TindelMichi at Barbara Archer

John Tindel is white. Michi Meko is black. Both are talented artists in their own right. Together, they collaborate as TindelMichi, working on the same paintings and sculptures as one pair of hands seeking to redefine an urbanized, more racially sensitive South than their parents knew. BAPTISM BY FIRE, featuring new paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the Atlanta pair, opens at Barbara Archer Gallery with a free artist talk on Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 pm and runs through January 5, 2013. The work is full of humor and wit as suggested in the duo’s tagline: “Two fat … Continue reading TindelMichi at Barbara Archer

EK Huckaby at {Poem88}

EK Huckaby brings his inimitable paintings and assemblages back to {Poem88} for his second solo exhibition, “The Ocean Casts the Greatest Shadow.” Working from found images from out-of-print tomes of Near Eastern travel, the behavior of honey-bees, and 19th century inventions, Huckaby gives a glimpse into the mysteries and travails of early modernity. In his carefully translucent images, Huckaby congeals extinct animals, light bulbs, and fruit markets, alike, in his home-made concoctions of Old World glazes. Huckaby, whose career enters its third decade, persists in exploring the possibilities of painting to evoke hidden worlds and poetic interpretation. Huckaby’s work is … Continue reading EK Huckaby at {Poem88}

Gordon Parks at Jackson Fine Art

Gordon Parks was one of the seminal figures of twentieth century photography. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, he left behind a body of work that documents many of the most important aspects of American culture from the early 1940s up until his death in 2006, with a focus on race relations, poverty, Civil Rights, and urban life. In addition, Parks was also a celebrated composer, author, and filmmaker who interacted with many of the most prominent people of his era—from politicians and artists to celebrities and athletes. Peter W. Kunhardt. Jr., executive director of the Gordon … Continue reading Gordon Parks at Jackson Fine Art

Constance Thalken at whitespace

For artist Constance Thalken, 1.2 cm = 1.2 billion microscopic cells; $285,748.24 in medical expenses; 95 10 mg doses of Prochlorperazine; 5,064 mg of Herceptin; 4,500 centigray protons; 139 medical appointments; and, in a word, cancer. “1.2 cm =” is a photographic response to the artist’s encounter with breast cancer, an iconic disease of contemporary society, and her effort to understand the illness, its treatment, and its effects on her body. From January 2010 to February 2011, Thalken underwent treatments that included surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted drug therapy, and hormone therapy. Throughout this time, she collected the bandages that were … Continue reading Constance Thalken at whitespace

Mary Engel at Marcia Wood

Mary Engel has exhibited her found object assemblage sculpture of animal figures at Marcia Wood Gallery for sixteen years. Throughout her career Engel has employed a range of media, scale, surface and sculptural techniques in the depiction of a variety of animals, including her main figure, the dog, as well as cats, horses, rabbits and the occasional bear, squirrel or giraffe. From the beginning of her practice, Engel’s foundation of inquiry has been an exploration of the development of culture through myth and fable, and as with so much of the lore she studies, she has designated the archetypical animal … Continue reading Mary Engel at Marcia Wood

Group Show at Mason Murer

Mason Murer announces a new show opening on November 9th to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We are asking that all patrons help support the Atlanta Community Food Bank by contributing a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need or making a donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank as the suggested cost of admission. Artists in the November line up include painters Teresa Fischer, Robert Marx, Luke Allsbrook, Virginia Parker, William Entrekin, Jeanie Tomanek, Keiko Gonzales, newcomer Spencer Herr, and our very own Ashley Surber. We will also be having a SCAD MFA thesis show by painter … Continue reading Group Show at Mason Murer