Mac n’ Sleeze: Q&A with Jana Cariddi
Jun17

Mac n’ Sleeze: Q&A with Jana Cariddi

Jana Cariddi’s show Mac n’ Sleeze is currently on display at Gallery Espresso through June 29. Cariddi’s work is a blend of sharp humor, rambunctious creativity, and explosively fun color. We chatted with her to find out more about her process, her unique work, and her plans for the future. Click here to see more of Cariddi’s artwork.     SAI: Can you tell me about the title Mac n’ Sleeze? Where did...

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Artists on display: Non-Fiction Gallery plays host to week-long “Goldfish” residency
Jun16

Artists on display: Non-Fiction Gallery plays host to week-long “Goldfish” residency

When I arrive at Non-Fiction Gallery Wednesday afternoon, it looks more like a studio than a gallery. Bottles of paint and Blick bags stuffed full of supplies dot the floors. The walls are still blank, save a few works in progress that are taped up with black mounting tape. There’s a futon in the middle of the gallery and a laptop blasting Michael Jackson. It feels counterintuitive for the gallery to become the studio—I feel like I’ve...

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Mel Gibson & macaroni sunshine: A studio visit with Justin Armstrong
May29

Mel Gibson & macaroni sunshine: A studio visit with Justin Armstrong

The first time I visited Justin Armstrong’s studio at Alexander Hall, he was standing on top of a pile of Mel Gibson photos and Monopoly money with a giant grin on his face. The hallways were clogged with people, but despite his urging that it wasn’t an installation – “Hi! I’m Justin! Do you want to walk on Mel Gibson?” – few crossed his threshold. If they had, they would’ve seen the gigantic bags of potting mix, the Legos, the...

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“Cain or Abel?”: Studio Visit with Tyler Butcher
May24

“Cain or Abel?”: Studio Visit with Tyler Butcher

For a long time, Tyler Butcher was two separate artists. Until 2012, Butcher was known mainly for his extremely traditional, academic-style landscapes, but hidden away in the back of his studio were the paintings no one was allowed to see. For years, he quietly worked both sides of a schism between total abstraction and something approaching romanticism. Finally, one night everything came together.     “One night in my...

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Savannah Icons: Q&A with Willian Nassu
May21

Savannah Icons: Q&A with Willian Nassu

Willian Nassu’s MFA Fibers thesis exhibition, Savannah Icons, debuted at the Andaz Salon on Thursday, May 19. The exhibition was comprised of ten portraits of local icons woven with acrylic yarn on a Jacquard loom. In case you missed his show, we chatted with Nassu to find out more about this extraordinary body of work. You can see more of his work here.    SAI: Why “Savannah Icons”? Willian Nassu: I didn’t start out working with...

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Cross-processed colors: Q&A with Martin Bell AKA Postcrunk
May15

Cross-processed colors: Q&A with Martin Bell AKA Postcrunk

Martin Bell, better known as @Postcrunk, has been featured on Zen College Life, htmlgiant, and was selected to be part of NewHive’s 11:11 Summer Poetry Series in 2015. He recently had a reading at Couchella Music & Arts Festival at Emory University and less recently released a spoken word album, Her Wikipedia Tears are Blood Diamonds (2013). Last week, SAI’s Logann Fincher chatted with him about his exhibition, C41, on...

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