Category Archives: ART

January 30

ART OPENING: FABIAN WILLIAMS @OCCASIONAL SUPERSTAR

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January 09

THE HIGH: VIRGIL ABLOH: “FIGURES OF SPEECH”

This fall, the High presents the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of Virgil Abloh, the modern, genre-bending artist and designer who became creative director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear in 2018. Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” offers an unprecedented survey of Abloh’s creative work over nearly two decades and pulls back the curtain on […]

December 12

THE HIGH: SALLY MANN: A THOUSAND CROSSINGS

For more than forty years, Sally Mann (American, born 1951) has made experimental and haunting photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work is that it is all bred of a place, the American South. […]

September 20

MAIRA KALMAN STUDIO VISIT

I have loved Maira Kalman’s books since I was a baby.  I have read almost all of her children’s books. Meeting her in Atlanta was a dream come true.  Being invited to her home and studio was beyond words.  Most of the work that is normally on the walls was out on loan to “The […]

September 12

THE HIGH: OF ORIGINS & BELONGING, DRAWN FROM ATLANTA

Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn from Atlanta is the third in a series of exhibitions at the High focused on work by Atlanta-based artists. The exhibition features six artists who address issues related to place, belonging, and heritage in their work: Jessica Caldas, Yehimi Cambrón, Xie Caomin, Wihro Kim, Dianna Settles, and Cosmo Whyte. Compelled […]

September 12

THE HIGH: THE PURSUIT OF EVERYTHING: MAIRA KALMAN’S BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

The High Museum of Art will premiere this colorful exhibition exploring the extensive catalog of Maira Kalman’s imaginative stories and illustrations, which have delighted readers of all ages for more than 30 years. Perhaps best known for her quirky New Yorker magazine covers and brilliant pictorial essays, Kalman (American, born 1949) has published more than […]

September 05

AYANA V. JACKSON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE STUDIO VISIT

Ayana invited me to visit her Artist-in-Residence Studio in upstate New York.  I got to see some previous work, as well as preview her new work having to do with Drexciya for her exhibition at the Mariane Ibrahim Gallery in Chicago in Fall 2019.  A description of the exhibition Ayana was working on is below: […]

July 09

THE PURSUIT OF EVERYTHING: MAIRA KALMAN’S BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

The High Museum of Art will premiere this colorful exhibition exploring the extensive catalog of Maira Kalman’s imaginative stories and illustrations, which have delighted readers of all ages for more than 30 years. Perhaps best known for her quirky New Yorker magazine covers and brilliant pictorial essays, Kalman (American, born 1949) has published more than […]

June 21

FAY GOLD GALLERY: MAIRA KALMAN- MY FAVORITE THINGS: GOUACHE PAINTINGS & PRINTS

Maira Kalman is known as the beloved author of many books for children, but her art and projects extend in numerous directions.  In recent years, she has choreographed, created an installation with her son Alex Kalman called Sara Berman’s Closet that was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and adult books of all descriptions including Strunk and […]

June 12

ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME: RE-WRITING HISTORY EXHIBITION BY FABIOLA JEAN-LOUIS

Re-Writing History is an evolving series of photographs and sculptural paper constructions by Fabiola Jean-Louis that re-envisions the past in light of the racial strife of the present, and alludes to the absence of black women in historical narratives. By situating women of color in unexpected period settings, Jean-Louis questions their absence and reflects on how […]

June 12

ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME: VISUAL ACTIVISM & WOMEN IN THE ARTS- ARTIST TALK

Artists Fabiola Jean-Louis, Vanessa German, and Ayana V. Jacksondiscuss visual activism, and the role of history and identity in their work. Moderated by Elia Alba. Join us as these three artists discuss the common themes and overlapping narratives in their work. Through photography, multi-media installations, sculpture, and film, they explore historical and contemporary social issues: […]

June 02

CHARLY PALMER STUDIO VISIT

Charly graciously opened his studio to my friends and I on a Sunday.  We had the best time.  We were able to see his studio space, check out his new studio space, listen to him speak about his work and process, look at his work at our leisure, meet his kids, and just chill in […]

May 17

THE HIGH: THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION: EUROPEAN MASTERWORKS

