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Wednesday November 8, 2006 12:04 am EST
Teresa Bramlette Reeves and Lillian Blades at Sandler Hudson | more...

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Wednesday November 8, 2006 12:04 am EST
Beep Beep Gallery plays it by ear | more...

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Wednesday November 1, 2006 12:04 am EST
In his latest performance-art piece, Ben Fain skewers those who hold the key | more...

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Wednesday November 1, 2006 12:04 am EST
To a T at MODA | more...

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Wednesday October 25, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Sometimes, art is so powerful it moves us to tears | more...

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Wednesday October 18, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Linda Armstrong and Stan Woodard at Spruill | more...

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Wednesday October 11, 2006 12:04 am EDT
The High makes a striking French connection with its latest exhibition | more...

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Wednesday October 11, 2006 12:04 am EDT
David Yoakley Mitchell remembers a time and place | more...

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Wednesday September 27, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Intimate Rituals of Daily Life at the Signature Shop & Gallery | more...

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Wednesday September 27, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Red Was the Midnight at the MLK Jr. National Historic Site | more...

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Wednesday September 20, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Race translates into an art of obsession this fall | more...

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Wednesday September 20, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Pat Courtney pillories the culture industry at Sandler Hudson | more...

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Wednesday September 13, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Ruud Van Empel explores an exotic World | more...

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Wednesday September 6, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Diana Walker: Photojournalist at the Carter Center | more...

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Wednesday August 30, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Steven Kenny's latest work finds nature as a muse | more...

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Wednesday August 23, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Artists find an entirely new canvas - on their shirts | more...

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Wednesday August 23, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Peter Beste at Yo Yo Boutique & Gallery | more...

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Wednesday August 9, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Forest Primeval at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia | more...

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Wednesday August 9, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Exhibits embody Young Blood charm as gallery ponders its future | more...

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Wednesday August 2, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Stereo Propaganda captures and then redefines racist imagery | more...

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Wednesday July 26, 2006 12:04 am EDT
The High's showcase of New Photography is a large-scale smash | more...

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Wednesday July 19, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Chris Scarborough delights in really fake imagery | more...

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Wednesday July 5, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Landscapes shows a folk artist fully embracing the vision thing | more...

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Wednesday June 28, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Fusion is the name of the game in Red Beans and Rice | more...

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Wednesday June 7, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Photographer Sarah Hobbs experiments with weird science | more...

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Wednesday May 31, 2006 12:04 am EDT
The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts: Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties | more...

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Wednesday May 31, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta arts collaborative gets it on in forthcoming retrospective | more...

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Wednesday May 24, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Photographer Larry Sultan goes deep in The Valley | more...

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Wednesday May 24, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Melissa Sims at Tew Galleries | more...

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Wednesday May 17, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Open house showcases the work that helps define the local arts scene | more...

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Wednesday May 17, 2006 12:04 am EDT
New Paintings from Jeremiah Ketner and Joshua Krause at Alcove Gallery | more...

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Wednesday May 10, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Troy Bennett: Utility Poles at Get This! Gallery | more...

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Wednesday May 10, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Some Bodies at Spruill Gallery | more...

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Wednesday May 3, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Edvard Munch | more...

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Wednesday April 26, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Courting Disaster explores inhuman tragedies and human reactions to them | more...

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Wednesday April 26, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Gregor Turk's Limits | more...

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Wednesday April 19, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Human touch at times lacking in Nazi exhibition | more...

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Wednesday April 19, 2006 12:04 am EDT

People assault the system in various ways: Student revolutionaries throw rocks, toddlers pitch fits, and punk rockers diss the queen.

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Collage artists get out the scissors and glue.

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In the right hands, collage can be a humorous, inventive form. By culling bits and pieces of popular culture from books and magazines and then assembling them into new arrangements, collage comments on the...

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Wednesday April 12, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Garden captures conflicts of man vs. nature | more...

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Wednesday April 12, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Peep Show: Exploring Erotica Through Folk Art at Orange Hill Art | more...

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Wednesday April 12, 2006 12:04 am EDT
Spare Rib Festival grapples with female perspective | more...

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Wednesday April 5, 2006 12:04 am EDT

Greeting cards inevitably depict intertwined couples in silhouette, gazing at the ocean from a sandy beach.

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Despite the cliché, something undeniably hard-wired into our beings elicits introspection when confronted by the deep and wide blue sea. That vast space dwarfs our existence and can unleash a profound melancholy, as in the lovely, existentially unsettling drawings in pastel chalk by...

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Wednesday March 29, 2006 12:04 am EST
The Quilts of Gee's Bend at the High | more...

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Wednesday March 29, 2006 12:04 am EST
Chuck Close's self-portraits connect the dots | more...

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Wednesday March 22, 2006 12:04 am EST
Roger Ballen: Shadow Chamber at Atlanta College of Art Gallery | more...

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Wednesday March 22, 2006 12:04 am EST
Photographers Elliott Erwitt and Scott Peterman offer diverse views of the human landscape | more...

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Wednesday March 15, 2006 12:04 am EST
Ron Hughes opens a photography gallery in Candler Park | more...

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Wednesday March 15, 2006 12:04 am EST
Bodies ... The Exhibition offers a unique view of anatomy | more...

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Wednesday March 15, 2006 12:04 am EST
Yun Bai's Fresh Flora at Wertz Contemporary gallery | more...

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Wednesday March 8, 2006 12:04 am EST
Brown and Lai skewer pop cultural crossroads at Saltworks | more...

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Wednesday March 8, 2006 12:04 am EST
Visual arts community unclear about Nigut's role | more...

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Wednesday March 1, 2006 12:04 am EST
Nature is sliced up, compartmentalized, and tripped out at Sandler Hudson Gallery | more...

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Wednesday February 22, 2006 12:04 am EST
Chocolate: The Exhibition at Fernbank Museum | more...

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Wednesday February 15, 2006 12:04 am EST
Two Cuban artists, two distinct visions | more...

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Wednesday February 15, 2006 12:04 am EST
Group Show: New Paintings from the Collection of Gertsev Gallery | more...

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Wednesday February 15, 2006 12:04 am EST
Tim Hunter and Michael Murrell, Coach House Gallery | more...

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Wednesday February 8, 2006 12:04 am EST

Juan Miguel Ramos' work is reminiscent of the defiant, affirmative, outsider chic of Richard Linklater's Slacker and the late-'80s Gen X zeitgeist that divided the world into the clued-in and the clueless, the with it and the woefully witless.

The San Antonio-based emerging artist's solo show at Romo Gallery has some of the subversive appeal of underground graphic novels by Daniel Clowes and...

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Wednesday February 8, 2006 12:04 am EST
New Orleans Artists in Exile captures the city's devastation | more...

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Wednesday February 8, 2006 12:04 am EST

The paper-themed exhibitions at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center are about as bipolar as they come.

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Like the "Love" and "Hate" tattooed on Robert Mitchum's knuckles in The Night of the Hunter, there is good and evil, and — to completely belabor the pulpy metaphor — works that soar like airplanes and others that lie as limply as a grease-stained McDonald's bag.

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Wednesday January 25, 2006 12:04 am EST
Los Angeles takes its toll on Joe Sola's psyche | more...

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Wednesday January 25, 2006 12:04 am EST

For the third year, Atlanta's growing roster of galleries is teaming up for ATLart06, a three-week event that, like the Brand Atlanta campaign, seems determined to remind citizens of Atlanta that there is this thing called culture out there some of you may want to check out when the thrill of lap dances at the Cheetah and the Barney's Co-Op opening wear off.

ATLart06's kickoff event,...

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Wednesday January 11, 2006 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday January 4, 2006 12:04 am EST

Romo Gallery in Castleberry Hill has tended to gravitate toward edgy conceptual art done by artists in their 20s and 30s. But owner Sam Romo departs from that generational grid in his small survey of works by Philip Morsberger, a 72-year-old artist whose work has a youthful, winsome touch.

Morsberger's spry quality may derive from his source imagery. The artist draws from the image bank of his...

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Wednesday December 28, 2005 12:04 am EST
Andrew Ross goes primitive at MOCA-GA | more...

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Wednesday December 21, 2005 12:04 am EST
Children's fairy tales, fables fuel two art exhibitions | more...

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Wednesday December 14, 2005 12:04 am EST

The female body is the conventional muse of male artists contemplating form, vanity, nature and the less high-falutin' matter of sex appeal. The female mind, less so.

Michael Holsomback is the exception to that rule, taking a pointed interest in psychology-infused portraits of women.

His five paintings on view in the Holiday Show at Chrysalis Gallery feel like approximations of memory or...

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Wednesday December 7, 2005 12:04 am EST
Art dolls are the new coveted cuddlies at local galleries and boutiques | more...

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Wednesday December 7, 2005 12:04 am EST

William Fields is a largely self-taught artist from Winston-Salem, N.C., whose only formal art training came at Duke University where he studied medical illustration for a time.

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That medical connection is apropos. His intricate drawings in colored pencil and pastel look like expressionistic, mystical visualizations of the internal workings of the body. But it's a body rendered not entirely...

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Wednesday November 30, 2005 12:04 am EST

Dead at 24 when his Porsche Spyder collided with an oncoming car on Calif. Hwy. 41, James Dean joined the member's-only death cult of the beautiful and the damned whose early bow-outs include JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain.

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Like some of the key inventions of the 20th century — abstract expressionism, the hydrogen bomb — James Dean's rebel-cool image has become...

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Wednesday November 23, 2005 12:04 am EST

Small is underrated. In a contemporary art world where photographs keep getting larger and larger, and the '80s mantra of ever bigger Schnabelian canvases still holds sway, tiny is practically a sign of weakness, synonymous with someone who wants their reputation to stay as small as their work.

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Thank goodness for the occasional show that allows one to revel in the minute and just plain puny...

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Wednesday November 16, 2005 12:04 am EST
Separation and security fuel Gimme Shelter | more...

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Wednesday November 9, 2005 12:04 am EST
Two artists tweak nostalgia at Marcia Wood Gallery | more...

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Wednesday November 2, 2005 12:04 am EST
Here & There takes an up close and personal look at city life | more...

