Author Archives: Whitespace

Bojana Ginn: Phygital Muse

Bojana Ginn: Phygital Muse

November, 2019
Brooklynrail.org
By Rebecca Brantley
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​The future looks good in Bojana Ginn’s Phygital Muse. Nature and technology co-exist throughout Ginn’s interdisciplinary exhibition. She explores transhumanism, a school of thought dedicated to the notion that technology will radically enhance human life. Curated by Shannon Morris, Phygital Muse is on view at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art, at Augusta University, in Augusta, Georgia, through December 13.

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Bojanna Ginn, SOLAR VEINS, 2019. Sheep’s wool, paper, LED lights. Courtesy the artist.

Bojanna Ginn, SOLAR VEINS, 2019. Sheep’s wool, paper, LED lights. Courtesy the artist.

Sonya Yong James | Loud Magic Reviews

Nature is an artist’s helpmate and muse in “Loud Magic”

September 11, 2019
AJC
By Felicia Feaster

In her solo exhibition “Loud Magic,” at Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta-based artist Sonya Yong James uses nature as a kind of collaborator, the source of her inspiration and font of her materials.

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Sonya Yong James: LOUD MAGIC

Art Papers
October 2, 2019
By EC Flamming

Sonya Yong James’ exhibition LOUD MAGIC [September 6 – October 19, 2019] at Whitespace in Atlanta is a slow-simmering study of potential energy. The collection acts like a spell—works in it aren’t necessarily static. They’re constructed to activate change, and the material decisions act as catalysts to push the potential to the kinetic.

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Installation image of Rhinestone Cowgirls by Jaime Bull

Distaff, Spindle: Sonya Yong James at Whitespace, Atlanta

Burnaway.org
October 15, 2019
By Claire E. Dempster

Late last winter, I spent my Tuesday evenings perched at the edge of an uncomfortable bench, learning to weave. I watched my patterns emerge with the unbridled optimism of a delighted novice after each wobbly pass of the shuttle. Made of cheap beginner’s wool, my tea towels, table runners, and scarves packed down into simple cartographies of weft and warp.

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Installation image of Rhinestone Cowgirls by Jaime Bull

The latest Instagrammable art experience, 29Rooms, will feature two Atlanta artists

The latest Instagrammable art experience, 29Rooms, will feature two Atlanta artists

August 7, 2019
atlantamagazine.com
By Myrydd wells
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​Atlanta artists, Neka King and Sarah Emerson will feature in 29Rooms this summer. 29Rooms runs in Atlanta from August 29 through September 8th.

The Agnes Scott professor and abstract artist will participate in the “Traveling Billboard” installation, in which an artist in each host city creates a “billboard mural” (Emerson’s will be 10 x 20 feet) to be displayed at their individual city’s event. Emerson’s mural will explore the “psychological landscape” of Atlanta. (excerpt from Atlanta Magazine article)

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Artist Feature | Nancy Floyd: Weathering Time

Artist Feature | Nancy Floyd: Weathering Time

May, 2019
lightleaked.com
By Ashley Kauschinger
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​When I saw Nancy Floyd’s series Weathering Time submitted to this month’s theme Archiving Time: Again & Legacy I knew that I wanted to highlight it. I can’t think of better work that fits the theme more perfectly. This series gives new meaning to the idea of a photographer’s life. Take a look! –Ashley Kauschinger, Founding Editor

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 self portrait of Nancy Floyd in 1958, 1982, 2012 from left to right. 10 x 13.6 inches archival inkjet print on epson exhibition fiber paper

1958/1982/2012

Q&A: I O Smithereens!, Sarah Emerson Juxtaposes Life’s Beauty, Frightfulness

Q&A: In O Smithereens!, Sarah Emerson Juxtaposes Life’s Beauty, Frightfulness

April 17, 2019
ArtsAtl.com
By Aileen Farshi
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Sarah Emerson’s O Smithereens!, at Whitespace through May 4, explores the fragility of life and early pleasures and builds on her 2018 series Are We the Monsters, seen at Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw.

The paintings and drawings feature familiar stylized landscapes imploding into darkness and devouring all inhabitants, and feel more feminine. Shades of soft pink and animated drawings of the female body are pronounced, likely a nod to the upswing in national attention to women’s rights.

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Going Steady With Disaster is part of O Smithereens!, work by Sarah Emerson at Whitespace.

Going Steady With Disaster is part of O Smithereens!, work by Sarah Emerson at Whitespace.

Paper artist Laura Bell calls attention to vulnerable species

Paper artist Laura Bell calls attention to vulnerable species

March 19, 2019
Atlantamagazine.com
By kelundra Smith

It’s easy to get lost in Laura Bell’s ornate ink and watercolor ecosystems. Bell is fascinated by the fraught interactions between humans and other species. She creates detailed, black-and-white drawings of animals, with a pop of paint to define their natural habitats. Then, she uses tweezers to meticulously apply tiny pieces of Bristol and paper cutouts to create a three-dimensional effect. She said her affinity for working with paper comes from her father, who was a printer.

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Laura Bell in her studio

Meet Matt Haffner and Laura Bell

Meet Matt Haffner and Laura Bell

March 13, 2019
voyageatl.com
By Voyage Atl

Today we’d like to introduce you to Matt Haffner and Laura Bell.

Matt and Laura, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. Matt: We met in grad school. I was doing photography and trying to be a conceptual artist. I would see Laura sitting on the fire escape of her studio smoking hand-rolled cigarettes at the end of her day of making work. I was immediately intrigued.

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