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Lisa Tuttle, solo exhibition at Poem88, opens Feb. 23

February 20th, 2019
Lisa Tuttle: Mock Proposal
February 23 to March 30, 2019
Reception: Saturday, February 23, 5-7:30 pm

For her first solo exhibition at Poem 88, Lisa Tuttle presents a series of images that correct Confederate monuments toward an historical accuracy.

Tuttle says about the work:
"It really began as a hypothetical proposal but the more I work on it, the more I think that it is completely feasible. “Mock” can also imply ridicule, and that is not my intention. A bit tongue-in-cheeky perhaps but increasingly a serious, alternative albeit subversive proposal. Historical observance of the defeat and surrender of the CSA (April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse and the dissolution of the CSA government on May 4, 1865 in Washington, Ga./Wilkes County.) If “historical” significance prevents their removal, then perhaps we might observe a different, but accurate, historical significance!"

Sheila Pree Bright / Richard Avedon Mural

February 6th, 2019

So fantastic to see this mural through the rain this morning, on the Fulton County Daily Report building at Pryor & Trinity. The piece is part of Off the Wall ATL, an incredible effort from local arts non-profit Wonderroot.

The mural pairs Richard Avedon's 1963 group portrait of Julian Bond with Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee activists here in Atlanta, with Atlanta-based artist Sheila Pree Bright's contemporary portrait (taken in Vine City) of mothers including Samira Rice (mother of Tamir Rice), Wanda Johnson (mother of Oscar Grant), and Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner).

"Sheila Pree Bright re-created the Richard Avedon image with mothers of unarmed victims of police brutality from across the nation. These mothers have become leaders and activists fighting for social justice to bring about accountability and policy reform that speaks to racial injustices in the 21st century."

The New York Times covered the mural with this piece from Fayemi Shakur: "From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter: Honoring Black Mothers Who Lost Their Sons." And the Off the Wall project was on CBS This Morning last week, including an interview with Wonderroot executive director (and former ACP board member) Chris Appleton.


It's also fascinating to see how the Avedon photograph is one of at least three frames from this particular shoot. An alternate shot, below, appeared in his book "Nothing Personal".

This version above is a slight crop of the original frame, and here's a 2nd version of the mural photograph, but this time without Julian Bond's daughter, Phyllis.

Fulton County Fine Art Acquisition Reception – Jan. 26, 5:30-8:30

January 23rd, 2019
"Please join us at the official closing party of Fulton County Arts and Culture's Fine Art Acquisition Program Exhibition. The exhibition features 114 pieces of art recently purchased by the County, our largest acquisition to date.

Artist Conversations
6:30 - 7:30pm
Hear from Darnell Wilburn of Garcia | Wilburn Gallery and a panel consisting of Terrell Clark, Sharon B. Dowdell, Rose Barron, Ronnie Phillips, Niki Murphy, Nancy Blum, Gittel Price, Dianne Kirkland, Diana Toma, Christopher Eubanks, Dennis Morton, and Carolyn Grady."

GALLERY SPACE
86 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Call 404-612-5780 for More Information

New to ACP? Sign-up for our email list for chance for free tickets to “Home for the Holidays”

November 15th, 2018

Are you new to ACP? If you love beautiful things and want two free tickets to attend the show home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, be the third new person to sign-up for our email list today, and we'll be in touch with your pair of tickets!

For the rest of you, the show home is open through December 9th!

Student-Led Petition to Reverse Decision to End Gwinnet Tech Photography Program

May 18th, 2018
Gwinnett Tech students have created a petition in support of the photography program at their school, which has been terminated. We urge you to take a look at the comments of students (and former graduates) on the page, and do whatever you can to support Gwinnett Tech photography students and faculty.

ACP has both roots and current ties to students and teachers at Gwinnett Tech, and values the quality & specificity of what the program offers. Oversight of Gwinnett Tech is through the Technical College System of Georgia.

"Recently the President of Gwinnett Technical College, Dr. Glen Cannon, announced the termination of the Photography program. There was no indication it was coming, nor why it happened. It is our hope that with enough signatures the school board will reconsider the decision. This program is a wonderful program that has produced 100's of talented artist, many of whom are well known in the their field. Please sign this petition to stand with us and save not only the Photography Program at Gwinnett Tech, but to help remind people how important the arts and creativity are to the world."
"Photography has never been more accessible than it is now given the proliferation of cell phones. But camera in hand does not a skilled photographer make. The technical skill and knowledge required to master photography make a program like this critical. Please, GTC, reconsider this devastating and shameful decision. - Debbie S."
"This is a solid program with a great track record and legacy. Supporting the arts takes courage in today's academic and budgetary environment. Stay strong, GTC! - Bill M."

Blake Burton’s New Book on Ponce City Market – Artist’s Talk, May 30

May 10th, 2018

Recycle Your Camea Gear for Earth Day!

April 19th, 2018

Recycle Your Camera Gear for Earth Day!

Bodies! Lenses! Bags! Tripods! It's a great time to refresh and clean your closets of cameras and equipment, plus, your gear can help support ACP.

Drop-off your gear at Brickworks Gallery, Abernathy Arts Center or Southwest Arts Center.  Please see hours and availability below.

Brickworks Gallery
686-A Greenwood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
912-596-3147
Contact: Laura Adams
Camera Recycle dates: April 18th – April 22nd, 12-6pm

Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road SW
Atlanta GA 30331
404-613-3220
Contact: Cheryl Odeleye
Camera Recycle dates: April 18th – April 20th, 8:30am – 5pm
 
Abernathy Art Center
254 Johnson Ferry Road NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
404-613-6173
Contact: Laura Marie Martin
Camera Recycle dates: April 18th – April 20th, 9am – 5pm
 
A very special thank you to Brickworks Gallery, Fulton County Arts and Culture, and KEH for making this happen!

- ACP

“Mermaids Are Real” – An Underwater Photography Experience w/ Perry Julien

April 11th, 2018

27th Annual Georgia Photography Awards & Exhibition at Pace Academy

April 9th, 2018




Great to see the turnout at Pace Academy on Sunday for the Georgia Photography Awards and Exhibition, now in it's 27th year. (!)

ACP Board President Barbara Griffin was the juror this year, and big thanks to France Dorman for pulling together the show. Fantastic!

Myra Greene, at Spelman & exhibition in London

April 2nd, 2018

Myra Greene, who is the new Director of the Photography Program in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Spelman College, has an exhibition of her ambrotypes in London at Corvi Mora.

"This first solo exhibition of the American artist outside the United States features works from 2002 to the present day, offering an overview of the artist’s output to date. Most of these works are either autobiographical or based on self-portraiture. The works from the earliest series in the exhibition, produced between 2002 and 2004, take the form of inkjet prints on watercolour paper. The prints are made from scans of Polaroid photographs of details of the artist’s body, altered with the use of household chemicals. Due to the unstable nature of the finished Polaroid, the inkjet prints capture a moment in the short life of the photograph, itself a frozen instant. The transient and fragile quality of the support resonates with the subject matter of the image: the artist framing her own body. "

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