get out those camera phones and get creative!!

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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}

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Event
535 Means Street NW, (404) 688-1970
www.thecontemporary.org, 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.



GET THIS! GALLERY
*12pm Artist Talk
662 11th Street NW
www.getthisgallery.com, 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.

{Poem88}
*
1pm Artist Talk with William Downs and Brooke Pickett
White Provision Building
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
www.poem88.net, 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
www.saltworksgallery.com
, 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
www.falllinepress.com, 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.

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING >>

ASTOLFI ART
*Group Exhibition
1100 Howell Mill Road #AO4
www.astolfiart.com, 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.


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 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
www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com, 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.

OCTANE
No Place Like Home
1009-B Marietta St.  (404) 815-9886
www.octanecoffee.com 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 littleroadhome.tumblr.com

Sandler Hudson Gallery
John Martini , WAIT ‘n FATE
1009-A Marietta St NW Atlanta GA 30318
www.sandlerhudson.com
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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SAT March 17: Join us on the Westside for another inspiring ART WALK


Jody Fausett, Black with Orange Racing Stripe, 2011, Photograph, 240 x 30 inches, Courtesy the artist, on view currently in Day Job: Georgia at ACAC.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Event
535 Means Street NW, (404) 688-1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am-5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3
*Event: Mini Lectures: On the Job
In conjunction with our Day Job: Georgia exhibition, we’ve invited several Atlantans to discuss their unique work experiences. Todd Schlenke is a scientist working on cancer research; Dustin Mattson is a coffee maven at Octane; and Alyson West is a forensic actor who role plays with law enforcement and the FBI. Artistic Director Stuart Horodner moderates the discussion.
Exhibitions on view:
Day Job: Georgia, curated by Nina Katchadourian of The Drawing Center and Stuart Horodner of ACAC, brings together 15 artists whose various modes of employment have a clear link to the art that they produce. Selected from a statewide call for submissions that yielded hundreds of applicants, those chosen work in the food, architecture, gardening, sales, security, customer service, home improvement, and childcare industries.
100,000 Cubicle Hours, curated by Beth Malone and Courtney Hammond, of Dashboard Co-Op. Having recently started “real jobs” themselves, the four artists in this exhibition have created an office environment to give viewers a sense of what it’s like for creative types to bumble around under fluorescent lighting, secretly playing within the gray space in an effort to keep their spirits intact.

{Poem88}
*1pm Artist Talks
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision Bldg
www.poem88.net,  tel 404.735.1000, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm
Artists Julia Kjelgaard and Mehmet Dogu will both be present to speak about their work in the current exhibition, LIVING COLOR: new works by Julia Kjelgaard and Mehmet Dogu.  Trained as a printmaker and an architect respectively, both Kjelgaard and Dogu use color to communicate our relationships to space and place. Beyond the formal beauty of the work, both artists urge the viewer toward a more nuanced condition of connectedness: Kjelgaard through the layering of imagery and Dogu, perhaps, more directly, through the democratic glow of colored light encompassing the gallery and the viewer equally.


Emily Amy Gallery
*2 PM Talk about upcoming Wonderglo Event
1000 Marietta Street NW, Ste 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel. 404.877.5626, hrs 11AM-5PM
Atlanta arts and community advocate, WonderRoot, has teamed up with nationally renowned contemporary dance company gloATL to host a joint fundraising celebration on March 24, 2012, at The W Atlanta – Midtown. The event, Wonderglo, will benefit the artistic and educational endeavors of both organizations.  Chris Appleton (founder of Wonderroot) and Lauri Stallings (choreographer and leader of gloATL) will be present to discuss the exciting evening and give a sneak peek at the event.


