In the nick of time, I spotted this multiple on artnet. Offered by cerealart, this cast marble dust and resin sculpture comes in an edition of 250, measures 12 x 10 x 6 and is signed. There will be two more busts forthcoming so you may want to wait and see which you like best. The asking price: $1000.
Quality Pictures' (my soon-to-open gallery) debutante ball will be The Affair at the Jupiter Hotel, Portland's up and coming west coast contemporary art fair to be held Sept 28 - Oct 1.
This year's participants are better than ever and I am thrilled to have a room between Elizabeth Leach of Portland and Inman Gallery of Houston.
Many Atlanta galleries are participating this year as well: Romo, Solomon, Wood, Saltworks and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center where fair owner Stuart Horodner is now in charge.
Thanks to Stuart by the way for being a BIG supporter of my gallery. Whatever Atlanta loses from my departure, it will be more than made up by Stuart's arrival.
Here is the full fair list:
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Rudolph Projects Trilliam Sam Romo Diverseworks Jeff Bailey Modern Culture Greg Kucera Lisa Dent Catherne Mulhern Heather Marx Froelick Gallery 40,000 Laura Reynolds Newmark Garde Raile Lemon Sky Projects Saltworks Nathan Larramundy Solomon Projects Motel Catherine Clark Special Project: Roger Ballen Moody Gallery Art Palace Augen Western Exhibitions PDX Gregory Lind Elizabeth Leach Quality Pictures !!!!!! Inman Printed Matter Allston Skirt James Harris Pulliam Deffenbaugh Marcia Wood 67 Platform Salon
I don't profess to be an architecture critic, but these GA Tech buildings that I've zoomed by on many a bike ride will certainly be missed.
A few years ago, GA tech covered the top of the former 1996 Olympic swimming and diving pavilion and as a result made a better looking building: . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If only Charles Sheeler were here to photograph this beauty: . . . . . . . . . . . . . This building hugs a curved road. The curve of the building continues on the far side of the road at the corner of the other building:
Matthew Barney's new film Drawing Restraint 9 is now screening at the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta. With music by Bjork this collaboration is not to be missed. In the Bennifer and Branjelina tradition: Bjorney? Bjortthew? Matthork?
Friday night is a big bight for art in the ATL. Castleberry is having its art stroll and Atlanta art-star Sarah Hobbs opens at Solomon.
At Garage Projects, B.E. Schellinger presents PACKAGED FOR CONVENIENCE (the smell of fear) as a follow up to last year's "Sugar Monkey" (News flash: before he and I head off to Portland, Bryan has sewn up a solo show at Romo in January 2007. Romo features Jennifer Celia this month)
From Schellinger's press release:
THE SMELL OF FEAR IS A SITE SPECIFIC, TIME SENSITIVE WORK THAT WILL INVOLVE DAISIES, CHAIRS, SOUND, WATER, VIDEO, AND LIGHT, TO SUGGEST A REFLECTIVE INNER FEAR. THIS INNER FEAR WILL CAUSE CERTAIN VIEWERS TO RELEASE THEIR OWN FEAR IN THE FORM OF SCENT. THIS PLUS THE PREVAILING FEAR BROUGHT IN FROM OUTSIDE THE SPACE, WILL BE ENHANCED THROUGH THE USE OF SOUND, BY MYSELF AND LUNAR ECLETIK.
FROM ALL THIS, A CERTAIN MUST WILL ARISE, THAT CAN THEN BE EASILY PACKAGED, AND SOLD TO THE CONSUMING PUBLIC, AS A NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION.
THREE SIZES WILL BE OFFERED XL, XXL, XXXL.
Sarah Hobbs highly anticipated show at Solomon Projects opens Friday as well. Her show entitled "Does This Sound Like You" will feature new work created over the last few years. From the site, the work appears to be an expansion of her earlier "Problems In Living" series. Hobbs has received considerable national attention in the last year or two and I for one am looking forward to the new work.
Finally Marcia Wood is featuring a retrospective by the tantalizingly-named collective "Golden Blizzard". I presume that the work will be about pissing in an ice storm. Actually I have no idea what to expect, but I can't wait to see it.
Although not open Friday night, Jackson Fine Art has a strong show up by two of today's contemporary masters, Larry Sultan ("The Valley") and Mitch Epstein ("Recreation"). The shows will be up until the end of June.