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Tom Zarrilli
© Tom Zarrilli
Faces of the Yards of Clutter
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Featuring work by: Tom Zarrilli

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Sun, Nov 27 2011

Atlanta artist and yard sale doyen Tom Zarrilli presents an intriguing and amusing portrait of local yard sale sellers and the objects they no longer want in their lives.

: Fri, Sep 16, 7pm - 9pm

: Sat, Oct 8, 10am

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Rd. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 3pm
p: (404) 872-5338
web: http://www.callanwolde.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/702
ACP Listing #: 034

Cui Xiuwen
© Cui Xiuwen
Cui Xiuwen, Existential Emptiness
KIANG PROJECTS Atlanta Beijing
Featuring work by: Xiuwen Cui

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Sat, Nov 19 2011

Cui Xiuwen, 1970, is a conceptual photographer and video artist.  Her work often deals with women's issues and roles in Chinese society.  Cui’s latest work, a video, Spiritual Realm and picture series Existential Emptiness uses a keen psychological and spiritual perspective, probing the possibilities of human nature and man's symbiotic relationship to the primal state of mountains and rivers, in the cultural context of China. This series, informed by Chinese traditional aesthetics and philosophy, advances Cui's practice, paring down, restricting palette and exquisitely responding to the power and beauty of empty space, as antidote to materialism - "zen sounds in an empty valley deep in the soul of modern people". Existential Emptiness shows multidimensional tension between human and nature, human and human in three-dimensional space.

Cui lives and works in Beijing. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; ICP and Asia Society, NY, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; MOMA PS1 and solo exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux; Florence Museum; and Today Art Museum, Beijing. This is her first solo in Atlanta.

: Fri, Sep 16, 6pm - 8pm

KIANG PROJECTS Atlanta Beijing
1011 A Marietta St
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 12am - 5pm
p: (404) 892-5477
web: http://www.kiang-gallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/736
ACP Listing #: 027

David Boyd, Jr.
© David Boyd, Jr.
SlowExposures 2011
R.F. Strickland Center

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Sun, Sep 25 2011

The ninth annual juried exhibition presents images from over 40 photographers that celebrate the complexity and contradictions of the rural South. Workshops, seminars, satellite shows housed in historic buildings throughout Pike County, one hour south of Atlanta.

Jurors talk with Elisabeth Biondi and Peter Essick. Collectors Lecture with Alex Novack. The SlowExposures Ball. Sylvia Plachy presents "Dancing with Ghosts". Portfolio Review. John Bennette's invitational show "Southern Memories: Portraits" at the Whiskey Bonding Barn. Photo Book Workshop with Elizabeth Avedon.

See slowexposures.org for times and ticket information.

Other: Sun, Sep 18, 12pm - 1pm

Jurors Talk

2011 Jurors Elisabeth Biondi and Peter Essick discuss the selection process and exhibition images in this year's show. Open to all.

: Sun, Sep 18, 3pm - 5pm

Lunch & Learn with Sylvia Plachy

Sylvia Plachy presents "Dancing with Ghosts," a discussion of her work and what makes a good photograph. The $20 ticket price will also include box lunch at 1:30 and beverages.

R.F. Strickland Center
Main Street
Concord, GA 30206  [map: Google Maps]
p: (770) 567-3600
web: http://www.slowexposures.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/757
ACP Listing #: 026

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, 5pm - 7pm

Southern Memories: Portraits

John Bennette of NYC curates the second of his three part invitational show "Southern Memories." Join John for a lecture and reception on at the Whiskey Bonding Barn in Pike County.

Whiskey Bonding Barn
9263 Old Zebulon Road
Molena, GA 30258  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Fri: 2pm - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (770) 567-3600
web: http://www.slowexposures.org

Other: Fri, Sep 16, 4pm - 5pm

Collector's Talk with Alex Novak

Cutting edge discussion on the art of collecting photography with internationally-known art dealer Alex Novak. Tickets: $75

Historic New Hebron Baptist Church
570 New Hebron Church Road
Concord, GA 30206  [map: Google Maps]
p: (770) 567-1103
web: http://www.slowexposures.org

David Simonton
© David Simonton
David Simonton: Selections from The Ellis Island Portfolio
A Novel Experience
Featuring work by: David Simonton

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Sat, Oct 29 2011

From 1892 through 1954 more than 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island, America's immigration station located in New York Harbor. In 1988, David Simonton was invited to participate in the Ellis Island Project: Documentation/Interpretation. From September 1988 to June 1989 David had complete access to the island's 33 buildings in exchange for pictures documenting the restoration. His moving images reflect what he calls "a perfect synergy: an incredible subject, buildings steeped in history, beautiful light, and a project that encouraged interpretation." Join us in welcoming David to A Novel Experience during the opening weekend of the SlowExposures Photography Festival.