Sandler Hudson Gallery
*4:00 Artists Present
1009-A Marietta St
Atlanta, GA 30318
http://sandlerhudson.com/ tel. 404-817-3300 hrs. 10-5 Tuesday-Friday, 12-5 Saturday
“Andrew Crawford’s sculpture stems from a classical approach to object making.  He finds his inspiration in everyday objects, often from his own workshop.  Using traditional sculpture materials, innovative techniques, and an emphasis on craftsmanship, Crawford seeks to eliminate the utilitarian quality of useful objects, leaving their recognizable qualities to dictate their own identity. Exploring the relationship between manufactured items and hand made objects, he exploits the boundaries between mechanical and organic form. His goal is to create objects that invite the viewer to recognize and appreciate familiar imagery.”
Katherine Mitchell’s new body of work explores “the ways in which the houses in which we have lived in our early lives influence our dreams, day-dreams, creativity and art. The texts embedded in these paintings include many ideas from the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard, whose book The Poetics of Space was important in my conceiving of these works. He said, “Through poems [or paintings] we touch the ultimate poetic depth of the space of the house,” which “is one of the greatest powers of integration for the thoughts, memories, and dreams of mankind.” Bachelard also reflected on the importance of “a dream of elsewhere.” This idea is seen in the works based on journeys involving a formative, early experience of literature. The inner journey, like the inner dwelling, is essential.”

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING:

Fall Line Press
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
http://www.falllinepress.com, tel. 404.885.1080, hrs 11AM-5PM
Stop by the bookstore to check out some new arrivals from Nazraeli Press, Twin Palms and Gottlund Verlag. We’re still the new kids on the block, and we’d love to show you what Fall Line Press is all about.


Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
*Last day to see Watershed and Precious Things
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
http://www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com, tel. 404.885.1080, hrs 11AM-5PM
Watershed is a long-term documentary project by photographer Jeff Rich of the Mississippi watershed, highlighting the relationship between the land, water and man. Precious Things features the work of four photographers (Heidi Kirkpatrick, Jefferson Hayman, Lori Vrba and Lisette de Boisblanc) that all create small, intimate objects. This is the last day to see both shows!

OCTANE
*the reply was a rather vague letter*
1009-B Marietta St.  (404) 815-9886
http://www.octanecoffee.com Open 8am – 11pm
Scott Dupree showcases some surrealist crowd pleasers. Come be tickled pink by his imaginative scenes and characters.
*Scott Dupree is an artist based in Atlanta, Georgia with a focus on historical, yet surrealist, figurative renderings painted in acrylic paints and wax crayon.** You can visit him online at http://www.sjdstudio.com*

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February 18: Mark your calendar for another Westside Arts District 3rd Saturday Art Walk


New exhibitions at both Jennifer Schwartz Gallery and {Poem88}: don’t miss the fun activities!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Event: Lecture: Aaron Levy: Resisting the Future-less City
535 Means Street NW, (404) 688-1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am-5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3, Kids free
Lecture: Aaron Levy: Resisting the Future-less City
Aaron Levy, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, discusses urban planning, activism, social responsibility, and projects and questions that coalesce around one basic query: How will we live with others? Presented in partnership with WonderRoot.
Exhibitions on view:
Day Job: Georgia, curated by Nina Katchadourian of The Drawing Center and Stuart Horodner of ACAC, brings together 15 artists whose various modes of employment have a clear link to the art that they produce. Selected from a statewide call for submissions that yielded hundreds of applicants, those chosen work in the food, architecture, gardening, sales, security, customer service, home improvement, and childcare industries.
100,000 Cubicle Hours, curated by Beth Malone and Courtney Hammond, of Dashboard Co-Op. Having recently started “real jobs” themselves, the four artists in this exhibition have created an office environment to give viewers a sense of what it’s like for creative types to bumble around under fluorescent lighting, secretly playing within the gray space in an effort to keep their spirits intact.

{ Poem88 }
*1pm Musical Performance: Pedro R. Rivadeneira in conjunction with Phillip Buntin: phenomena
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision Building
www.poem88.net, tel 404.735.1000, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm and by appointment
Local composer and musician Pedro R. Rivadeneira will perform improvised music in response to Phillip Buntin’s paintings at {Poem 88}. Dr. Rivadeneira works with processed sound and live instruments, laptop and SuperCollider software to explore “the relationship between dualities such as order and disorder, perfection and imperfection, the beautiful and the ugly, the sacred and the profane etc., in a kind of open, unresolved dialectic.” Pedro R. Rivadeneira is composer and professor of music.
about Phillip Buntin: phenomena:
In this new body of work for {Poem 88}, Buntin explores the experiential aspects of incompletion. In two dozen enamel paintings on plexiglass, Buntin puts forward a kind of riddle:  how or whether absence can be expressed through presence and how they might be intertwined. His curiosity about seemingly oppositional states has persisted over many years involving explorations of complex and chaotic visual manifestations. Repetitive patterns are especially appealing: from rain drops on a window to the carpet pages of Hiberno-Saxon illuminated manuscripts. This exhibition runs through Feb 28.


