Artist Updates | Winter 2020

Artist Updates | Winter 2020

Happy 2020! It’s a new year, a new decade, and new exhibitions, projects and work by whitespace artists!

1 Join us on Thursday, March 5 at 6 pm for a rare opportunity to visit with the artist, Amy Pleasant, as she introduces her first monograph, The Messenger’s Mouth Was Heavy. She will be in the gallery from 6 to 8 pm to sign copies of this beautiful publication. The book includes more than 200 pages of Pleasant’s paintings, drawings and ceramic works as well as contributed essays by Katie Geha and Daniel Fuller.

This book was a collaboration between Amy Pleasant and graphic designer, Michael Aberman. It was co-published by Institute 193 and FRANK.

image courtesy of the artist and Institute 193

2 We are extremely excited to announce Zipporah Camille Thompson’s  solo exhibition, Looming Chaos, at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. The exhibition was curated by Tina Dunkley fellow, TK Smith. Stay tuned for the beautiful catalog that will soon be available for purchase. Congrats to Zipporah and TK!

Read more about this exhibition in ArtsATL.

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3 Congratulations to Whitney Stansell, one of five “Women to Watch”, chosen by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). The exhibition, Paper Routes – GA Women to Watch 2020, will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCA GA) from January 25 through March 21, 2020. The finalists include Jerushia Graham, Sanaz Haghani, Imi Hwangbo, Lucha Rodriguez, and Whitney Stansell. Whitney is also preparing for a solo exhibition at Whitespace, opening Friday, March 20, 2020.

Check out Whitney’s work and creative process here and read more about the exhibition in ArtsATL.

image courtesy of Whitney Stansell

4 Pete Schulte was back in Atlanta for a three-person exhibition at the Swan Coach House Gallery curated by Rebecca Dimling Cochran. Geoforms, also features Atlanta artists Randy Jones and Esteban Patino.  This exhibition will be on view until Thursday, April 2.

Pete was recently featured in Hyperallergic with a review of his exhibition at McKenzie Fine Art in New York. Read the full review, here.

image courtesy of the artist

5 Although Benjamin Jones‘ retrospective has concluded at MOCA GA, we have received many works from his personal collection as well as his catalog that will be available through Whitespace. Read more about Benjamin’s recent exhibitions in Atlanta on our news page.

image courtesy of the artist and MOCA GA

image courtesy of whitespace

6 Nancy Floyd received the inaugural  ICP / GOST First PhotoBook Award for her series “Weathering Time.” The inaugural award attracted nearly 300 entrants from 45 countries. Floyd will have her first photo book designed, edited, printed, and published by the ICP/GOST imprint. Nancy will have the opportunity to display her work at the new International Center of Photography space at Essex Crossing in New York City at a date to be announced early 2020. The book is scheduled for publication in spring 2020. Way to go Nancy!

Nancy Floyd, 35 years

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7 Ashlynn Browning, North Carolina native and Whitespace artist, is curating a group exhibition for the North Carolina Museum of Art entitled Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting. This exhibition will feature 25 emerging, mid-career, and established painters from NC, all working within a wide range of mediums and ideas. The exhibition runs from March 7 through July 26, 2020.

image courtesy of NCMA

8 Late congratulations to Charlie Watts who was awarded a grant from the Office of Cultural Affairs for her memorable performance during her exhibition Hortophilia at Whitespace. Charlie is a MINT studio artist and will have a space in the newly renovated MINT studios at The Met.

image courtesy of the artist

9 Sonya Yong James was featured on the Peachy Keen Podcast with Vivian Liddell discussing her recent installation Phantom Threads at the Temporary Art Center. Give it a listen!

image courtesy of the artist, by photographer Ashley Kauschinger

10 Vesna Pavlovic, Fulbright scholar, has returned to Nashville.  She has been traveling and preparing for her exhibition at Whitespace this spring. Her work was recently included alongside Marina Abramović as well as other Yugoslavian art. The review for the March 2020 issue of Art in America was written by Jasmina Tumbas. Check out the article here.

image courtesy of Art in America

11 Finally, make sure to see our current exhibition, paper kites / uncertain sky by Seana Reilly and morgan alexander reviewed by Jerry Cullum in ArtsATL. The exhibition ends Saturday, March 14 at 5 pm. Read the review here.

image courtesy of whitespace

image courtesy of whitespace

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