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P.Seth Thompson, In the Beginning, it is Always Dark (2014)  25"
© P.Seth Thompson, In the Beginning, it is Always Dark (2014) 25"
P. Seth Thompson: This Message Has No Content
Sandler Hudson Gallery
Featuring work by: P. Seth Thompson

Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 12, 7pm - 9pm

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 12, to Sat, Oct 25 2014

P. Seth Thompson: This Message Has No Content

Picking up where his previous exhibition The Last One left off, Atlanta-based artist P. Seth Thompson continues his investigation into the nature of our reality. In his new body of work titled This Message Has No Content, Thompson will explore the illusion of real time versus cinematic time, along with the philosophical problem of the paradox of fiction. This is Thompson’s fifth solo exhibition, and the first exhibition with Sandler Hudson Gallery.

Artists Talk: Wed, Oct 1, 6pm - 7pm

P. Seth Thompson & Michael Rooks: This Conversation Has No Content

 

Sandler Hudson Gallery
1000 Marietta Street NW
Suite 116
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 817-3300
web: http://www.sandlerhudson.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1704
ACP Listing #: 011

Linda Omelianchuk
© Linda Omelianchuk
Urban Abstractions
steve mckenzie's
Featuring work by: Steve McKenzie, Linda Omelianchuk

Opening Reception: Thu, Oct 2, 5pm - 8pm

To celebrate the opening of the Omelianchuk and McKenzie show, viewers will be encouraged to participate by contributing their marks to a new urban work of art.

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 2, to Wed, Nov 5 2014

Urban Abstractions

Omelianchuk and McKenzie explore photographic interpretations of art and design discovered exploring urban industrial landscapes. Traveling the world together and alone the duo have been inspired by the art created by others in the city landscape. Omelianchuk brings her highly editorial eye to the lens and captures moments, otherwise missed by most. McKenzie documents 2 years of passing boxcar tag art, captured with his iPhone behind his showroom here in Atlanta's westside and presented in graphic details of the original pieces. The dialogue between the two artists' works makes the viewer stop and notice that which otherwise goes unnoticed in the busy urban hustle of life.

steve mckenzie's
999 Brady Ave NW, #1
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
p: (404) 618-0422
web: http://www.stevemckenzies.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1675
ACP Listing #: 047

Stephanie Dowda
© Stephanie Dowda
Topophilia: Genius Loci
Arnall Golden Gregory
Featuring work by: Stephanie Dowda

Artists Reception: Thu, Oct 2, 6pm - 8pm

Topophilia is a photography project which explores the powerful sensations humans experience from natural environments. Inspired by the geography theory topophilia, as defined by Yi-Fu Tuan, the natural world holds emotions and memories which are experienced by humans. Photographer Stephanie Dowda intentionally manipulated her medium format film camera to become a vessel to capture the sensation from natural places like state and natural parks which preserve the land’s history. Topophilia seeks to understand these intangible sensations and share them through a transference of energy and elements from place, to film, and finally to the silver that holds light for the viewer.

Exhibition: Fri, Aug 15, to Fri, Nov 14 2014

Arnall Golden Gregory
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30363-1031  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 545-1766
web: http://www.agg.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1756
ACP Listing #: 048

Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Mouth of the River, Fosters Pond, 2014
© Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Mouth of the River, Fosters Pond, 2014
CANCELLED: In the Spirit of the Masters
Fay Gold Gallery
Featuring work by: Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Opening Reception: Thu, Oct 2, 6pm - 8pm

THIS RECEPTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

The artist will be in attendance.

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 2, to Sat, Nov 1 2014

CANCELLED: In the Spirit of the Masters

THIS EXHIBITION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

A good part of what we do comes from the admiration we hold for the work of others. "Why would you want to come here," Harry Callahan asked at my graduate program interview at RISD in 1972. "To continue" was my answer, meaning the work I had already started. Harry liked that. He wasn't there to help us find our way, but to guide and help shape it.