SANDLER HUSDON GALLERY
* 2pm Artist: Elizabeth Lide and Marshall Davis present at 2pm to answer questions.
1009-A Marietta Street NW
www.sandlerhudson.com, tel 404.817.3300, hrs: Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 12-5
Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce recent works by Atlanta artists, Elizabeth Lide and Elizabeth Sheppell. Atlanta artist, Marshall Davis will exhibit a recent work on the roof. Elizabeth Lide’s work explores elements of nature. An avid gardener, Lide’s work is heavily guided by what she sees around her. Lide’s new body of work titled, “Recordings”, was created from her experience at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, VA. Elizabeth Sheppell’s new body of work, “Surfaces” is an exploration of structures, color and layering. Sheppell’s abstracted works on panel are about finding new shapes and surfaces.
(image: Elizabeth Lide, Swimming Pool, 2011, mixed media on paper, 17″x20″)

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery/Fall Line Press
*3PM Artist Talk and Book Signing
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
http://www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com, http://www.falllinepress.com, tel. 404.885.1080, hrs 11AM-5PM
Photographer Jeff Rich will discuss his solo exhibition at the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery. His series, Watershed, is a long-term documentary project of the Mississippi watershed, highlighting the relationship between the land, water and man. In 2010, this series received the Critical Mass Book Award, and Fall Line Press is happy to be the first place you can publicly buy the monograph. Jeff will be available to sign copies, and discuss the process of making the book with Photolucida. The exhibition will continue at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery until March 17.

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING


EMILY AMY GALLERY
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
http://www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5
The gallery is between shows, but will be open for viewing.

GET THIS! GALLERY
662 11th St. NW
www.getthisgallery.com / 678-596-4451
Open 12-5pm
Get This! Gallery is pleased to present Atlanta-based artist Heather Mcpherson’s solo exhibition, “shack, shanty, flat”. The exhibition features works that look at houses and the possibility of knowing something about their occupants through exterior clues. This being a continual focus in Mcpherson’s work. She writes of the work, “Each house has an attribute that becomes the focus and gives us clues about the houses’ inhabitants; sheets hanging on a porch, a pile of logs, a boarded up window, an old car parked in front. In these drawings, as in life, everything is not perfect. Time passes, erodes the paint on a wall, rots the wood on a porch, but there’s beauty and truth in these imperfections. These drawing are of the everyday, the beauty of the passage of time and of people living.”

KIANG PROJECTS
*ART SUPPLY SALE and work by Ben Steele
1011 A Marietta Street
www.kiang-gallery.com, tel.404.892.5477, hours: Friday 11-5, Saturday 12-5
*Selected work from Ben Steele’s exhibition ’16 Sided Crystal’ up for viewing at Kiang Gallery for the month of February during Art supplies sale.  Frames, Museum glass, Matts, Portfolios, Plexi, Books, Catalogs, and much MUCH MORE!  Discounted wholesale prices on gallery quality material.


SALTWORKS
664 11th Street NW
www.saltworksgallery.com, tel 404.881.0411, hrs 12 – 5pm
Artist Craig Drennen discusses his solo exhibition, [Dramatis Personæ], featuring new paintings and works on paper. Continuing his exploration of overlooked and unknown cultural contributions, Drennen’s latest subject is Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens. Sustained viewing of Drennen’s work reveals subtle differences in composition and palette spread across a broad spectrum of painterly effects. This verisimilitude alludes to an actor’s craft and the use of trompe l’oeil, gestural marks, and hard-edge abstraction is less about pastiche and more about allowing the physical material of paint to perform as many tasks as possible. This exhibition continues until March 3.