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Wednesday November 2, 2005 12:04 am EST

TV preachers divide the world into saints and sinners, but most of us know there's a little bit of da nasty and da nice in human nature. Saturday Night/Sunday Morning at City Gallery East is an exhibition that ponders that moral culture clash.

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Saturday Night/Sunday Morning is more than happy to speak in absolutes and tends to uphold the Berlin Wall division between juke jointing and holy...

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Wednesday November 2, 2005 12:04 am EST

Construction workers and window washers were putting the finishing touches on the Renzo Piano-revamped High Museum last week in anticipation of modernism's takeover of Midtown.

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But further down Peachtree Street, classicism made a valiant last ditch effort to storm the city. Slowly, very slowly.

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Amid the bustling midday traffic on Oct. 27, a team of four ebony horses inched down...

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Wednesday October 26, 2005 12:04 am EDT

There are cozy grandmas in slippers and aprons and support hose pooling around their ankles.

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There are rich grandmas in princess-y white bedrooms ornamented with gaudy gold furniture and a housemaid standing at the ready.

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And there are vampy grandmas, their thinning platinum hair prodded into a coquettish flip, their come-hither eyes rimmed with black liner and an ashtray full of...

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Wednesday October 19, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Fay Gold celebrates 25 years as Atlanta's leading lady of modern art | more...

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Wednesday October 12, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Athens artist captures an unflinching look at life and its imperfections | more...

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Wednesday October 12, 2005 12:04 am EDT

Artists have been asked to paint on all manner of objects: violins, cows, dinner plates. While the relationship between those "canvases" and their makers seems tenuous, there is some suggestive crossover between the subcultural worlds of artists and skateboarders.

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Both, in the vernacular, tend to "fight the power" of traditional consumer values and define personal achievement outside the...

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Wednesday October 5, 2005 12:04 am EDT
5X5 takes a mostly critical look at our media-drenched culture | more...

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Wednesday October 5, 2005 12:04 am EDT

J. Ivcevich is an artist who wears many hats: DJ, sculptor, painter, photographer, sock designer.

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That jack-of-all-trades approach fosters an openness to experimentation that can yield wonderfully fresh results. But it can also demonstrate a refusal to lasso multiple concepts together into one coherent little filly. Both tendencies are on view in Ivcevich's solo show at Barbara Archer...

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Wednesday September 28, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta Celebrates Photography broadens its scope | more...

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Wednesday September 21, 2005 12:04 am EDT

Making art isn't supposed to be a risky business, but British artist Chris Pig says that on several occasions, his sketches have led to ugly confrontations.

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Sitting in cafes in London or Spain, Pig generally works on three sketches at a time, turning his attention from one subject to the next when someone senses his gaze is lingering too long.

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At times, his subjects have grown wary of...

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Wednesday September 14, 2005 12:04 am EDT

Pam Moxley's unexpectedly gorgeous photograph "Gotham" captures Atlanta's proverbial ain't-it-grand skyline and serpentine highway. But countering the clichéd, coffee-table-book vision of the city with a vantage point slightly above the frenetic auto action, Moxley's image looks down on cascading foliage that threatens to spill over onto the highway like some devouring sci-fi menace.

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Wednesday September 7, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Home is where the Thomas Hart Benton is | more...

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Wednesday August 31, 2005 12:04 am EDT

Paint will get you close to an artist.

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But it can often feel like drawing gets you even closer.

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You feel as if you are sitting on the artist's hunched shoulder, a co-conspirator in the creation. There is something intimate and direct in looking at the visible weight of the artist's hand on the pencil indicating aggression, control, contentment, caution.

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The majority of works in...

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Wednesday August 31, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Addison Will ponders the meaning of it all | more...

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Wednesday August 24, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Eyedrum exhibitions deconstruct the cultural impact of sight and sound | more...

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Wednesday August 17, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Is ACA/SCAD merger a foregone conclusion? | more...

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Wednesday August 10, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Photograpy show examines the aftermath at Jackson Fine Art | more...

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Wednesday August 3, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Kathryn Kolb's photography explores the place where nature|mankind meet | more...

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Wednesday July 27, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Scott Ingram turns girly medium into color studies | more...

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Wednesday July 27, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Methane Studios gives good print | more...

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Wednesday July 27, 2005 12:04 am EDT

If "gooey" is a genre, then much of the work in Working Artists in Brooklyn is representative of the New Ooze. In highly self-conscious colors and mutating forms, many of these artists convey the power of the bodily and organic, even within a technology-dominated age.

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Les Joynes' abstract paintings done in the fleshy pinks and fatty whites of viscera are reminiscent of painter Philip...

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Thursday July 21, 2005 12:04 am EDT
IKEA answers the call for mass-produced art | more...

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Thursday July 21, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Nature and man's impact on it inspire Leibert's work | more...

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Thursday July 14, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Personal art collection becomes a national treasure | more...

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Thursday July 7, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Undiscovered artists see light of day in Submerged | more...

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Thursday July 7, 2005 12:04 am EDT

Flesh can be an artist's greatest resource.

Influential feminist artists like Orlan, Hannah Wilke and Adrian Piper have used their bodies - in performance pieces, in photographs and street theater - to illuminating ends to protest narrow standards of beauty, sexual violence or racial stereotypes.

Moroccan-born, Boston-based artist Lalla Essaydi follows in this long-standing tradition. Her...

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Thursday July 7, 2005 12:04 am EDT
The Savannah Gallery's space is killer, the on-site parking is a nice perk and many of the individual works are top-notch. But its thematic shows continue to be vaguely packaged. One gets the sense that curators choose ideas so catchall, they can do a comprehensive survey of what SCAD alumni and faculty are up to (often including themselves in the equation, as curators Fred Jesser and Sarah... | more...

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Wednesday June 29, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Athens show puts new spin on Diane Arbus' misfits | more...

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Wednesday June 22, 2005 12:04 am EDT
TABOO's sole survivor keeps the art collective's button-pushing agenda alive | more...

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Wednesday June 15, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Curators are the new rock stars of the art world | more...

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Thursday June 2, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Exhibit explores our devouring desire for more stuff | more...

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Thursday June 2, 2005 12:04 am EDT

Santiago De Paoli is slight, with the perfect, vaguely melancholy features of a French New Wave film star.

Born in Buenos Aires, De Paoli studied biology at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. But the work was difficult, too difficult for something he should love. So he made a radical change. In 2000, De Paoli began studying art at the Atlanta College of Art.

He has since been included in the...

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Thursday June 2, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Notes for the virgin viewer | more...

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Wednesday May 4, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta's got the art-blog fascination | more...

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Wednesday May 4, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Video artist Shin-il Kim finds wisdom in contemplation | more...

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Wednesday April 20, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Hip-hop rocks the High | more...

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Wednesday April 13, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Leans' Minimalist Paintings Are Here and Now | more...

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Wednesday April 13, 2005 12:04 am EDT

Scott Dupree, organizer of You Can't Fool Mother Nature at B-Complex, is a diplomat when he should probably be a dictator.

An artist himself (whose work appears in the show), Dupree clearly wants to show support and offer a forum for his fellow creatives in this exhibition of more than 60 artists.

In theory, it's a noble endeavor. In practice, it's a gut-busting Shoney's buffet, with the...

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Wednesday April 6, 2005 12:04 am EDT
Art, Beats and Lyrics brings street culture to the High | more...

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Wednesday March 30, 2005 12:04 am EST
Emory launches gallery with intriguing Isolated Incidents | more...

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Wednesday March 30, 2005 12:04 am EST

Yarn has visited some genuine horrors upon the planet: god-awful afghans, the kind of scarves you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy, toilet paper cozies.

But in Annie Greene's outrageously charming works on view in The Farm in Yarn at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, yarn evokes the artist's memories of her childhood summers in the '40s on her grandparents Adel, Ga., farm. A kind of crafty...

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Wednesday March 23, 2005 12:04 am EST
Past meets present at Krause Gallery exhibition | more...

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Wednesday March 23, 2005 12:04 am EST
Armory Show inspires sensory overload | more...

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Wednesday March 16, 2005 12:04 am EST
Album cover art recalls the glory days of vinyl at Crate Breaking | more...

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Wednesday March 9, 2005 12:04 am EST

When artists talk about process, to paraphrase a New Age clich, they are often invoking the idea that "it's not the destination, it's the journey."

Art isn't limited to the end result. It encompasses what the artist experiences along the way and the accidents and epiphanies that occur. An art object has a kind of life span, during and after its completion.

For years, artist and printmaker...

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Wednesday March 9, 2005 12:04 am EST
Kate Javens captures the nobility of man and beast | more...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Charles Keiger puts the drama in painting | more...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST

Better than anything Jeff Koons ever dreamed up, the yellow Golden Mantella Frog is one of the preposterously hued amphibians on display in Frogs: A Chorus of Colors at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

The size of a cough drop, the GMF is so adorable, you may be compelled by the paradoxical formula of cuteness, to cuddle and smash it all at once. For those who are drawn more to the dark...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
College art conference graces ATL with its presence | more...

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Thursday February 17, 2005 12:04 am EST
Reverend Billy preaches an anti-consumerist message | more...

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Thursday February 17, 2005 12:04 am EST
Contemporary exhibition examines the life of the company drone | more...

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Thursday February 10, 2005 12:04 am EST
Four galleries meet at the crossroads for Gas, Food & Lodging | more...

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Thursday February 10, 2005 12:04 am EST

Conor McGrady draws homes. Row houses. Apartment buildings. Individual tract homes.

But instead of the comfort and security synonymous with home, in his images there is only desolation.

In McGrady's neighborhoods, the streets are empty and every window is black, devoid of the warming light of human occupancy.

Drawn in charcoal or painted in gouache, the landscape is devoid of detail, like...

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Thursday February 10, 2005 12:04 am EST

Atlanta's status as a cultural hub is continually debated, but it can take credit for birthin' its share of cultural creatives - even if they end up jumping ship for someplace metro-sexier.

