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Megan Gorham
© Megan Gorham
Echoes of the Sublime, Curated by Stephanie Dowda
Emily Amy Gallery
Featuring work by: Wes Cummings, John Paul Floyd, Megan Gorham, Ryan Hendon, Lauren Hughes, Ashley Kauschinger, Klea McKenna, Aaron Norberg, Jeff Rich, Allyson Ross, Justin Weaver

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 9, to Sat, Oct 22 2011

Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present its first-ever exhibition that is strictly photography-focused. Local photographer, Stephanie Dowda, will act as curator for the show choosing works that embody the elusive notion of the sublime. Drawing upon more traditional ideas such as idyllic landscapes as well as more abstract interpretations that include intimate love affairs, Dowda seeks to create a strong body of works that suggest transcendental ideals.

: Fri, Sep 9, 7pm - 10pm

Emily Amy Gallery
1000 Marietta Street NW
Suite 208
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 877-5626
web: http://www.emilyamygallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/749
ACP Listing #: 016

Ryan Nabulsi
© Ryan Nabulsi
Ryan Nabulsi: Photo Secession
{Poem88}
Featuring work by: Ryan Nabulsi, Christina Price Washington

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 10, to Sat, Oct 8 2011

In many ways, Ryan Nabulsi’s camera-less photographs represent a natural conclusion to the goals of Steiglitz and Steichen in promoting pictorial photography. Relying on the manipulation of the photographic chemical process for instant photography, Nabulsi generates abstractions of lush color perhaps more akin to color field painting. He is a great cultivator of the happy accident thus chance figures prominently in his process. Like the collaborations of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Nabulsi rolls the dice of unpredictability to create explosions of petal-like forms, a sea of green forming into a kind of tidal wave, the stratifications of a strange fossil, an ovum, a nebula.

Nabulsi says of his work:
"[It is] a collection of photographs that investigate the ontology of photography. What does it mean for something to be a photograph, to be photographic? These images walk the line between imagery, abstraction, photography and process."

About Ryan Nabulsi:
Ryan received his BA in Philosophy/Political Science from Bates College in 2006 and his MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009.

: Sat, Sep 24, 7pm

Film Screening: Thu, Sep 29, 8pm

Christina Price Washington: experimental films

In completing her Masters studies, artist Christina Price Washington plumbed what was nearest and dearest to her: her own small family. Completely devoid of sentimentality, Washington creates a document of family life using the detritus of everyday living as proxies for the motion, commotion, emotion and stillness in her own household. Photographs, photograms, and drawings preserve the goings-on with clarity and delicacy.

In this series of experimental films, we see Washington at her most playful and inventive. Lemons, postcards, and all manner of everyday objects become the focus of her exploration of the moving image.

{Poem88}
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision District
Atanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 6pm
p: (404) 735-1000
web: http://www.poem88.net
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/851
ACP Listing #: 021

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

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

Fall Line Press
© Fall Line Press
"Free Fall" Release Party
Fall Line Press
Featuring work by: Maury Gortemiller, Laura Noel

: Thu, Sep 22, 6pm - 9pm

Please join us to celebrate the 2nd limited-edition release of Free Fall, featuring a brand-new edition from photographer Maury Gortemiller, and the 2nd release from Atlanta photographer Laura Noel.

Fall Line Press
Brickworks, Suite 112
1000 Marietta St.
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://falllinepress.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/953
ACP Listing #: 037

ACP
© ACP
ACP Photography Auction
King Plow Arts Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Other: Fri, Sep 23, 6:30pm - 10pm

ACP proudly presents our 6th annual photography auction! Denise Bethel, Director of the Photographs Department of Sotheby's New York, will return as our delightful auctioneer at the King Plow Arts Center.

At 6:30pm the evening will begin with a reception and silent auction. The silent auction will be filled with photography books and other small treasures. The pièce de résistance of the silent auction is the section called "Ones to Watch" – work by up-and-coming photography superstars from across the country.

Immediately afterward, at 7:30pm, we will be ushered into the dining room for a delicious seated dinner by Bold American Catering and the exciting live auction.

