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Bob Butler
© Bob Butler
THE TEAR-IMBUED HANDKERCHIEF OF VIC CHAMPIGNOLE
TWIN KITTENS
Featuring work by: Kris Allison, Bob Butler

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 18, to Sat, Nov 13 2010

The Tear-Imbued Handkerchief of Vic Champignole is a collaborative effort between visual artist Bob Butler and author Kris Allison. The short story follows a narrator’s relationship with Vic Champignole's fall from fame, a renowned landscape designer careening into madness. The narrator witnesses his own father, an inventor, struggling to cope with what life has dealt him and what his personal ambitions have been. In many ways, his father and Vic share this common conflict while they investigate it in contrasting ways. We see Vic delve into the chaos that nature seems to possess while the narrator and you, the reader, look in- much like a Greek chorus in ancient tragedies.

Nine photographs by Bob Butler depict imagined moments corresponding to the story and serve to further flesh out the narrative, rather than disclose the stories deeper ideas or simply illustrate key moments. The large photographs present Vic Champignole’s strange obsession and study with chaos, foliage, dirt and vegetation. Among the nine images are stations for reading and following along in the text to see how the two correlate. A 40 page fine art book has been published in conjunction with this exhibition.

: Sat, Sep 18, 7pm - 10pm

TWIN KITTENS
1016 Howell Mill Rd
Unit 3208 (Gallery entrance on 10th St)
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 803-4316
web: http://www.twinkittens.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/518
ACP Listing #: 046

Michael Oliveri
© Michael Oliveri
INNERSPACE
TWIN KITTENS
Featuring work by: Michael Oliveri

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 18, to Sat, Oct 9 2010

Michael Oliveri’s latest works of art explore the beautiful but harsh biological micro environments that exist virtually unseen in daily life. The pictures often appear extraterrestrial, but actually depict the little explored microscopic vistas of Earth. The micrographs cause the viewer to be lured in, based on what first looks familiar to the eye.

In regard to these photographic works, Michael shares that “the Innerspace micrographs are about studying the relationship between the micro and macro environments that surround us.”

A Los Angeles native, Michael received his MFA in New Genres from UCLA and a BFA in Sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently the chair and creator of the ArtX department at the University of Georgia.

His work is conceptually based utilizing a wide range of media from large computer prints to multi-media installations and performances. Live animals, immigrant workers, hydroponics, radio signal technology, effects processors, video and photography are examples of his unlimited palette. Mr. Oliveri currently lives and works in Athens, Georgia.

: Sat, Sep 18, 7pm - 10pm

TWIN KITTENS
1016 Howell Mill Rd
Unit 3208 (Gallery entrance on 10th St.)
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 803-4316
web: http://www.twinkittens.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/523
ACP Listing #: 045

Michael Koehler
© Michael Koehler
Free People of Color and Other Pictures
Get This! Gallery
Featuring work by: Dinah DiNova, Michael Koehler, Craig Mammano, Santiago Mostyn

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 25, to Sat, Nov 6 2010

The time-honored image of an American social ideal is given a rigorous evaluation in the recent work of four young photographers who, working within traditional photographic processes, engage the dynamic between historical inequality and a depiction of the contemporary South.

: Sat, Oct 16, 12pm - 1pm

Free People of Color and Other Pictures

Curator and participating photographer, Santiago Mostyn will give an informal lecture on the four person photography exhibition, Free People of Color and Other Pictures.

Get This! Gallery
662 11th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (678) 596-4451
web: http://www.getthisgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/613
ACP Listing #: 056

 
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SALTWORKS
SALTWORKS

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 25, to Sat, Nov 6 2010

 

SALTWORKS
664 11th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 5pm
web: http://www.saltworksgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/662
ACP Listing #: 059

David Damon
© David Damon
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Darkroom Workshops
authenTEAK outdoor furniture
Featuring work by: Matt Berger, Gretchen Connell, David Damon, Avery Draut, Chris McClure, Liz Nones Wall, Raenell Soller

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 1, to Sun, Oct 31 2010

Enroll in one of our workshops, all offering additional darkroom access. We primarily create Black and White or Monochrome pieces using traditional darkroom methods . Some of us also scan negatives to utilize digital printing, and still maintain the unique look and detail that only Film Photography can provide.

