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“Fruitful Labors,” Curated by Alumna, featuring Alumni Reviewed in ArtsATL

“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 »

ArtsATL Q&A with Michelle Laxalt

“I’m definitely thinking about anxieties about the body’s mysteriousness, that you are who you are but are not who you are at the same time. I go back to my own experiences with caregiving. I worked in day care at the same time my parents took care of their parents. It was this parallel where… more »

3rd Year MFAs Spend a Summer Residency in Ireland

Posted On September 6, 2019
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Over the years the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design has sought to provide a unique and formative opportunity for the third year M.F.A.s that would support their education outside of the classroom. In previous years, this took the form of an expense-paid exhibition at Aqua Art Miami, during Art Basel week, where… more »

Pam Longobardi Awarded Regents’ Professorship

The College of the Arts at Georgia State University congratulates Pam Longobardi on her appointment as Regents’ Professor, an honor reserved for truly distinguished faculty whose creative and scholarly achievements are recognized nationally and internationally as innovative and renowned. Awarded by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents for her sustained and outstanding record… more »

Art Papers Reviews Krista Clark: Base Line of Appraisal

Posted On August 1, 2019
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“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 »

Belonging in Atlanta: Alumni Jessica Caldas and Wihro Kim Reflect on their Participation in the Current Exhibition, “Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn from Atlanta”

Posted On July 26, 2019
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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 »

Shanequa Gay’s “LIT WITHOUT SHERMAN” proves that love never fails community- ArtsATL Review

Posted On July 16, 2019
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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 »

Hathaway Gallery Exhibition Curated by Craig Drennen Reviewed in AJC

Posted On July 12, 2019

“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 »