In the early '90s, design firm Graphic Havoc emerged from Atlanta College of Art and Georgia Tech students who started applying their blend of graffiti and text-based imagineering to invites for Young Blood...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Navigating the dodgy business of art | more...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Mini-me sculptures bring eerie sense of unease to The Long Day | more...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Accelerating Sequence ponders mortality | more...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST

The Spruill Gallery is a funky oasis in a slice of Dunwoody that is slowly strangling from man-made lakes, Vegas-scale theme restaurants and super-sized retail.

In its desire to offer a friendly, accessible form of art as an antidote to God Retail, the gallery often errs too far on the artsy-craftsy side and a warm-and-fuzzy inclusiveness. Many of the artists offer thoughtful, provocative...

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Thursday January 27, 2005 12:04 am EST
Grannan questions what constitutes sex appeal | more...

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Thursday January 20, 2005 12:04 am EST

Abra is a rite of passage, the Playtex armor that signifies double-A or B-cup rank in the army of womanhood.

But panties are forever.

The fabric may change - from the day-of-the-week cotton of girlhood to the polyester leopard bikinis of barstool-hugging adulthood. And that slim stretch of fabric may modestly cover or brazenly announce What Lies Beneath. But the song remains the same. A...

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Thursday January 20, 2005 12:04 am EST
ATLart05 creates an art frenzy with its freewheeling events | more...

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Thursday January 13, 2005 12:04 am EST
Portraiture show captures inner lives of its subjects | more...

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Thursday January 6, 2005 12:04 am EST

Who knew art would one day come down to a battle for "most alienated" status? As gallery owner Barbara Archer hastens to remind visitors, the term "outsider" has swelled outrageously.

Originally, it referred to the inmates in mental institutions and prisoners whose work painter Jean Dubuffet labeled "art brut." But in recent decades, the term "outsider" has become, ironically, as all-inclusive...

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Thursday January 6, 2005 12:04 am EST

It is 6 o'clock outside of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center's artist studios and the sky has transformed, as if on cue, into a perfect Laura Noel tapestry. The sunset, a lurid Barbie Dream House pink, works in garish harmony with the indigo metallic gleam of the city's skyscrapers.

Photographer Noel has always delighted in capturing the flashy and color-drenched, but empty and soul-less,...

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Thursday December 30, 2004 12:04 am EST

There is something about Annette Gates' sculptures that invites lecherous thoughts.

Who wouldn't want to cop a quick feel of Gates' odd, sensual petting zoo of creatures? They cover the walls of Kiang Gallery like barnacles or some invasive army of Godzilla microbes. If painting is all about fooling the eye with its imitation of reality, sculpture seems to stoke a related but unique impulse....

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Thursday December 23, 2004 12:04 am EST
You're gonna make it, after all | more...

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Thursday December 23, 2004 12:04 am EST
Sandler Hudson Gallery's handsome new space on the booming west side makes the work on view seem a little edgier and more interesting in the reflected glow of change. With the incessant crack of nails piercing Sheetrock and sporadic firing of jackhammers | more...

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Thursday December 16, 2004 12:04 am EST
Watson Atkinson pushes the ancient art of tattooing into the 21st century | more...

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Thursday December 16, 2004 12:04 am EST
African portraiture takes a skewed view | more...

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Thursday December 9, 2004 12:04 am EST
High hires new curator, plans to close downtown gallery | more...

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Thursday December 9, 2004 12:04 am EST
Bodily decay and religion scrutinized at Trinity Gallery | more...

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Thursday December 9, 2004 12:04 am EST
A walk into the Lowe Gallery's William Morris show is like a peek into God's tackle box. Morris is a glass artist with a sense of the epic whose human and sculptural forms dangle on rattan ropes that could hook a Jurassic carp. Morris in some ways evokes Dale Chihuly, who Morris once worked with and who is also represented in Atlanta by Lowe. Both artists contort glass into surprising new forms... | more...

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Thursday December 2, 2004 12:04 am EST
The couple that bombs together stays together | more...

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Thursday November 25, 2004 12:04 am EST
Pop culture and royal devotion at the Contemporary | more...

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Thursday November 18, 2004 12:04 am EST
Gallery owner Marcia Wood says Atlanta-based painter Alan Loehle's current show has been one of the hardest for her audience to take. To allay viewers' discomfort with images of decapitated pig's heads and the dark mood of the work, she emphasizes the paintings' quality of "hope." Those looking for hope might be better served by television, where the world's problems are resolved in half-hour... | more...

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Thursday November 18, 2004 12:04 am EST
Artisan Resource Center is a beehive of creativity | more...

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Thursday November 18, 2004 12:04 am EST
Stages of male angst surface in Sweet Flypaper | more...

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Wednesday November 10, 2004 12:04 am EST
Charles Nelson provokes with his meditations on race, identity and public space | more...

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Wednesday November 10, 2004 12:04 am EST



Meryl Truett's South is a drive-by landscape of decrepit signage, from neon signs advertising greasy spoons and barbecue joints decorated with cartoon piggies to homemade signs proclaiming religious prophesy.

Truett's South, as seen in her exhibition Thump Queen and Other Southern Anomalies at Barbara Archer Gallery, is more Carl Hiaasen than Tennessee Williams. Alternating between color...

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Thursday November 4, 2004 12:04 am EST

Are sports fans doing the wave expressing the wonders of Darwinian progress? How about the woman shown in embarrassing detail contemplating the goober she has just scooped from her eye?

If the video installation NATURAL: SELECTION at Eyedrum doesn't exactly bolster your sense of the human race's march of progress, it does give a sense of the poignancy and quirkiness of being human. Looking at...

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Thursday November 4, 2004 12:04 am EST
Surveying the global implications of a wasteful society | more...

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Thursday November 4, 2004 12:04 am EST
Public art initiatives run the gamut from ridiculous to sublime | more...

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Thursday October 28, 2004 12:04 am EDT

The Savannah Gallery may be the most expensive college catalogue ever produced.

The sleek white gallery on Roswell Road is an expertly designed, well-positioned 3-D recruiting tool for the Savannah College of Art and Design, which operates the space. And shows at Savannah can at times feel curated more around its artists' SCAD affiliation than any cohesive theme. That is certainly the case in...

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Thursday October 28, 2004 12:04 am EDT
High surveys the gewgaws in one patron's collection | more...

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Thursday October 21, 2004 12:04 am EDT

At the heart of every portrait lies a virtual impossibility. How can a person's essence be captured in one image when human beings are by definition so changeable and manifold?

And yet, painters and photographers remain certain that their subjects' souls lie within their reach. Several of the five photographers represented in the ArtWalk at Lenox Square show About Face aspire to capture that...

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Thursday October 21, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Is fashion artsy? Or are artists selling out? | more...

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Thursday October 14, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Opera and landscapes brim with emotion | more...

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Thursday October 14, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Art is a way of life for Normando Ismay | more...

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Thursday October 14, 2004 12:04 am EDT

African-Americans undeniably needed a better ad campaign for their race than the one they've gotten from white spin doctors whose previous representations of "black" has been a public relations fiasco.

Cedric Smith's artistic mission in Deeply Rooted is to alter and correct decades of propaganda. His solo show at Matre Gallery features two bodies of work — portraits and advertisements...

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Thursday October 7, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Japanese designers find the whimsy in mundane objects | more...

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Thursday October 7, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Happy photography to you | more...

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Thursday September 30, 2004 12:04 am EDT

The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University is a sanctuary of the ancient in a city fatally in love with the tear-down. And its plethora of Greek and Roman antiquities consistently earns it a top five slot among university-owned classical art collections.

In consultation with the building's architect, Michael Graves, the museum's Greek and Roman Art Galleries have been renovated and...

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Thursday September 30, 2004 12:04 am EDT

French slang for "orgasm" is "le petit mort," or "the little death." Sex entails a sudden spasm of life immediately followed by a lull, and it is that lull, the aftermath of a great shock, that concerns painter Katherine Taylor.

A powerful atmosphere of eros hangs over the car crashes and other disasters in Taylor's solo show at Marcia Wood Gallery. Taylor taps into a morbid, perverse...

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Thursday September 23, 2004 12:04 am EDT

What you think of Pat Magers' paintings may be influenced by what you think of family.

If the associations are cozy, Magers has work to fit that bill. If they tend to be more cynical, it would be easy to find ammunition for that, too, in her aesthetically varied, but thoughtful work in Little Family at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Gallery. Family is the source of both comfort and anxiety,...

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Thursday September 23, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Sally Mann ponders life's end in What Remains | more...

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Thursday September 16, 2004 12:04 am EDT
International artists featured in three new exhibitions | more...

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Thursday September 16, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Chris Verene retrospective reflects former Atlantan's perky, up-with-people vibe | more...

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Thursday September 9, 2004 12:04 am EDT

For three decades, documentary photographer Wendy Ewald has centered her art on the omnipresent but often ignored world of children.

Ewald has worked to change what documentary means and what it can do. Earlier generations of documentary photographers were often outsiders charting hidden worlds, whether it was Jacob Riis recording the abuses of young laborers and the horrific living conditions...

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Thursday September 9, 2004 12:04 am EDT
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks triggered outpourings of impromptu remembrance, from artwork by schoolchildren left at New York City fire stations to flowers left at Ground Zero. But America's diplomatic community was a recipient of expressions of grief, too. In the Department of State traveling exhibition After 9/11: Messages from the World and Images of Ground Zero, packing crates with glass... | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2004 12:04 am EDT

On Labor Day weekend, while families engage in wholesome picnicking and ladies bid adieu to their white shoes, hordes of black-clad disciples of myth and legend will descend on Atlanta's Marriott Marquis for their annual rite of passage, the 2004 Dragon*Con.

The event will also feature the Dragon*Con 2004 Art Show, with more than 250 artists represented, including the female answer to...

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Thursday September 2, 2004 12:04 am EDT

What with Folk Fest last month and Artexpo Atlanta on the horizon, Atlanta is becoming a veritable art fair hub.

Art fairs — from Art Basel in Miami, the Armory Show in New York and the Frieze Art Fair in London — have become some of the most prestigious cultural events on the arts radar. They're much like any trade show, only instead of, say, medical supplies, the articles being...

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Thursday September 2, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Two artists find new inspiration in collaboration | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2004 12:04 am EDT
What makes an artist? | more...

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Wednesday August 25, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Macro and micro perspectives in Self-Discovery | more...

