Category Archives: Events

Scott Silvey’s Opening

Thank you all for joining us at Whitespace last Friday evening! It was such a treat to have Scott and his family present throughout the night, especially for those who have known him during his Atlanta era. As usual, it was very interesting seeing the various viewer reaction and the immediate artist response. Although Scott and his wife Mio are back in Tokyo, the show Civic Remedies is up at Whitespace until July 3rd so come check it out!

Scott and his lovely wife, Mio!

Brad Lapin’s AT LOOSE ENDS on Culture Surfing | Creative Loafing

Last night was the launch of our new three-week Underground film series, At Loose Ends. We appreciate Creative Loafing for blogging about the event on Culture Surfing!

Inman Park’s Whitespace Gallery has earned a reputation for its architectural charm and its stable of idiosyncratic photographers, sculptors and painters. In lieu of a new exhibition, the venue launches a three-week series of underground film screenings, collectively titled At Loose Ends, curated by Brad Lapin. The festivities begin tonight at 9 p.m. with Mary Jordon’s Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, followed by a discussion of the film.

Creative Loafing, Friday, March 27th, 2009

This is just the beginning- we have two more nights (April 3 and April 10 @ 9pm) so don’t miss out! Look below on the specifics, and we can’t wait to see the films in the way it was meant to be viewed- on a large screen and with a good crowd.

Late night Underground

starting march 27th
Three Evenings of Underground Film
curated by Brad Lapin

Friday March 27, 9 pm
“Is My Brain a Germ or a Disease”
The Underground 60s

{featuring a screening and discussion of “Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis” by Mary Jordan (2006)}

Mary Jordan’s award-winning documentary traces the life and times of the revolutionary artist and filmmaker Jack Smith whose best known film Flaming Creatures (1963) is widely considered among the most influential underground films ever made. Utilizing a mixture of rare archival material and interviews with important artistic and cultural figures of the 60s (and beyond), Jordan produces a riveting portrait of both the man and the milieu.

{And also featuring excerpts from “The Craven Sluck” by Mike Kuchar (1967)}

Film starts promptly at 9pm!

Admission is free
Over 18 only

Friday April 3, 9 pm
“Ready for My Close Up”
The Cinema of Guy Maddin

{featuring a discussion and excerpts from his films including “Sissy Boy Slap Party” (1995) and “Coward Bend the Knee”(2003)}

Canadian filmaker, Guy Maddin, is know for recreating the look and style of silent era films and is likened to the early films of director David Lynch. Best know for his feature film in 2003 “The Saddest Music in the World” starring Isabella Rossilini, Maddin has directed many short & feature films over the past two decades.

With a Janus-like vision that encompasses the history of cinema while simultaneously expressing a startlingly new and intensely personal narrative technique, filmmaker Guy Maddin has singlehandedly redefined the meaning of underground film at the beginning of the 21st century.

Film starts promptly at 9pm!

Admission is free
Over 18 only

Friday April 10, 9 pm
“The Cinema of Transgression”
The Films of Richard Kern and Nick Zedd

{featuring a discussion and excerpts from their films.}

Convulsive, controversial and strictly over-the-top, the works of both Richard Kern and Nick Zedd have long been considered the sine qua non of in-your-face filmmaking. Not for the faint of heart nor weak of stomach, this is film for connoisseurs of the dank and the dangerous. Frankly and stankly erotical.

Film starts promptly at 9pm!

Admission is free
Over 18 only

Brad Lapin is a self-described gentleman of letters , Los Angeles born and bred, who currently divides his time between Atlanta, GA and Rome, Italy. He is currently working on a novel entitled “The Man Who Invented History” which has absorbed his attention for the past decade. In past incarnations, he has, among other things, been a radio show talk host, a theatrical director, an author, columnist and journalist as well as the publisher, editor and founder of both Damage Magazine and Pug, an E-zine. A raconteur, round-table wit and all-around permanent absurdity, Lapin remains dedicated to the proposition that, all things being equal, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Big Apple Circus and Richard Fleming at Whitespace

On Monday night, February 23rd, Richard Fleming held a private book reading session for the intimate group from Big Apple Circus. PBS is currently filming a documentary on the traveling community to air in multiple series. Richard has been working with the sound on these series, and has generously participated in another reading at Whitespace for the friends. Tight-rope walkers, the clowns, the whole gang came by with an appetite for Richard’s experience and documentation of Cuba.

ArtHouse 09

By the luck of the draw, Whitespace settled in the foyer of the Rhodes-Robinson House. The pieces looked great! Along with all the other Atlanta Gallery Association participants, we had a great time showcasing our artists to a larger audience than those* who seek us out in Inman Park (*and thank you, thank you– we love you much). If you have missed this year’s, I dearly hope you will join us in the following years of participation in the ATLart events.

Michele Schuff

Michele Schuff (L), John Otte (R)

Jody Fausett

Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith (Ground), Julia Hill (Column)

Julia Hill

Julia Hill

Sarah Emerson

John Otte

Beth Marcum

Chase, Michele, Susan, Jenn, Yoonhwa, and Kaye

Now, Whitespace ladies + Stan Woodward

Bound South

The first three people to stop by the gallery with the answer to the following question will win a free signed copy of the book. Don’t wait too long!

QUESTION: “Which Whitespace artist is also mentioned in the Q&A section on Susan Rebecca White’s website?”

Bound South

At our event, PIG OUT, held July 24, 2008, Susan Rebecca White read excerpts from her forthcoming book, Bound South. Husband, Alan Deutschman, entertained us with stories of how a Jewish boy from the North falls in love with a country ham. To prove his point he passed around platters of country ham that he cooked himself. It was an entertaining evening, enjoyed by everyone. We are now excited to announce that Susan Rebbeca White’s book, Bound South, is hitting the bookshelves on February 10th!

Susan’s debut novel is a pitch-perfect depiction of three strong Southern women who embark on distinctly different but ultimately connected journeys to find themselves and their places in the New South.