Little explains. “The work does not function as it is perceived to function, but it looks utilitarian,” she says. “For some reason, we [as a society] trust what appears to have a definitive purpose or exists to carry out a specific task. This gives tools and systems the privilege of automatic respect. By blurring the… more »
“Barbie has always been lauded, derided, admired and disregarded in discussions about femininity, femaleness, the feminine. Her measurements, accents, and hairstyles loom large in the collective feminine imagination. Attainable or not, her affluence and easy path through whatever career and situation she found herself in is an alluring fantasy.”
“But it’s 2019—Ken Carson, Barbie’s forever… more »
Whether it is a mask or a vessel, Moon’s works contains multitudes of different overlapping allusions and evocations. However, I always feel she knows exactly when to stop and how much negative space to leave for the viewer to perceive all the juxtapositions and make distinctions. She is not interested in overwhelming the viewer with… more »
Upon entering Art & Design’s administrative offices, an eclectic mix of artwork and student assistants greet guests with a friendly “Hello, how may I help you?” posture. One such work-study student is senior Amina Daugherty, who graduates this week with a B.F.A. degree in sculpture.
Focused and passionately creative, Amina is a first-generation college student… more »
The Hudgens Prize is one of the largest awards given to an individual artist in the United States. Each year, a fifty-thousand dollar grant and a solo exhibition is awarded to a Georgia-based artist with the hopes it will elevate the arts in the state and offer a transformational opportunity to one Georgia artist. It… more »
Artadia is a national non-profit organization that identifies innovative visual artists and supports them with unrestricted financial awards and connections to a network of opportunities. Since 1999, Artadia has awarded over $5 million in unrestricted funds to over 333 artists in 7 cities. For the 2019 year, Artadia selected artists Sonya Young James and Danielle Deadwyler.
“Washington parses this history by mining archives of expired photographic papers, all of which contain their own ghosts—imperfections created through aging. This becomes most apparent in Photo Paper Test Panels a collection of eight images using fourteen different types of mostly exposed photographic paper. Like much of the work in this exhibition, this small collection… more »
In the small-scale exhibition The Literal is Unimaginative—his first solo presentation—artist Davion Alston debuts new site-specific work at Day & Night Projects in Atlanta. The restrained, deliberate installations and works on paper serve as a prelude to two additional exhibitions Alston is planning for the near future that work in a continuous dialogue… more »
“Like Sisyphus’ great rock, a weight looms heavy over Fruitful Labors. The exhibition is, in part, a tribute to former Zuckerman director Justin Rabideau, who died a year ago. The show eschews direct depictions of mortality and grief. It offers no conclusions. Instead, it wisely suggests myriad ways of grappling with profound issues through art.… more »