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Review: Water, water everywhere in Amy Landesberg’s “Natural Forces”

Review: Water, water everywhere in Amy Landesberg’s “Natural Forces”

July 7, 2021
ArtsATL
By Jerry Cullum

Amy Landesberg, whose Natural Forces exhibition is at Whitespace through July 17, has long engaged with issues of fluidity and liquefaction — metaphorically in the design firm Liquid Inc., in which she partnered in the 1990s, and literally in this most recent artistic investigation of the impact of water on its surroundings. Landesberg bases her ink-on-paper drawings (in which the ink composing them, she points out, is 95 percent water) on a variety of visual sources: scientific illustration, GPS data or her own photography. The drawings are representational, but the scale of the area being represented is far from obvious.

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Artist Updates | Winter 2021

Artist Updates | Winter 2021

The world has changed so much in a year but one thing remains the same: artists continue to make art…thank goodness!

1 Nancy Floyd has certainly made her mark in the press! Her continuing project Weathering Time was recently been featured in Buzzfeed’s 10 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World and The New Yorker among others.

The International Center of Photography chose Floyd last year as the winner for its first ever photobook award. The inaugural award attracted nearly 300 entrants from 45 countries. Floyd will have her first photo book designed, edited, printed, and published by the ICP/GOST imprint, with the opportunity to display the work at the new International Center of Photography space at Essex Crossing in New York City.  A date will be announced soon. The award aims to promote and support the work of previously unpublished photographers and artists through the production of a first photo book by the ICP/GOST imprint.

Protest 1984/1988/2016/2018 by Nancy Floyd

2 Zipporah Camille Thompson is exhibiting in the 2021 Atlanta Biennial, Of Care and Destruction, curated by Jordan Amirkhani and TK Smith at Atlanta Contemporary. The exhibition is on view February 18 through May 30, 2021.

She is, also, participating in the exhibition, But Before Bare Bone is Skin, at the University of Central Florida curated by Jonell Logan, January 11 through February 5, 2021.

Zipporah Camille Thompson is one of two recipients of 2020 Artadia Award in Atlanta. Artadia is a nonprofit grantmaker and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons.

uv ray-n, 2018, mixed media, 65 x 34 inches

3 Sarah Emerson is currently participating in a group exhibition at the Albany Museum of Art entitled, Off The Wall, until February 20, 2021, curated by Didi Dunphy. Other featured artists include Amanda Jane Turk, Shanequa Gay, David Hale and Chris Johnson. “Emerson’s camouflage of beautiful colors explores themes that reflect on the fragility of life, the futility of earthly pleasures, and the disintegration of our natural landscape.” – Albany Museum of Art

Ruin in Reverse, acrylic on canvas with rhinestones , 36 x 36 inches

4 Sonya Yong James was chosen for in the exhibition, Entwined: Ritual Wrapping and Binding in Southern Art, which is on view at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans until February 28, 2021. “I follow my hands, and they often reveal the answers to the questions that I am asking myself while I explore the material I am working with.” – SYJ

Spirit is a bone, 2020, handspun bedsheets, wool, cotton, linen, cast resin snake, snake and coyote bones, dog ashes and mixed media, 6 feet in height by 24 feet in length by 12 inches in depth. Created for Ogden Museum of Southern Art

5 Vesna Pavlović’s second book, Stagecraft, is set to be released March 2021. Vesna Pavlović: Stagecraft features four extensive bodies of the photographer’s work, spanning from the early 2000s to today—photographs of the Yugoslav socialist modernist hotel spaces from her internationally recognized series “Hotels”; photographs of the ceremonial space of the Yugoslav Presidential Palace in Belgrade from the series “Collection/Kolekcija” and the recent “Fabrics of Socialism” and “Sites of Memory” series exploring the archives of the Museum of Yugoslav History. It is available for preorder via Vanderbilt University Press.

Image courtesy of Vesna Pavlović

6 Pete Schulte recently completed a wall drawing at The Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia through their program Wall Works. Wall Works is a program at the Dodd Galleries that invites an individual artist to create a semester long, site-specific wall installation in the Plaza Gallery.

Pete Schulte’s, Untitled (Plaza), is an installation comprised of two wall drawings that exist as simultaneity – as twins and opposites. The installation is on view through May 2021. Visit Schulte’s instagram for more images.

 

Each wall drawing is 10 x 10 feet and created with latex paint

Images courtesy of The Dodd Galleries

 

7 Elizabeth Lide’s exhibition DRAWN ends Saturday, January 23 at 5 pm. To view more images from the exhibition please visit Lide’s newly updated website as well as our online viewing rooms.

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Lide,  Image taken by Mike Jensen

GALLERY SNAPSHOT | Whitespace, etc.

GALLERY SNAPSHOT | Whitespace, etc.

November 30, 2020
ArtsATL
By Shelley Danzy

“I feel like I’m in my second childhood,” says Susan Bridges, director and owner of Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood. “It’s been a time of creative activism.” Bridges opened Whitespace in September 2006 with photographer David Yoakley Mitchell’s Old South. Passion is what connects the gallery’s eclectic history with its contemporary present. The property was six apartments in the 1970s and has been transformed — with time, hard work and craziness — into Whitespace (formerly a garage), Whitespec (formerly a basement) and Shedspace (formerly a plant shed).