The ACP auction features a dazzling array of photographers. Scan this QR code with your smart phone to view the Auction Catalog.



Many internationally known photographers and galleries have donated work to benefit ACP. Atlanta's premier fine-art framer Myott Studio has donated the framing for this event.

Advance purchase of tickets required. Seating is limited. Tickets available at http://j.mp/ACPAuctionTickets

King Plow Arts Center
887 W. Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 815-1178
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/929
ACP Listing #: 039

Kathryn Muse
© Kathryn Muse
A Photographic Celebration
Defoor Centre Gallery
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sun, Oct 30 2011

A Photographic Celebration is a juried show featuring work by the Atlanta Artists Center Photography Salon. The Salon is open to all AAC members and is "an informal, photographic artists' education, discussion and support group of those who use one or all forms of photography as their means of artistic expression." Awards are given for First Place and Awards of Excellence for; Technical Excellence, Artistic Excellence, Photographic Technique, and Pushing the Digital Envelope. Other awards are at the judge's discretion.

Judge for the Show: Mark Karelson, Owner, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Please call (404) 591-3900 for additional hours at the Centre.

: Sun, Oct 2, 2pm - 4pm

Defoor Centre Gallery
1710 Defoor Avenue
Atlanta, GA 83031  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 6pm
p: (404) 591-3900
web: http://www.defoorcentre.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/727
ACP Listing #: 065

Janalee Sullivan
© Janalee Sullivan
Through My Eyes
Nouvelle: A Westside Nail Salon
Featuring work by: Janalee Sullivan

: Sat, Oct 1, 6:30pm - 10pm

A compilation of things that caught my eye around the world.

Nouvelle: A Westside Nail Salon
1011B Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318-5299  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 7:30pm
Sun: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
p: (404) 835-7839
web: http://www.nouvellenailspa.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/797
ACP Listing #: 056

Gil Smith
© Gil Smith
Gil Smith: High Action Automotive and Sports Industry Photographer
The Art Institute of Atlanta
Featuring work by: Gil Smith

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Tue, Nov 1 2011

This event and exhibition has been cancelled.


The Art Institute of Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE 100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am - 8pm
Fri: 12am - 5pm
Sat: 12am - 3pm
p: (770) 394-8300
web: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/824
ACP Listing #: 070

: Thu, Oct 20, 7pm - 9pm

Gil Smith

This event has been cancelled.

Big Studio
887 West Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 874-6111
web: http://bigstudiorental.com

Liz Wall
© Liz Wall
Black and White: Photographs that Stimulate the Imagination
Relapse Theater
Featuring work by: David Damon, Melissa Danielson, Julie Stewart, Liz Wall

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sat, Oct 29 2011

Stimulate your imagination with these black and white photographs printed both digitally and in the darkroom.

: Sat, Oct 1, 5pm - 8pm

Opening Night Reception

The reception is open to the public and will be followed by a comedic performance at Relapse Theater.

Relapse Theater
380 14th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 5pm - 8pm
p: (404) 343-0347
web: http://www.relapsecomedy.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/835
ACP Listing #: 055

Frank Hunter
© Frank Hunter
Classic Landscapes
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Featuring work by: Frank Hunter

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 7

Frank Hunter presents a selection of his Classic Landscapes. Hours, by appointment only.

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
171 17th Street
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30363  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 545-1766
web: http://consultartinc.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/883
ACP Listing #: 095

Leigh Ledare
© Leigh Ledare
"Sex Drive"
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Featuring work by: Larry Jens Anderson, Tracey Emin, Andres Serrano, Nancy VanDevender

: Fri, Oct 14, 8pm - 10pm

Sex Drive presents contemporary artworks that address sexuality across a panoply of forms. The participating artists bring their own pleasures and political dispositions to bear on identity and gender, romance and lust, religious and legal strictures, and private and public scandals. A version of this exhibition was presented at Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, Jan 28-Mar 4, 2011. Artists include Larry Jens Anderson, Vertna Bradley, Lynn Cazabon, Patricia Cronin, Tracey Emin, Steve Gianakos, Leon Golub, Wayne Koestenbaum, Leigh Ledare, Melanie Manchot, Laurel Nakadate, Forest McMullin, Mira Schor, Andres Serrano, Nancy VanDevender, and others.

