Jun09

“Span the Gap” presents artist perspectives on Talmadge Bridge

Sometimes we pick the work. And sometimes the work picks us, tapping us on the shoulder asking us to take it on. For Lisa Watson, the tap came unexpectedly. While researching the Talmadge Memorial Bridge’s history for her solo show City Transversed in the City Hall Rotunda Gallery in 2015, Watson learned of the bridge’s rebuild and the past attempts to change the name from its present namesake, former Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge....

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May27

Review: Sidney Davidson’s “An American Hero”

  Sidney Davidson has no intention of being an American hero. You will not find any capes, kitsch, self portraits, or American flags at this Friday’s exhibition, An American Hero. If this feels misleading, it’s meant to. The show’s poster, inspired by times the artist received uncomfortable responses regarding his work, sets the viewer up to experience his exhibition with a bit of humor, an acceptable level of uneasiness, and a...

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May16

5 Ways to Improve Your Next Museum or Gallery Experience

For some, going to an art museum or gallery is like stepping into a foreign country. You don’t speak the language, you can never find the bathroom, and feelings of disorientation make you wish you had just gone to the beach. Whether we pace, race, or plod our way through, we all approach viewing art differently. As a foreigner or a seasoned art aficionado at one time or another we all have left an art experience feeling indifferent,...

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