Please contact David Damon, focalpoints@comcast.net, or callanwolde.org at 404.664.4213.

This year we will be presenting pieces spanning a variety of working styles portraying work, play and culture, here and abroad.

authenTEAK outdoor furniture
1094 huff road
atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 525-1995
web: http://www.authenteak.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/455
ACP Listing #: 075

Jefferson Hayman, courtesy Thomas Deans Fine Art
© Jefferson Hayman, courtesy Thomas Deans Fine Art
I See You. Do You See Me?
CherryLion Studios
Featuring work by: William Boling, Christian Bradley-West, Jefferson Hayman, Beth Lilly, Rob McDonald, Laura Noel, Amira Price, Ansley West

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 1, to Fri, Oct 29 2010

To examine the relationship between privacy, intimacy and voyeurism in a world increasingly open to removing the line between public and private. As we move about in public we reluctantly allow ourselves to be watched in stores, at the ATM, in the airport, and even in art galleries. Conversely, we are drawn to watching others who actively permit their lives to be filmed for television or even may be unaware of being seen in personal circumstances. What is our part in this voyeurism? Is there an intrinsic desire to connect and understand when we watch? There is also that aspect of something forbidden about watching or being watched. We are not supposed to pry into others lives or know about their secrets or hidden places and yet we want to. Maybe it is to know that we are not all different; that the things we think make us singular really make us the same. Co-curated by Susan Todd-Raque and Christian Bradley-West.

See the I See You. Do You See Me? press release.

: Fri, Oct 1, 7pm - 10pm

CherryLion Studios
889 Morris Street
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 6pm
p: (404) 273-5103
web: http://www.SusanTodd-Raque.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/604
ACP Listing #: 080

Linda Rathke
© Linda Rathke
Women In Focus: Artist's Choice
Digital Arts Studio
Featuring work by: Hazel Berger, Anne Berry, Vicki Bethel, Debra Booth, Myrtie Cope, Gail Des Jardin, Bobi Dimond, Ruth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, Susan Helber, Toni James, Dana Kemp, Kate Lynch, Marty Maxwell, Melissa Moore, Amira Price, Gittel Price, Linda Rathke, Kelly Thompson, Tiffany Weigel

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sat, Oct 30 2010

An exhibit of a variety of subjects by members of Women In Focus, a photography organization for women who have an interest in promoting and supporting the photographic arts. The club provides a opportunity to network with other women who want to grow in photography. www.womeninfocus.us

: Sat, Oct 2, 6pm - 9pm

Women In Focus: Artist's Choice

Join us for the opening night of the Women In Focus Artist's Choice Event at Digital Arts Studio.

Digital Arts Studio
1082-B Huff Road
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
p: (404) 352-9779
web: http://www.digitalartsstudio.net
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/540
ACP Listing #: 098

Karen Brummund
© Karen Brummund
ACP Public Art: "Before 1190 Huff Road"
1190 Huff Road NW
Featuring work by: Karen Brummund

: Sat, Oct 2, 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sat, Oct 30 2010

ACP Public Art: "Before 1190 Huff Road"

ACP has a rich history of temporary public art projects that reach out to audiences who may never go into traditional arts venues. Each year a different artist is commissioned to produce a project. Our featured artist for 2010 is Karen Brummund. Looking down the tracks of the Western & Atlantic Railway, industrial buildings testify to Atlanta's past glory as "Terminus." Inside these historic warehouses worked a community that fueled the forward thinking and booming economy of the early 20th century. Now obsolete, these buildings take on new identities.

Returning to their home off Marietta Street soon after the surrender of Atlanta in 1864, Sara Huff can't recall a single country home or church that once destroyed was restored. A few months after escaping Sherman's march down the tracks, young Sara describes their homestead as a "monument to solitude" in a "picture of desolation." Built on the foundation of an 1830s log cabin, this pre-civil war home survived Sherman's march, but did not survive the industrial enlightenment of the 1950s.

In this installation, a photograph of the Huff House is placed on a warehouse from the 1950s that stands on the earlier Huff family property. Over time, this historical photograph will deteriorate and fall off. As the two dimensional representation of the past intermingles with the three-dimensional building, the installation reveals imaginative, abstract, and fresh ways to see the story of this community. As we look forward to a prosperous and generous city, this temporary public artwork considers what is gained and lost through time.