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 14, to Sun, Dec 18 2011

: Sat, Oct 22, 11am - 12pm

Forest McMullin

Forest McMullin will be speaking about his "Day & Night" photographs in the "Sex Drive" exhibition, and will be joined by Domina Dea, a professional dominatrix.

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/815
ACP Listing #: 114

Impossible Project
© Impossible Project
ACP Collaboration Presents: The Impossible Project
Big Studio

Other: Fri, Oct 14, 7pm - 9pm

In October 2008, The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plant and started to invent and produce totally new instant-film materials for traditional Polaroid cameras.

Dave Bias, vice president of Impossible USA and a die-hard instant-film lover, will talk about the mission, challenges and successes of The Impossible Project. From creating film from scratch to partnering with some of the most innovative photographers in the world, The Impossible Project is preserving history and changing the future.

This free event is a collaboration between ACP, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery and Big Studio.

Big Studio
King Plow Arts Center
887 W. Marietta St. NW, Suite E
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 874-6111
web: http://bigstudiorental.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/917
ACP Listing #: 112

Holly White
© Holly White
Holly White: Cinematic Language
{Poem88}
Featuring work by: Holly White

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 15, to Sat, Nov 19 2011

Poem88 presents Holly White: Cinematic Language. Atlanta photographer Holly White creates images that, despite the minimal presence of human beings, nonetheless suggest they are markedly there: in lawn chairs, or footprints on dewy grass, or the lone automobile on an otherwise empty street. There is an enormous feeling of fullness in that emptiness. And, for the viewer, there is, also, a natural inclination to construct a narrative even if it is only loosely bound by the remnants of people. Holly White seems to be warming up as a mis-en-scene directing the story of mystery, or of longing, or of melancholy, or of something else entirely fleeting.

Agnes Varda, in her essay “On Photography and Cinema” (1984) says: “To my mind, Cinema and Photography are like a brother and sister who are enemies.... after incest.”

Holly White’s photographs seem to undo such a transgression of time. She allows the flickering view to be happily stilled.

film screenings in conjunction with Holly White: Cinematic Language Thursday, October 20, 8pm: Claire’s Knee by Eric Rohmer (1970) Thursday, November 10, 8pm: Summer Hours by Oliver Assayas (2008)

White received her BFA from ACA; her MFA from MICA.

: Sat, Oct 15, 7pm - 10pm

 

Holly White creates images that, despite the minimal presence of human beings, nonetheless suggest they are markedly there.

{Poem88}
1100 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 6pm
p: (404) 735-1000
web: http://www.poem88.net
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/808
ACP Listing #: 117

Joni Sternbach
© Joni Sternbach
Wet Plate and Mirrors
Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
Featuring work by: Keliy Anderson-Staley, David Prifti, Joni Sternbach, S. Gayle Stevens, Curtis Wehrfritz

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 15, to Sat, Nov 26 2011

Wet Plate and Mirrors: Photographers working with historical processes
Many contemporary photographers are going back to the oldest photographic processes to capture modern subjects in a historic medium. Using these slow and labor-intensive processes, photographers are finding the power of a medium that forces a collaboration with the subject and creates stunning images with an ethereal, haunting quality.

: Sat, Oct 15, 7pm - 10pm

Book Signing: Fri, Nov 4, 6pm - 8pm

David Rocklin Book Signing for "The Luminist"

Fall Line Press presents a book signing and reading with novelist David Rocklin, author of The Luminist, to be released in October. The Luminist is set in colonial India and its main character is loosely based on the life and work of pioneer wet plate photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
Brickworks at 1000 Marietta St.
Suite 112
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 885-1080
web: http://www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/884
ACP Listing #: 119

Sandler Hudson Gallery
© Sandler Hudson Gallery
"CUBA" RECENT WORKS BY LUCINDA BUNNEN
Sandler Hudson Gallery
Featuring work by: Lucinda Bunnen

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 21, to Sat, Nov 26 2011

Photographs from Lucinda Bunnen's recent travels to Cuba.

