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Wendy Given
© Wendy Given
Claw, Shine, Gloam & Vesper
Featuring work by: Wendy Given

Exhibition: Thu, Sep 12, to Sat, Oct 12 2013

Wendy Given’s production of uncanny contemporary photography and sculpture stems from a profound interest and practice guided by natural philosophy, history, folklore, myth and magic – magic as a term meant to conjure the notion of the interconnectedness of all life forces. Given additionally posses a keen sensibility in observing, documenting and seamlessly merging the natural with the other worldly – or, seemingly, supernatural.

Given’s imagery is overtly multifaceted - not simply fantasy pastiche, mere references to antiquated belief systems and iconographies, nor basic field documentation - she constructs a current and substantial visual mode to reveal the implicit ironies in a modern life ruled by the unexplainable. Nature is prescribed as a foundation of power, verity and mystery in Given’s work-both intelligible and arcane. She gives significant credence to the animals, rocks, plants, earth, water and heavens – the familiar, the unfamiliar and the essential. Her works conveys an intense yearning to utilize and honor our inherent awareness – to regain the unspoken understanding that we are all, and always will be integral to and dependent on the natural world.

Opening Reception: Thu, Sep 12, 7pm - 10pm

814 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
web: http://whitespace814.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1465
ACP Listing #: 017

Shannon McCollum
© Shannon McCollum
Soul of Soul: Capturing A Movement
Sight+Sound Gallery
Featuring work by: Shannon McCollum

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 13, to Sat, Nov 9 2013

The 1990s was a relentlessly thrilling time to be in Atlanta. The city, with its burgeoning flock of industries executives, was in the midst of becoming an outpost of the commercial music industry. At the same time, there was a significant underground soul music scene building. In clubs and bars across the city, an ebullient group of young musicians, singers, producers, visual artists and listeners were breathing new life into traditional soul music by blending elements of classic soul with hip hop, jazz, afrobeat, house and indigenous music from the African Diaspora. It was one of those fleeting moments when a city is just accessible enough, just undiscovered enough, to allow something unique to grow and take hold.

Photographer Shannon McCollum began documenting these moments in the 90s, and has continued to amass photographic chronology of Atlanta’s neo soul scene as it’s grown from a fresh stirring to a long-rooted roar.

Soul of Soul: Capturing A Movement is curated by Leatrice Ellzy for Beatrix Moss, A Cultural Curation Firm.

Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 20, 7pm - 9pm

Artists Talk: Wed, Oct 16, 7pm - 8:30pm

Sight+Sound Gallery
659 Auburn Ave. #G4
Atlanta, GA 30312  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (888) 419-3113
web: http://www.sightandsoundgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1450
ACP Listing #: 020

Everybody Street
© Everybody Street
ACP Film Series Presents "Everybody Street"
The Plaza Theatre
Featuring work by: Cheryl Dunn, Ricky Powell

Film Screening: Wed, Oct 2, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

ACP is pleased to present Everybody Street in collaboration with the A3C Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival.

"Everybody Street" illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.

Featuring: Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Clayton Patterson, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, Jeff Mermelstein, and Boogie, with Max Kozloff and Luc Sante.

Joining us are special guests, Cheryl Dunn, Producer, and featured photographer Ricky Powell.

Doors open at 6:30. Screening begins promptly at 7.

The Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce de Leon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1507
ACP Listing #: 044

Blake Burton
© Blake Burton
Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market
Featuring work by: Blake Burton

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 3, to Mon, Nov 4 2013

For over four years, photographer Blake Burton has been documenting Atlanta's greatest adaptive reuse project in history, Ponce City Market. Originally built in 1926 as a Sears, Roebuck & Company distribution center, the building was a hub of activity until closing its doors in 1989. In 1991, the City of Atlanta purchased the building and housed several departments while storing countless items inside its 2.1 million square feet of space. Prior to Jamestown Properties purchasing the building in spring of 2011, Blake began photographing its unique industrial character. When work began in the fall, enormous spaces that once held merchandise, machinery, and even trash eventually became empty and bare, awaiting their next inhabitants. What started as a photographic exploration became an ongoing passion to document the transformation of a local landmark gaining new life in a city that is notorious for destroying its historic structures.

Opening Reception: Thu, Oct 3, 6pm - 8pm

Ponce City Market
650 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11am - 6pm
p: (404) 692-1670
web: http://www.poncecitymarket.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1318
ACP Listing #: 047

Chris McClure
© Chris McClure
The Eternal Eye
Kibbee Gallery
Featuring work by: Chris Carder, John Paul Floyd, Chris McClure, Wretrick Rausaw, Justin Weaver

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 5, to Sat, Oct 26 2013

The Eternal Eye is a photographic exhibit showcasing the work of four dudes and their constant exploration of the southeast with their cameras.

Outdoor video installation, "You Slowwalker" - An examination of Society and the paradigms it creates to right our ideals for casual behavior dubbed cool.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 5, 6pm - 10pm

Closing Reception: Sat, Oct 26, 7pm - 9pm

Kibbee Gallery
688 Linwood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 2pm - 6pm
p: (404) 271-6340
web: http://www.kibbeegallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1482
ACP Listing #: 064

Vesna Pavlović
© Vesna Pavlović
Fabrics of Socialism
Featuring work by: Vesna Pavlović

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 18, to Sat, Nov 23 2013

Whitespace presents Fabrics of Socialism, Vesna Pavlović’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Fabrics of Socialism is the body of photographic work based on the research of an archive of black and white images found in the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade. The archive is the visual record of the former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito’s career and his travels around the world and former Yugoslavia. Transforming the archive into a large theatrical set offers the way to discuss the photographic representation of history and collective memory of post WWII Yugoslavia. The tension between the archive’s private intention and its public display is central to the character of the archive’s photographic and historical representation. The works in the exhibition evoke a bygone socialist utopia and everydayness of monumental history.

Vesna Pavlović’s projects examine visual representations of specific cultural and political histories through the mechanism of photographic representation. Her photographic installations interrogate the impermanence of photographic archives and their preservation in advance of digital technologies. Photographic archives serve as a repository for a historically distinct, analog technology. Through a variety of strategies Vesna Pavlović expands the photographic image beyond its frame, traditional format, and the narrative.

Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 18, 7pm - 10pm

814 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
web: http://whitespace814.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1466
ACP Listing #: 090

Heather Evans Smith
© Heather Evans Smith
The Heart and the Heavy
Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
Featuring work by: Heather Evans Smith

Exhibition: Fri, Nov 1, to Fri, Dec 20 2013

Heather Evans Smith is an award winning fine art and conceptual portrait photographer based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her work captures both the everyday and the whimsical, telling stories of women and struggle, reality and the surreal. "The Heart and the Heavy" is majestic and raw, beautiful and emotional.

The opening reception will mirror the work, creating a one-night-only experience of art, installation, and fantasy. The photographs will then move to the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery for exhibition through the end of December.

Opening Reception: Fri, Nov 1, 6pm - 9pm

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
DEADRINGER [prints + projects] - The Goat Farm Arts Center - Studio LR-12
1200 Foster Street
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 11am - 4pm
p: (404) 885-1080
web: http://www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1378
ACP Listing #: 107

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