: Sun, Sep 18, 9am - 11pm

A Novel Experience
426 Thomaston Street
Zebulon, GA 30295  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 7pm
Sun: 9am - 5pm
p: (770) 567-1103
web: http://www.anovelexperience
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/761
ACP Listing #: 033

Jerry Siegel
© Jerry Siegel
Jerry Siegel: Geraldine
Barbara Archer Gallery
Featuring work by: Jerry Siegel

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Sat, Oct 29 2011

Alabama photographer Jerry Siegel explores identity and self-image in this compelling portrait series of Geraldine. Both artist and subject challenge the viewer to consider the choices we make in our appearance when we present ourselves to the world each day. In Geraldine’s case, her persona is deliberately bold and fanciful, yet she remains undaunted by how others might perceive her.

: Fri, Sep 16, 7pm - 9pm

: Sat, Oct 29, 11am

Gallery Talk with Jerry Siegel

Photographer Jerry Siegel tours the exhibition Jerry Siegel: Geraldine, while discussing his most recent subject and his exploration of identity and self-image in this compelling portrait series.

Barbara Archer Gallery
280 Elizabeth Street
Atlanta, GA 30307  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri: 11am - 6pm
Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 523-1845
web: http://www.barbaraarcher.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/772
ACP Listing #: 028

H, S & V
© H, S & V
Abstraction Medium
Mason Murer Fine Art
Featuring work by: Margaret Hiden, Rachel Speed, Marcia Vaitsman

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Fri, Oct 14 2011

Abstraction Medium reveals the ancestral origins of the photo (light) graphic (print) process, in which light, a high ephemeral element, is captured and stored on a single form.

Temporal elements are present in the work of Margaret Hiden, who shows decay, chemical reactions and the transformation of photo-based materiality. Marcia Vaitsman archives time-based information from the media (as light) into one single frame. Rachel Speed experiments with creating imagery of the mysterious psyche, interpreted through introverted shadowy forms on lightboxes. All works engage the viewer in situations that are not to be seen with naked eye, challenge our perception of time and the identity of photography as the medium of truth. Photography can show us the loops and gaps in the perception of what we call reality. However, these abstract photos do not deny reality. They touch intricate situations without the illusion that the image itself can be the ultimate description of the reality we are trying to understand.

: Fri, Sep 16, 7pm - 10pm

Mason Murer Fine Art
199 Armour Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 879-1500
web: http://www.masonmurer.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/834
ACP Listing #: 032

Michael M. Koehler
© Michael M. Koehler
Michael M. Koehler
Get This! Gallery
Featuring work by: Michael M. Koehler

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Sat, Oct 22 2011

Get This! Gallery presents a solo exhibition by NYC-based photographer, Michael M. Koehler.

: Fri, Sep 16, 7pm - 10pm

: Sat, Sep 17, 12pm - 1pm

Michael M. Koehler

(during the Westside Arts District 3rd Saturday Art Walk)

Get This! Gallery
662 11th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12am - 5pm
p: (678) 596-4451
web: http://www.getthisgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/852
ACP Listing #: 029

Liesa Cole and Tony Rodio
© Liesa Cole and Tony Rodio
The Panoramic Collaborations of Liesa Cole and Tony Rodio
Mason Murer Fine Art, Inc.
Featuring work by: Liesa Cole, Tony Rodio

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Thu, Nov 3 2011

“Everything represented in these images actually occurred, but, not necessarily simultaneously. We have deliberately chosen a medium, namely photography, recognized for its ability to capture a “precise moment" in time, to explore the possibilities of our interaction with the relativity of time and space.

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Thu, Nov 3 2011

WIF XVIII: Illumination-Interpreting Light and Life with Photography

Juried By: Brett Abbott, Curator-The High Museum Photography Collections.
Women In Focus In Focus is a creative network for women and a non-profit artist-initiated organization of photographers who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts.

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Thu, Nov 3 2011

Abstraction Medium

Revisiting ancestral origins of photo [light] graphy [print]: light, a highly ephemeral element, is captured. TV, optics, psyche and movement unfold new possibilities of today’s photographic art.
Featuring: Margaret Hiden, Marcia Vaitsman, Rachel Speed

Mason Murer Fine Art, Inc.
199 Armour Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 879-1500
web: http://www.masonmurer.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/859
ACP Listing #: 030

Lesley Ann Price
© Lesley Ann Price
Women In Focus XVIII
Mason Murer
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Thu, Nov 3 2011

Featuring work by Women In Focus members and Juried by Brett Abbott.

Women In Focus is a non-profit, artist-initiated organization of women photographers, who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts. All photographers "interpret the light" in different ways. Whether it is a sunbeam pouring through the clouds, or the light in the eyes of a child, or shining the light on the differences in our culture, photography illuminates the world around us. In this exhibit, the members of Women In Focus show how they interpret the light with their photography. For more information about Women in Focus, visit our website womeninfocus.us.

: Fri, Sep 16, 7pm - 10pm

Mason Murer
199 Armour Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 879-1500
web: http://www.womeninfocus.us/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/885
ACP Listing #: 031

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