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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.

Moxley...

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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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