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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
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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″