Teaching from the precision of his own work as much as its purpose, it’s no wonder it took eight feet to fill his two shoes when he left for sabbatical one semester. Ken Josephson came first, encouraging process as the maker of magic. Frederick Sommer’s words landed on a runway deep in the mind, while Garry Winogrand got right to the point as he slid back my stack of photographs, having lifted but one for a peek off the top. “Why don’t you pick up a paintbrush?” Thank God Lisette Model, in her black dress and thick high heels, had come a month before or Winogrand’s paintbrush might have pierced my heart. Being the European Lisette Model was, she likely gravitated to the surreal improbability she saw in the work.

Artist’s statements are written on the images of the artists we admire most. They can help us decide what to do but also what not to do. Jerry Uelsmann’s multiple images inspired me to create his effects without using his techniques, while Diane Arbus, who left the world a week or so before she would have become my first teacher ever at a workshop called Apeiron, still teaches from the images wherein she surely now lives. But it was Ralph Gibson’s images that had the greatest influence, confirming in his work a line I had written for Minolta cameras before ever becoming a photographer: What happens inside your mind can happen inside a camera. Robert Frank also hit the nail on the head. He too, like Harry, shot from the heart.

Fay Gold Gallery
Westside Cultural Arts Center
760 10th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 4pm
p: (404) 625-9094
web: http://faygoldgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1768
ACP Listing #: 045

John E. Ramspott
© John E. Ramspott
Not My Enemy: People from Pakistan, Cambodia and East Ukraine
Stan McCollum Gallery
Featuring work by: John E. Ramspott

Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 10, 7pm - 9pm

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 10, to Sat, Nov 22 2014

Not My Enemy: People from Pakistan, Cambodia and East Ukraine

This show contains photographs of people from Pakistan, Cambodia and Ukraine in their native countries. The majority of the images depict people living their ordinary lives. Life goes on despite current or past political upheavals. The media and even our government oversimplify conflicts by labeling countries and/or their people as our enemy. “They hate us for our freedom”. When I left for Pakistan, a headline read “Pakistan: The Most Dangerous Country in the World”. I was greeted warmly and quite enjoyed my visit. While it is true that some people may hate our President or government, only a very few actually hate all Americans. But that is all we see. It is our duty to look beyond the media labels and hyperbole, and look at the human beings.

Stan McCollum Gallery
1000 Marietta Street
Suite 122
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 565-6151
web: http://stanmccollumgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1664
ACP Listing #: 071

The Bitter Southerner
© The Bitter Southerner
ACP Spotlight Presents: An Evening With the Bitter Southerner
Big Studio
Featuring work by: Aaron Coury, Amanda Greene, Zach Wolfe

Panel Discussion: Fri, Oct 24, 7pm - 8:30pm

An important goal for ACP is to help Atlanta retain the artistic talent that the city fosters. ACP's Spotlight Series seeks to give these photographers and photo-industry stars greater exposure.

For the last year, The Bitter Southerner has been publishing "Great Stories from the South" every Tuesday morning. Working with local photographers, they present a slice of the South that's as familiar as it is revelatory. As part of ACP's effort to highlight Atlanta-based photographers, An Evening With The Bitter Southerner will weave together great people, fascinating stories, and fine photography.

On October 24th, local photographers Aaron Coury, Amanda Greene and Zach Wolfe will talk about their photographs, there will be refreshing beverages shared, and when it comes right down to it, we can't wait for you to join us all at Big Studio.

Link: Facebook RSVP/Invite Page

Big Studio
887 W. Marietta St. NW, Studio E
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://www.bigstudiorental.com/home.php
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1786
ACP Listing #: 096

DDFR LLC
© DDFR LLC
ACP Collaboration: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion
Westside Cultural Arts Center

Workshop: Sat, Oct 25, 2pm - 4pm

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion: 1World1Family

As a companion to the film Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion, engages audiences to discover connections between their own family archives and the film’s historical narrative, thus creating new communal linkages that underlie our common humanity.

Join ACP, our friends from the Bronze Lens Film Festival and Thomas Allen Harris, producer of Through A Lens Darkly at this fun, LIVE event where people share their stories and family photographs, on cellphones or as actual photos, projected on a large screen. This event is open to everyone - regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

So bring your family photos and be prepared to laugh, cry, hug, make new friends, discover new insights and generally come away with a very deep appreciation for our connections with each other as fellow travelers on the great journey of life.

Westside Cultural Arts Center
760 10th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://www.westsideartscenter.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1787
ACP Listing #: 095

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