European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection presents the pioneering collecting approach of Duncan Phillips (1886–1966). As the founding director of The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Phillips opened the first museum of modern art in the United States in 1921. In a gallery added to his family’s Georgian Revival home, he began his mission to define […]

Michael & Whitney Stansell's Let Light Perpetual May 01

ALEX HARRIS: OUR STRANGE NEW LAND: Independent Narrative Movie Sets Across the South

In 2016 I received a commission from the High Museum in Atlanta to photograph in the South. Nearly a decade earlier, having published The Idea of Cuba, I was asked to photograph on the set of Steven Soderbergh’s film CHE. At the time, I imagined that photographing on Soderbergh’s movie set would be fundamentally different […]

March 30

SPELMAN MUSEUM: ART PAPERS LIVE- AMY SHERALD

Amy Sherald immediately rose to international prominence when the National Portrait Gallery unveiled her portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama in February 2018 to critical acclaim. Amy Sherald, the artist’s first major solo exhibition, features a selection of portraits that exemplify her signature style: sitters with fantastical greyscale skin who are painted against a monochromatic […]

March 28

THE HIGH: HAND TO HAND: SOUTHERN CRAFT OF THE 19TH CENTURY

This exhibition focuses on a selection of masterworks from the High’s holdings of 19th century Southern decorative arts, examining the great achievements in traditional, rural forms of quilts, ceramics, basketry and furniture. The style, techniques and materials of each work reveal not only the talents of their makers, but also the legacy of learned traditions […]

March 28

THE HIGH: WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY: TIME & TEXTURE

A pioneer of color photography, William Christenberry dedicated his career to articulating the unique character of his native Hale County, Alabama. For four decades beginning in the 1960s, Christenberry photographed the vernacular architecture and rural landscape of central Alabama on an annual basis, creating a prolonged study of place and the passing of time. This exhibition […]

January 11

THE HIGH: WITH DRAWN ARMS: GLENN KAINO & TOMMIE SMITH

A half century before NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee, gold medal sprinter Tommie Smith raised a fist at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico to protest abuse of human rights around the world and in response to the struggle for civil rights in the United States. His historic gesture, and its reverberations […]

December 13

2018 CAS POETRY SLAM

My first Poetry Slam for a CAS Project on social justice at school.  My poem did not win because it did not have the cadence of a slam perse but I enjoyed writing, submitting and participating.  My poem is called SHEEP.    

December 07

THE HIGH: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

The High is proud to present the most significant North American exhibition in twenty years of work by Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, born 1929), one of the twentieth century’s most influential artists. Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, this exhibition will take visitors on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through more than sixty years of Kusama’s […]

November 20

DAVID BUCKINGHAM LA STUDIO VISIT

It is with this collection of metal that Buckingham carves, bends, bolts and welds his assemblages. With skilled craftsmanship, he breaths life into these discarded forms.  Part sculpture, part assemblage, David Buckingham’s bold, provocative art begins in the California desert, where he scours remote landscapes for what he calls “beautiful, battered metal, material that’s had […]

September 23

MASON FINE ART: ATLANTA CELEBRATES PHOTOGRAPHY LUCINDA BUNNEN- GATHERED

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September 21

THE HIGH: OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ART

Outliers and American Vanguard Art focuses on three key periods when the intersection of self-taught art with the mainstream has been at its most fertile: The First Wave includes the interwar years—particularly the aftermath of the Great Depression—through World War II; the Second Wave covers the “long” decade of the 1970s in the wake of […]

September 20

THE HIGH: OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ART

Outliers and American Vanguard Art focuses on three key periods when the intersection of self-taught art with the mainstream has been at its most fertile: The First Wave includes the interwar years—particularly the aftermath of the Great Depression—through World War II; the Second Wave covers the “long” decade of the 1970s in the wake of […]

September 16

SPELMAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART GALLERY WALK: Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

In partnership with Autograph, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is proud to present the United States premiere of Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. In this internationally acclaimed exhibition featuring more than 70 photographs, visual activist Muholi, whose whose pronouns are they, them, and their, uses their body as a canvas to […]

September 14

ART PAPERS LIVE: Zanele Muholi in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi, will be in conversation with Renée Mussai, curator of Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. A book signing and reception follow. VIDEOS: PHOTOS:      

