“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

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“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.

 

PURE FOLK: Celebrating the Folk Art Society of America at Barbara Archer Gallery

Posted in Barbara Archer Gallery, i-45 with tags , , , , on September 13, 2012 by i45art

exhibition / September 14 – November 10, 2012

opening reception / Friday, September 14, 7-9pm

Barbara Archer Gallery welcomes FASA to Atlanta during their 25th Annual Conference

PURE FOLK showcases the work of self-taught greats like Linda Anderson, George Andrews, Beverly Buchanan, Herman Bridgers, David Butler, Ronald Lockett, James Harold Jennings, J.B. Murry, Nellie Mae Rowe, Jimmy Sudduth, Mose Tolliver and more.

A special tribute to the late Mr. Imagination will also be featured.

Over 25 years have passed since contemporary folk art exploded on the art scene, leaving us with a plethora of faux folk art imitators and a shortage of meaningful work by the early, authentic masters in this genre.

We savor the opportunity to reintroduce such significant artists known for their wit, ingenuity and an original approach to self expression – pure and direct without inhibition. 

In the Works on Paper Gallery
BENJAMIN JONES:
Skeletons 1987 – 2005

“Domiciled” new paintings and installation by Meg Aubrey at whitespace

Posted in i-45 on September 3, 2012 by i45art
Meg Aubrey "Match Time"

Meg Aubrey, “Match Time”

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 | 7 – 10 pm

September 7 – October 13, 2012

A woman with bloodied, dog-bitten lips stares at us expressionless against a stark, unpopulated background. Another, dressed in a tennis uniform with a bag over her shoulder, turns back bereft toward an anonymous opponent.

These are the subjects of Meg Aubrey’s “Domiciled,” in which suburbia’s inhabitants are pared down and scrutinized to reveal a disquieting psychological isolation. Aubrey’s middle-aged, upper-class women inhabit perfectly planned domestic realms, secure with all the trappings of the American dream: picket fences; manicured lawns; polished tree-lined streets; successful, handsome husbands and above-average children. Yet this idyllic lifestyle, which would seem to engender a tight-knit community of comfort and support, produces considerable psychological and emotional isolation. Homes become transitory stops in itinerant lifestyles, rather than anchors of community and family support with a nostalgia reminiscent of Norman Rockwell. Neighbors are mere acquaintances, rarely pausing to say hello over vast lawns and high fences; residents feel trapped by vast, repetitive expanses of nearly identical properties.

In “Domiciled,” Aubrey illuminates the effect of this psychological estrangement on the wives and mothers of suburbia. Her work shows the disparity between their internal and external lives. In response to their internal angst, the women put up a façade of happiness and contentedness. By wearing the right clothes, driving the right car and living in the right subdivision, can a person achieve a perfect life? All communities have specific boundaries and restrictions, but few are as stifling as those of suburbia, where conformity is king. Aubrey subverts the American dream, revealing to us the individual’s reaction to and resulting behavior in this new, barren realm.

Meg Aubrey is based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is professor of Foundations Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. Most recently, Aubrey exhibited her work in “After the Suburbs” at the Kiang Gallery and “The December Show” at whitespace gallery.  She had a solo show, “Home Sweet Home,” at Milliken Art Gallery in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In 2011, Aubrey was also a finalist for the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Aubrey holds an MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design.

whitespace | 814 Edgewood Avenue | Atlanta, Ga 30307 | 404.688.1892 | Hours: 11 am – 5 pm  | Wednesday – Saturday or by appointment

“Now I Lay Me…” installation and drawings by Charlie Brouwer

Posted in i-45 on August 8, 2012 by i45art

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 9, 2012 | 7 – 10 pm

August 9 – September 1, 2012

Charlie Brouwer "Now I Lay Me" at whitespace

Charlie Brouwer, “Now I Lay Me…”, white-washed orchard ladders, dimensions vary

 

Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep,

If I should die before I wake,

I pray the Lord my soul to take.

– Child’s prayer that first appeared in 1737 in

The New England Primer, America’s first school textbook.

