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John Oetgen
© John Oetgen
Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
Featuring work by: John Oetgen

Exhibition: Thu, Sep 6, to Mon, Oct 15 2012

"The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act."
Marcel Duchamp

John Oetgen’s photography - of colorful ordinary objects - recalls both POP art and the surrealists, particularly Duchamp and Magritte. Like these artists, he takes found pieces from our environment, and marries them to exotic places and unusual contexts to play with reality and illusion. For instance, a ceramic figurine appears in front of a theatrically curtained window that looks onto the Bienalle Giardini in Venice. Pieces from the exhibition recall Magritte's C'est n'est pas works. The viewer immediately wonders, "What does this mean? What is going on here?"

For the exhibition, the simple graphics of everyday images are rendered in brilliant chroma and wall spanning size. They are charming and whimsical in their extrapolated commentary on the human condition.

Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 28, 6pm - 8:30pm

Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
425 Peachtree Hills Avenue #25
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 11am - 4pm
p: (404) 492-7718
web: http://www.hfgallery.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1123
ACP Listing #: 013

Martin Parr
© Martin Parr
Martin Parr
Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
Featuring work by: Martin Parr

Exhibition: Thu, Sep 6, to Mon, Oct 15 2012

Following his 2012 exhibition at the High Museum and subsequent publication, Up and Down Peachtree, world renowned Magnum photographer Parr offers unseen Atlanta images and a concise career survey: from his nostalgic black & whites of the Seventies through his current color work, which began in 1982.

Parr's chromatically charged images describe the distanced, impersonal world that is developing in the wake of the Internet, video and cultural acquisitiveness. The work is primarily shot at close range, with a jarring macro lens and daytime flash. Subjects are caught in the act of sharing space and materials but not engaging with one another. This smartly comments on how physical proximity with its inferred closeness no longer guarantees interpersonal concern or exchange.

Focusing on Western society’s preoccupations - food, entertainment and relationships - Parr challenges our cultural definition of high and lo by using kitsch colors, patterns, and lifestyle choices in the careful compositions, camera angle and lighting that historically connote aesthetic value. Parr manages to create photographs that are both documents and aesthetic objects, moving this art form from reportage to metaphor.

Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 28, 6pm - 8:30pm

Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
425 Peachtree Hills Avenue #25
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 11am - 4pm
p: (404) 492-7718
web: http://www.hfgallery.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1125
ACP Listing #: 014

Philip A. Short
© Philip A. Short
Buckhead Library
Featuring work by: Aleta Aaron, H. Gay Allen, Andrea Baetti, Bill Boley, Chet Burgess, W.A. Chamberlain, Dominique Chaponot, Cheryl L. D'Amato, Paul H. D'Amato, Mikki Root Dillon, Judith Dunne, Erin-Elizabeth Durham, David Foster, Ruth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, Dale Hendricks, John S. Howe, Joe Hoyle, Carmen Mari, Jim Moran, Furery Terriy Reid, Nafisa Valita Sheriff, Philip A. Short

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 28, to Thu, Nov 1 2012

A multi-artist exhibit highlighting the extensive photographic talents of members of the Atlanta Artists Center (AAC).

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 6, 3pm - 5pm

The 8th AAC Photography Exhibit at the Buckhead Library

Buckhead Library Community Room. Free parking. Food provided by Goldberg's Deli and AAC photographers.

Buckhead Library
269 Buckhead Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue: 10am - 6pm
Wed, Thu: 10am - 8pm
Fri, Sat: 11am - 6pm
p: (404) 814-3500
web: http://www.atlantaartistscenter.org/libraries.htm
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1110
ACP Listing #: 041

Beth Richardson
© Beth Richardson
Jane Jackson Selects for APG
Atlanta Photography Group Gallery
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 28, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

It might not be too late to be part of ACP. Submit framed entries until 9/15. Selected work exhibited 9/28-11/10. Featuring new work from emerging and established artists. Diverse photographic styles and subjects are represented in this dynamic show.

Juror: Jane Jackson founded Jackson Fine Art in 1988. JFA quickly became an important voice in the international photography market. In 2003, Jane sold the gallery and went on to become the director of the prestigious Sir Elton John Photography Collection. Over the past nine years Jane has been instrumental in establishing one of the greatest privately held collections of 20th century photography. She has curated exhibitions for museums, galleries and institutions both nationally and internationally.

As a member of APG you have opportunities to participate in exhibitions judged by nationally renowned photography experts, attend open reviews to help elevate and inspire your work and to learn and network during our Gallery Talks. Members also benefit from discounted rates with local and online photo-related businesses. All members have the opportunity to exhibit work in the APG Gallery.
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APG is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit artist initiated organization.

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 28, to Sat, Nov 10 2012

Atlanta Photography Group Gallery
75 Bennett Street
Tula Art Center, Gallery B-1
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 4pm
p: (404) 605-0605
web: http://www.atlantaphotographygroup.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1120
ACP Listing #: 040

Marcia Vaitsman
© Marcia Vaitsman
Eye to the World
Southwest Art Center
Featuring work by: Terrell Clark, Carlton Mackey, Greg Newington, Judith Pishnery, John David Raper, Marcia Vaitsman

Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 5, 7pm - 9pm

An exhibition of work by Fulton County Public Art Registry photographers who have captured images around the world. Curated by Briana X. Camelo, Fulton County Public Art Program

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 28, to Fri, Nov 2 2012

Artists Talk: Sun, Oct 28, 1:30pm - 3pm

Southwest Art Center
915 New Hope Road
Atlanta, GA 30331  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
p: (404) 613-3220
web: http://www.fultonarts.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1101
ACP Listing #: 066

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