Alix Pearlstein, Tony Labat, Tad Savinar at ACAC

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) announces the opening of its winter exhibitions on Fri., Jan. 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. These exhibitions were organized to highlight significant aspects of ACAC’s programmatic mission – to help in the creation of ambitious new works and to reveal connections between existing art and artists. All three exhibiting artists will attend the opening. In “The Dark Pavement,” New York-based artist Alix Pearlstein utilizes aspects of ACAC’s architecture and surrounding environment – gallery spaces and lobby area, the derelict Bankhead Highway bridge and adjacent parking lots, and a rarely-seen basement. Working with actors from the … Continue reading Alix Pearlstein, Tony Labat, Tad Savinar at ACAC

Laura Bell at whitespace

“Gurgle and Seep,” Laura Bell’s first solo exhibition at whitespace gallery, features stitched mixed media works that reference the human body and its functions and processes, as well as the exuberant persistence of living forces both deadly and benign. She has moved away from painting on flat surfaces to creating sewn works that rise from their frames towards the viewers. For Bell, the act of stitching is simultaneously repetitive, meditative, and industrious. It is also a series of tiny acts of violence – cutting, piercing, stitching together – that when added up become a realized form. She directly handles the … Continue reading Laura Bell at whitespace

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}

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