ABOUT THE WESTSIDE ART WALK

The Westside Art Walk is a presentation of the Westside Arts District and occurs on the third Saturday of every month from Noon to 5pm, unless otherwise noted. This art-centric event is intended to encourage public interaction and education of visual art in the emerging art district in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood. There is plenty of free parking at each venue. Information can be found on the group’s website www.wadatlanta.org. To join our email list please send an email to wadatlanta@gmail.com

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Jan 21: Third Saturday Westside Art Walk, 11am to 5pm


Artist Craig Drennen as Timon of Athens (2011) courtesy SALTWORKS GALLERY

Be sure to catch several new exhibitions up during January’s Westside Art Walk!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Event: Panel Discussion
535 Means Street NW, (404) 688-1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am-5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3, Kids free
*Event: Panel Discussion:
Creative Lives & Careers: On Ambition. Artists Craig Drennen and Nikita Gale, Gallerist Jennifer Schwartz, and Artistic Director Stuart Horodner discuss ambition as evinced by Atlanta’s artists, galleries, and collectors.
Exhibitions on view:
Day Job: Georgia, curated by Nina Katchadourian of The Drawing Center and Stuart Horodner of ACAC, brings together 15 artists whose various modes of employment have a clear link to the art that they produce. Selected from a statewide call for submissions that yielded hundreds of applicants, those chosen work in the food, architecture, gardening, sales, security, customer service, home improvement, and childcare industries.
100,000 Cubicle Hours, curated by Beth Malone and Courtney Hammond, of Dashboard Co-Op. Having recently started “real jobs” themselves, the four artists in this exhibition have created an office environment to give viewers a sense of what it’s like for creative types to bumble around under fluorescent lighting, secretly playing within the gray space in an effort to keep their spirits intact.

GET THIS! GALLERY
*new exhibition
Meet and great with the artist between 12:30-3pm
662 11th St. NW
www.getthisgallery.com / 678-596-4451
Open 12-5pm
Get This! Gallery is pleased to present Atlanta-based artist Heather Mcpherson’s solo exhibition, “shack, shanty, flat”. The exhibition features works that look at houses and the possibility of knowing something about their occupants through exterior clues. This being a continual focus in Mcpherson’s work. She writes of the work, “Each house has an attribute that becomes the focus and gives us clues about the houses’ inhabitants; sheets hanging on a porch, a pile of logs, a boarded up window, an old car parked in front. In these drawings, as in life, everything is not perfect. Time passes, erodes the paint on a wall, rots the wood on a porch, but there’s beauty and truth in these imperfections. These drawing are of the everyday, the beauty of the passage of time and of people living.”

{ Poem88 }
*12pm Artist Talk with Kristin Gorell
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision Building
www.poem88.net, tel 404.735.1000, hrs: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm and by appointment
Kristin Gorell: abstractions. For the last day of her exhibition, Gorell will speak about her two creative careers– one as a screenwriter and the other as a visual artist and how and where these two disciplines coalesce and inform each other. Kristin Gorell’s abstract paintings present her particular distillation of her experience traveling between two very different worlds: her life here in Atlanta Georgia where she is an artist and screenwriter comfortably ensconced with her two children in a Midtown bungalow and her life traveling with her husband, Eran, an Israeli writer and film director. While in Israel, Kristin has observed the strange fragility of life in a war zone as well as the transcendent energy of ancient holy sites from the various faiths uniquely present there; it’s a state of tension and wonder all at the same time. Her paintings embrace those dichotomies: dark and light passages coexist with layers of delicate, glittering color. They are experiments — an on-going working out of the push and pull of color, shape and gesture that resists and wants some kind of resolution.

SALTWORKS
*1pm Artist Talk, New Exhibition
664 11th Street NW
www.saltworksgallery.com, tel 404.881.0411, hrs 12 – 5pm
Artist Craig Drennen discusses his solo exhibition, [Dramatis Personæ], featuring new paintings and works on paper.  Continuing his exploration of overlooked and unknown cultural contributions, Drennen’s latest subject is Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.  Sustained viewing of Drennen’s work reveals subtle differences in composition and palette spread across a broad spectrum of painterly effects.  This verisimilitude alludes to an actor’s craft and the use of trompe l’oeil, gestural marks, and hard-edge abstraction is less about pastiche and more about allowing the physical material of paint to perform as many tasks as possible.  This exhibition continues until March 3.

EMILY AMY GALLERY
*Scott Ingram will be present for an artist talk at 2 pm
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
http://www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5
Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present Cusp, its first-ever exhibition of work by Atlanta-based artist, Scott Ingram. This solo show and 3rd exhibition of the nail polish drawings takes a broader look at the modern art world. Inspired by the work of Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, and Kenneth Noland, Ingram’s work also has a strong focus on line. Ingram explains, “For me the works are ultimately based in line and drawing. The lines that make up the pieces reflect ideas of human life for me. They all start the same and end the same, but it is the path that each unique line takes that creates the composition.”

