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AJC reviews Sarah Emerson’s solo exhibition, Are We the Monsters

Art Review: It’s apocalypse now in Sarah Emerson’s quietly nightmarish art

April 30 ,2018
myajc.com
By Felicia Feaster
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Maybe the apocalypse won’t come quickly with a mushroom cloud and an earth-shaking boom. Instead maybe it will happen slowly and incrementally, killing the weakest inhabitants of the world first, like the deer, dying in the forest, puddles of their blood pooling all around them in Atlanta artist Sarah Emerson’s drawing “Fallen Deer.”

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Sarah Emerson installation image of Are We the Monsters

Pete Schulte | The Lamplighter

Art Review: (Un)Sacred Geometries: Pete Schulte’s “The Lamplighter” at Whitespace

April 26,2018
burnaway.org
By Jerry Cullum
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Pete Schulte’s “The Lamplighter” is a shockingly diverse exhibition that, at a casual glance, appears to be anything but. Even though it fills the three separate venues of the whitespace/whitespec/shedspace complex and includes a sound art installation, the dominant medium is graphite on paper, and the dominant style is geometric.

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Pete Schulte, American Cosmic Music II, 2017; graphite and gouache on paper, 15 by 15 in.

Amy Pleasant receives coveted Guggenheim Fellowship

Birmingham artist receives coveted Guggenheim Fellowship

April 19 ,2018
al.com
By Erin Edgemon
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Birmingham-based artist Amy Pleasant was recently awarded a highly prestigious fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. “This is such an unbelievable honor,” she said. “I am blown away.” Pleasant said this fellowship, which was awarded to a group of 173 scholars, artists and scientists from the United States and Canada, will give her the freedom to create her artwork.

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Amy Pleasant, Collection (Busts), 2017; ink and gouache on paper, 22 by 30 in. Private Collection

Sarah Emerson | Are We the Monsters | Zuckerman Museum of Art

Art Review: American Carnage: Sarah Emerson’s “Are We the Monsters” at the Zuckerman Museum of Art

April 19,2018
burnaway.org
By Logan Lockner
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One of the large-scale wall drawings in Sarah Emerson’s exhibition “Are We the Monsters”—on view at Kennesaw State University’s Zuckerman Museum of Art through July 1—appears to be the Atlanta artist’s response to the gendered phrase the “mother of all bombs,” which was used to describe a large-yield explosive deployed for the first time by the US military in Afghanistan last spring.

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Nancy Floyd exhibits in group show about daily life in Santa Monica

Art Review: Mesmerizing moments from an art show about daily life

April 9 ,2018
latimes.com
By Leah Ollman
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Nancy Floyd’s daily photographic self-portraits over 35 years situate the artist in her home or work environment, delivering more piquant period flavor. The sections of the project mounted here like giant proof sheets take us from fake wood paneling to a bank of computers, from a young woman with long hair and bangs to a mature adult in a Black Lives Matter T-shirt.

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Nancy Floyd

Craig Dongoski | The Kissing of Gods

Art Review: Timeline: Craig Dongoski at Whitespace Gallery

March 16,2018
burnaway.org
By Matthew Terrell
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Atlanta artist Craig Dongoski explores the possibility of line in his show “Kissing the Gods,” on view at Whitespace Gallery through March 24. Using both ink and oil pencil on paper and wood panel, Dongoski creates images full of texture and pattern, all achieved with 2-D techniques.

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Craig Dongoski, The Kissing of Gods, 2018; oil pencil on panel, 48 by 96 inches.

News: Amy Pleasant and Vesna Pavlović Southern Art Prize Finalists

News: Southern Art Prize Announces Nine Finalists for $25,000 Award

February 13,2018
burnaway.org
by BURNAWAY Staff
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Nine artists from nine Southern states have been named finalists for the Southern Prize, given by the Atlanta-based organization South Arts. Each receives $5,000 and a two-week residency at Hambidge, and a chance to take home the $25,000 grand prize or the $10,000 finalist award. to receive State Fellowship awards of $5,000 each. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 16 in New Orleans.

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various works from the finalists including Amy Pleasant

Counterclockwise from left: Amy Pleasant, “Untitled (Arms);” Jeremiah Ariaz, “Louisiana Buckle, (Sulphur, LA);” Garrett Hansen, Void – .38 Special;” and Paul Stephen Benjamin, “Paint The White House Black.”

works from finalists, including Vesna Pavlovic

Left to Right: Vesna Pavlović, “Maderno, Stefano, Saint Cecilia, Front,” and Paul Stephen Benjamin, “Black Cotton Flag Made in Georgia.”