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“Safe” Photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps Opening Tomorrow Night at whitespace

Posted in i-45, Whitespace Gallery with tags , , on May 16, 2013 by i45art
 Safe CC Invite Image final
Please join us for the opening reception of Safe this Friday from 7 to 10 pm for the opening reception of Safe, photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps at whitespace!  The opening will also feature a one-night only, outdoor performance piece by Stephanie Pharr.For Safe, Sandra-Lee Phipps’ first exhibition at whitespace gallery and in Atlanta, Phipps presents two series of photographs that deal with the quest for safety in our cultural environment of fear. These works are set in the untamed forests and rural farmlands of Maine, a place of personal reflection and security for Phipps.Interweaving archetypal images with a symbolic color of power, protection and danger – orange, Phipps explores the fragile sense of self, self-preservation and her role as an artist within this expansive landscape.
“[I]nside the word emergency is emerge; from an emergency new
things come forth. The old certainties are crumbling fast, but danger and possibility are sisters.” – Rebecca Solnit

In the second set of works, two figures emerge and a tension is revealed between what is known and unknown in times of transition. Though identical, the young girls wear colors signifying their difference, but also their bond – orange and blue.  Wearing complementary colors, though visual opposites, the figures are intrinsically bound together.

Sandra-Lee Phipps is an Atlanta-based artist whose work explores the representation of self in both documentary and fine art photography. She has shown her work in exhibitions along the east coast and is recognized for her archival prints of the band R.E.M. She received her BA in communication arts journalism/photography from University of Georgia and a MA in studio arts/photographic and computer arts from New York University. After completing her master’s program, Phipps taught at NYU and later Rockport College in Maine. She is currently a professor of photography at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. In addition to her work as an educator, Sandra-Lee Phipps was a contributing photographer for the Village Voice and published a bi-weekly column, “streetstyle.”
Exhibition Dates:
Friday, May 17th – Saturday, June 15th, 2013
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 17th | 7pm to 10 pm
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday | 11am to 5pm

814 Edgewood Avenue NE | Inman Park
Media Contact:
p 404.688.1892

Artist’s Talk with Ann-Marie Manker at whitespace this Saturday

Posted in Whitespace Gallery with tags , , , , , on April 18, 2013 by i45art
Ann-Marie Manker, "Praying Mantis," acrylic, graphite, ink and varnish on wood panel, 18" x 24" x 2"

Ann-Marie Manker, “Praying Mantis,” acrylic, graphite, ink and varnish on wood panel, 18″ x 24″ x 2″

Stop by whitespace this Saturday, April 20th at 2:00pm to hear Ann-Marie Manker talk about her latest body of work Under the Rainbow, on view through May 11th at whitespace.  This exhibition focuses on the inner struggle of a femme fatale. Manker’s carefully rendered female subjects reveal the many sides of anima/animus through their actions. They play the role of oppressor, the victim or both. These women have remorse and delight for their actions, and they are simultaneously confident and insecure. The depicted females embrace violent aspects of their male inner selves, and in other moments, mourn the inevitable loss of their more feminine characteristics.   Setting the figures in psychologically charged landscapes filled with clouds and waterfalls, Manker uses various symbols in the work, predominately the rainbow. It is this product of light that empowers action, symbolizes control and feeds darkness that together characterize the femme fatales of Under the Rainbow. Under the Rainbow is Ann-Marie Manker’s third solo exhibition at whitespace gallery.  For a full list of available works and pricing please click here.

Ann-Marie Manker is an Atlanta-based artist and foundation studies professor at Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta who has shown her work across the United States and internationally. Exhibitions of special note include Body of Work, Women to Watch 2010 Biennial Exhibition, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C.; Young Movers & Shakers at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia; Tiger Tiger Burning Bright at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle; Affinity, Vision and Difference: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection at Savannah College of Art Design Atlanta; Year of the Rabbit at Beep Beep Gallery in Atlanta and Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong; Pillow Talk at Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; and Transatlantic at Gallery 24 in Berlin, Germany. Manker also received The Forward Arts Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award in 2006 and a Fulton County grant as a Hambidge Fellow in 2009. She holds a MFA in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University and a BFA from the University of Southern California.

