A year ago, drawing faculty Craig Drennen moved into a new studio in Southwest Atlanta. Provided with more footage than most Atlanta artists get in a personal studio, Drennen decided to found The End Projects in the front room of his space. THE END emphasizes solo exhibitions of new work unlikely to be shown at… more »
“This installment of Mood Ring features a condensed version of “Wasting My Beautiful Mind: Understanding the Poetics of Black Fungibility,” a lecture given by artist Yanique Norman at Atlanta Contemporary in October 2019, presented by the experimental art education platform Discrit. Norman’s original lecture text has been edited for publication and is presented here… more »
From all of us at the Welch School of Art & Design, we hope you are staying safe and well. For the past couple weeks, we have been assessing our programming, exhibitions, and community engagement to decide what a transition to online might look like.
The safety of our community is our highest priority at… more »
“A Survey of American Art That Isn’t Just Coastal”
This thoughtfully curated exhibition is evidence that much compelling and adventurous art is indeed being produced all around the country….
“Anthropocene,” featuring MFA Kylie Little and curated by alumni collective Showhaus, reviewed in ArtsATL
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.