Join us on Thursday, August 9 from 7 to 10 PM for the opening reception of Now I Lay Me…, artist Charlie Brouwer’s first exhibition with whitespace gallery. Brouwer is returning to Atlanta after organizing the very sucessful “Rise Up Atlanta” event last year with Flux Projects. Referencing this project that incorporated a series of stacked ladders borrowed from individuals and organizations around the city, Brouwer has once again created a ladder-based installation for whitespace gallery. The piece includes approximately twenty white-stained, old orchard ladders rising towards the ceiling with a life-size, reclining wooden figure suspended among them six feet in the air. Reminding him of the old children’s prayer, “Now I Lay Me,” he also constructed a dream-like over-sized grand piano that has seemingly serenaded the reclining figure into a deep sleep after his or her bedtime prayer.

The drawings act as an extension of his life – explorations of his past, present, and future. He makes art, so he can discover where he has been, what he thinks of the present and where he sees himself going. Pulling from meditations on prayer and the human soul, childhood memories and scenes from Atlanta, Brouwer’s work helps him make his way from past to present.

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

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

 

 

 

 

“From Cosmology to Neurology and Back Again”

Posted in i-45 on July 6, 2012 by i45art

Featuring works by 22 artists

Curated by Dr. Jerry Cullum

Opening Reception: July 6 | 7 – 10 pm  with one-time only performance by Sissi Fonseca at 9 pm

Julianne Trew

Julianne Trew, Photodisintegration, oil on panel, 24 x 60

July 6 – August 5, 2012

“From Cosmology to Neurology and Back Again” explores the ways in which cognitive sciences drive the discussion about the nature of investigation in the sciences and humanities and the resulting impact on artists. Cognitive sciences offer a new perspective on perception: on why we cannot seem to grasp more than a fraction of the implications of complex systems, on why we tend to overvalue whichever parts of the system we ourselves take as our area of specialization, on why human frailty and emotion tend to affect or infect all our efforts at what used to be called “pure rationality.” “From Cosmology to Neurology and Back Again” is a metaphor-laden exhibition meant to provoke reflection about these complex sets of interactions and the reasons we find it so difficult to keep all of them in mind at the same time.

The show includes works by a variety of international and local artists: Bethany Collins, Henry Detweiler, Terri Dilling, Harris Dimitropoulos, Sissi Fonseca, Hugo Fortes, Mike Germon, Beth Lilly, Rafael Marchetti, Todd Murphy, Kelly O’Brien, Chelsea Raflo, Seana Reilly, Pedro Rivadeneira, Dick Robinson, Rachel Rosalen, Julie Sims, Nikki Starz, Ann Stewart, Karley Sullivan, Jullianne Trew, and  Marcia Vaitsman

whitespace | 814 Edgewood Avenue | Atlanta, GA 30307 | 404.688.1892   gallery hours: Wed – Sat | 11 am – 5 pm

 

“Between Origin and Present” prints and installation by Teresa Cole at whitespace

Posted in i-45 on May 15, 2012 by i45art

May 18 – June 30, 2012

Opening: Friday, May 18 | 7-10 pm

Teresa Cole "Between Origin and Present" at whitespace

Between Origin and Present is Teresa Cole’s second exhibition and first solo show with whitespace gallery.  It is coming directly from the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans and consists of both a series of prints and an installation component.  The objective of these two bodies of work is to complete a tracing, be it of the past or the present, to hopefully understand our complicated world. The work addresses a need to recover an imagery’s origins by finding similarities and differences between cultures and to search for a source of identity through an exploration in pattern.   It is also about trying to understand ornament as a visual language, and, ultimately through this use of pattern, explore how cultures influence and affect each other.

Teresa Cole created Curling in on itself, the installation centerpiece of the show, in India during the Khoj Kolkata International Artist Residency. Through the work, she is examining the malleability of sensory knowledge by layering enlarged marks and magnified views. The result is the formation of relationships between abstraction and representation, the simple and the complex, confusion and order.

Teresa Cole holds the Ellsworth Woodward Professorship in Art in Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Department. She earned a BFA in fiber arts from the Maryland Institute’s College of Art and received much of her early printmaking education as a working member of Peacock Printmakers in Aberdeen, Scotland. She completed an MFA in printmaking at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Working either on paper or directly onto the wall, Ms. Cole shows print installations both nationally and internationally.

whitespace  gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday | 11 am – 5 pm or by appointment

814 Edgewood Avenue | Inman Park | 404.688.1892