Ann-Marie Manker, "Under the Rainbow," acrylic, graphite, ink and varnish on wood panel, 24" x 18" x 2"

Ann-Marie Manker, “Under the Rainbow,” acrylic, graphite, ink and varnish on wood panel, 24″ x 18″ x 2″

A Moveable Feast at whitespace gallery

Posted in i-45, Whitespace Gallery with tags , , , , on November 26, 2012 by i45art

December 1 – December 29, 2012

Opening Reception + Holiday Party:  Saturday, December 1 | 7 – 10 pm

A Moveable Feast

December Show: new works on paper

by select whitespace artists

main gallery


Decembrist Revival:   a variety of works

by Jerry Cullum, Travis Dodd, Ben Rollins, Mimi Hart Silver &

Alex Christopher Williams



An Imagined Decembrist’s Carol:   performances and moving carol

whitespace grounds and main house

Join us for A Moveable Feast and an epic party Saturday, December 1 from 7-10 pm.  We are combining three shows into one exciting event:

For the December Show, select whitespace artists are offering up new works on paper, providing the perfect holiday gift for the discerning art collector. This is a great opportunity to give the gift of art with affordable works on paper by Meg Aubrey, Laura Bell, Teresa Cole, Craig Dongoski, Sarah Emerson, Matt Gilbert, Wendy Given, Sally Heller, Kathleen Loe, Eric Mack, Ann-Marie Manker, David Yoakley Mitchell, Suellen Parker, Vesna Pavlovic, Malika Sqalli, Seana Reilly, Whitney Stansell, Richard Sexton, Ann Stewart, Richard Sudden, Tommy Taylor, Marcia Vaitsman, and Robert Walden.

Whitespec brings together various emerging local artists for Decembrist Revival.  Like the Decembrists who staged a revolt in Russia that led Czar Nicholas I to focus his attention inward to the needs of his empire, the work of these selected whitespec artists explore the idea of external action leading to a sense of self-awareness.

An Imagined Decembrist’s Carol is an intriguing one-night only performance on Saturday, December 1 during the opening reception of A Moveable Feast. Each window of the main house will be transformed into a narrative vignette and visitors will be led around the property to witness performances and other surprises. You know you want to take a peek!

The reception and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

The walking carol will take place every half-hour between 8 pm and 10 pm.

whitespace | 814 Edgewood Ave | Atlanta, GA 30307 | 404.688.1892

Gallery Hours | Wed – Sat | 11 am – 5 pm

“Letting Go” photo illustrations by Suellen Parker

Posted in i-45, Whitespace Gallery on October 19, 2012 by i45art
Suellen Parker

Suellen Parker, Blue Boy, archival inkjet print, 58″x4

Opening Reception: Friday, October 19 | 7 – 10 pm

October 19 – November 24, 2012

Please join us Friday, October 19th for the opening of reception of Letting Go by Suellen Parker, her first solo exhibition in Atlanta. The show investigates how an individual can find his or her own voice despite the ideals and gender roles foisted on us by society. Parker’s characters look within themselves to find out who they are, letting go of cultural standards and expectations. Instead of limiting themselves to prescribed genders, Suellen Parker’s characters open up to a more authentic expression of self by exploring aspects of both masculine and feminine attributes. This exploration allows for freedom of expression, creativity and individuality. By engaging in private play, they are able to let go of expectations and rules. The result is a personal and truthful moment that they enjoy without fear of judgment or consequences.