KIANG PROJECTS
*3pm: Artist talk with Ben Steele and special guest curator Karen Tauches.
New Exhibition by Ben Steele
16 Sided Crystal
1011-A Marietta Street, 404.892.5477
www.kiang-gallery.com *open 12-5pm
Open to the public
*Ben Steele’s paintings are both transcendental and technological. Sixteen artworks are constructed and refer to the natural physical world, yet also feel digitally produced. In reality, however, there is no digital component to the work. Aiming to simulate a digital vocabulary through physical form, the paintings are based on straight photographs taken, through crystals and prisms, of actual physical constructions.


SANDLER HUSDON GALLERY
* 3pm Elizabeth Lide, Elizabeth Sheppell and Marshall Davis present at 3pm to answer questions.
*new exhibition
1009-A Marietta Street NW
www.sandlerhudson.com, tel 404.817.3300, hrs: Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 12-5
Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce recent works by Atlanta artists, Elizabeth Lide and Elizabeth Sheppell.  Atlanta artist, Marshall Davis will exhibit a recent work on the roof.  Elizabeth Lide’s work explores elements of nature. An avid gardener, Lide’s work is heavily guided by what she sees around her. Lide’s new body of work titled, “Recordings”, was created from her experience at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, VA. Elizabeth Sheppell’s new body of work, “Surfaces” is an exploration of structures, color and layering. Sheppell’s abstracted works on panel are about finding new shapes and surfaces.
(image: Elizabeth Lide, Swimming Pool, 2011, mixed media on paper, 17″x20″)

Fall Line Press
*Bookstore Launch Party 5-8PM
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 112
www.falllinepress.com, phone (404) 885-1080
Join us from 5-8PM, to kick off the Fall Line Bookstore! For the launch party, we will be featuring books from four independent publishing companies of photobooks. Publisher Bill Boling intends to make Fall Line a resource and a community for artists. We hope you come by and see what we’re all about!

ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING


Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
Southern Comfort: Photographs and Installation by Lori Vrba
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 112
www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com, phone (404) 885-1080, open Tuesday – Saturday 11-5.
Take in some southern comfort in the form of photographs and installation work by Lori Vrba. Most days you can find her elbow deep in chemistry or chasing the next picture with enthusiasm, die-hard determination and a trustworthy Hasselblad. The exhibition closes on January 28th.

ABOUT THE WESTSIDE ART WALK

The Westside Art Walk is a presentation of the Westside Arts District and occurs on the third Saturday of every month from Noon to 5pm, unless otherwise noted.  This art-centric event is intended to encourage public interaction and education of visual art in the emerging art district in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood.  There is plenty of free parking at each venue.  Information can be found on the group’s website www.wadatlanta.org.  To join our email list please send an email to wadatlanta@gmail.com

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Westside Arts District Art Walk, Saturday December 17


Kristin Gorell, Groucho in all of us, oil on canvas, courtesy of {Poem88}

This Saturday’s Westside Art Walk presents great ideas for holiday gifts: art of all varieties!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Book Launch
535 Means Street NW, (404) 688-1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am-5pm
Members free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3, Kids free
*Creative Lives & Careers Book Launch: The Art Life: On Creativity and Career. Our new book brings together words of wisdom about the philosophical and practical issues that affect art-making and the marketplace. Many of the contributors have taken part in exhibitions and programs at ACAC from 2007 to the present.
Exhibitions on view: Sex Drive, and Mike Howard: Good Ole Boy. Sex Drive brings together artworks that address sexuality in a variety of way, with artists exploring issues of identity and gender, romance and lust, religious and legal strictures, and public scandals. The survey of paintings by Mike Howard examines some of the artist’s consistent themes, including hunting and fishing, food, art, and popular culture.

Get This! Gallery
*1pm Artist Talk
662 11th Street NW, 678-596-4451
www.getthisgallery.com, Open 12pm-5pm
Artist Ben “Bean” Worley will discuss his current solo exhibition SYNTHESIZ, currently on view in the gallery. The video on view is an experimental video which focuses on Worley’s interpretations of notable minimalist and post-abstract expressionist works. Show runs through January 7th, 2012.

