“In Base Line of Appraisal, Krista Clark’s solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the artist interrogates the built environment by incorporating new and repurposed materials into sculptural structures that mimic familiar processes of construction to present them in unfamiliar, and at times, uncomfortable ways.
Wide, flat concrete foundations support tall rectangular… more »
Inclusion in a museum exhibition is not an easily attainable career milestone for a successful mid-career artist, let alone an emerging one. This June, Michael Rooks, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, made that a reality for six artists, two of whom are recent graduates of the Ernest G.… more »
The exhibition, which took Gay 21 days to complete, is a labor of love and a testament to Gay, whose work can be “public- and exchange-based, explore current social and ethical issues, and focus on the experiences of African-ascendant bodies and communities.”
Her murals, including specially designed toile schema wallpaper (a simple,… more »
For the second year in a row, the New Art Dealers Alliance will stage a show on New York’s Governors Island, the roughly 170-acre sylvan landscape that was long home to a variety of military projects. Titled “NADA House,” the exhibition will span 34 rooms in three houses on the island’s historic Colonels Row, including House… more »
“The jumping off point for the group show that Atlanta artist and Georgia State University instructor Craig Drennen has curated at Westside’s Hathaway Gallery is a strange 1978 footnote in American musical history.”
“In black-and-white footage on a small television on the Hathaway gallery floor, the seminal punk band, the Cramps, performs for an audience… more »
On June, an exhibition celebrating LGBTQ artists in Atlanta opened art City Hall. The works were selected by the Maorial Office of Mayor Keyshia Lance Bottoms to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Uprising at the Stonewall Inn and National Pride Month. Included in the exhibition are two Welch students: BFA Jackson Markovic and MFA Andrew Lyman.
“Clark’s minimalist aesthetic is reminiscent of Hang Up or Not Yet (both 1966) by German-born American sculptor Eva Hesse, in which the works’ meaning comes from experimenting with material. Clark references books by such architects as Franz Erhard Walther of Germany and Smiljan Radić of Chile and Croatia as inspiration, and… more »
MFA students Ana Coello (Graphic Design) and Constanza Loustalet (Interior Design) are proud Americans. They were not born in the United States, nor are they citizens of the country, having temporarily moved here from Venezuela to join the Ernest G. Welch program, but they consider themselves Americans. Venezuela is a South American country, one that—like… more »
Felicia Feaster references the national success of alumni Krista Clark, Yanique Norman, Sheila Pree-Bright, Lillian Blades, and Paul Stephen Benjamin in the latest coverage of the Atlanta contemporary art scene in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.