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Thursday August 19, 2004 12:04 am EDT

Why do Southerners go loop-de-loop for the nutty, the eccentric and the otherwise touched? Is there something programmed into the regional DNA to make us revere people like Elvis and Howard Finster or the freak-show characters of Flannery O'Connor, Harry Crews and Carl Hiaasen when the rest of the country shakes its head in wonderment?

There is no better illustration of the local deification...

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Thursday August 19, 2004 12:04 am EDT
You talking to me? Cause I'm the only one here | more...

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Thursday August 5, 2004 12:04 am EDT
After an inspiring five-year run, ShedSpace changes directions | more...

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Thursday August 5, 2004 12:04 am EDT
I was an art school model! | more...

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Thursday August 5, 2004 12:04 am EDT
21 questions for artist Marcus Kenney | more...

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Thursday July 29, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Carrie Mae Weems finds common ground in Cuba and Louisiana | more...

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Thursday July 22, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Bigger not always better in local group shows | more...

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Thursday July 22, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Cabbagetown meets Sweet 16 at Jackson Fine Arts | more...

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Thursday July 8, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Art events are bountiful this season | more...

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Thursday July 8, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Hale Woodruff retrospective at the High | more...

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Thursday July 8, 2004 12:04 am EDT

Matt Haffner's Scenes from a Hero's Tale makes one ponder all of the ways movies have come to define codes of behavior and morality. In a time when real-life heroes seem as rare as an honest man in Washington, the movie heroes portrayed by Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger have become our icons of what is sexy, cool and brave.

The "hero" in Haffner's works is the...

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Thursday July 1, 2004 12:04 am EDT

Before the Chattahoochee River became Atlanta's Big Gulp, there was a little tributary trickling through the city called Peachtree Creek, which quenched the thirsts, powered the lights and baptized the souls of the city's citizenry.

Photographer and urban explorer Dave Kaufman was so drawn to the idea of this forgotten crik around which much of Atlanta once flourished, that he put his canoe...

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Thursday July 1, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Two artists intersect in Summer Solos at the Contemporary | more...

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Thursday July 1, 2004 12:04 am EDT

If you are an artist within a 150-mile radius of Atlanta and have ever included a car or highway in your artwork, chances are you are featured in Reading Between the Lanes: Artists on the Road at Spruill Gallery.

There are some 38-plus artists represented in the show, resulting in a serious visual bottleneck. In addition to artwork, the show features odd tchotchkes like a vintage model car,...

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Thursday June 24, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Art activist shares the love | more...

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Thursday June 24, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Contrary to popular belief, the 1950s were crazy, man | more...

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Thursday June 24, 2004 12:04 am EDT

The stodgy old dioramas and woolly mammoth skeletons of childhood natural history museums have now given way to super-fly multimedia infotainment bazaars like Fernbank Museum of Natural History's The Genomic Revolution, whose design features myriad video screens and the sound and light effects of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.

The exhibition, which originated at New York's American Museum of...

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Thursday June 24, 2004 12:04 am EDT

The five artists in The Man Show at the Georgia State University Gallery want you to feel their pain. But with its idiot box title and an opening night reception sponsored by Hooters featuring a keg of beer and hot dogs (get it?), the irony is that even as men try to shrug off gender stereotypes, society keeps forcing them to conform.

With one notable exception (artist Angus Galloway's...

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Thursday June 17, 2004 12:04 am EDT
This is the Future anticipates the shock of the new | more...

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Thursday June 10, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Art activist hits High; public art installed at Lindbergh | more...

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Thursday June 10, 2004 12:04 am EDT

Ideas of solitude and alienation read loud and clear in the Savannah Gallery show Sense of Otherness. There are countless images in this group show of men, women and children frozen in stock-still, rabbit-in-the-headlights poses that convey feelings of estrangement and dislocation.

Otherness tries to make a case for the cultural specificity of that sense of isolation by centering the show on...

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Thursday June 3, 2004 12:04 am EDT

If there's a story going on in the group show Lore — devoted to "myth, magic and fairy tales" — some might find themselves longing for Cliff Notes to decipher it.

Cecelia Kane's "The Memory Bunny" is representative of the very personal but often opaque tall-tales going down in this eight-woman show.

Kane's slapdash, cryptic installation references some vague trauma through its...

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Thursday May 27, 2004 12:04 am EDT

In artist Jacob Escobedo's retro-infused universe at Young Blood Gallery, even mildly sinister material looks irresistibly cuddly. The Cartoon Network art director's bunnies, squirrels and birds look like "Ren & Stimpy" characters by way of conceptual artist Takashi Murakami.

Suggesting the acid-tinged demands of Madison Avenue, whose suggestions have come to sound like barked commands, his...

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Thursday May 27, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Local exhibitions make the case for abstract art | more...

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Thursday May 20, 2004 12:04 am EDT
The haunting, lyrical morbidity of Rocky Schenck's photographs | more...

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Thursday May 20, 2004 12:04 am EDT

Two thoughtful, complicated perspectives on the body are currently holding court at Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery. Both are informed by the pleasingly off-kilter views of their female curators, Danielle Roney and artist Jen Mazer, whose investigations of flesh and blood have a transcendent dimension.

Eyedrum's Small Gallery has, of late, become a shockingly estrogen-centric place, as evidenced...

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Thursday May 20, 2004 12:04 am EDT

Mexico City-based artist Trini paints modern life in the most identifiably modern locale: the city.

Her slightly hazy acrylic paintings of taxi cabs on nighttime streets suggest New York, while other sunlit images of elderly men on bicycles and tiny, European-style cars suggest an Asian metropolis. Trini captures these scenes with a convincing mastery of color. Bright sunlight bounces off...

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Thursday May 13, 2004 12:04 am EDT
ACA student examines spectacle in onscreen violence | more...

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Thursday May 13, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Dale Chihuly plants his colored orbs and vessels in the Botanical Garden | more...

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Thursday May 13, 2004 12:04 am EDT

In his minimalism-meets-M.C. Escher style, artist W.C. Richardson works with subtle issues of perception.

His brightly colored paintings in burnt orange, red and inky blue explore the line between chaos and order. And the urge to impose order, to figure out what visual information to emphasize seems the crux of Richardson's paintings. We tend to assume — as resolution-craving beings...

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Thursday May 6, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Michael Lucero and his scary-cute Cast of characters | more...

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Thursday April 29, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Human Element is most vivid in the margins | more...

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Thursday April 29, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta Celebrates Photography gets new director | more...

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Thursday April 22, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Boys Will Be Boys reveals all | more...

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Thursday April 22, 2004 12:04 am EDT

The word "shelter" can mean the physical protection of a roof, and also the emotional protection of family. Both the literal and spiritual connotations of that word are employed in artist Cooper Sanchez's exhibition at the Inman Park alternative gallery White Space.

Shelter's documentation of the comforts of nature and old-timey aesthetics is steeped in a Southern boy's imagination....

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Thursday April 15, 2004 12:04 am EDT
California subculture mixes religion and kitsch at Young Blood | more...

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Thursday April 15, 2004 12:04 am EDT
All walks of life represented in Mirror Project | more...

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Thursday April 8, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Christian Vincent eviscerates celebrity culture | more...

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Thursday April 1, 2004 12:04 am EST
Portrait artist learns the art of elevation | more...

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Thursday March 18, 2004 12:04 am EST
Toyota cozies up to local tag artists | more...

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Thursday March 11, 2004 12:04 am EST

Salvador Dali's surrealist imagebank of garish album cover-worthy dreamscapes is one of the best known in 20th-century art. For that reason the prints on display in Salvador Dali: 100 Years at Skot Foreman Fine Art will feel to many like a shocking departure from the artist's trippy lexicon of melting clocks and headless nude torsos.

A silly, fanciful, even confectionary Dali is on display in...

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Thursday March 4, 2004 12:04 am EST
Outside-the-box art gallery Modern Primitive has been offering its eclectic wares in the heart of Virginia-Highland since 1990. But owner Mark Karelson is expanding his presence in the art community with a new venue. While an influx of galleries into Castleberry Hill is remaking that downtown neighborhood into a culture hub, Karelson has his eyes on a Midtown warren of industrial spaces,... | more...

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Thursday March 4, 2004 12:04 am EST
J. Ivcevich turns the open road into a haunted highway | more...

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Thursday February 26, 2004 12:04 am EST
Technology and art meet at Eyedrum | more...

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Thursday February 26, 2004 12:04 am EST
Silhouette show illuminates Dixie-fried art form, then and now | more...

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Thursday February 19, 2004 12:04 am EST
Anne Truitt broke from Minimalist pack | more...

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Thursday February 19, 2004 12:04 am EST
Folk art has always seemed most interesting for the delirious excess that rides shotgun to its quaint and quirky imagery of Jesus, the devil, drug addicts, farm animals, fat ladies and skinny men. Southern folk artists seem to be visually bulimic — unable to stop painting on every available surface, creating with such ferocity and profusion it's as if each work could be the last. Or as... | more...

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Thursday February 19, 2004 12:04 am EST
And the art of saying what you really think | more...

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Thursday February 12, 2004 12:04 am EST
Up-and-coming artists shine in Georgia 7 | more...

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Thursday February 5, 2004 12:04 am EST
Olympics museum, graduate degrees and film nights | more...

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Thursday February 5, 2004 12:04 am EST
Art show explores cross-cultural dynamics among Asians and African-Americans | more...

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Thursday February 5, 2004 12:04 am EST

The colors of the paintings in Puntos de Vista: Five Latin American Artists in Atlanta at ArtWalk are so delirious, they inspire a Wizard of Oz moment.

Real life suddenly seems black and white compared to the juicy limes, molten oranges and Chiquita yellows employed by the five artists. The color scheme speaks a language of sun and water, bright stucco buildings, Technicolor bird plumage and...

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Thursday January 29, 2004 12:04 am EST
Contemporary unleashes gallery artists to mixed effect | more...

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Thursday January 29, 2004 12:04 am EST

When the words "warm and fuzzy" can be used to describe an artist's work, you might expect portraits of glossy-eyed ducklings or Thomas Kinkade's wisteria-draped covered bridges.