ACP would like to thank the following for allowing the use of their building for this project. Please visit these showrooms, artist studios and businesses while you are there:
RYR Properties
Provenance Antiques
Stanton Home Furnishings
Art Space International
M2M Draperies & Upholstery

1190 Huff Road NW
Intersection of Huff Road and Ellsworth Industrial
Atlanta, GA 30318-4124  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/683
ACP Listing #: 006

Chi Peng
© Chi Peng
Chi Peng, "Between No Longer and Not Yet"
Kiang Gallery
Featuring work by: Zhang Dali, Chi Peng, Danielle Roney

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 8, to Thu, Dec 23 2010

CHI PENG, Beijing.
Between No Longer and Not Yet, a solo exhibition of five new large format staged color photographs, brilliantly capturing the essence of a state of mind or a mood, which may be hard to remember, constantly shifting between mood and memory; one never truly knows or understands what state of mind he or she is in. Was it temporary mood; or was it permanent memory or something in between?

Image credit: Chi Peng, "Mood is Never Better Than Memory December"

: Sat, Oct 9, 11am - 12pm

Kiang Gallery
1011 A Marietta St
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 12am - 5pm
p: (404) 892-5477
web: http://www.kiang-gallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/438
ACP Listing #: 109

Steve Aishman
© Steve Aishman
Laura Poitras: O’ Say Can You See? and Steve Aishman and Jaimie Warren: Recent Photographs
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Featuring work by: Steve Aishman, Laura Poitras, Jaimie Warren

: Sat, Oct 9, 8pm - 10pm

O’ Say Can You See? is Laura Poitras’s film installation that documents the moment of innocence when America waited for the dead to arise. Filmed in September 2001 at Ground Zero in New York, with audio recorded at the Yankees come-from-behind Game 4 World Series victory in October 2001, it is a meditation on loss and revenge.

Atlanta-based Steve Aishman and Kansas City-based Jaimie Warren are photographers who create portraits and still lifes that speak to conditions of friendship, food, popular culture, and absurdity. Their works are presented in a two-person exhibition focusing on their use of staged scenarios and snapshot aesthetics.

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 9, to Sun, Dec 12 2010

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
Thu: 11am - 8pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 688-1970
web: http://www.thecontemporary.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/589
ACP Listing #: 126

Lucinda Bunnen
© Lucinda Bunnen
Women in Focus XVII
Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech
Featuring work by: Members of Women in Focus

: Wed, Oct 13, 6:30pm - 9pm

Reception for the juried exhibit of Women In Focus XVII. Juror - Brenda Massie of Hagedorn Foundation Gallery. womeninfocus.us

Exhibition: Wed, Sep 1, to Sun, Oct 31 2010

Women in Focus XVII

A juried exhibit featuring photographs by members of Women In Focus, an organization founded for women to support and promote the photographic arts. Juror Brenda Massie is Director of the Hagedorn Foundation Gallery. View the photographs during performances or call 404-894-2787 to make an appointment to visit the gallery. hagedornfoundationgallery.org

Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech
349 Ferst Drive Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30332  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 4pm - 9pm
p: (404) 894-2787
web: http://ferstcenter.gatech.edu
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/646
ACP Listing #: 130

Uelsmann & Taylor
© Uelsmann & Taylor
ACP Lecture Series
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
Featuring work by: Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann

: Thu, Oct 14, 7pm - 9pm

Jerry Uelsmann has been called a "legend" and a "master photographer". Using labor intensive techniques to achieve his crisp, dreamlike, black and white compositions, Uelsmann is one of photography's best known darkroom pioneers. He has exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and is in the permanent collections of major institutions on over 6 countries.

Maggie Taylor works solely with digital images. Her playful spirit comes through in her work and contributes to its wide acceptance. She won the Santa Fe Center for Photography's Project Competition in 2004 and her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe and is represented within the permanent collections of numerous museums.

Jerry and Maggie are also husband and wife - two innovative photographers who create their imagery in very different ways with very different results, but equally dazzling effect!

This lecture coincides with exhibitions by Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor at the Art Institute of Atlanta's Sandy Springs and Decatur Campuses (see ACP listings 061 & 062 for details).