September 13

THE HIGH: WITH DRAWN ARMS: GLENN KAINO & TOMMIE SMITH

A half century before NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee, gold medal sprinter Tommie Smith raised a fist at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico to protest abuse of human rights around the world and in response to the struggle for civil rights in the United States. His historic gesture, and its reverberations […]

September 10

THE HIGH: SONIC PLAYGROUND BY YURI SUZUKI

Presented on the High’s outdoor Sifly Piazza, this installation by internationally renowned designer Yuri Suzuki features ingenious, colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual, engaging and playful ways. Sonic Playground continues the High’s multiyear initiative to animate its outdoor space with commissions that engage visitors in participatory art experiences. It is the High’s […]

September 01

DRAGON CON PARADE 2018: BLACK PANTHER

Bringing Wakanda to Dragon Con 2018 and riding on Occasional Superstar’s Black Panther Float was EVERYTHING! We!! POSSE VIDEOS: POSSE PHOTOS:   POSSE PHOTOS:    

August 18

FUTURE DEAD ARTISTS GALLERY: DUBSTAR – Dubelyoo + Fabian Williams: Duo Art Exhibition

Dubelyoo + Fabian Williams: Duo Art Exhibition, FUTURE GALLERY, 08/18/18 A duo art show with North Carolina’s highly skilled and most socially awkward dynamic duo. With over 84 years in hilarious art related experiences. VIEWERS STEPPED INSIDE THEIR WORLD. TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.futuredeadartists.com POSSE VIDEOS: POSSE PHOTOS:

August 10

THE HIGH: OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ART WITH MAJOR DODSON & MICHAEL ROOKS

On our off day from shooting Tyson’s Run, I took Major to The High to check out Outliers & Sonic Playground with the Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art Michael Rooks.  Major said he didn’t know much about art but he has a really good eye and very good taste.  We had a blast! Outliers […]

June 26

CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER: KING TUT

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center proudly presents the world premiere of KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH–the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured! Discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb–60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt, until now. In […]

June 26

LACMA: RICHARD SERRA’S BAND

Band may qualify as Richard Serra’s magnum opus, representing the fullest expression of the formal vocabulary proffered by his monumental steel arcs and torqued ellipses of the 1980s and ’90s. Band is among the most formally elegant and technically complex works of Serra’s oeuvre, a sculpture that took him two-and-a-half years to develop and which […]

June 25

LACMA: DAVID HOCKNEY: 82 PORTRAITS AND 1 STILL-LIFE

In 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, David Hockney offers a vibrant and intimate view of people with whom he has developed relationships over the past 50 years. The majority of the portraits were painted in Hockney’s Los Angeles studio, all from life and over a period of two or three days, which the artist has […]

June 25

LACMA: CITY AND COSMOS: THE ARTS OF TEOTIHUACAN

The ancient city of Teotihuacan flourished in central Mexico in the first millennium CE. This multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan city was the largest urban center in the Americas in its day. City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan presents recent findings from Mexican national and international archaeological projects excavating at Teotihuacan’s three main pyramids—the Sun, Moon, and […]

June 25

LACMA: DECODING MIMBRES PAINTING: ANCIENT CERAMICS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

This exhibition will feature over 50 examples of the finely painted ceramic wares produced by the Mimbres people in the region of southwestern New Mexico between 850 and 1150 CE. The hallmark of Mimbres culture are extraordinary black-and-white ceramic bowls, painted with great ingenuity, dexterity, and precision. The bowls are best known for the variety […]

June 25

LACMA: IN THE FIELDS OF EMPTY DAYS: THE INTERSECTION OF PAST AND PRESENT IN IRANIAN ART

In the Fields of Empty Days explores the continuous and inescapable presence of the past in Iranian society. This notion is revealed in art and literature in which ancient kings and heroes are used in later contexts as paradigms of virtue or as objects of derision, while long-gone Shi‘ite saints are evoked as champions of […]

June 02

FREDERICK DOUGLASS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves and interprets Cedar Hill, where Frederick Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895. The centerpiece of the site is the historic house, which sits on top of a 50-foot hill and eight acres of the original estate. Restored to its 1895 appearance, the house is furnished […]

June 01

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: PERMANENT COLLECTION

 

June 01

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: SILHOUETTES