Esoteric Lore: Visual Storytelling at Auburn Ave. Research Library

Carla Aaron-Lopez talks with Taryn Lee Crenshaw and  Iman Person, two of the artists participating in Esoteric Lore: Visual Storytelling, through April 30 at the Auburn Ave. Research Library in Atlanta. There will be an opening reception tonight, March 11, from 6:30 to 9. YouTube version. “Esoteric Lore: Visual Storytelling is a growing collective of female artists who are unearthing creative outlets to explore aspects of black womanhood. With the use of photography, mixed media production, painting, illustration, and print making techniques, we focus on the stories of a historically marginalized and minimized people. Participating artists: Corinne Stevie Francilus, Taryn … Continue reading Esoteric Lore: Visual Storytelling at Auburn Ave. Research Library

Jiovnni Tallington at Studioplex

Atlanta-based sculptor, Jiovnni Tallington, will publicly submit his request to be accepted into the burgeoning art scene of the South. His submission: STAMMER, a solo exhibition opening at Studioplex’s suite 143 gallery space. Tallington, an up and coming sculptor/illustrator, has embarked upon a path to fuse objects fashioned by Western principles with the ideologies of Eastern commodities. STAMMER is informed by the artist’s local upbringing coupled with experiences from recent travel abroad to Yokohama, Japan. Through choice of material, Tallington recreates a codependent relationship similar to that of the current global market. The artist reintroduces antiquated metals with the delicacy … Continue reading Jiovnni Tallington at Studioplex

Lisette de Boisblanc at Jennifer Schwartz

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery will feature the exhibition “Taken by the Fog” a collection of x-ray photographs by Lisette de Boisblanc on Thursday, March 3, 2011 and continuing through Saturday, April 2, 2011. The gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, March 3 from 6 until 9 P.M. in conjunction with the First Thursday Buckhead Art Walk. The event is free and open to the public. “Taken by the Fog” is a collection of photographs inspired by de Boisblanc’s grandmother’s ruined doll collection after Hurricane Katrina. Lisette began to x-ray the dolls as a way to document their ruined structure, … Continue reading Lisette de Boisblanc at Jennifer Schwartz

LIVE: Marina Abramović at SCAD Atlanta

I live streamed artist Marina Abramović’s “Performance Art and its Future” talk from SCAD Atlanta as part of SCAD’s deFINE ART 2011 program. The lecture took place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Click the rectangle at bottom right of the video window to view full screen. From the deFINE ART schedule: “Performance and visual art pioneer and the 2011 deFINE ART honoree Marina Abramović’s lecture follows the trajectory of performance art from the 1970s to the present. Her presentation poses the following questions: What is the future of performance art? Can it be re-performed? If so, under what … Continue reading LIVE: Marina Abramović at SCAD Atlanta

“Pride & Prejudice” at Archetype

This exhibition investigates the fascination in the reenactments of the Civil War and the linear historical context of the Antebellum South. Pageantry and romance surrounds the concepts of secession, slavery and the Confederacy. It is in this romance where the Civil War is unique, whereas Germany banned symbols of the Third Reich- symbols of the Confederacy are flown with “Pride and Prejudice.” Where does this pride originate from, when the linear history of the war is clear, the South lost? Why are there monuments commemorating these concepts as heroic? These sentiments can be traced back to the lack of the … Continue reading “Pride & Prejudice” at Archetype