Suellen Parker has shown her work all over the world.  Her photo illustrations have also been featured in several notable publications, including Discover Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. Her can be seen in the permanent collections of Sir Elton John, Musée de l’Elysée in Switzerland, Tel Aviv Museum in Israel and the Savannah College of Art and Design in Lacoste, France.

whitespace | 814 Edgewood Avenue | Atlanta, GA | 404.881.1892 | Hours: 11am-5pm | Wed – Sat or by appointment

“Latitude 34” photography by Malika Sqalli

Posted in i-45, Whitespace Gallery on October 4, 2012 by i45art
Malika Sqalli

Malika Sqalli, “The Yellow Trip-A Self Portrait,” c-print, 30″x24″      

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 | 7 – 10 pm

whitespec in whitespace

Please join us for the opening reception of Latitude 34 featuring photography by Austrian-Moroccan photographer Malika Sqalli in whitespec on Friday, October 5th. Sqalli’s work illuminates the cultural life of cities with a shared characteristic: their position on the thirty-fourth latitude. During a stay in Los Angeles while she was contemplating her next project, Sqalli was surprised to find that Los Angeles falls upon the same latitudinal line (34.02) as her hometown of Rabat, Morocco. Starting in Los Angeles before traveling back east across the United States through Atlanta and back to Morocco, her exploration expanded into something much larger and more substantial. Using the parallel as a metaphor for the human tendency to organize, relate and connect, the scenes and landscapes Sqalli captured demonstrate the commonalities (and distinctions) between the cultures along this latitude. After traveling across the United States, Sqalli continued her journey along latitude 34 through New Zealand, Australia, Japan and China. Latitude 34, Sqalli’s first exhibition in Atlanta, documents this journey.


whitespec at whitespace presents (sub)Urban Ghosts

Posted in i-45, Whitespace Gallery with tags , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by i45art

May 27 – June 25, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, May 27 | 7 – 10 pm

Whitespec at whitespace is pleased to present (sub)Urban Ghosts. In this body of work, Lowe explores the themes of rapid technology, growing urbanism and the constant alterations to our natural environment through human interaction. The installation, video and photo documentation capture the movements of the subversive animals we live amongst as we continue to develop our natural landscape. By using vintage televisions as a significant part of her installation, she implies that our outward movement as humans is not dissimilar to the movements of technology and nature. Through her work she advocates a way for the two to exist in conjunction with each other. Lowe encourages people to question the ways in which we move between technology and nature, urbanism and nature, our bodies and the land we live on.

Hailey Lowe was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended school at the University of Colorado where she received her BFA in creative advertising with a focus in art history and studio arts as well as Technology, Arts and Media Studies certificate. Lowe will graduate top of her class in June as the Excelsus Laureate with her MFA in Sculpture from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. With a focus on installation, performance and video documentation art, her influences come from nature, history and our human relations with the environment.

 whitespace | 814 Edgewood Ave | Atlanta, GA 30307 | 404.688.1892 | Gallery Hours | Wed – Sat | 11 am – 5 pm

“Witch’s Brew” by Adrienne Outlaw at whitespace gallery

Posted in i-45, Whitespace Gallery with tags , , , , on April 23, 2011 by i45art

APRIL 21 – JUNE 4, 2011

Opening Reception: April 21 | 7 pm – 10 pm

Artist Conversation: May 14 | 1 pm

 Adrienne Outlaw’s interactive exhibition “Witch’s Brew” sheds light on ethical issues created by the rapid advancement of biotechnology and in particular, the rising trend of DIYers growing biological experiments at home. The Fecund Series speaks to the human desire for progress and the possibility of Frankensteinian horrors.  Adrienne Outlaw explores the often contentious debate about science, nature and religion and how that impacts the bioethical dialogue. Working with cutting edge scientists, Outlaw selects videos showing the latest advancements in the field of biophysics and makes her own movies of intimate maternal scenes. She places the videos and objects in anthropomorphic specimen cases so that they can be seen but not touched. Some works are fun, elegant and beautiful; others are marred by the recombination process. Viewers become participants in the work when they peer inside a piece and see their reflection.

 whitespace | 814 Edgewood Ave | Atlanta, GA 30307 | 404.688.1892 | Gallery Hours | Wed – Sat | 11 am – 5 pm