But Canadian artist Kim Ouellette manages to make cuddly conceptual work. And she does it by using a distinctly warm and fuzzy medium that seems perfectly suited to her regional roots. If Southern artists seem...

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Thursday January 22, 2004 12:04 am EST

There is a long tradition of political and artistic concern for how women are treated in a society. It's called "feminism." But there's no such term to encapsulate the gender typecasting of being male.

However, the provocative show PG-13: Male Adolescent Identity in the Age of Video Culture at Georgia State University's Art & Design Gallery suggests that, like girls, boys play their own...

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Thursday January 22, 2004 12:04 am EST
Dreams die hard in Family Business | more...

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Thursday January 22, 2004 12:04 am EST
Great sewer debate trickles down to the arts | more...

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Thursday January 15, 2004 12:04 am EST

You can practically smell the aroma of tuna fish sandwiches and potato chips wafting off the exhibits in Lunch Box Memories. Memory turns out to be a very appropriate word choice for these pop culture madeleines of metal and TV graphics, capable of provoking Proustian fugues into the personal and communal past.

This exhibit of that most iconoclastically American of objects charts a progression...

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Thursday January 15, 2004 12:04 am EST
Three very different solo shows at Fay Gold Gallery | more...

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Thursday January 8, 2004 12:04 am EST
Gallery association hosts citywide event | more...

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Thursday January 8, 2004 12:04 am EST
Photography show explores commonplace realities | more...

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Thursday January 1, 2004 12:04 am EST
Erotic art show heavy on the T&A at Elevation | more...

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Thursday January 1, 2004 12:04 am EST

Castleberry Hill artist Diane Hause initially wanted to feature 30 years of her work at her Peters Street workspace and gallery. But she laughs that she didn't have room in her 2,200-square-foot gallery.

Instead, the work in "20/50" covers a 20-year span in which Hause's concerns have remained surprisingly unchanged. Whether in painting, collage, prints, drawing or assemblage, the Hause...

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Thursday December 25, 2003 12:04 am EST
Fabulous Anger skewers fashion imagery | more...

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Thursday December 25, 2003 12:04 am EST

The Atlanta gallery scene is a story of ebb and flow. Just when it seems the city has reached a critical density of galleries and it's blue skies from here on out, something or someone departs, upsetting the balance.

On the blue skies front, 2003 saw the opening of some significant galleries in unexpected locations. Skot Foreman brought his eponymous gallery with its high-end...

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Thursday December 25, 2003 12:04 am EST

1. One Planet Under a Groove: Hip-Hop and Contemporary Art, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

This sharp, funky traveling show featured a multimedia look at the impact of hip-hop culture on art.

2. Paris in the Age of Impressionism: Masterworks from the Musée d'Orsay, The High Museum of Art

From Eiffel Tower souvenirs to nouveau art vases, this expansive show looked beyond the obvious oil...

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Thursday December 25, 2003 12:04 am EST

The news that Nexus Press was suspending operations last February after 26 years in business came with a mixture of outrage and apathy on the Atlanta art scene.

Nexus Press, operated by the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, was one of the country's few independent experimental offset presses dedicated to the production of artist books. The Contemporary's executive director Rob Smulian...

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Thursday December 18, 2003 12:04 am EST
Affordably priced art could foster more collectors | more...

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Thursday December 18, 2003 12:04 am EST
Conyers-born painter Don Alexander has spent decades investigating the possibilities of line and color. That preoccupation is on display in 200 Stripe Paintings by Don Alexander at Saltworks Gallery. Alexander's fugue on the stripe dominates the room with 23-inch-by-35-inch acrylic and paper paintings stacked one on top of the other to form 10- and 12-foot tall sonatas of delirious color.... | more...

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Thursday December 18, 2003 12:04 am EST
Lartigue captured the zeitgeist of turn-of-the-century France | more...

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Thursday December 4, 2003 12:04 am EST
Art Liberation Front takes aim | more...

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Thursday December 4, 2003 12:04 am EST
MOCA GA's Film/Video show casts a wide net | more...

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Thursday November 27, 2003 12:04 am EST

Even if you've never heard of the Roswell-based design firm of Lorenc + Yoo, you have undoubtedly seen their work.

They have designed the graphic facade of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the stone entrance markers for Ansley Park and the exterior marquees for North Point Mall and the Woodruff Arts Center.

Since its inception in 1978, the firm has been virtually unlimited in its scope,...

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Thursday November 20, 2003 12:04 am EST
Marcia Wood finds her thrill on Castleberry Hill | more...

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Thursday November 20, 2003 12:04 am EST
ArtSpot closes with a smart, elegant show featuring three emerging artists | more...

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Thursday November 20, 2003 12:04 am EST

Every picture is supposed to tell a story. But photographers struggle with the fact that an image laden with insight and meaning to them does not necessarily translate to viewers.

In her exhibition of black-and-white photographs, Jennifer Julian seeks to capture people, often friends and family, in gestures and expressions that reveal their inner emotional workings.

Julian's goal is an...

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Thursday November 13, 2003 12:04 am EST
Photography shows captures the true essence of home | more...

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Thursday November 6, 2003 12:04 am EST
ArtSpot to close; Eyedrum faces a challenge | more...

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Thursday November 6, 2003 12:04 am EST
Mental landscapes perplex at Timothy Tew | more...

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Thursday October 30, 2003 12:04 am EST
DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh still fights the good fight, only the medium has changed | more...

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Thursday October 23, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Two photographers chronicle our changing cityscape | more...

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Thursday October 16, 2003 12:04 am EDT

Unless you lived in a plastic bubble á la John Travolta, if you were a child in the '60s and '70s, you couldn't ignore the strains of the television jingle, "Lite-Brite, making things with light. What a sight, making things with Lite-Brite!"

Thomas Edison may have invented the light bulb, but Marvin Glass, the da Vinci of plastic, made it fun. (The Chicago-based freelance toy designer also...

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Thursday October 16, 2003 12:04 am EDT
SK8R Die! decks out skateboards | more...

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Thursday October 9, 2003 12:04 am EDT
October unleashes Atlanta Celebrates Photography | more...

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Thursday October 9, 2003 12:04 am EDT

Joy Drury Cox's photographs of domestic interiors specialize in an anti-decor, stripped free of personality or individuality. Like canned air freshener or deodorant, the neat-as-a-pin, color-coordinated bathrooms and monastic bedrooms that Cox photographs serve to deny the bodily functions and, by extension, the human lives that unfold in them.

It is hard to imagine anything like "relaxation"...

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Thursday October 9, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Exhibition illuminates the complicated dignity of the disabled | more...

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Thursday September 25, 2003 12:04 am EDT

Southern Pop couldn't have found a more perfect venue than Lenox Square's ArtWalk. In a space devoted to seductive and crude enticements to consume, Southern Pop examines an American landscape defined by comparable urges to spend! spend! spend!

With a nod to Pop artists of the '60s who took the consumer culture of advertisements, comic books and TV as their inspiration, Southern Pop features...

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Thursday September 25, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Angela West continues her love affair with all things hometown | more...

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Thursday September 18, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Elevation Gallery debuts with Vegas Baby! | more...

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Thursday September 18, 2003 12:04 am EDT

If the phantasmagoria of the human unconscious could be interpreted not by Salvador Dali, but by a combination of Modigliani, Marc Chagall and Cirque de Soleil, you'd have some idea of the lyrical spin artist Duy Huynh puts on psychology.

This Vietnamese-born, Charlotte-based artist's paintings can currently be seen at Virginia-Highland's Aliya Gallery. Using a palette of rich earth and jewel...

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Thursday September 18, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Bunnen traverses memory lane in Dalton Gallery show | more...

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Thursday September 11, 2003 12:04 am EDT
High show illuminates the evolution of Hopper's distinctive style | more...

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Thursday September 11, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Maid in the U.S.A. celebrates the humble homemaker | more...

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Thursday September 4, 2003 12:04 am EDT



The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection exhibition of emerging artists at the Atlanta College of Art Gallery is an inspiring, provocative look at what's shaking on the national art scene.

For four years, the Curiously Strong show has featured a selection of contemporary artists whose work is chosen by a team of curators and gallery directors for inclusion in this traveling show.

Curiously...

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Thursday September 4, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Peace Corp gig inspires life's calling | more...

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Thursday August 28, 2003 12:04 am EDT
In 1979, the art history department of Emory University tried a little experiment on campus. For a Phi Beta Kappa symposium on "Intellect and the Imagination," they helped commission a site-specific environmental sculpture titled "Source Route." The artist was Canadian George Trakas, an earth artist highly regarded for his sensitive, intellectual approach to work that reflects on architecture... | more...

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Thursday August 28, 2003 12:04 am EDT

R. Land's art work offers two things currently in short supply on the Atlanta art scene: One of them is humor.

That snarky wit is evident from the get-go in the Mike Kelley-esque faux-religious banner that dominates the entrance to Land's Crescent Room show. The banner's riff on religious boosterism shows a perky anthropomorphic cross beating the devil to an unholy pulp. Executed in felt, the...

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Thursday August 28, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Alternative arts fest celebrates the avant-garde | more...

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Thursday August 21, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Disappearing buildings chip away at city's soul | more...

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Thursday August 21, 2003 12:04 am EDT
New talent and missed connections in Emerging Visions | more...

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Thursday August 21, 2003 12:04 am EDT

Ah the thematic group show. She's a slippery miss, hard to get a hold on but as tantalizing to curators as Mt. Everest is to mountaineers. The bold ones prevail, but a badly broken and bloody majority wind up dropping from her craggy face and plummeting into a great chasm of curators past.

Imagine Nation is one such endeavor, a vaguely formulated exhibition of 11 artists working within the...

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Thursday August 14, 2003 12:04 am EDT
There is a seductive combination of innocence and a glimmer of the cosmic in Angelbert Metoyer's information-laden but surprisingly serene paintings. As testament to the ability of the work to strike a chord with viewers, the works are selling briskly in the former Atlanta College of Art student's solo show at Sandler Hudson Gallery. There are plenty of scarlet "sold" dots to match the... | more...

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Thursday August 14, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Two for Flinching combines child's play and black humor to mixed results | more...

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Thursday August 7, 2003 12:04 am EDT
The Contemporary cancels ArtParty | more...

