Marcus Kenney at Marcia Wood

Marcus Kenney returns to his first medium of photography with stunning black and white images, in combination with new painting and sculpture, that exploit his recurring motifs with compelling and tantalizing results. Marcus Kenney’s mixed media paintings and sculptures with found objects are well known and critically acclaimed. His masterful practice of the techniques of collage and assemblage are hallmarks of his oeuvre. In the upcoming exhibition Kenney expands his vocabulary as he circles back to his roots as a photographer, developing fascinating new layers of dialogue with his painting and sculpture. Kenney’s narrative works present a tumultuous clash of … Continue reading Marcus Kenney at Marcia Wood

Ben Venom at Get This!

Get This! Gallery presents San Francisco‐based artist Ben Venom’s exhibition, “I Make No Mistakes.” This will be Venom’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Ben Venom’s practice is one of extreme juxtaposition. The Atlanta native combines the unexpected tradition of handmade crafts and the historical art of quilting with a musical genre that has a rich history in its own right, Heavy Metal. He describes his work as a “collision of Iron Maiden Metal ballads with the outrageous stage antics of Ozzy Osbourne. Serious, yet attempting to take on a B movie Horror film style where even the beasts of Metal … Continue reading Ben Venom at Get This!

Nikita Gale at {Poem 88}

{Poem 88} presents “1961,” a photo-based body of work by Nikita Gale that re-imagines a period of time in the American South. The work was created during an artist residency at The Center for Photography at Woodstock in Woodstock, NY. Gale describes the work this way: “In the vast landscape of human knowledge, both historical and contemporary, the information within this landscape can be separated into three broad categories. I refer to the first category as Public. This is information that is publicly available and publicly acknowledged. This type of information includes news and current events. The second category is … Continue reading Nikita Gale at {Poem 88}

Kevin Cole at MOCA GA

From the Book of Genesis to A Knock at Midnight, by Dr. Julie L. McGee, essay excerpt Highlighting twenty-five years of Kevin Cole’s artistic practice through more than thirty individual works, “Straight from the Soul” is not a canonical midcareer retrospective; it is, rather, a symphonic soliloquy—a reprise of the creative energy emanating from the artist’s studio. Designed as a traveling exhibition allowing for an intimacy of the viewing experience, the selection necessarily excludes examples of Cole’s large-scale work and site-specific commissions and does not address the artist’s eminence in the public art arena. As conceptualized by the artist, it … Continue reading Kevin Cole at MOCA GA

Ashley Anderson at Emily Amy

Emily Amy Gallery presents Ashley Anderson’s newly completed series, “Shinobi Marilyn.” The exciting new series consists of works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, digital collage, and animated gifs. The body of work was initially inspired by an online discovery of imagery embedded in a classic Sega video game from 1987, entitled Shinobi. Convinced the appearance of Marilyn Monroe in the classic game was a posthumous tribute to Andy Warhol created by the game designer in 1980’s Japan, Anderson sought to explore the subject further. On August 4th, 1962, Andy Warhol’s first exhibition of his Pop works closed … Continue reading Ashley Anderson at Emily Amy

Mike Germon, “Bootstrap Paradox”

Mike Germon talks about his exhibition, “Bootstrap Paradox.” The show runs March 3-31, 2012 at Beep Beep Gallery in Atlanta. About the show: “Scientific theories about time travel and their literary interpretations provide the narrative framework for the pieces in Mike Germon’s newest collection of work. The inevitable paradoxes therein are mirrored in both form and content in collages combining chronologically disparate source material.” Also available on: Vimeo – iTunes – Blip.tv Continue reading Mike Germon, “Bootstrap Paradox”