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Drawing as Refuge

Drawing as Refuge

December 7, 2019
hyperallergic.com
By Thomas Micchelli
View more Pete Schulte

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.

Sonya Yong James and Danielle Deadwyler Win Atlanta Artadia Awards

ARTADIA NAMES 2019 ATLANTA AWARD WINNERS

November 19, 2019
ArtFourm.com

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Artadia, the nonprofit organization that supports visual artists based in seven US cities with unrestricted, merit-based awards, announced today that Danielle Deadwyler​ and ​Sonya Yong James​ were named the winners of this year’s Atlanta awards. They will both receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds.

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Sonya Yong James, SOLAR VEINS, 2019. Sheep’s wool, paper, LED lights. Courtesy the artist.

onya Yong James, I know a song of the colors where I live, does it know a song of me?, 2019; hand dyed wool yarn, silk, wool felt, cotton thread and rope, gourds, taxidermied red headed parrotfinch, 50 by 144 by 12 inches.

Danielle Deadwyler, Sonya Yong James Win Atlanta Artadia Awards

November 18, 2019
Burnaway.org
By Burnaway Staff
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NEW YORK—Artadia has announced artists Danielle Deadwyler and Sonya Yong James as the 2019 recipients of its Atlanta awards. Each artist will receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds and access to the ongoing benefits of the Artadia Awards program. This is Artadia’s seventh year providing unrestricted Awards to artists in Atlanta.

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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