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Thursday August 7, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Hormuz Minina examines duality in ShedSpace | more...

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Thursday July 31, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Culture jammers subvert the media to get the word out | more...

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Thursday July 31, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Atlantic Steel Project chronicles a city in flux | more...

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Thursday July 24, 2003 12:04 am EDT

In her solo show at Youngblood Gallery, recent Atlanta College of Art graduate Mimi Hashimoto offers some of the more bizarre and distinctive self-portraits to rear their heads in recent memory.

Blood-red and decorated with both English and Japanese text, Hashimoto's portraits feature the artist as a thin, defiantly naked, edgy young thing gazing back at the viewer. The mixed-media works are...

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Thursday July 24, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Distractions get between audiences and art | more...

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Thursday July 24, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Tony Gray takes retro look at Black Panthers, fairies and mermaids | more...

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Thursday July 10, 2003 12:04 am EDT
When it comes to portraiture, Julie Moos sees double | more...

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Thursday July 10, 2003 12:04 am EDT

Are the bad boys and girls of Eyedrum becoming white-gloved and easily flustered Establishment-types?

Two months ago, Skip Williamson, a noted local countercultural cartoonist who has worked with R. Crumb and Playboy, volunteered his talents to paint a sign — which has evolved into a mural — on the exterior wall of Eyedrum's alternative arts space on MLK Drive. He began work on...

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Thursday July 10, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Fenske's paintings aren't just child's play | more...

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Thursday July 3, 2003 12:04 am EDT

A child's birthday party should be a consummately happy event. But the talented painter Mia Merlin looks at that celebration through the wiser eyes of an adult. Removing nostalgia's blinders, Merlin's lovely, bittersweet paintings instead capture the truth of childhood as a mixture of expectation, anxiety, wonder and loneliness.

Drawing from home movies of her own family's birthday parties,...

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Thursday July 3, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Self-taught artist tackles slavery and segregation | more...

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Thursday July 3, 2003 12:04 am EDT

With 178 works of art in the mix, there's a pretty fair chance that something Looks Good on Paper in the Spruill Center for the Arts Gallery exhibition.

The second annual pulp show, which is loaded with riches and fluff, asks artists who have worked frequently on paper and those who are new to the medium to contribute work to this Paperalooza. A doozy of a -looza it is, too. The Spruill Center...

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Thursday June 26, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Five artists explore sex, identity and myth at the Contemporary | more...

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Thursday June 26, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Curator brings art to Crescent Avenue nightspot | more...

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Thursday June 19, 2003 12:04 am EDT
The Collector's Confession reveals the wonder that fuels scientific pursuits | more...

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Thursday June 12, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Genema Gallery merges art and religion | more...

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Thursday June 12, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Taking a Detour through ArtSpot | more...

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Thursday May 29, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Art emerges where least expected | more...

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Thursday May 29, 2003 12:04 am EDT

Tom Wesselmann's Great American Nudes are like billboards advertising, simply, "sex." This original Pop artist's nudes are featured in states of perpetual recline and come-hither vamping, arranging their bodies for the best view, making with the bedroom eyes and the parted legs.

Wesselmann's ultra-colorful prints in shades of lime, magenta, lemon Pledge yellow and grape are on the surface a...

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Wednesday May 21, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Nature takes center stage at Jackson Fine Art | more...

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Wednesday May 21, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Golda Lewis glorifies the transformative qualities of paper | more...

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Wednesday May 14, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Paradise City offers a mixed bag of works from Miami | more...

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Wednesday May 14, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Product as art; art as product | more...

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Wednesday April 30, 2003 12:04 am EDT

Barbie has been used so often as an artistic muse and fantasy appliance, it seemed like she had nothing more to say — that her symbolic critique in the service of feminism had been maxed out.

Recent Georgia State MFA graduate Sheila Pree's work, however, suggests that Barbie has more to teach us about a notion of perfection etched into the mind's eye, which mingles the plastic and the...

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Wednesday April 30, 2003 12:04 am EDT
18 Lives elevates the status of domestic housecats | more...

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Wednesday April 23, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Dos Pestaneos challenges the perception of truth | more...

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Wednesday April 16, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Lesser known works stand out in Pushkin show | more...

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Wednesday April 16, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Ripe brings a spark of Burning Man to Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday April 9, 2003 12:04 am EDT
Todd Murphy melds art and science at Lowe Gallery | more...

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Wednesday April 2, 2003 12:04 am EST
City of Radiance invades Eyedrum | more...

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Wednesday April 2, 2003 12:04 am EST
Atlanta Biennial's broad reach nets a mixed bag at the Contemporary | more...

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Wednesday March 26, 2003 12:04 am EST
Spelman's One Planet mocks its own examination of the social impact of hip-hop culture | more...

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Wednesday March 19, 2003 12:04 am EST
Changes in management at Eyedrum, City Galleries | more...

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Wednesday March 19, 2003 12:04 am EST
J. Ivcevich's retro renderings address a culture blind to ominous portents | more...

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Wednesday March 12, 2003 12:04 am EST
Kojo Griffin takes over Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia | more...

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Wednesday March 12, 2003 12:04 am EST
Video art show puts the focus on hair | more...

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Wednesday March 5, 2003 12:04 am EST
CowParade marches into Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday March 5, 2003 12:04 am EST

Sarah Hobbs translates psychological states to photographs whose trappings are as carefully arranged as a movie set. Give me a disorder, Hobbs suggests, and I will show you its manifestation, whether it's the downy, cottony confusion of "Memory Loss" or the gooey, chocolate-painted walls of "Obsessiveness."

These mini-worlds of psychic distress can have profound resonance, but at other times...

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Wednesday February 19, 2003 12:04 am EST
More artists and galleries are calling Castleberry Hill home | more...

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Wednesday February 19, 2003 12:04 am EST
Some things are better off left unsaid in Between | more...

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Wednesday February 12, 2003 12:04 am EST
Studio B9 spotlights the art nexus of West End | more...

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Wednesday February 5, 2003 12:04 am EST
Changing of the guard at Jackson Fine Art | more...

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Wednesday January 29, 2003 12:04 am EST
Sound art shows coincide at Eyedrum, GSU | more...

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Wednesday January 22, 2003 12:04 am EST
Youngblood stays true to its grassroots origins | more...

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Wednesday January 22, 2003 12:04 am EST
Nail contemplates the heady combination of beauty and danger | more...

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Wednesday January 15, 2003 12:04 am EST
Car-centric photographs capture comfortingly familiar cityscapes | more...

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Wednesday January 8, 2003 12:04 am EST
Public art gets a boost from Ukeles | more...

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Wednesday January 8, 2003 12:04 am EST
Public art gets a boost from Ukeles | more...

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Wednesday January 8, 2003 12:04 am EST
Like a taxidermist with a romantic streak, Atlanta artist Lisa Hart uses the often eerie, morbid artifacts of the natural world to summon up the eternal. In her exhibition at the Atlanta Financial Center, Contemplating Memory, Hart employs horseshoe crabs, turtle shells, butterfly wings, feathers, wishbones, human hair and snake skins in an ethereal, poetic language that invests these small... | more...

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Wednesday January 8, 2003 12:04 am EST
Carl Williams celebrates the ordinary in Coded Memories | more...

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Wednesday January 1, 2003 12:04 am EST
Schematics reveals Kay Hwang's ambiguous inventions | more...

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Wednesday December 25, 2002 12:04 am EST
Gretchen Hupfel 1963-2002 | more...

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Wednesday December 25, 2002 12:04 am EST
Solo show trades in the familiar at Marcia Wood Gallery | more...

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Wednesday December 18, 2002 12:04 am EST
story online only | more...

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Wednesday December 18, 2002 12:04 am EST
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia ends year on a high note | more...

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Wednesday December 11, 2002 12:04 am EST
High exhibition sets the mood of 19th-century Paris | more...

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Wednesday December 11, 2002 12:04 am EST
Less is more at Swan Coach House show | more...

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Wednesday December 4, 2002 12:04 am EST

Loss of innocence, rage, pride in institutions like the flag and the noble labor of firemen — all of these issues and more are addressed in True Colors: Meditations on the American Spirit at SunTrust Plaza Gallery. The post-Sept. 11 omnibus struggles to capture the cataclysmic philosophical shift that occurred for Americans in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

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Wednesday December 4, 2002 12:04 am EST
Spelman flexes new muscle with powerful Race in Digital Space | more...

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Wednesday November 27, 2002 12:04 am EST
Photo shows range from nostalgic to darkly brutal | more...

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Wednesday November 27, 2002 12:04 am EST
Flat is Beautiful' video is the gem in GSU's girl | more...

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Wednesday November 27, 2002 12:04 am EST

Entry into someone else's home is entry into an alien universe, where the smells, the furnishings, the pictures on the wall are uncanny and unfamiliar.

Weathering Time, a multimedia installation about home at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, bridges that gap between a familiar idea of home and a strange, unfamiliar one. It is an invitation to occupy, for a moment, another person's home in...

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Wednesday November 20, 2002 12:04 am EST
Small Deaths is a troubling fugue on a parent's worst nightmare. It fixates on the unspoken paradox of childrearing — that nothing brings you so close to life, and so close to an awareness of death. The solo show from Atlanta's Joseph Peragine — comprised of two large-scale paintings, an animated short video and small paintings drawn from the video — explores new territory for... | more...

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Wednesday November 13, 2002 12:04 am EST
The Contemporary revisits the art of portraiture | more...

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Wednesday November 13, 2002 12:04 am EST
Self-proclaimed experts share Heti's 'Trampoline Hall' | more...

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Wednesday November 6, 2002 12:04 am EST
Trinity show underscores the American origins of Pop art | more...

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Wednesday November 6, 2002 12:04 am EST

Hodgson Photo Service, tucked into a 14th Street strip mall next to the Silver Skillet, is one of the quirkier venues for the multi-tentacled Atlanta Celebrates Photography event, now in its sweeping-up-the-confetti and pulling-down-the-streamers phase of its month-long photo-palooza.

Some of the work in Judy Kuniansky's show On the Edge can veer into well-trod territory. Typical is a...

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Wednesday October 30, 2002 12:04 am EST
Laylah Ali strips back the veneer of civility to reveal its brutality | more...