{ Poem88}
*New Exhibition, 1pm Artist Talk
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision Building, (404)735-1000
www.poem88.net, Hours: Wed-Sat, noon to 6pm and by appointment
Kristin Gorell: abstractions presents the artist’s particular distillation of her experience traveling between two very different worlds: her life here in Atlanta Georgia where she is an artist and screenwriter comfortably ensconced with her two children in a Midtown bungalow and her life traveling with her husband, Eran, an Israeli writer and film director.  While in Israel, Kristin has observed the strange fragility of life in a war zone as well as the transcendent energy of ancient holy sites from the various faiths uniquely present there; it’s a state of tension and wonder all at the same time. It is not surprising that her paintings embrace those dichotomies: dark and light passages co-exist with layers of delicate, glittering color. Her paintings have a gusto in gesture reminiscent of Philip Guston simultaneous with a transparency and luminous quality that conjures Odilon Redon.  They are experiments — an on-going working out of the push and pull of color, shape and gesture that resists and wants some kind of resolution. This exhibition continues until January 21.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
*New Exhibition* 2pm Both Artists will be present to answer questions.
1009-A Marietta St. NW 404-817-3300
www.sandlerhudson.com Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 12-5.
mario petrirena - a poem, a fable, a rumor and susan loftin - clink/clank percussion platform
In this exhibition, Cuban-born Petrirena, continues with his personal iconography exploring themes of memory and fragmentation.  Petrirena will exhibit collage and mixed media installations.  Georgia artist, Susan Loftin will exhibit an interactive clay installation in the small gallery, entitled, Click/Clank Percussion Platform.  This installation uses sound as an integral part of the installation.  The artist encourages the viewer to walk through the installation, altering the clay tiles as they go.  The sound becomes as much a part of the piece as the tiles.
ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING>>>

EMILY AMY GALLERY
*New Exhibition
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5
Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present Cusp, its first-ever exhibition of work by Atlanta-based artist, Scott Ingram. This solo show and 3rd exhibition of the nail polish drawings takes a broader look at the modern art world. Inspired by the work of Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, and Kenneth Noland, Ingram’s work also has a strong focus on line. Ingram explains, “For me the works are ultimately based in line and drawing. The lines that make up the pieces reflect ideas of human life for me. They all start the same and end the same, but it is the path that each unique line takes that creates the composition.”


*New Exhibition
Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112, Atlanta, GA 30318
www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com. (404) 885-1080. open Tuesday-Saturday 11-5.
Take in some southern comfort in the form of photographs and installation work by Lori Vrba. Most days you can find her elbow deep in chemistry or chasing the next picture with enthusiasm, die-hard determination and a trustworthy Hasselblad. The show runs through January 28th.

Kiang Projects
*New Exhibition
1011 A Marietta Street
info@kiang-gallery.com // tel. 404.892.5477
Gallery Hours: W-F 11-5 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm
16- Sided- Crystal: sixteen paintings by Ben Steele. Ben Steele’s paintings are both transcendental and technological. Sixteen artworks are constructed and refer to the natural physical world, yet also feel digitally produced. In reality, however, there is no digital component to the work. Aiming to simulate a digital vocabulary through physical form, the paintings are based on straight photographs taken, through crystals and prisms, of actual physical constructions. Curated by Karen Tauches. On view through January 28.

SALTWORKS
664 11th Street NW, (404) 881-0411
www.saltworksgallery.com, Open 12pm-5pm
*Solo exhibition: Glexis Novoa. Continuing a search for parallels in social phenomena, Novoa’s latest works present historical narratives of a dystopic society. The large mixed media works on paper, use metaphor to show the decaying centralizing force of past political icons and technology as the new dehumanizing enchantment. Novoa draws a dystopian world where identity is absent and the individual is displaced by technology. This is Novoa’s first solo exhibition at SALTWORKS.