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
IPST Georgia Tech Campus
500 10th St
Atlanta, GA 30332-0620  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 894-7849
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/679
ACP Listing #: 010

Cody VanderKaay
© Cody VanderKaay
Physical Environments Support Mental Environments
TWIN KITTENS
Featuring work by: Cody VanderKaay

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 16, to Sat, Nov 13 2010

“A billboard is often seen as an invasive ubiquitous structure; with it's content disappearing in contrast to it's dimension. Some see geography in the same light, limiting their view of the world to the small space in front of them.” -Cody VanderKaay

Cody VanderKaay’s most recent photographic works feature expansive desert landscapes that have miniature billboards temporarily imposed into the picture frame. Positive affirmations have been transcribed onto the billboards. These small constructions create the illusion that they are monumental structures in contrast to the serene landscape.

Joshua Tree National Park remains minimally unaffected and uninterrupted
by human activity making the location specific for this body of work.

Cody VanderKaay is an artist, educator, skater, and cyclist with a fondness for mountains and deserts. A Master of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, he lives in Michigan and is focused on sustainable practices in the studio. The rest of the time he shapes parable-like quotes, writes campy stories, and collaborates with friends. He also enjoys maximizing happiness.

: Sat, Oct 16, 7pm - 10pm

TWIN KITTENS
1016 Howell Mill Rd
Unit 3208 (Entrance on 10th St.)
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 803-4316
web: http://www.twinkittens.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/520
ACP Listing #: 142

Jackson Fine Art
© Jackson Fine Art
POST her: Contemporary Portraits of Women by Atlanta Artists
Jackson Fine Art's Project Space
Featuring work by: Various Artists

: Sat, Oct 16, 6pm - 8pm

Contemporary portraits of women by Atlanta artists, curated by Angela West and Anna Walker Skillman. Hours: by appointment only.

Jackson Fine Art's Project Space
White Provision Complex, next to Room & Board
1170 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 233-3739
web: http://www.jacksonfineart.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/527
ACP Listing #: 144

Judy Pishnery
© Judy Pishnery
ACP Closing Party
Atlantic Station Shopping District
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 30, 6pm - 10pm

Join ACP as we celebrate the end of another fantastic month of photography in Atlanta! This year’s closing party also marks the occasion of a spectacular one night only exhibition of work by Savannah College of Art and Design students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Over 100 photographs will be exhibited at the Atlantic Station shopping district bordered by 17th and 19th Streets, Market Street and State Street in midtown Atlanta. Come see this juried show featuring some of Atlanta’s best talent.

Parking is free for the first two hours. Additional information, location map and a list of participating artists is available at scadatlphoto.tumblr.com.

Atlantic Station Shopping District
Atlantic Drive and 18th St.
Directly above Doc Green's, take escalator 5 to the 2nd level
Atlanta, GA 30363  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 610-4298
web: http://scadatlphoto.tumblr.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/677
ACP Listing #: 020

Mark Steinmetz
© Mark Steinmetz
ACP Spotlight on Local Talent
Big Studio
Featuring work by: Mark Steinmetz

: Thu, Dec 9, 7pm - 9pm

Mark Steinmetz is a street photographer in the purest sense of the word. Influenced by Gary Winogrand and Lee Friedlander, Atget and Cartier-Bresson, it is obvious that Steinmetz knows about the "decisive moment". His strong belief in discipline and consistency mixes with his keen eye, wandering habits and an uncanny ability to know where to stand, to produce brilliant images of life in the American south.

Steinmetz is one of a rare breed of photographer today who develops his own film and prints his own black and white photographs by hand.

Steinmetz' work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and most recently the High Museum of Art. He is represented in Atlanta by Jackson Fine Art and by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York.

He is getting a lot of attention for the success of his three books published by Nasraeli Press: "South Central," "South East" and "Greater Atlanta", the latter chosen as one of Photo-Eye's top photo books of 2009.

Come be inspired by this local talent (he lives in Athens, GA ) as he talks about his work, his career path and future endeavors.

This event is free and open to the public. Reception at 6:30pm.

Big Studio
887 W. Marietta St. NW
Suite E
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/682
ACP Listing #: 018

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