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Artist’s Talk with Benita Carr: Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 PM

Artist’s Talk: Benita Carr
Thursday, February 16 | 6:30 PM
Last week to see “Morning Sun”
Benita Carr, Morning Sun #736, Digital c-print mounted on dibond, edition of 5, 30″ x 40″
Join us at whitespace Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 PM for a conversation with the artist Benita Carr regarding her current body of work, “Morning Sun.”  She will talk about the themes of the show and her processes.  Carr’s show has garnered a lot of attention in the press, so you will not want to miss this opportunity to hear Carr discuss her photographs and film installations first hand.  This is also one of your last opportunities to see the show before it closes Saturday, February 18, 2012!

Morning Sun
photography and video installation by
Benita Carr

January 13 – February 18, 2012

"Morning Sun" by Benita Carr opens TONIGHT

Morning Sun

photography and video installation by

Benita Carr

Morning Sun is an evolution in Benita Carr’s work that explores the mother/child relationship and the meaning of self within the domestic social structure of home and family.  Constructed as narrative tableaus, the photographs depict women and their children in scenes that evoke emotions of desire, doubt and anxiety.
Carr’s photographs and videos are informed by the ways in which womanhood and motherhood have been seen, understood and lived across time, especially their representation in art, religion, advertising and family pictures. These themes coupled with the style and symbolism of Mid-Victorian images of interiors and feminine subjects inspire her body of work.  Moving into video and sound challenges the form of traditional portraiture and allows other layers of meaning and complexity to surface.
The title of the series Morning Sun is a play on words and lends itself to various interpretations. While reminiscent of the overly sentimental language inherent in greeting cards, other connotations invoke feelings of loss and despair.
Carr is the recipient of many awards and grants including a 2002 Artist in Communities Initiative Grant that consisted of a collaboration on a photographic installation with women who had suffered severe spinal cord injuries and the Joyce Elaine Grant Award from Texas Women’s University in 2004. She exhibited the Infinity Project, a symbolic commentary on the endless cycles of violence created with her husband artist Evan Levy, at the Tate Modern in 2007.  Her photographs were also included in the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center 2005 Biennial, the Huntsville Museum of Art 2005 Triennial and in 2009 at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.  Her work is part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.   

Exhibition dates:             January 13 – February 18, 2012  
Opening reception:
        Friday, January 13 | 7-10 pm
Gallery hours:
                Wednesday – Saturday | 11 am – 5 pm or by appointment 
Location:                         814 Edgewood Avenue | Inman Park
Media Contact:                Susan Bridges
                                       p 404.688.1892
                                       c 404.849.8176

TONIGHT: "December Show 2011"

survey of works from whitespace artists

for-ever-green eco-friendly tree and wreath lot

Happy Holidays from all of us at whitespace gallery!
Featuring “Light Symphony” For-Ever-Green tree by Jose Dario Gallo
December 10 – December 31, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 10 | 7 PM – 10 PM


Join us tonight for The December Show, whitespace gallery’s final show of 2011!  It is a survey of works shown over the course of the year and additional pieces by select gallery artists.  Featured artists include Meg Aubrey, Laura Bell, Craig Dongoski, Sarah Emerson, Jody Fausett, Matt Haffner, Wendy Given, Ann-Marie Manker, David Mitchell, Adrienne Outlaw, Suellen Parker, An Pham, Seana Reilly, Michele Schuff, Whitney Stansell, Ann Stewart, and Tommy Taylor.

The For-Ever-Green Eco-Friendly Tree Lot features sustainable, reusable trees and wreaths, each created by artists re-interpreting the traditional Christmas tree and wreath.  They are displayed in the whitespace courtyard, and they are available as part of a cash-and-carry outdoor lot for visitors to take home and use in place of a traditional tree or wreath!  

The team behind gray_matter(s) will also participate by developing a site-specific installation in whitespec that coincides with the outdoor lot and includes a series of experiments in turning a whitespec gray.  The transformations embrace an inclusive and plastic understanding of perception. Through processes of analogy, layering, and gradation, different media are brought into dialogue, the space becomes a hidden dimension of variation.  Difference becomes a relative term, understood through observed realities rather than representations or ideals. In a field of endless subtlety, we find ourselves lost in our own perceptions.  

In addition to the gallery shows and For-Ever-Green lot, the opening reception features delicious treats from the Good Food Truck and general mischief from Bad Santa and his elves!

whitespace | 814 Edgewood Ave | Atlanta, GA 30307 | 404.688.1892

i45 and ACP present a night of award winning videos Saturday, October 29th

Monica Cook, still from Deuce, stop motion film
 Exhibition date: October 29, 2011 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: Grant Park | ACP’s “Volley” exhibition

Whitespace, as an i45 member gallery, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography are pleased to present videos from the Guggenheim’s recent YouTube Play project. The screening will take place October 29, 2011 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in Grant Park as part of ACP’s Public Art Project, “Volley” a sound-activated, interactive animation by Monica Cook.
YouTube Play is a collaboration between YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum. The inaugural biennial, held in October 2010 at the Guggenheim in New York, showcased the most remarkable online videos from around the world. It included videos from Germany, Australia, Canada, the UK, Brazil, Netherlands, South Africa and the U.S. The Guggenheim curators selected the short list of videos from over 23,300 submissions.
I45 is a collective of Atlanta galleries in Inman Park (i), the Old Fourth Ward (4) and Little Five Points (5) working together to promote this community’s rich, creative identity. Through shared events and common interests, i45 seeks wider visibility for artists and the vibrant arts community.

For more information about i45, recent projects and member galleries, please visit the following links:

Convergent Frequencies

Skies Over Atlanta

i45 Blog

For more information about “Volley” by Monica Cook or about ACP, please visit the following links:

Atlanta Celebrates Photography

ACP’s blog “ACP Now!”