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Nov 19: Westside Art Walk 11am to 5pm

This Saturday’s Westside Art Walk presents a good mixture of photography, video and mixed media works.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
*11am-12pm Guest Lecture
535 Means Street NW, (404) 688-1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am-5pm
Members Free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3, Kids Free
*Guest Lecture: Atlanta social worker and therapist Bill Herring discusses compulsive sexual behavior and other sex-related conditions affecting people today. Exhibitions on view: Sex Drive, and Mike Howard: Good Ole BoySex Drive brings together artworks that address sexuality in a variety of way, with artists exploring issues of identity and gender, romance and lust, religious and legal strictures, and public scandals. The survey of paintings by Mike Howard examines some of the artist’s consistent themes, including hunting and fishing, food, art, and popular culture. Sat evening 8-10pm, don’t miss a special Karaoke night with Fahamu Pecou(aka, Sex-Choc-If Ya Nasty).

Sandler Hudson Gallery
*New Exhibition* 2pm lecture
1009-A Marietta St. NW  404-817-3300
www.sandlerhudson.com Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 12-5.
Sandler Hudson is pleased to present Lucinda Bunnen in a solo show entitled, “Cuba March 21st-26th 2011.”
ADDITIONAL GALLERIES OPEN FOR VIEWING>>>

Emily Amy Gallery
*New Exhibition
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com, tel 404.877.5626, hrs: 11-5
Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present Cecil Touchon: New Works and Old Favorites, the artists’ first solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will feature new collages on paper as well as works on panel and canvas. Touchon views collage as directly reflective of his personal experience. He states, “This fleeting quality of papers and messages and the images they contain seems a fitting material for the contemplation of our temporal condition – of our brief sojourn in this world.”

Get This! Gallery
*New Exhibition
662  11th Street NW, 678-596-4451
www.getthisgallery.com, Open 12pm-5pm
On view will be the the solo exhibition, SYNTHESIZ by Atlanta based video artist Ben “Bean” Worley. The video on view is an experimental video which focuses on Worley’s interpretations of notable minimalist and post-abstract expressionist works. Show runs through January 7th, 2012.

SALTWORKS
*New Exhibition
664 11th Street NW, (404) 881-0411
www.saltworksgallery.com, Open 12pm-5pm
*Solo exhibition: Glexis Novoa. Continuing a search for parallels in social phenomena, Novoa’s latest works present historical narratives of a dystopic society.  The large mixed media works on paper, use metaphor to show the decaying centralizing force of past political icons and technology as the new dehumanizing enchantment. Novoa draws a dystopian world where identity is absent and the individual is displaced by technology. This is Novoa’s first solo exhibition at SALTWORKS.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
1000 Marietta Street, Ste 112
www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com (404)885-1080, open 11-5
Instant Gratification: From Polaroid to Impossible: How has instant film survived, grown and adapted in the digital age? Instant Gratification explores artists who approach the medium in a variety of ways. And, Wet Plate and Mirrors: Photographers Working with Historical Processes: Many contemporary photographers are going back to the oldest photographic processes to capture modern subjects in a historic medium. Both exhibitions are on display until November 26.

Kiang Projects
1011 A Marietta Street
www.kiangprojects.com. 404.892.5477. Open Wednesday – Friday 11-5pm, Saturday 12-5pm.
Join us this November art walk to view our current exhibition, Existential Emptiness by Cui Xiuwen. Cui pursues a critical inquiry into the philosophy of emptiness and the phenomena rising from the Buddha’s observation that nothing possesses an essential enduring identity and that acceptance leads to wisdom and inner peace. This narrative is re -imaged in the dynamic between the artist and her alter ego or dopplegänger. The show continues through November 18, 2011.

{ Poem88 }
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision District
www.poem88.net 404.735.1000 Open Wed-Sat, Noon to 6pm.
In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Poem88 presents Holly White: Cinematic Language. Atlanta photographer Holly White creates images that, despite the minimal presence of human beings, nonetheless suggest they are markedly there: in lawn chairs, or footprints on dewy grass, or the lone automobile on an otherwise empty street. White’s images seem freighted with hidden meaning. And, for the viewer, there is, also, a natural inclination to construct a narrative even if it is only loosely bound by the remnants of people. Holly White seems to be warming up as a mis-en-scene directing the story of mystery, or of longing, or of melancholy, or of something else entirely fleeting. Agnes Varda, in her essay “On Photography and Cinema” (1984) says: “To my mind, Cinema and Photography are like a brother and sister who are enemies…. after incest.” Holly White’s photographs seem to undo such a transgression of time. She allows the flickering view to be happily stilled. The exhibition continues through November 23.

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