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Wednesday October 30, 2002 12:04 am EST
Artists get the word out with stealth and public access TV | more...

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Wednesday October 23, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Video Show captures the ethereal elements of identity | more...

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Wednesday October 16, 2002 12:04 am EDT
An architectural sign of the times | more...

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Wednesday October 9, 2002 12:04 am EDT

Like a mirage luring gamblers to their doom, Katherine Taylor's oil paintings of Mississippi casinos observed from a great distance capture the changeable, bewitching aspects of light. Taylor uses paint to ambient effect, attempting to capture the properties that can make the human animal as susceptible to luminescence as so many moths, flapping against the heat.

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Wednesday October 2, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta Celebrates Photography in October | more...

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Wednesday October 2, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Two shows offer two different approaches to art from foreign lands | more...

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Wednesday September 25, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Photographer David Levinthal gets creepy with XXX | more...

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Wednesday September 25, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Calendar-art quality of photographs obscures environmental message | more...

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Wednesday September 18, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Metal sculptor debuts subversive masterwork | more...

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Wednesday September 18, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Magritte mini-show leaves viewer hungry for more | more...

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Wednesday September 11, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Babies take charge in New Cry at Eyedrum | more...

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Wednesday September 11, 2002 12:04 am EDT
__Vantages of Atlanta that waver between sunny boosterism and the edgier realities behind that reflect civic pride can be found at A Sense of the City: Five Photographers' Perspectives of Atlanta at ArtWalk.In the former category, Ilia Varcev's cheery photos of parades and construction workers are meant to give the city back its own neat, packaged view of itself. Tova Rose Baruch offers more... | more...

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Wednesday September 4, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Sobriety won't stave off pink elephants at this year's ArtParty | more...

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Wednesday August 28, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Landscape show at Sandler Hudson skims the surface | more...

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Wednesday August 28, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Imaginings, a group show devoted to artists with disabilities at Arts for All Gallery, suggests life's setbacks have not necessarily translated to the largely bright, festive works by the artists. Typifying this trend toward loveliness, ceramic artist Paula Buford forms clay into bowls crafted of intertwined angels. She sums up some of the utopian strains in the work on display when she says,... | more...

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Wednesday August 21, 2002 12:04 am EDT
America's Backyard probes our racist past | more...

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Wednesday August 21, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Well-connected art duo take their leave | more...

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Wednesday August 7, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Survey takes stock of Atlanta's historic sites and buildings | more...

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Wednesday August 7, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Eyedrum exhibition fails to shed much light on the legacy of lynching | more...

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Wednesday August 7, 2002 12:04 am EDT
High production costs render artmaking a labor of love | more...

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Wednesday July 31, 2002 12:04 am EDT
IG festival goes against grain of Atlanta art | more...

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Wednesday July 31, 2002 12:04 am EDT
ShedSpace brings art to our own back yards | more...

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Wednesday July 24, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Transitions takes a CliffsNotes approach to the careers of six local artists | more...

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Wednesday July 24, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Two very different venues arrive at the same conclusion | more...

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Wednesday July 24, 2002 12:04 am EDT
David Isenhour gets colorful with Saturday Morning sculpture | more...

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Wednesday July 17, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Jacob Lawrence links High exhibition with Spelman show | more...

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Wednesday July 17, 2002 12:04 am EDT

The fledgling Saltworks Gallery continues its run of aesthetically high standards with a solo show by Kathryn Refi, a recent University of Georgia master's of fine arts graduate.

Cool, architectural — but personal — minimalism defines Refi's rendering of autobiography into clean statistics. The artist documents "The Distance I Walked" in a day on an enormous wall-sized sheet of...

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Wednesday July 10, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Blink runneth over with images by notable up-and-comers | more...

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Wednesday July 10, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Athens' art scene gets a boost from ATHICA | more...

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Wednesday July 10, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Donald Locke's human forms range from spooky to sweet | more...

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Wednesday July 3, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Eyedrum examines All Small things | more...

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Wednesday July 3, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Ellie Lee Weems captured telling details in vintage photographs | more...

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Wednesday June 26, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Can the symphony make beautiful music with Calatrava? | more...

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Wednesday June 26, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Multi-tasking curators shape the future of Atlanta's art scene | more...

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Wednesday June 26, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Coded Language at City Gallery Chastain defies the notion that graffiti writers just scribble on public property. Linh Ho-Carter, the international show's organizer, includes sculpture, paintings, drawings and projections along with an entire bus stop to prove her point. Behind the twisted letters, acronyms and symbols, she says, is a coded visual language that has left its stamp on fine art.... | more...

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Wednesday June 19, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Lunch: a Psychic Landscape skewers consumer culture at Jackson Fine Art | more...

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Wednesday June 19, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Nene Humphrey's cosmic clusters converge at Kiang Gallery | more...

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Wednesday June 19, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Spanish-born Juan Perdiguero plays with beauty and the beast in Bestiario at Atlanta College of Art Gallery. Seventeen human-size canines inhabit the gallery, evoking the savage and serene nature of our favored domestic animal. Running, leaping, pausing to stare, their dark, intelligent figures cling directly to the white walls. The striking photographic-like images reconsider the notion of dog... | more...

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Wednesday June 12, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Super-charged Electric Arts Alliance bristles with energy | more...

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Wednesday June 5, 2002 12:04 am EDT
After Life trades substance for style at Solomon Projects | more...

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Wednesday June 5, 2002 12:04 am EDT
An airy optimism imbues Pore at Mattress Factory | more...

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Wednesday May 29, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta skyline provides backdrop for new sculpture park | more...

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Wednesday May 29, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Socially conscious pranksters liven up the scene | more...

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Wednesday May 15, 2002 12:04 am EDT
New arts collective introduces Atlanta to NoNo | more...

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Wednesday May 15, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Curb Appeal captures Atlanta's mishmash of developments | more...

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Wednesday May 15, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Local institutions struggle with the challenges of contemporary art | more...

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Wednesday May 8, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia pays homage to Heath Gallery | more...

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Wednesday May 1, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Without Sanctuary casts America's dirty little secret into the light | more...

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Wednesday April 24, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Georgia Triennial offers a taste of local artists' works | more...

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Wednesday April 10, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Love Among the Dissociated reflects the two worlds of artist Anthony Milella | more...

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Wednesday April 10, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta/New York Connection misses the mark by a mile | more...

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Wednesday April 3, 2002 12:04 am EST
John Bankston explores identity and utopia at ACA | more...

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Wednesday April 3, 2002 12:04 am EST
Jock Sturges courts controversy with his passion for nudes | more...

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Wednesday March 27, 2002 12:04 am EST
Kojo Griffin combines elegance and terror at Saltworks show | more...

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Wednesday March 27, 2002 12:04 am EST
Words and structures coexist in solo shows at Marcia Wood | more...

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Wednesday March 20, 2002 12:04 am EST
Optimism reigns in Zimbabwean's work | more...

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Wednesday March 20, 2002 12:04 am EST
Tracey Moffatt's Fourth explores the agony of defeat | more...

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Wednesday March 13, 2002 12:04 am EST
Poodle power rules in Holiday Melt at Solomon Projects | more...

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Wednesday March 13, 2002 12:04 am EST
Clowning around in Round One | more...

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Wednesday March 13, 2002 12:04 am EST
Trinity Gallery celebrates the life of Frederick Hart | more...

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Wednesday March 6, 2002 12:04 am EST
Delaney show explores the emotions of a singular color | more...

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Wednesday February 27, 2002 12:04 am EST
Breadth lives up to its name at Eyedrum | more...

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Wednesday February 27, 2002 12:04 am EST
Munch's later career on view at the High | more...

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Wednesday February 20, 2002 12:04 am EST
African artists tell the tale of a beloved leader's rise and fall | more...

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Wednesday February 20, 2002 12:04 am EST
Indiscriminate Software: The Vagina proves bigger isn't necessarily better | more...

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Wednesday February 13, 2002 12:04 am EST
Ayutthaya Gallery brings contemporary Thai art to Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday February 13, 2002 12:04 am EST
Paradise explores the culture of tourism | more...

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Wednesday February 6, 2002 12:04 am EST
Un/Natural Selection explores the cost of progress | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2002 12:04 am EST
Art Papers hosts third annual silent art auction | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2002 12:04 am EST
Saltworks Gallery an ambitious experiment in building an arts community | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2002 12:04 am EST
Dream inspires show that explores female oppression | more...

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Wednesday January 23, 2002 12:04 am EST
Dale Chihuly opening at Lowe Gallery a smash | more...

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Wednesday January 16, 2002 12:04 am EST
Submerged explores the day-glo world of the ocean deep | more...

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Wednesday January 9, 2002 12:04 am EST
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia promises to change Atlanta's cultural landscape | more...

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Wednesday January 9, 2002 12:04 am EST
'Displaced' is misplaced at Ballroom Studios | more...

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Wednesday December 26, 2001 12:04 am EST
Local artists' works foretell 9-11's far-reaching effects on the cultural landscape | more...

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Wednesday December 26, 2001 12:04 am EST
The best of 2001's visual arts offerings | more...

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Wednesday December 26, 2001 12:04 am EST
New venues a trend for city's visual arts scene | more...

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Wednesday December 26, 2001 12:04 am EST
Remembering Howard Finster | more...

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Wednesday December 19, 2001 12:04 am EST
O. Winston Link show exposes America on both sides of the tracks | more...

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Wednesday December 19, 2001 12:04 am EST
Lost Places installation misses connection with Found Spaces | more...

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Wednesday December 12, 2001 12:04 am EST
Photography show reveals a romantic eye for classic compositions | more...

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Wednesday December 12, 2001 12:04 am EST
Andres Serrano can't be ignored — or so he hopes | more...

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Wednesday December 5, 2001 12:04 am EST
Grimm's sculptures a perfect fit for Solomon Projects' refurbished space | more...

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Wednesday December 5, 2001 12:04 am EST
Haunting Snowman People reveals a sinister foreboding | more...

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Wednesday November 28, 2001 12:04 am EST
Images of death and violence repel and compel at The Contemporary | more...

