Author Archives: Whitespace

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
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

The Atlantan
By Lauren Finney, Ashton Pike and Presley West

Susan Bridges of Whitespace Gallery ( 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
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

Bojana Ginn Receives Ellsworth Kelly Award

In the studio with Bojana Ginn

June 29,2018
By Andrew Alexander and Karley Sullivan
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Atlanta multimedia artist Bojana Ginn and the Mary S. Byrd Gallery at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, were recently awarded the 2018 Ellsworth Kelly Award. Each year, the Foundation for Contemporary Art gives the $40,000 grant to support a museum exhibition for a contemporary artist, and this year, the grant will allow the gallery to stage a new exhibition by Ginn in the fall of 2019.

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Bojana Ginn at work in the artist’s home

Ellsworth Kelly Award 2018 – Bojana Ginn
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In fall 2019, the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art at Augusta University will present a solo exhibition of new multi-media works by sculptor Bojana Ginn, curated by Gallery Director Shannon Morris.

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Craig Dongoski | The Kissing of Gods

Art Review: Timeline: Craig Dongoski at Whitespace Gallery

March 16,2018
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
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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.”