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Against the Tide Reviews

Cullum’s March Notebook: Art And Nature Collude In Exhibitions All Over Atlanta

March 8,2019
ArtsAtl.com
By Jerry Cullum

The Whitespace show presents alternative ways of understanding female bodies and female heroism and deserves as much analysis and publicity as possible. The stunning beauty of Phipps’ color photographs in Lessons in Survival, Turk’s photograms and Parker’s God Has Given You Minds, photos of her portrait sculptures of contemporary female political figures clad in the text of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s influential suffragist speech, warrant extended commentary.(excerpt)

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Suellen Parker's Nancy Pelosi, a 24-inch by 20-inch pigment ink print in Against the Tide at Whitespace (Courtesy of Whitespace and the artist)

Female artists tackle female form in inspiring exhibition

February 25, 2019
Ajc.com
By Felicia Feaster

For centuries, paintings from Titian’s “Venus of Urbino” to Manet’s “Olympia” has pretended to capture women in casual states of undress, seemingly unaware of anyone’s presence as they display their bodies for our delectation. In art, in media, seemingly everywhere, the female body has been a plaything, a novelty, an entertainment, or someone’s political agenda. But photographer Sandra Lee Phipps’ images are thrilling for how they upend the usual ways women tend to be seen in pop culture and in high art.

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Image of Alcyone by V. Elizabeth Turk

Jaime Bull’s Rhinestone Cowgirls

Jaime Bull’s Found-Object Sculptures Ride Into Whitespec As Rhinestone Cowgirls

February 21,2019
ArtsAtl.com
By Anna Nelson-Daniel

Atlanta and Athens artist Jaime Bull is best known for her voluptuous, feminine, swimsuit-clad sculptures. In Rhinestone Cowgirls, an exhibition of new work at Whitespec, her sculptures head for dry land. Underneath their glitz, glam and humor remains a subtle and serious intent. The show is tucked into the small space across the courtyard from the main Whitespace gallery located in Inman Park. It runs through March 23.

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Installation image of Rhinestone Cowgirls by Jaime Bull

Jaime Bull: Rhinestone Cowgrils [Review]

Mineral House
By Brianna Bass

Jaime Bull’s solo exhibition Rhinestone Cowgirls opened at Atlanta’s Whitespec (part of Whitespace Gallery) in mid-February. A lone painting welcomes visitors into the gallery, setting a gestural, forward atmosphere. A brilliant pink sky, bright green cacti, sparkly gold sand, and a sloppy coat of gloss melt into a dreamy, disjointed desert sunset. Viewers then turn the corner to a spectacle of shimmering girliness and grit.

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Installation image of Rhinestone Cowgirls by Jaime Bull

Nancy Floyd, Finalist for the Print Center’s Annual International Competition

Nancy Floyd, Finalist for the Print Center’s Annual International Competition

February 7,2019
PrintCenter.org

Nancy Floyd (Bend, OR) holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Floyd’s work has been exhibited in national and international venues including the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Whitespace, Atlanta; CUE Art Foundation Gallery, NY; and Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, as well as the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain. She has received numerous grants and awards including an Aaron Siskind Photography Fellowship, 2018; CUE Art Foundation Fellowship, 2016; Society for Photographic Education Support Grant, 2015; and John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, 2014. Floyd is Emeritus Professor in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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collage image of Nancy Floyd's Weathering Time work

collage image of Nancy Floyd’s Weathering Time work

 

Behind the Screen(print) with Amy Pleasant

Behind the Screen(print) with Amy Pleasant

February 6,2019
ART PAPERS.org
By Sarah Higgins

In late 2018, we reached out to artist Amy Pleasant and invited her to create an edition of prints for the 20th Annual ART PAPERS Auction. I caught up with Amy on the final day of a week-long visit to the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. We sat down in the printmaking studio, in front of a luscious stack of Pleasant screen prints to talk about the process of creating the work, and the experience of her first venture into print editions.

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photo of Amy Pleasant in studio

Photo by Sarah Higgins

 

Daniel Fuller and Phillip March Jones on the 2019 Atlanta Biennial

Daniel Fuller and Phillip March Jones on the 2019 Atlanta Biennial

January 30,2019
Burnaway.org
By Logan Lockner

The Atlanta Biennial emerged in 1984 as Nexus Contemporary curator Alan Sondheim’s response to the lack of Southern artists included in the previous year’s edition of the Whitney Biennial. Between its founding and 2007, the biennial was presented intermittently and according to various frameworks: sometimes every two years, sometimes not; sometimes involving only Atlanta-based artists, or Georgia-based artists, or artists from across the American South.

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Installation image of Oshunmare from the Black Cloud Prism show by Zipporah Camille Thompson

 

Atlanta Magazine: Our City’s Most Powerful Leaders

Atlanta Magazine: Our City’s Most Powerful Leaders

January, 2019
Atlanta Magazine

For 15 years, Atlanta native Susan Bridges curated pop-up shows around the city in churches, U-Haul facilities, shipping containers, and an underground parking garage. in 2006 she opened Whitespace Gallery in a former carriage house behind her Victorian home in Inman Park. Today the gallery represents more than 40 local and national artists, who’ve shown work at the Smithsonian Institution, the Venice Biennale, and Art Basel Miami Beach.


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December 2018

BURNAWAY’S Best of 2018

December 28,2018
Burnaway.org
By Burnaway Staff

Inspired by a recent Idea Capital Grant-funded trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipporah Camille Thompson’s dark, cosmographic, and elaborately crafted sculptures and wall hangings in her solo exhibition “Black Cloud Prism” at Whitespace in September was a highlight of this year in Atlanta galleries.

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Installation image of Oshunmare from the Black Cloud Prism show by Zipporah Camille Thompson

Creativity The Art of Living

December,2018
The Atlantan
By Lauren Finney, Ashton Pike and Presley West

Susan Bridges of Whitespace Gallery (whitespace814.com) is more than a gallerist; she’s one of the pillars of the Inman Park community—although art is “what makes me tick,” she says. “It’s my desire and hope that everyone can be excited about art and the creative process.” The gallery, open since 2006, has a mission to “encourage open, artistic expression and promote original, unconventional projects,” which shows in the artists Bridges chooses to represent.

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image of Susan Bridges from The Atlantan article

Photography by Patrick Heagney