Author Archives: Whitespace

Nancy Floyd, Finalist for the Print Center’s Annual International Competition

Nancy Floyd, Finalist for the Print Center’s Annual International Competition

February 7,2019
PrintCenter.org

Nancy Floyd (Bend, OR) holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Floyd’s work has been exhibited in national and international venues including the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Whitespace, Atlanta; CUE Art Foundation Gallery, NY; and Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, as well as the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain. She has received numerous grants and awards including an Aaron Siskind Photography Fellowship, 2018; CUE Art Foundation Fellowship, 2016; Society for Photographic Education Support Grant, 2015; and John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, 2014. Floyd is Emeritus Professor in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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collage image of Nancy Floyd's Weathering Time work

Photo by Sarah Higgins

 

Behind the Screen(print) with Amy Pleasant

Behind the Screen(print) with Amy Pleasant

February 6,2019
ART PAPERS.org
By Sarah Higgins

In late 2018, we reached out to artist Amy Pleasant and invited her to create an edition of prints for the 20th Annual ART PAPERS Auction. I caught up with Amy on the final day of a week-long visit to the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. We sat down in the printmaking studio, in front of a luscious stack of Pleasant screen prints to talk about the process of creating the work, and the experience of her first venture into print editions.

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photo of Amy Pleasant in studio

Photo by Sarah Higgins

 

Daniel Fuller and Phillip March Jones on the 2019 Atlanta Biennial

Daniel Fuller and Phillip March Jones on the 2019 Atlanta Biennial

January 30,2019
Burnaway.org
By Logan Lockner

The Atlanta Biennial emerged in 1984 as Nexus Contemporary curator Alan Sondheim’s response to the lack of Southern artists included in the previous year’s edition of the Whitney Biennial. Between its founding and 2007, the biennial was presented intermittently and according to various frameworks: sometimes every two years, sometimes not; sometimes involving only Atlanta-based artists, or Georgia-based artists, or artists from across the American South.

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Installation image of Oshunmare from the Black Cloud Prism show by Zipporah Camille Thompson

 

Atlanta Magazine: Our City’s Most Powerful Leaders

Atlanta Magazine: Our City’s Most Powerful Leaders

January, 2019
Atlanta Magazine

For 15 years, Atlanta native Susan Bridges curated pop-up shows around the city in churches, U-Haul facilities, shipping containers, and an underground parking garage. in 2006 she opened Whitespace Gallery in a former carriage house behind her Victorian home in Inman Park. Today the gallery represents more than 40 local and national artists, who’ve shown work at the Smithsonian Institution, the Venice Biennale, and Art Basel Miami Beach.


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December 2018

BURNAWAY’S Best of 2018

December 28,2018
Burnaway.org
By Burnaway Staff

Inspired by a recent Idea Capital Grant-funded trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipporah Camille Thompson’s dark, cosmographic, and elaborately crafted sculptures and wall hangings in her solo exhibition “Black Cloud Prism” at Whitespace in September was a highlight of this year in Atlanta galleries.

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Installation image of Oshunmare from the Black Cloud Prism show by Zipporah Camille Thompson

Creativity The Art of Living

December,2018
The Atlantan
By Lauren Finney, Ashton Pike and Presley West

Susan Bridges of Whitespace Gallery (whitespace814.com) is more than a gallerist; she’s one of the pillars of the Inman Park community—although art is “what makes me tick,” she says. “It’s my desire and hope that everyone can be excited about art and the creative process.” The gallery, open since 2006, has a mission to “encourage open, artistic expression and promote original, unconventional projects,” which shows in the artists Bridges chooses to represent.

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image of Susan Bridges from The Atlantan article

Photography by Patrick Heagney

Review: Atlanta painter Tommy Taylor explores the divided self in “Threshold”

Review: Atlanta painter Tommy Taylor explores the divided self in “Threshold”

November 26,2018
ArtsAtl.com
By Jerry Cullum

Threshold, at Whitespace through December 1, is Tommy Taylor’s latest expedition into the realm of the divided self. On a literal level, this series of paintings begins with a fragmentary, near-abstract rendering of a figure, then progresses through nearly monochromatic images of a model caught in two different moments of dramatic hand gestures, with the face and hands tightly rendered in an otherwise cloudy field of abstraction.

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artwork by Tommy Taylor

Atlanta Magazine’s Home Fall 2018

The Art of the Party

November 26,2018
Atlanta Magazine’s Home
By Annette Joseph

My dear friend Liz Lapidus, whose public relations firm represents some of the city’s top restaurants and creatives, has a knack for inviting all the right people to just the right venue. The dinner she hosted one fall evening in the leafy courtyard of Susan Bridges’s Inman Park gallery, Whitespace, was no di erent. There, her intimate group of eight gathered to celebrate Birmingham-based artist Amy Pleasant’s show Writing Pictures.

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image of a supper at whitespace gallery for atlanta home magazine

Photography by Gregory Miller