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Susan Bridges, Interview, VoyageATL

Review: Alternate realities of Covid-19, protests prompt “Parallel” at Whitespace

Review: Alternate realities of Covid-19, protests prompt “Parallel” at Whitespace

July 27, 2020
ArtsATL
By Jerry Cullum

German philosopher Martin Heidegger used strikethroughs in a word to indicate that it was “inadequate but necessary” — that the word was misleading, but there was no better way to approach the problem. That’s the same reason a show originally titled Parallels has evolved into a similar yet different exhibition called Parallel  at Whitespace/Whitespec/Shedspace through September 5. It evolved in multiple times and ways after being inspired by an episode of NPR’s This American Life about a phone app based on the quantum theory that every either/or choice generates an alternate universe in which the opposite option happens.

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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 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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UnboundAtlas by Seana Reilly

Artist Updates | Winter 2020

Artist Updates | Winter 2020

Happy 2020! It’s a new year, a new decade, and new exhibitions, projects and work by whitespace artists!

1 Join us on Thursday, March 5 at 6 pm for a rare opportunity to visit with the artist, Amy Pleasant, as she introduces her first monograph, The Messenger’s Mouth Was Heavy. She will be in the gallery from 6 to 8 pm to sign copies of this beautiful publication. The book includes more than 200 pages of Pleasant’s paintings, drawings and ceramic works as well as contributed essays by Katie Geha and Daniel Fuller.

This book was a collaboration between Amy Pleasant and graphic designer, Michael Aberman. It was co-published by Institute 193 and FRANK.

image courtesy of the artist and Institute 193

2 We are extremely excited to announce Zipporah Camille Thompson’s  solo exhibition, Looming Chaos, at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. The exhibition was curated by Tina Dunkley fellow, TK Smith. Stay tuned for the beautiful catalog that will soon be available for purchase. Congrats to Zipporah and TK!

Read more about this exhibition in ArtsATL.

image courtesy of whitespace

3 Congratulations to Whitney Stansell, one of five “Women to Watch”, chosen by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). The exhibition, Paper Routes – GA Women to Watch 2020, will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCA GA) from January 25 through March 21, 2020. The finalists include Jerushia Graham, Sanaz Haghani, Imi Hwangbo, Lucha Rodriguez, and Whitney Stansell. Whitney is also preparing for a solo exhibition at Whitespace, opening Friday, March 20, 2020.

Check out Whitney’s work and creative process here and read more about the exhibition in ArtsATL.

image courtesy of Whitney Stansell

4 Pete Schulte was back in Atlanta for a three-person exhibition at the Swan Coach House Gallery curated by Rebecca Dimling Cochran. Geoforms, also features Atlanta artists Randy Jones and Esteban Patino.  This exhibition will be on view until Thursday, April 2.

Pete was recently featured in Hyperallergic with a review of his exhibition at McKenzie Fine Art in New York. Read the full review, here.

image courtesy of the artist

5 Although Benjamin Jones‘ retrospective has concluded at MOCA GA, we have received many works from his personal collection as well as his catalog that will be available through Whitespace. Read more about Benjamin’s recent exhibitions in Atlanta on our news page.

image courtesy of the artist and MOCA GA

image courtesy of whitespace

6 Nancy Floyd received the inaugural  ICP / GOST First PhotoBook Award for her series “Weathering Time.” The inaugural award attracted nearly 300 entrants from 45 countries. Floyd will have her first photo book designed, edited, printed, and published by the ICP/GOST imprint. Nancy will have the opportunity to display her work at the new International Center of Photography space at Essex Crossing in New York City at a date to be announced early 2020. The book is scheduled for publication in spring 2020. Way to go Nancy!

Nancy Floyd, 35 years

image courtesy of the artist

7 Ashlynn Browning, North Carolina native and Whitespace artist, is curating a group exhibition for the North Carolina Museum of Art entitled Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting. This exhibition will feature 25 emerging, mid-career, and established painters from NC, all working within a wide range of mediums and ideas. The exhibition runs from March 7 through July 26, 2020.

image courtesy of NCMA

8 Late congratulations to Charlie Watts who was awarded a grant from the Office of Cultural Affairs for her memorable performance during her exhibition Hortophilia at Whitespace. Charlie is a MINT studio artist and will have a space in the newly renovated MINT studios at The Met.

image courtesy of the artist

9 Sonya Yong James was featured on the Peachy Keen Podcast with Vivian Liddell discussing her recent installation Phantom Threads at the Temporary Art Center. Give it a listen!

image courtesy of the artist, by photographer Ashley Kauschinger

10 Vesna Pavlovic, Fulbright scholar, has returned to Nashville.  She has been traveling and preparing for her exhibition at Whitespace this spring. Her work was recently included alongside Marina Abramović as well as other Yugoslavian art. The review for the March 2020 issue of Art in America was written by Jasmina Tumbas. Check out the article here.

image courtesy of Art in America

11 Finally, make sure to see our current exhibition, paper kites / uncertain sky by Seana Reilly and morgan alexander reviewed by Jerry Cullum in ArtsATL. The exhibition ends Saturday, March 14 at 5 pm. Read the review here.

image courtesy of whitespace

image courtesy of whitespace