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Review of Looming Chaos by Zipporah Camille Thompson at Zuckerman

Review: Zipporah Camille Thompson weighs thoughts on nature, eternity at Zuckerman

February 18, 2020
ArtsATL
By Rebecca Brantley

Zipporah Camille Thompson’s Looming Chaos associates the act of weaving with the notion of eternal return. The flux of nature inspires Thompson, who discusses interconnections between land, bodies and other natural phenomena in a short video accompanying her exhibition.

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Review of “Paper Routes” featuring Whitney Stansell

Review: In “Paper Routes”, 5 Georgians more than prove they’re artists to watch

February 17, 2020
ArtsATL
By Shelley Danzy

“How did she do that?” That’s a question you’ll likely ask yourself throughout Paper Routes – GA Women to Watch 2020. The exhibition at MOCA GA (through March 7) features 29 works of art by Georgia-based artists Jerushia Graham (Atlanta), Sanaz Haghani and Imi Hwangbo (Athens), Lucha Rodríguez (Decatur) and Whitney Stansell (College Park). It comes from the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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Review of “paper kites / uncertain sky” by Seana Reilly and morgan alexander

Review: Extraordinary subtlety on view in “paper kites / uncertain sky” at Whitespace

February 14, 2020
ArtsATL
By Jerry Cullum

The title of Seana Reilly and Morgan Alexander’s paper kites / uncertain sky (at Whitespace through March 14) suggests fragile objects carried aloft in changeable environments. That is, in fact, the emotional tone communicated by these extraordinarily subtle works on paper.

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Benjamin Jones Reviews

Georgia Artist Benjamin Jones Embraces The Weirdness Of Life With Art
January 16, 2019
WABE
By RYAN MCFADIN

Georgia artist Benjamin Jones lives on Tybee Island, near Savannah, and is best known for his quirky drawings that combine his love of animals and nature with the harsh realities of life.

Jones’ art is currently on display at two different locations in Atlanta, one a 40-year retrospective titled “Speaking” at MOCA GA and the other an exhibition of new work titled “Salt Island” on view at the Whitespace Gallery.

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Georgia artist rages against the machine
January 9, 2019
AJC.com
By Felicia Feaster

When I first encountered artist Benjamin Jones’ work decades ago, I had some misgivings. His oddball drawings featuring bald, stumpy-armed, terrified-looking humanoid creatures seemed derivative of folk art and pulling inspiration from Bill Traylor, Jean-Michel Basquiat and a litany of Southern folk artists with deeply personal, private mythologies and manias.

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Review: Benjamin Jones makes exhilarating return with shows at MOCA GA, Whitespace
January 6, 2019
ArtsATL.org
By Deanna Sirlin

It’s the teeth that get you. In Benjamin Jones’ drawings on paper, almost every figure shows its teeth, with every tooth articulated. These small pieces are made with graceful lines but disturbing ferocity. The smiles are false; the grin is also a terrifying snarl. The figures are cute and endearing, soft like a teddy bear or rabbit or cat. Many have small, round animal ears atop their heads, but their cuteness is a façade. They’re ready to sink their sharp incisors into you if you come too close.

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Q&A: Artist Benjamin Jones on the world’s madness and the art of breathing again
December 16, 2019
ArtsATL.org
By Shelley Danzy

When Flannery O’Connor wrote, “Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days,” she could have been talking about Georgia-born artist Benjamin Jones.

Jones, 65, now lives on Tybee Island but is back in his hometown (shout-out to Cascade Heights) for two exhibitions — a 40-year retrospective titled Speaking at MOCA GA (through February 15) and a solo show of new work titled Salt Island at Whitespace (through January 25). Speaking features large- and small-scale drawings, collages, embellished journals and sculptures. Salt Island offers drawings that cover a range of emotions.

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Nancy Floyd Wins Inaugural ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award

Nancy Floyd Wins Inaugural ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award

December 23, 2019
potd.pdnonline.com
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Nancy Floyd is the winner of the inaugural ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award for her series “Weathering Time.” The five shortlisted photographers are Ignacio Colo, Ciaran Dunbar, Richard Andrew Sharum, Camillo Pasquarelli and Federico Vespignani.

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Winner of the ICP/Gost First Photobook Award Announced

December 19, 2019
icp.org
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The winner of the inaugural ICP/GOST First Photobook Award is Nancy Floyd for the series “Weathering Time.” The five shortlisted photographers are Ignacio Colo, Ciaran Dunbar, Richard Andrew Sharum, Camillo Pasquarelli, and Federico Vespignani.

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Drawing as Refuge

Drawing as Refuge

December 7, 2019
hyperallergic.com
By Thomas Micchelli
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Most of the drawings that fill Properties of Dust and Smoke, pt. 2, a layered, quirky, perplexing, and altogether stunning exhibition at McKenzie Fine Art on the Lower East Side, were made by the Alabama-based artist Pete Schulte during a two-month residency at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.

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Charlie Watts, Ophelia

“Pete Schulte, “Untitled” (2019), graphite, pigment, and ink on paper, 11 x 11 inches (all images courtesy McKenzie Fine Art)

Review: In HortoPhillia, Charlie Watts comments on society and images of women

Review: In HortoPhillia, Charlie Watts comments on society and images of women

November 19, 2019
ArtsAtl.org
By Jerry Cullum
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Charlie Watts’ Hortophilia, at Whitespace through December 7, addresses head-on a number of difficult topics regarding the human body, society and images of women. These compellingly beautiful photographs and sculptural assemblages may well tell the viewer even more than their instigator claims — or they may question our right and capacity to make such assumptions.

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Charlie Watts, Ophelia

“Ophelia,” in Charlie Watts’ “Hortophilia,” photographs and sculptural assemblages on view through December 7 at Whitespace.