“Reach: Trees” at Location Gallery celebrates and aids local trees
Dec01

“Reach: Trees” at Location Gallery celebrates and aids local trees

Eighteen visual artists are participating in a much anticipated exhibition of small works, Reach: Trees at Location Gallery this month. The creations include a variety of mediums and styles all no larger than 14 inches. Full disclosure: I love trees. I often zone out staring at them. My job requires me to plant and care for smaller types. Yes, I hug trees too. But, strangely, I never used them as subject matter in my artwork –...

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Kimberly Valentinsson’s “Melancholy” is the sad Summer show you’ve been waiting for
Aug12

Kimberly Valentinsson’s “Melancholy” is the sad Summer show you’ve been waiting for

  Word nerds know that “melancholy” and “sad” are not synonymous. Sure, they describe a similar feeling, and casual conversation allows them to be used interchangeably. But melancholy evokes a different feeling than sadness—by several sources, it’s defined as “sober thoughtfulness,” “a gloomy state of mind,” and “pensive sadness.” Melancholia, then, is more complex than simply being sad. Kimberly Valentinsson’s solo show,...

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“Span the Gap” presents artist perspectives on Talmadge Bridge
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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“Wabi-Sabi” fibers show is all about accepting the beauty of imperfections
Jun03

“Wabi-Sabi” fibers show is all about accepting the beauty of imperfections

Wabi-sabi is a Japanese worldview that is based on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Although it is hard for many of us to accept the beauty of imperfections, Raven Brown and Thea Milinaire depict the beauty of imperfection perfectly through their art works.     Brown and Milinaire are two SCAD (soon-to-be) alumni. Brown is from Atlanta, GA and Milinaire is from Santa Fe, NM. They met through a mutual friend and...

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Bin Feng’s American Dream
May26

Bin Feng’s American Dream

Some believe that the American Dream is about working hard in order to achieve fame, fortune, and success. Others believe that it’s about working hard to provide a better life for your Chihuahua named Tiny. Everyone has his or her own American Dream; Bin Feng’s exhibition The American Dream asks us to question what our version of this dream is.     Feng was born and raised in Shanghai, China and will soon receive his Masters...

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Making the Most of the Monkey: Debora Oden gets abstract & personal
May06

Making the Most of the Monkey: Debora Oden gets abstract & personal

Imagine that you’ve built a golf course in Calcutta and monkeys emerge from the trees to steal the balls from the course. It’s an absurd situation, but here you are. Even with all your planning, you didn’t factor in the wildlife. Monkeys come with the turf in Calcutta, but they’re hindering your golf games. When they pick up the balls, they drop them back onto the course, rarely in the same place, making score-keeping impossible. What...

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