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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

Keeping up with Wendy Given

Wendy Given has been busy since her last show at whitespace a year ago. She is one of 30 artists chosen from a pool of 179 for the 10th Northwest Biennial that is running now through May 20, 2012. Held at the Tacoma Art Museum in Portland, the exhibition not only commemorates the tenth anniversary of the show but also the 75th anniversary of the museum. All of the artists represent the Pacific Northwest, and their respective works touch on the identities of the inhabitants and the practices of the region.

Installation image of Wendy Given’s work at the 10th Northwest Biennial

For more information, please visit the Tacoma Art Museum website.

Wendy also has an upcoming solo photography show, Luminosis mori, in February 2012 at the Nationale in Portland.

Sarah Emerson and Jody Fausett in "Day Job: Georgia" at the Contemporary

Sarah Emerson and Jody Fausett are currently part of the “Day Job: Georgia” exhibition at the Contemporary, which is up now through March 24, 2012. 

Sarah Emerson and her daughter, Harlow Cregar, have a site-specific installation and mural.  Be on the look out for Sarah’s upcoming solo show at whitespace, which opens Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7 PM.

Sarah Emerson and daughter Harlow Cregar at “Day Job: Georgia.”   
Photograph courtesy of BurnAway Flikr photostream

Jody Fausett, who had his solo exhibition at whitespace this past November, selected several of his new photographs for the Contemporary’s show. 

Jody Fausett’s work at “Day Job: Georgia”
Photograph courtesy of BurnAway Flikr photostream

For additional information about “Day Job: Georgia,” please visit the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center website.

BurnAway has posted several pictures of the exhibition and opening reception on its Flickr photostream.

Matt Haffner’s "Just Across the Tracks" opens tonight at whitespace

Matt Haffner, Talking to Strangers, silver gelatin prints (contact prints), installation dimensions variable
September 9 – October 15, 2011
Opening Reception:  Friday, September 9 | 7 PM – 10 PM    
Whitespace is pleased to present Just Across the Tracks, Matt Haffner’s first solo show at whitespace gallery.  The exhibition consists of a series of photograph portraits, sound recordings, collage works on paper, and a rotating diorama viewed through a camera obscura.  All of the pieces depict life in the space between the city and the suburbs with references to Haffner’s personal experiences.  
Talking to strangers is the central theme for the collage of portraits covering an entire wall in whitespace gallery.  Haffner sought out his subjects in the streets of Atlanta, engaging with the people around him instead of ignoring those passing by as they made their way through the city.  He used an older style camera with large film that took a few minutes to make an image. This afforded him the opportunity to start brief exchanges with these individuals while photographing them. This engagement sometimes opened people up to a conversation and to sharing surprising things about themselves. While taking the portraits, Haffner also made sound recordings that play within the gallery. Hearing the stories that his subjects shared and seeing this huge wall of portraits makes one look for the face that told the story. Haffner considers this the most honest work he has made to date.   

Interior Mind | Exterior World

Whitespace is proud to present, Interior Mind | Exterior World a photography exhibition with Julie Sims and Yukari Umekawa. 

Through the photographs of Julie Sims and Yukari Umekawa, the relationship between internal and external merge in the gallery’s current exhibit “Interior Mind | Exterior World”.  Sims creates small, constructed settings that she photographs to reference both the natural world and the anatomical structures and pathways of the brain.  Umekawa focuses her view through a pinhole camera to express the world around her and then manipulates the image to show her inner self at that exact moment.

Julie Sims, Fault Line

Julie Sims, a resident of Smyrna, Georgia, draws a parallel between her frustration with her personal psychological experiences of anxiety and depression, and that which is experienced in a natural disaster, when the environment becomes inhospitable beyond human control.  The psychological environment is subject to fault lines and erosive forces, just like the Earth. This metaphor offers a different context in which to consider mental health issues, and works to dismantle the stigma attached to them.

Yukari Umekawa, You Are Beautiful

Through a tiny lens, Yukari Umekawa photographs abstract, ambiguous images that she takes without thinking, only feeling.  She is attracted to color, light, and familiar places, such as her hometown of Osaka, Japan.  With the digital film she uses, Umekawa alters the colors of her photographs in order to communicate her happiness, confusion, excitement, longing, or contentment at the time to the viewer.  By fusing artistic elements with her emotions and the scene around her, she projects her inner sentiments onto her external environment.

Interior Mind | Exterior World 
a photography exhibition
 Julie Sims and Yukari Umekawa
Exhibition dates: October 15 – November 20, 2010

Opening reception: Friday, October 15 | 7-10 pm

Gallery Hours:   

Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm or by appointment