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Wednesday November 28, 2001 12:04 am EST
Three shows offer historic views of African-American life | more...

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Wednesday November 21, 2001 12:04 am EST
Cathartic Art Spot show reacts to 9-11 tragedy | more...

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Wednesday November 14, 2001 12:04 am EST
Vestiges of an industrial age at Eyedrum | more...

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Wednesday November 7, 2001 12:04 am EST
Minimalist show packs a wallop at Kiang | more...

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Wednesday October 31, 2001 12:04 am EST

The current exhibition at the Atlanta College of Art Gallery is a must-do. Where else in town can you experience a live seismic data stream from the Hayward Fault line in California? Or see the world through the eyes of Tillie, the telerobotic doll? When it comes to artful play with new media, Telematic Connections: The Virtual Embrace is off the hook.

ACA Gallery director Lisa Fischman, who...

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Wednesday October 17, 2001 12:04 am EDT
The High Museum pairs Winslow Homer with his critics | more...

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Wednesday October 17, 2001 12:04 am EDT
City Gallery Chastain takes A Rare Look Into the Work of Contemporary Vietnamese-American Artists | more...

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Wednesday October 10, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Carlos Museum debuts new collection of Egyptian art | more...

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Wednesday October 10, 2001 12:04 am EDT
21-year-old Noah Saunders returns with joyful exhibition | more...

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Wednesday October 10, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Local art galleries experience a growth spurt | more...

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Wednesday October 3, 2001 12:04 am EDT

Duality dominates the bilingual exhibition Belonging / Pertenecer at City Gallery East this fall. Works by 10 Latino artists based in Atlanta, New York and Miami recall the poignancy of acculturation through painting, collage, sculpture, photography, masks and totemic objects.

While many contemporary artists have abandoned explicit ethnic themes in favor of more universal concerns, these...

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Wednesday October 3, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Month-long celebration showcases photography's brightest talents | more...

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Wednesday September 26, 2001 12:04 am EDT
The Art of Encaustic Painting at Marcia Wood Gallery | more...

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Wednesday September 19, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Ballroom Studios hosts silent auction in effort to secure nonprofit status | more...

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Wednesday September 19, 2001 12:04 am EDT

Amateur-taken night photos rarely turn out well. The blurry, runny images we snap with our 35mm cameras usually end up in the garbage, our hopes for capturing spectacular evening images dashed.

Michael Kenna built his career on moody, black-and-white photography taken at dawn, dusk and pitch-black night. His chilling, atmospheric prints of the snowy Russian countryside, French architecture and...

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Wednesday September 5, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Traveling exhibit evokes Ballad of John and Yoko | more...

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Wednesday September 5, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Things are getting bad at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. They're building pagan altars out of clay, hanging bloody slasher-flick photos, scrawling heavy-metal skulls.It's all part of the preparation for "Decadence," the Contemporary's 19th annual ArtParty. A fund raiser for the art center, ArtParty also serves as a super-sized opening night for the new exhibition Dirty Deeds Done Dirt... | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2001 12:04 am EDT
A picture is worth 1K words at Swan Coach House gallery | more...

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Wednesday August 22, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Repetition breaks the mold for summer shows | more...

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Wednesday August 22, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Angela West's 'My Father' series is the highlight of Fresh | more...

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Wednesday August 22, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Artists' residency in South Africa reaps loaded Baggage | more...

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Wednesday August 15, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Bluemilk founders take off for Prudenia | more...

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Wednesday August 15, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Eyedrum bids old space farewell with eclectic show | more...

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Wednesday August 8, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Guided by Signs builds communication between hearing, deaf | more...

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Wednesday August 1, 2001 12:04 am EDT
ShedSpace provides a neighborly way to exhibit art | more...

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Wednesday July 25, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Process ignites Tire Fires and a talking car | more...

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Wednesday July 18, 2001 12:04 am EDT

Artist Olivia ThomAson uses her acclaimed gallery, the Primitive Eye, not just to display unique exhibitions of folk art, but also to expose fledgling artists to the community. "Everybody has got to start somewhere," she says.

Four years ago, Thomason created the Dog Days Folk Art Festival to introduce the public to her new gallery, and give rising folk artists a chance to display their work....

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Wednesday July 18, 2001 12:04 am EDT
In today's competitive art world, commissions, reviews and steep art prices can overshadow collaborative efforts. Putting rivalries aside, six neighboring galleries are teaming up for a visual arts event July 20 that will emphasize the nostalgic theme of summertime in Cuba. The gathering, titled White Linen, combines the forces of Anthony Ardavin Gallery, Bender Fine Art, Galerie Timothy Tew,... | more...

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Wednesday July 11, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Angel Project an engaging study of things to come | more...

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Wednesday July 11, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Out of Order examines our physical world | more...

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Wednesday July 4, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Michelangelo exhibit a dry study at the High | more...

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Wednesday June 27, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Blurring the line between fashion and art | more...

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Wednesday June 20, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Swamp Sanctuary a wry look at man's complex relationship with nature | more...

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Wednesday June 20, 2001 12:04 am EDT

A suburban museum recovering from near financial meltdown looks to reinvent itself and still please — and challenge — its core audience. An impossible task?

The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art sure hopes not. Opening this weekend, Georgia Crossroads: Intersections in a Changing Landscape takes the museum places it hasn't been before. Curated by Jerry Cullum, senior editor for Art...

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Wednesday June 20, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Liggins trades fashion for art at Sklo Gallery | more...

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Wednesday June 20, 2001 12:04 am EDT
A '50s fad achieves status in the new millennium | more...

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Wednesday June 13, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Baerwalde explores subliminal aesthetic at Marcia Wood Gallery | more...

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Wednesday June 13, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Essence of femininity eludes Lipstick | more...

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Wednesday June 13, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Robert Lindsey Walker was a cab-driving scavenger who found his goldmine in the streets of historic Savannah, the town where he spent his entire life. When he died seven years ago, a lifetime of collected pens and markers, papers, letters, folders and calendars were discovered in his home, along with a stack of unique architectural drawings. Some of his inventive illustrations are on view this... | more...

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Wednesday June 6, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Manipulated photos comment on images from the past in The Hampton Project | more...

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Wednesday May 30, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Eyedrum gets a hard-on for Hardware: The Penis Show | more...

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Wednesday May 23, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Abstracts explore Biloxi's transformation at Callanwolde | more...

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Wednesday May 23, 2001 12:04 am EDT
America's quest for progress subverted at Swan Coach House | more...

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Wednesday May 16, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Young Blood keeps urban spirit alive in Grant Park with Krylon and Beyond | more...

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Wednesday May 16, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Equine fever rages at Marietta museum | more...

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Wednesday May 9, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Peripheral Visions gives a nod to notorious females | more...

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Wednesday May 9, 2001 12:04 am EDT
E.K. Huckaby laments loss at Solomon Projects | more...

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Wednesday May 2, 2001 12:04 am EDT
City Gallery East's Index examines the art of self-reflection | more...

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Wednesday May 2, 2001 12:04 am EDT



When Georgia Schley Ritchie began curating shows in London, she says she was just another person interested in British art. But in Atlanta, Schley Ritchie's shows are a break from the ordinary. This weekend's More Cool Britannia brings a host of works by 18 British artists to a seldom-open downtown space.

More Cool Britannia is the second local offering from Young Masters, the company...

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Wednesday April 25, 2001 12:04 am EDT
In a town whose funkiness quotient seems to be dwindling weekly, thank goodness for alternative art spaces like the Ballroom Studios, a cultural upstart hidden away in a nondescript Fairlie-Poplar walk-up. Beginning April 20 the space hosts Atlanta College of Art graduate and current Brooklyn resident Jena Jones' not cute-cute, but scary-scary, anatomically correct sculptures of the life stages... | more...

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Wednesday April 25, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Breaking into NYC art scene no easy task for ex-Atlantans | more...

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Wednesday April 11, 2001 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta Biennial 2001 combines the whimsical with the disturbing | more...

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Wednesday April 11, 2001 12:04 am EDT

The senior exit show is a rite of passage for graduating art students everywhere, a typically dull affair where pupils, parents, teachers and classmates come together for a final round of backslaps and coos before entering the harsh reality of the market.

But Lee Causseux and Chantelle Minarcine have a grander exit in mind. The graduating seniors from the Atlanta College of Art have organized...

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Wednesday March 28, 2001 12:04 am EST
Works by German arts educators tread familiar ground | more...

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Wednesday March 28, 2001 12:04 am EST
Video art and metal sculpture intersect in subSensory | more...

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Wednesday March 28, 2001 12:04 am EST
If you like your art with cream on top, don't miss the fifth annual erotica art show this weekend. Founded by former Atlanta artist William Downs in the mid-1990s, the show has taken place in various alternative venues around town, including the Lake Claire Baptist Church and the Mattress Factory. This year, it's being held in a subterranean space attached to a seedy strip mall on Howell Mill... | more...

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Wednesday March 21, 2001 12:04 am EST
Soho Myriad show illuminates venue's shortcomings | more...

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Wednesday March 21, 2001 12:04 am EST
Degas exhibition reasserts High's penchant for impressionism | more...

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Wednesday March 14, 2001 12:04 am EST
Modern art exhibition bears mark of astute collectors | more...

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Wednesday March 14, 2001 12:04 am EST
Imagine taking a 10-week art class where your assignment is to mount an actual exhibition. That's just what happened to four students in the Gallery Management program at the Atlanta College of Art community education division. Instructor Mustafah Dhada decided that his four students already had the know-how to organize a show. So they did. 4walls debuts and ends on the same night, March 16, at... | more...

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Wednesday March 14, 2001 12:04 am EST
As Atlanta's public transportation system grows increasingly inaccessible, it should come as no surprise that self-propulsion is the subject of two shows at Eyedrum this month titled Heavy Metal: The Bikes of Matt Colman and I Am My Transportation. From the banal to the bizarre, a handful of local artists have created a series of works dealing with everything from bicycle and shoe fetishes, to... | more...

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Wednesday March 7, 2001 12:04 am EST
First African-American to solo at MOMA featured at High's downtown gallery | more...

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Wednesday February 28, 2001 12:04 am EST
Palimpsest examines history, both real and imagined | more...
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