: Fri, Oct 21, 7pm - 9pm

Sandler Hudson Gallery
1009 A Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 817-3300
web: http://www.sandlerhudson.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/862
ACP Listing #: 130

Monica Cook
© Monica Cook
ACP Public Art Presents: "Volley" from Monica Cook
The Goat Farm Arts Center
Featuring work by: Monica Cook

Other: Fri, Oct 21, 7pm - 9pm

The Public Art Project for ACP will be a sound activated, interactive animation (stop motion/claymation) by Monica Cook Monica Cook's first stop-motion animation video "Deuce" was selected by the Guggenheim Museum as one of 25 works featured in the "YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video." The global online initiative is a joint venture of the Guggenheim and YouTube, in collaboration with HP, and aims "to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video." Cook's work was selected from more than 23,000 videos submitted.

Her work “Volley” commissioned by ACP and co-sponsored by Flux Projects, will explore human-animal interface: Interspecies communication; animals as totems and deities in early human cultures, etc.

This animation will be activated by the sound of the audience's applause. In order for the animation to play, clapping must continue, once it ceases the visuals stop. The participation with the audience is key, they must give in order to receive, yet, if something appears slightly questionable to be applauding they must decide to continue to partake or withdrawal, knowing that they could be equally judged if their interest overrides their ideology.

This project will debut at FLUX on Sept. 30th
101 Centennial Olympic Park Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Additional opportunities to see this project:
October 8th at Atlantic Station
October 29th at Grant Park

The Goat Farm Arts Center
1200 Foster St.
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/908
ACP Listing #: 129

 
©  
ACP Film Fest: Still Motion
The Goat Farm Arts Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Film Screening: Fri, Oct 21, 7pm - 9pm

From mobile-phones to HD-SLRs, lenses are capturing moving images at an unprecented rate. Cameras dedicated to taking still images are now doubling as hybrid machines capable of high-resolution video. Following an open call for submissions, Andy Ditzler of Frequent Small Meals, Blake Williams of Proper Medium, and ACP have selected a unique, inspiring, provocative evening screening of videos shot with still cameras.

These videos uncover the "edge of motion", where the traditional shutter-click is now capable of creating something far beyond a single frame. In addition to the open call, the curators will be selecting some of the finest examples of the genre from around-the-globe. Traditionally viewed within the confines of a computer screen, the evening will present a unique chance to view these videos in a film-fest format, with a live audience at The Goat Farm Arts Center.

A cash award for "best in show" from the open call will be awarded by Guest Jurors Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies, and Michael Kochman, Creative Director, Turner Image Management.

For details, see the Call for Entries, and submit your video for consideration.

The Goat Farm Arts Center
1200 Foster St.
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/912
ACP Listing #: 128

Zoe Strauss
© Zoe Strauss
ACP Lecture: Zoe Strauss
The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Featuring work by: Zoe Strauss

: Thu, Oct 27, 7pm - 9pm

Zoe Strauss is a photo-based installation artist who uses Philadelphia as a primary setting and subject for her work. Strauss’s photographic work culminates in a yearly “Under I-95” show, which takes place beneath the Interstate highway in South Philadelphia. She displays her photographs on concrete pillars under the highway and sells photocopied prints of her work for $5 each. In 2002, she received a Seedling Award in photography from the Leeway Foundation. In 2005, she received a Pew Fellowship. In 2006, her work was included in the Whitney Biennial. Zoe Strauss was named a 2007 USA Gund Fellow and granted $50,000 by United States Artists, an arts advocacy foundation dedicated to the support and promotion of America's top living artists. Zoe Strauss is the author of America, published November 2008 by AMMO Books.

Zoe will discuss her project “Under I-95” and the preparation for her upcoming exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

This event is free and open to the public.

Media Sponsor Burnaway.org

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
535 Means St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 688-1970
web: http://www.thecontemporary.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/913
ACP Listing #: 138

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